|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yoichi Fujita|
|Written by||Shū Matsubara|
|Music by||Yukari Hashimoto|
|Original network||TV Tokyo, TVO, TVA, AT-X, BS Japan|
|Original run||October 6, 2015 – March 30, 2021|
|Episodes||75 + 1 Special|
|Written by||Masako Shitara|
|Original run||January 15, 2016 – present|
|Written by||Yuu Mitsuru|
|Illustrated by||Naoyuki Asano|
|Published by||Jump J-Books|
|Published||July 29, 2016|
|Osomatsu-san the Game: Hachamecha Shūshoku Advice – Dead or Work|
|Released||June 29, 2017|
|Original net animation|
|Released||January 9, 2018 – March 27, 2018|
|Osomatsu-san the Movie|
|Directed by||Yoichi Fujita|
|Written by||Shū Matsubara|
|Music by||Yukari Hashimoto|
|Released||March 15, 2019|
Mr. Osomatsu (Japanese: おそ松さん, Hepburn: Osomatsu-san) is a 2015 Japanese comedy anime television series by Pierrot, based on Fujio Akatsuka's 1962 manga series, Osomatsu-kun. Celebrating Akatsuka's eightieth birthday, the series follows the sextuplet Matsuno brothers from the original series as adults, and features more adult-oriented humor compared to the original series. The series aired in Japan between October 2015 and March 2016, with a special episode airing in December 2016. A second season aired between October 2017 and March 2018. A third season aired between October 2020 to March 2021. Both seasons have been licensed in Americas by Viz Media. A manga adaptation by Masako Shitaro began serialization in Shueisha's You magazine from January 2016. An anime film premiered on March 15, 2019.
The original Osomatsu-kun series followed the Matsuno brothers; Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu, and Todomatsu, who are all identical sextuplets who cause mischief. Mr. Osomatsu depicts the brothers as being ten years older than their original counterparts (with the action taking place in a contemporary setting). All of the brothers have now grown up into lazy NEETs, with each brother having developed their own distinguishing personality. The series follows the brothers in their everyday (and occasionally made up) lives.
Osomatsu Matsuno (松野 おそ松, Matsuno Osomatsu) is the eldest of the sextuplets and self-proclaimed leader of the group. An avid gambler, he spends his time playing pachinko and betting on horses. He often dresses in red.
Karamatsu Matsuno (松野 カラ松, Matsuno Karamatsu) is the second born of the sextuplets. Believes himself to be cooler and more popular than he really is and calls his fan girls "Karamatsu Girls." He occasionally adds English words into his sentences. His distinguishing feature is his thick eyebrows and he often dresses in blue, though he occasionally sports a leather jacket and sunglasses.
Choromatsu Matsuno (松野 チョロ松, Matsuno Choromatsu) is the third born and most responsible of the sextuplets. Often acts as straight man to his siblings. His distinguishing features are his angular mouth, smaller pupils, and his lack of a cowlick. He often dresses in green.
Ichimatsu Matsuno (松野 一松, Matsuno Ichimatsu) is the fourth born of the sextuplets and the sharp-tongued loner of the group. His distinguishing features are his tired eyes, scruffy hair, hunched back, and he often dresses in purple.
Jyushimatsu Matsuno (松野 十四松, Matsuno Jūshimatsu) is the fifth born of the sextuplets. He is very energetic but also quite the airhead, often having no reaction to the wild goings-on. He has a wide open mouth, and a single cowlick compared to the other siblings' two. He often dresses in yellow.
Todomatsu Matsuno (松野 トド松, Matsuno Todomatsu) is the most outgoing of the sextuplets. Often uses his cuteness as the youngest brother to manipulate others. He has a smaller mouth, and bigger pupils. He often dresses in pink.
- Totoko (トト子)
- Voiced by: Aya Endō (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris (English)
- The heroine of the series, who desperately strives to become a fish-themed idol in order to gain fame and fortune. She has a vicious side when annoyed or side-lined.
- Iyami (イヤミ)
- Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)
- Iyami remains virtually unchanged from his original appearance in Osomatsu-kun, but he is returned to a supporting role following his role as main protagonist in the 1980s anime series.
- Chibita (チビ太)
- Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese); Alejandra E. Cazares (English)
- Former rival of the sextuplets, who now runs an oden stand that the Matsuno brothers frequently visit.
- Matsuzo Matsuno (松野 松造, Matsuno Matsuzō) and Matsuyo Matsuno (松野 松代, Matsuno Matsuyo)
- Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Matsuzo), Kujira (Matsuyo) (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (Matsuzo), Mick Wingert (Matsuyo) (English)
- The sextuplets' parents, whom they still live with even as adults.
- Hatabō (ハタ坊)
- Voiced by: Momoko Saitō (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)
- Previously the minion of various characters, Hatabō now runs a multi-million dollar company, though still retains his child-like attitude.
- Dekapan (デカパン)
- Voiced by: Yōji Ueda (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
- The same character as the original.
- Dayōn (ダヨーン)
- Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)
- The same character as the original, who often just says his name.
- Nyaa Hashimoto (橋本にゃー, Hashimoto Nyaa)
- Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita
- A cat-themed idol whom Choromatsu is an avid fan of.
- Shounosuke Hijirisawa (聖澤 庄之助, Hijirisawa Shōnosuke)
- Voiced by: Yōji Ueda
- A typically voiceless character who makes random appearances throughout the series, either as a joke or an Easter egg.
- Salmon (鮭, Sake) and Pickled Plum (梅, Ume)
- Voiced by: Kazutomi Yamamoto
- Two AI Robots that are sent to help the sextuplets in their everyday lives at the beginning of the third season.
- Girlymatsus (じょし松, Joshimatsu)
- Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono and Miyu Irino
- Six female friends who act as female counterparts to the brothers, though they have different personalities.
Production and release
Mr. Osomatsu, produced by Pierrot, aired between October 6, 2015 and March 29, 2016 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll, making it the first piece of Osomatsu-kun media to receive an official English release. The series' first episode, which featured multiple parodies, was removed from streaming sites on November 12, 2015 and is replaced by an original video animation in its home video release. Additionally, the third episode, which features a crude parody of Anpanman, was edited for its BS Japan broadcast and is altered in its home video release. In September 2016, Kanchi Suzuki revealed on his Twitter account that he is interested to make a second season. A special episode, produced in collaboration with the Japan Racing Association, aired on December 12, 2016. A second season was announced in April 2017, having previously been teased in a listing for the Blu-ray release of "Mr. Osomatsu JRA Special 2016" (おそ松さん おうまでこばなし, Osomatsu-san Ouma de Kobanashi), and aired between October 3, 2017 and March 27, 2018.
In Australia and New Zealand, Madman Entertainment released the first season on DVD on December 7, 2016, and made the series available on AnimeLab. At their panel in Otakon 2017, Viz Media announced that they have licensed both seasons in North, Central and South America and simulcast the second season.
In North America, Viz Media released the first season on Blu-Ray on March 9, 2021. It does not include episode 1. The dub was initially written (including episode 1) and directed by Patrick Seitz, but left the project for other commitments, leaving Christopher Bevins to re-write and re-record the series minus the first episode.
An anime theatrical film for the franchise was announced in August 2018, with the main staff and cast from the television series returning to reprise their roles. Titled Osomatsu-san the Movie (えいがのおそ松さん, Eiga no Osomatsu-san), the film was released on March 15, 2019.
A new 7-episode short series was announced in February 2019, with the main staff and cast from the television series returning to reprise their roles. The shorts ran from March 1 to March 15, 2019.
Two new theatrical films were announced on June 2021, and they are set to premiere in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
A manga adaptation of Mr. Osomatsu, illustrated by Masako Shitara, began serialization in Shueisha's You magazine from January 15, 2016 and moved to Cookie following You's cancellation. A novelization of the anime, written by Yū Mitsuru and illustrated by Naoyuki Asano, was published on July 29, 2016. A serialization focusing on the series' collaboration with the Ultraman franchise, Ultramatsu, is an ongoing manga published on LINE.
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