The series, with season two slated to air this Fall in Japan, features the misadventures of six unique brothers, and is produced by famed anime production company Studio Pierrot, Inspired by the bestselling manga series.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anime publisher and distributor VIZ Media is bringing the hilarious story of six quirky siblings to North and Latin American audiences as it expands its anime catalog with the acquisition of Mr. Osomatsu. VIZ Media announced the news during its official panel held this past weekend during Otakon 2017.
Inspired by the classic manga series Osomatsu-Kun created by Fujio Akatsuka, Mr. Osomatsu is animated by Studio Pierrot, which also produced the massively successful Bleach and Naruto anime series (also distributed in English by VIZ Media).
VIZ Media has acquired the digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise rights for Mr. Osomatsu. Season one of the series was originally broadcast in Japan in 2015–2016, and season two is slated to start this Fall.
The series amps up the insanity six silly ways: The Matsuno sextuplets are quite a bunch. One’s always hanging out at the local Pachinko joint, one un-ironically wears sequined pants, one is a total otaku with a fancy for idols while another brother would rather just loaf around with some cats and his own ennui. The fifth brother loves baseball but was probably dropped on his head a couple times and then there’s the youngest, who really leans into that sweet baby brother angle. None of them have jobs, but they do have one heck of a tab run up at the local Oden stand.
“Mr. Osomatsu depicts the hilarious exploits of the sextuplet Matsuno brothers, and each sibling’s unique personality and their fumbling antics will endear them to audiences,” explained VIZ Media Vice President of Animation Brian Ige. “Whether they are attempting to find employment or land girlfriends, the quirky lives of these brothers are never dull! We look forward to announcing more details on MR. OSOMATSU in coming months and to North American audiences discovering this fun series.”
Source: VIZ Media