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'Osomatsu-kun' to Receive New Anime Adaptation [Update 7/26]

by Snow
Jul 6, 2015 7:21 AM | 28 Comments
It has been announced that a new anime series related to the manga Osomatsu-kun will be produced by Studio Pierrot. This is to celebrate the 80th birthday of mangaka Fujio Akatsuka, who is known as the king of gag manga. The series will feature the Matsuno sextuplets and show how they have grown up over the years.

Created by Akatsuka, the manga began serialization in Shounen Sunday in 1962 before moving on to other magazines after 1969. Studio Zero produced an anime adaptation in 1966, which was later remade by Studio Pierrot into an 86-episode series in 1988. The manga won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1964. Akatsuka ended the series in 1990 and died in 2008 from pneumonia.

Source: Moca News

Osomatsu-san on MAL


Update July 9
Cast and staff members were announced.

Cast
Choromatsu: Hiroshi Kamiya (Bakemonogatari)
Ichimatsu: Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
Karamatsu: Yuuichi Nakamura (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
Osomatsu: Takahiro Sakurai (Diamond no Ace)

Staff
Art director: Seiki Tamura (K-On!)
Color Design: Yukiko Kakita (Akatsuki no Yona)
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
Music: Yukari Hashimoto (Toradora!)
Music Production: Avex Pictures
Sound director: Hiromi Kikuta (Haikyuu!!)
Sound production: Rakuonsha (Nichijou)

Source: Official site


Update July 10
Daisuke Ono (Kuroshitsuji) joins the cast and will play as the fifth son Juushimatsu.

Source: Official site


Update July 11
Miyu Irino (Tsubasa Chronicle) joins the cast and will play as the sixth and final son Todomatsu.

Source: Official Tweet


Update July 12
Aya Endou (Shirokuma Cafe) joins the cast and will play as Totoko, a girl with a firmed personality and all 6 brothers adore.

Source: Official Tweet


Update July 26
Two more cast members were announced.

Iyami: Kenichi Suzumura (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou)
Chibita: Sachi Kokuryuu (Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox)

Source: Tweet 1, 2

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Now THIS is exciting. That staff looks great too, especially the sound director from Nichijou. Ah man, I'm looking forward to this.

It's like they're mixing all previous modern gag anime staffs and casts together here, yup, definite PTW.

Jul 27, 2015 12:49 AM by Red_Tuesday

News Update
Two more cast members were announced.

Iyami: Kenichi Suzumura (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou)
Chibita: Sachi Kokuryuu (Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox)

Source: Tweet 1, 2

Jul 26, 2015 6:54 AM by tsubasalover

Hope this leads to Shimabukuro's classic gag manga :getting adapted :(

Comic_Sans said:
Snow said:
Studio Pierrot
Meh

One bad anime adaptation that wasn't even their fault and people hate :'(

Jul 12, 2015 8:07 AM by ichii_1

News Update
Aya Endou (Shirokuma Cafe) joins the cast and will play as Totoko, a girl with a firmed personality and all 6 brothers adore.

Source: Official Tweet

Jul 12, 2015 5:49 AM by tsubasalover

News Update
Miyu Irino (Tsubasa Chronicle) joins the cast and will play as the sixth and final son Todomatsu.

Source: Official Tweet

Jul 11, 2015 2:39 AM by tsubasalover

that cast is amazing

Jul 10, 2015 2:52 PM by uh-oh

From same creator as Himitsu no Akko-chan???!!! COUNT ME THE HELL IN!!!!

Jul 10, 2015 2:50 PM by Jodyqt

The cast is awesome!

Jul 10, 2015 1:56 PM by Vaiyoretto

News Update
Daisuke Ono joins the cast and will play as the fifth son Juushimatsu.

Source: Official site

Jul 10, 2015 2:54 AM by trebmeg

News Update
Cast and staff members were announced.

Cast
Choromatsu: Hiroshi Kamiya (Bakemonogatari)
Ichimatsu: Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
Karamatsu: Yuuichi Nakamura (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
Osomatsu: Takahiro Sakurai (Diamond no Ace)

Staff
Art director: Seiki Tamura (K-On!)
Color Design: Yukiko Kakita (Akatsuki no Yona)
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
Music: Yukari Hashimoto (Toradora!)
Music Production: Avex Pictures
Sound director: Hiromi Kikuta (Haikyuu!!)
Sound production: Rakuonsha (Nichijou)

Source: Official site[/quote]

Jul 9, 2015 12:13 PM by Sakana-san

Ah I loved the old 60's series. Mad hype.

Jul 7, 2015 11:01 AM by Lemon

Reminds me of Nobita from Doraemon. Will watch.

Jul 6, 2015 4:42 PM by HuaXue

Gives me the Doraemon vibe

Jul 6, 2015 3:13 PM by AnimeFan500

I'll pass.

Jul 6, 2015 3:10 PM by Alluka-Chama

Comic_Sans said:
Snow said:
Studio Pierrot
Meh
But... the director of Gintama.

Jul 6, 2015 2:39 PM by DatRandomDude

Tengai said:
Never heard of this. Looks fun, though.

Indeed.

TheNaturalPerm said:
So many old property resurrections nowadays. Not that I'm complaining. It's well worth the try.

Yes, although it doesn't look much here's hoping it works out well for a new show.

Jul 6, 2015 2:14 PM by Haneken2086

Interesting,
will test it up on release :)

Jul 6, 2015 11:06 AM by Nisx

Snow said:
Studio Pierrot
Meh

Jul 6, 2015 10:08 AM by Comic_Sans

Looks great.

Jul 6, 2015 10:00 AM by QuattroVaginas

Old Manga adaptations are always welcome.

Jul 6, 2015 10:00 AM by Ryoza

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