Mr. Osomatsu

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Japanese: おそ松さん
English: Mr. Osomatsu
German: Mr. Osomatsu
Spanish: Mr.Osomatsu
French: Mr. Osomatsu
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2015 to Mar 29, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, ParodyParody
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 6513965,139 users)
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Ranked: #6642
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Popularity: #1306
Members: 167,754
Favorites: 3,499

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Incredibly phenomenal comedies that is self aware, full of surprises and really gets its target audience. (In Japan respectively.) References and parodies are predominant in both shows; but it is able to diversify story elements that really flesh out each individual character through a series of short stories and drama that audiences are able to relate to. AND.... IT REALLY KNOWS HOW TO PLEASE THEIR FANS~  
report Recommended by IchiroEX
-A very simple animation. -A lot of funny and random scenes. -Crazy facial expressions and reactions. 
report Recommended by dahfydd
Good puns, terrible puns, and lousy puns (or should I say osomatsu puns? Ho ho ho). I pity the fansubbers and translators. Both series rely quite heavily on Japanese wordplay, so it's quite a treat if you understand at least a little, otherwise you are at the mercy of the subbers. Great comedy shows with little continuity, but plenty of random surrealist gag skits and dark humour; full of pop-culture references and more self-aware than an average adult. The colour palettes are also pretty wild in both and the art style is quite different from the average anime.  
report Recommended by Lemon
Both series feature absurd humor. In a way, these series are similar to what one would see on adult swim where the humor is not afraid to be mean-spirited or sometimes be cringey yet still funny. If you're sick of typical anime humor then I recommend both series for a nice change of pace.  
report Recommended by Blood-Typemaster
As for Osomatsu-san there is no story as a whole, I think it's important that its recommendation is not just another anime with comedy. For Saiki Kusou is somewhat the same, there is no story outside of comedy to develop. It doesn't switch between comedy and story. It's just for comedy. 
report Recommended by Xenoneo202_
honestly while watching osomatsu I couldn't stop thinking about the similarities between the two. both have: -cartoonish style -family-friendly look, while having some really dirty kind of humor -same kind of humor in general tbh -each episode has some different stories -both jump between AUs and animation style randomly 
report Recommended by YukaiSama
2 self-aware episodic comedy shows with a similar sense of humor where episodes are comprised of several shorter (mostly unrelated) sketches. Each show has a handful of running gags and neither is afraid to break the 4th wall. Both have a main cast of almost exclusively young male characters. 
report Recommended by BigPimPimm
Both are fun comedy anime with a eccentric cast of characters voiced by a large star-studded veteran seiyuu cast. They have similar character archetypes - a happy go lucky guy, a lazy guy, a guy who's liked by everyone, a straight man, a big brother, a cool guy, a comic relief guy.. etc. They share multiple of the same voice actors. Also, both anime are broken down into skits/parts and episodic/standalone. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
The more neets, the merrier. Just like Watamote, Osomatsu-san is about a group of neets trying to survive in today's society. Which leads a to similar comedy style, where you just laugh or cringe at how stupidly hard it is for them to integrate in society.  
report Recommended by anooncat
Both have the same fast-paced slapstick humor and are revamps of much older series. 
report Recommended by puwaberries
It's the same kind of absurd and silly humor. In both shows, the art style is shiny and colorful. The main characters are dumb but endearing. I suppose the target audience is the same (young women). There is a little more action in Nanbaka compare to Osomatsu-san. 
report Recommended by Nyrne
Showa era gag manga authored by Akatsuka Fujio, both had previously been adapted to anime prior, but in these modern interpretations they are both done by Studio Pierrot. These series have very similar humor and style, in how they are heavily self-aware of the anime industry alongside censorship, despite the source material being relatively tame, these modern adaptations have adult and vulgar humor comparatively. Art direction is also very similar with vibrant uses of color and unique backgrounds. 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Similar dynamics between the main characters and type of humour too. Their personalities can also be compared. And the episodes are split into sections in both series. The art-style isn't the same but has the same simplicity and quality (although Osomatsu-San changes up the art once in a while). Plus they're both very good animes! 
report Recommended by TariellaAiden
-Similar role for comedy appeal - Fans can relate a lot for it's humor or even praise it 
report Recommended by InfiniteXBlade
Osomatsu-San tends to have the same gimmick as The Vampire Dies in No Time by providing multiple characters that tend to get themselves into scenarios. Osomatsu-San provides a more slice-of-life feel without vampires or a constant need for action, while maintaining the same amount of comedic feel. 
report Recommended by HALOBYTE
If you like referential humor and fast jokes you'll probably like this show. The main character is a bit of a brat like totoko. 
report Recommended by Bubbathebutt
Sarkastic slice of life type that'll make you a fan of dark side of music 
report Recommended by susan00
Both are comedy anime and are very enjoyable. Both are not to be taken very seriously with their ridiculous plots and characters. Osomatsu-san is a little more crazier with its plots while Sakamoto desu ga? is more slice-of-life. 
report Recommended by IketheGREATEST
Both are joke gag anime filled with lovable characters! Except for the fact that this is a loli girl anime, and the sextuplets are triplets instead Like Osomatsu San, Mitsudomoe has no set storyline but does follow previous events 
report Recommended by rowlet4life
- Both have a more colorful and lively vibe - several inconsequential doing things around town and getting into trouble "A little heavier than usual." -Both has a very unique and memorable style 
report Recommended by Yozo999
Similar vibes of brothers shenanigans, but with a premise that is actually played with instead of just there, and is infinitely more interesting/funnier. You'll find a bunch of your favourite voice actors in there too. 
report Recommended by AmooWatches
While they have their differences, for example, Osomatsu-San is aimed at a more mature audience, (If you're looking for something a little more risque, read the Shichinin no Nana manga. (o_o)) and Shichinin no Nana is somewhat is aiming for a consistant story in the end. They both have the theme of "multiple of the same face living under a roof." (except Shichinin no Nana has one 1 more). All have their own personalities, and they conflict with each other almost every episode. It's also worth noting that each Nana and Matsuno has a unique color to help them stand out. Nanacchi and Jyushimatsu, for example,  read more 
report Recommended by NanOki
Short, funny, and leaves the same smile on my face after watching, gud  
report Recommended by thomasnook
-both are great comedies -episodic structures -simmilar level of absurd humor and breaking the 4th wall -diverge casts of characters  
report Recommended by cupofdepresso
Similar plot: the two stories focus on a group of several characters, each having an unusual personality. These characters are all excluded from society. Thus, their goal is to become sociable and succeed in becoming "normal" people. Also, both series are slice of life anime and are heavily focused on humor. Expect a fair amount of sexual jokes while watching them. 
report Recommended by MONOII
Gag humour anime that both have their own distinct, atypical art styles that come from the manga they are based on. A large portion of the jokes are centred around a group of men who all look very similar, but have different personalities and subtle distinguishing traits (Matsuno sextuplets and the men in black). They also have a considerable amount of parody-related humour. 
report Recommended by Eziprez
Both are comedies with dirty jokes, while Prison School has ero&ecchi service and Osomatsu-san has parody elements. The main male characters in both series are TOTEI(virgin) and long for get touch with girls, so they make a lot of funny troubles.  
report Recommended by lee960707
Same crude, weird, perverted humor, albeit Osomatsu-san is a bit more subtle in its ways and there is less action sequences. 
report Recommended by radiantsage
Both are episodic / short comedy stories/parody with the main cast being mainly male Also, both have very recognizable Soundtrack 
report Recommended by KatouHasegawa
-both are about families where almost every member is an incompetent piece of sh-...an imperfect individual -both feature cynical humor but at the end of the day present some heartfelt moments and life lessons -both have sort of a crayon/drawing style and focus more on expressive animation than detailed art -both are very elaborate/well-produced anime based on classic, relatively simple manga 
report Recommended by ShadowMonkey
Recommending Space Dandy season 1 and 2. Both series offer episodic stories ranging from comedic to tragic, fun and/or heartwarming, zany or surreal, or a mishmash of all or two of the above.  
report Recommended by xxxATiON
Comedic looks at what it's like being young, unemployed, and alone in the modern world. If you find one relatable there's a good chance you'll like the other. 
report Recommended by Evillordexdeath
Both shows have an all boys cast that make parodies out of existing anime cliches. Binan mostly parodies Sailor Moon and mahou shoujo while Osomatsu-san covers any kind of anime. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
Goofball comedy, about teen protagonists, their family and friends, in various settings which parody several genres with references to famous titles, mostly episodic, but with an overarching serious plot, coming of age, dealing with an existential problem, which the various adventures may be metaphorical for escapism. 
report Recommended by Roruman
The two shows revive famous Shouwa Era anime--while Osomatsu is a sequel, Enma is a remake. They cater towards an adult crowd who watched the originals as children but do not require the watcher to have seen the originals to whole-heartedly enjoy the revivals. The display of never-ending gags, ecchi/dirty/toilet humor comedy, and a multitude of hyper parodies is a delight to watch. 
report Recommended by lanblade
When it comes to Yaoi, BL, and Otome fanservice and comedy, Osomatsu-san and King of Prism will deliver it in such an over-the-top and hilarious way that you will be guaranteed to smile or laugh like crazy. Osomatsu-san's got scenes in some episodes of the series parodying the tropes and stereotypes common in Otome and Yaoi genres, whereas King of Prism does the same through the entire movie. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
Both have a lot of self depreciating jokes about themselves and the struggles of adulthood. These are dark comedies that explore the life of adults who have unconventional personalities which don't exactly fit with the social norms and acknowledges that they themselves are questionable trash human beings. They both also feature many predominant voice actors in the industry that audiences can mutually appreciate.  
report Recommended by IchiroEX
Whacky slapstick Japanese fun and comedy in its basic form. Both are works from the Showa Era in Japan brought and reworked into the modern times. If you enjoy the sensibilities and charms of classic 80s comedy Animes, you'll enjoy both of these shows.  
report Recommended by IchiroEX
Both shows employ a similar manzai-esque boke/tsukkomi type of humor, although Senyuu's is a bit snappier due to the briefness of it's episodes. Both feature a cast of deeply flawed yet very likable characters. They are both upbeat laugh-out-loud comedy anime of a distinctly Japanese style. The obvious differences between them would be Senyuu's fantasy setting verses Osomatsu-san's real world SOL setting, and Senyuu's plot driven nature verses Osomatsu-san's episodic nature. Still, they both give off a similar feel. 
report Recommended by november-night
Both anime includes the lifestyle that can be described as unconventional to the common. Both involves a broad of eccentric characters and is family-focus while Osomatsu-san is mostly centred about the sextuplets, Uchouten Kazoku is focused on its eccentric family.  
report Recommended by Munns
They're both gag/comedy anime with different artstyles than usual, except that TDJA's episodes are shorter. 
report Recommended by kirisakitrash
Both are absurd comedies featuring asshole protagonists and a colorful supporting cast. Both mix drama and comedy effectively with brilliant, outlandish animation. Osomatsu and Seven both heavily rely on visual gags, and while Osomatsu has Seven beat in terms of pure absurdity, Seven's fight scenes are utterly gorgeous and really make the most of its 14 minute run. Great shows that get you invested in the cast despite their weirdness! 
report Recommended by moll13
They Both Have Random Humor They Both Have Crazy Characters They Both Have Some Similar Characters They Are Both Made By Pierrot (Pierrot Plus For Sabagebu) And They Both Have Daily Lives. Sabagebu Is About A Survival Game, While Osomatsu-San Is About Neets 
report Recommended by Madison_Brown
Both are amazingly enjoyable comedy anime shows with silly humor, vulgar moments, nonsensical characters, the main protagonists Kazuma Sato and the Matsuno Brothers as NEETs and of course, some moments of the shows that end hilariously, But also good and interesting. If you’re a fan of slapstick awesomeness (despite some heartwarming moments), These are the anime shows for you to watch!  
report Recommended by PizzaDarius25
Both have same characteristic joke. Like non-sense event that makes you say WTF. Well even though Jinrui wa has a plot with some event and Osomatsu has random plot, both have similiar twist in their ending 
report Recommended by molk2
- Both are based on classic manga that started publishing during the 60's. - Both have simple animation and similar character designs. - They don't have a defined plot, but are episodic and focus on jokes. - Both have the same exact kind of comedy. They are random and have many gags, and they sometimes parody other anime too. - Both have characters reacting crazily and getting involved in weird situations. - Similar vibe and mood. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both have a cast full of unique and weird characters who interact with each other in a mean but loving way. Both have absurd, comical situations sprout from the weirdness of the characters. 
report Recommended by Ilanaea
Both are shows focused on sketch comedy . different setting and animations style, but similar crude humor. 
report Recommended by chijeu
Modern takes on classic older era gag manga, both are very episodic and each episode usually consists of multiple segments with comical ends. Since they are both manga from roughly the same period, they share a similar art style while also implementing assets of modern anime to it. Black comedy is the central focus of both these shows, Osomatsu's NEET sextuplets who tragically never find love or happiness, and in Warau Salesman a shifting unhappy protagonist wants their wish granted (ending in the classic genie wish scenario) ends up ruining their lives further from it. Though Osomatsu is far more crude in its comedic delivery,  read more 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
It seems like a lot of people who have watched Osomatsu san have also watched Popee the Performer (and Eddsworld but that's not an anime). Osomatsu and Popee are slapstick anime about guys doing funny things together and getting into absurd situations. They also have a lot of fangirls and fanart. 
report Recommended by DDdd2222
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