As they say, you can’t keep a good raunchy joke down. Well… unless you’re Japanese copyright law.
Earlier today, the official Mr. Osomatsu anime website updated with a visual for the show’s second season. The image features the Matsuno brothers skydiving above the city, as fireworks blast off below. The visual’s tagline reads “The six young men … return”, in a callback to the first season’s finale.
The site also reveals that the show will return in October, though a specific date has yet to be announced. TV Tokyo will carry the show, along with other networks that are unnamed as of press time.
Furthermore, the site updated with updates form the “Mr. Osomatsu Mosaic Art Campaign.” The show’s staff collected over two thousand pieces of fan art, and used them to create a mosaic version of the new visual. The mosaic will be displayed on digital signage in Tokyo’s JR Ikebukuro Station starting today.
Mr. Osomatsu‘s second season was officially unveiled in April, when Avex Pictures started streaming a short promo video. The news was inadvertently leaked in March, when retailer Rakuten teased a presentation of the announcement for Mr. Osomatsu‘s new season among the on-disc extras for the Mr. Osomatsu JRA Special 2016 Blu-Ray.
Yoichi Fujita (Gintama, ClassicaLoid) will direct the new season, with Shū Matsubara (ClassicaLoid) reprising his role on series composition.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Osomatsu: Takahiro Sakurai
- Jyushimatsu: Daisuke Ono
- Choromatsu: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Ichimatsu: Jun Fukuyama
- Todomatsu: Miyu Irino
- Karamatsu: Yūichi Nakamura
Mr. Osomatsu is based on the late Fujio Akatsuka’s manga of the same name. The title received an anime series, which hit Japanese TV on October 5, 2015. Yoichi Fujita directed the project at Studio Pierrot. Naoyuki Asano provided character designs, while Shu Matsubara handled series composition.
The show kicked off on October 5, 2015 as a celebration of what would be Akatsuka’s 80th birthday.
The series ran into a degree of controversy over two episodes that aired early in the season, resulting in the show’s first episode being pulled entirely and episode 3 being heavily altered to avoid specific parodic references.
Source: Comic Natalie