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Mr. Osomatsu Season 3: Premiere Date, Characters, Plot

May 10, 2019
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Mr. Osomatsu (also known as Osomatsu-san in Japanese) is a comedy anime series based on Fujio Akatsuka’s 1962 manga series, Osomatsu-kun. The show was made to commemorate the 80th birthday of the manga’s late creator, and Season 1 of the show premiered on October 6, 2015. It met with immediate success, and subsequently, it was renewed. Season 2 of the show then premiered a couple of years later on October 3, 2017. Interestingly, the show has also been adapted into a manga series, which was first published on January 15, 2016. Now, fans of the show and the manga are all clamouring for a third season of Mr. Osomatsu. Here’s everything we know about the prospects of Season 3 thus far.

Mr. Osomatsu Season 3 Release Date:

Mr. Osomatsu season 2 premiered on October 3, 2017, and the show has also seen special episodes, short films, and a movie being made. On March 15, 2019, fans got to see the Mr. Osomatsu the movie, but some followers of the show and the manga remain adamant about getting a third season of the show.

However, as it stands, Season 3 of Mr. Osomatsu has not been confirmed yet, and we’re unsure whether the show will be renewed at all. It appears that Pierrot, the producer of the show, is more intent on investing resources into making OVAs, special episodes, and movies, rather than a new season. Our best guess is that in the unlikely scenario of the anime getting renewed, Mr. Osomatsu season 3 release date could be sometime in 2021 or 2022. That being said, we’re keeping our ears open for news on Season 3 of the show, and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear more.

Mr. Osomatsu English Dubbed:

While it’s advisable to watch the show in Japanese, if you want to watch the show in the English language, English dubbed episodes are available on  Crunchyroll, Viz, and Netflix.

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Mr. Osomatsu Plot:

Based in modern day Japan, the show revolves around the Matsuno household, with a particular focus on the Matsuno brothers who are all identical sextuplets. The mischievous brothers are led by the self-centered Osomatsu, while Choromatsu serves as the voice of reason in the group. The other four brothers comprise the cynical Ichimatsu, the hyperactive Jyushimatsu, the manly Karamatsu, and the lovable Todomatsu.

Interestingly, neither of the brothers are kids, being aged over 20 years. Yet, despite their mature age, the brothers display no motivation to get a job or stand up on their feet, and live as NEETs. On the extremely rare occasions when the brothers look for employment and land interviews, they are generally swiftly rejected owing to their unprofessional personalities. Apart from occasionally hunting for jobs, the brothers do everything adults of their age do, from trying to pick up girlfriends to trying to improve their social standings, and the show follows their daily lives. Yet, nothing about these daily activities is mundane and we see the brothers embarking on crazy and downright bizarre adventures on a day to day basis. Further, they also have to contend with the various challenges which are resultant of them being sextuplets. Often, we see the brothers using their identical appearances to their advantage, while other times, they end up causing havoc.

Everything said and done, the show is a faithful reconstruction of the 1962 manga series, and it makes the story and the characters relatable by making the setting a modern day one. It’s also quite hilarious, and following the daily activities of the six Matsuno brothers is a joyous treat.

Mr. Osomatsu Characters:

Mr. Osomatsu, being a show which chronicles the daily lives of the six brothers, has dozens of characters. However, since the show revolves around the Matsuno brothers, the main characters are the sextuplets themselves. Below, we’ve given you a brief background of each of them.

Osomatsu: The eldest sibling, Osomatsu, is the self-proclaimed leader of the group. Despite having attained adulthood and being of a mature age, Osomatsu has a mentality and behaviour which befits a sixth grader. Generally insensitive, Osomatsu is very self-centered and often exploits the good natures of others to his benefit, and as a result, his brothers hardly listen to him, knowing his nature very well. Osomatsu is also a gambler who spends his time and money betting on horses and playing pachinko.

Karamatsu: The second eldest sibling, Karamatsu is a hypermasculine and tough character who tries to be cool all the time. Despite his attempts to be cool, Karamatsu is mostly ignored by his brothers. Deprived of the attention he craves, Karamatsu feels flattered even by the slightest of compliments. However, despite his superficial nature and his narcissism, Karamatsu is gentle and mild-mannered.

Choromatsu: The third eldest brother of the sextuplets, Choromatsu, unlike his brothers, is blessed with common sense and serves as the voice of reason in the group. Yet, despite his more mature outlook on life, Choromatsu is hardly an angel, and often joins in with his brothers on their many mischievous endeavours. Further, while Choromatsu is mostly level-headed and collected, he becomes a babbling fool when it comes to cute girls, especially when he’s around his childhood friend Totoko, or talking about his favourite idol, Nyaa-chan. Mr. Osomatsu being a comedy anime show, Choromatsu mostly serves as the “straight man” in it.

Ichimatsu: The fourth eldest among the Matsuno brothers, Ichimatsu is considered to be the “joker” of the group, and is an extremely intelligent person. While he tends to act anti-social most of the time, Ichimatsu has a soft spot for his younger brother, Jyushimatsu. However, he despises Karamatsu, possibly because of Karamatsu confidence and self-esteem. Ichimatsu is also shown to be a cat lover.

Jyushimatsu: The fifth eldest among the brothers, Jyushimatsu is quite hyperactive and can almost always be seen with a smile on his face. He is outgoing, talkative, and sensitive, and despite being an adult, mostly has his head in the clouds. Quite naive, Jyushimatsu is considered to be the silliest among the six brothers.

Todomatsu: The lovable Todomatsu is the youngest of the six brothers and is an adorable character for the most part. However, Todomatsu has two sides to his personality – while he acts cute and girlish sometimes, other times he can be extremely cruel and cold. He’s not very physically active, and can be seen spending his time playing marbles and making paper aeroplanes. In the show, Todomatsu sometimes plays the role of the “straight man”.

Iyami: While not a main character in Mr. Osomatsu, Iyami served as a main character in the original 1962 manga. In this show, however, he is a supporting character but plays an important role nonetheless. Easily distinguishable for his three buck teeth, thin moustache, and Beatles-style haircut, Iyami claims to have been born in France, and has a childish and flashy personality, despite being in constant poverty and constantly cursing his luck.

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