Mr. Osomatsu

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Mr. Osomatsu
Promotional image, depicting the Matsuno siblings and other cast as being ten years older than their original counterparts
Genre Comedy[1]
Anime television series
Directed by Yoichi Fujita
Written by Shū Matsubara
Music by Yukari Hashimoto
Studio Pierrot
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo, TVO, TVA, AT-X, BS Japan
Original run October 5, 2015 March 26, 2018
Episodes 50 + 4 specials (List of episodes)
Written by Masako Shitara
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Josei
Magazine You
Original run January 15, 2016 – present
Volumes 3
Written by Yuu Mitsuru
Illustrated by Naoyuki Asano
Published by Jump J-Books
Demographic Male
Published July 29, 2016
Osomatsu-san the Game: Hachamecha Shūshoku Advice – Dead or Work
Publisher Idea Factory
Genre Adventure
Platform PlayStation Vita
Released June 29, 2017
Original net animation
Released January 9, 2018 scheduled
Episodes 12
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Mr. Osomatsu (Japanese: おそ松さん, Hepburn: Osomatsu-san) is a 2015 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 airied between October 2017 and March 2018. Both seasons have been licensed in North, Central and South America by Viz Media. A manga adaptation by Masako Shitaro began serialization in Shueisha's You magazine from January 2016.


The original Osomatsu-kun series followed the Matsuno siblings; Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu, and Todomatsu, who are all identical sextuplets who cause mischief. Mr. Osomatsu depicts the siblings as being ten years older than their original counterparts (with the action taking place in a contemporary setting). All of the siblings have now grown up into lazy NEETs, with each brother having developed their own distinguishing personality. The series follows the siblings in their everyday (and occasionally made up) lives.


Matsuno siblings[edit]

The Matsuno siblings as depicted in Mr. Osomatsu. From left to right: Todomatsu, Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu and Jyushimatsu.
Osomatsu Matsuno (松野 おそ松, Matsuno Osomatsu)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[2]
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.
Karamatsu Matsuno (松野 カラ松, Matsuno Karamatsu)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura[2]
The second born of the sextuplets. 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)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya[2]
The third born of the sextuplets. 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)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama[2]
The fourth born of the sextuplets. 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)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono[2]
The fifth born of the sextuplets. 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)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino[2]
The youngest of the sextuplets. He has a smaller mouth, and bigger pupils. He often dresses in pink.

Other characters[edit]

Some of the supporting characters. From left to right: Chibita, Totoko, Hatabo, Dekapan and Dayon.
Iyami (イヤミ)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura[2]
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[2]
Former rival of the sextuplets, who now runs an oden stand that the Matsuno siblings frequently visits.
Totoko (トト子)
Voiced by: Aya Endō[2]
The heroine of the series, who desperately strives to become a fish-themed idol in order to gain fame and fortune.
Matsuzō Matsuno (松野 松造, Matsuno Matsuzō) and Matsuyo Matsuno (松野 松代, Matsuno Matsuyo)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue and Kujira[2]
The sextuplets' father and mother, whom they still live with even as adults.
Hatabō (ハタ坊)
Voiced by: Momoko Saitō[2]
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[2]
The same character as the original.
Dayōn (ダヨーン)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita[2]
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.
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.

Production and release[edit]

Mr. Osomatsu, produced by Pierrot, aired between October 5, 2015 and March 28, 2016 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll, making it the first piece of Osomatsu-kun media to receive an official English release.[3][4] 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.[5][6] 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.[5] A special episode, produced in collaboration with the Japan Racing Association, aired on December 12, 2016.[7] A second season was announced in April 2017,[8] 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),[9] and began airing on October 2, 2017.[10][11]

For the first twelve episodes, the opening theme is "The Hanamaru Whistle is Only for Good Kids" by AouP while the ending theme is "Six Same Faces ~Tonight is the Best!!!!!!~" by Iyami (Kenichi Suzumura) and the Matsuno brothers (Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, and Miyu Irino). For episodes thirteen onwards, the opening theme is "Hit the Sack At Full Force" by AouP while the ending theme is "Six Shame Faces" by Totoko (Aya Endō) and the Matsuno Brothers.[12] For the second season, the opening theme is "Bring You As Close As Possible" by AouP,[13] while the ending theme is "Let's Go! Muttsugo!" by ROOTS66.[14]

In Australia and New Zealand, Madman Entertainment released the series on DVD on December 7, 2016,[15] and made the series available on AnimeLab.[16] At their panel in Otakon 2017, Viz Media announced that they have licensed both seasons in North, Central and South America and will simulcast the second season.[17][18]

Other media[edit]

A manga adaptation of Mr. Osomatsu, illustrated by Masako Shitara, began serialization in Shueisha's You magazine from January 15, 2016.[19] A novelization of the anime, written by Yū Mitsuru and illustrated by Naoyuki Asano, was published on July 29, 2016.[20]

Bandai Namco released a party game based on the series for the Nintendo 3DS on December 22, 2016.[21] An otome game developed by Idea Factory was released for the PlayStation Vita in 2017.[22]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Youji Ueda, Nobuo Tobita, Momoko Saito Join Osomatsu-san TV Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. April 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Crunchyroll Stream Mr. Osomatsu, Peeping Life Season 1??, JK Meshi! Anime - News". Anime News Network. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Mr. Osomatsu Anime to Run for 2 Consecutive Seasons - News". Anime News Network. 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
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  8. ^ "Mr. Osomatsu TV Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Mr. Osomatsu Season 2 Announcement Listed by Retailer". Anime News Network. March 9, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
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  11. ^ "Mr. Osomatsu Season 2 Unveils Main Visual, October 2 Premiere". Anime News Network. September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ "New Osomatsu-kun Anime's Song Info, Debut Date, Visual Unveiled - News". Anime News Network. 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  13. ^ "AŌP Returns to Sing Mr. Osomatsu Season 2's Opening Theme". Anime News Network. August 7, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  14. ^ "ROOTS66 to Perform Mr. Osomatsu Season 2's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. August 8, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Australian Release List - October 2016". Anime News Network. October 30, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  16. ^ Beveridge, Chris (August 26, 2016). "AnimeLab Acquires 'Osomatsu' Anime Series". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Viz Media Licenses Mr. Osomatsu Anime". Anime News Network. August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Mr. Osomatsu Manga to Launch in January - News". Anime News Network. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  20. ^ "Mr. Osomatsu Anime Gets Novel Adaptation, Smartphone Game, 3 Browser Games". Anime News Network. January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016. 
  21. ^ "バンダイナムコ" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  22. ^ "アイディアファクトリー" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-02-04. 

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