What began as an April Fool's Day gag has turned into a full-fledged collaboration with "Tezuka Osomatsu-san", a mash-up that features original artwork and character goods of the Matsuno siblings from Mr. Osomatsu dressed as characters from six of Osamu Tezuka's most famous manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of the irredeemable NEET sextuplets of Mr. Osomatsu have something to look forward to this winter, because according to the official Twitter feed for the series, the misadventures of the Matsuno siblings will continue with a 2nd consecutive cour beginning in January of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The first season of Mr. Osomatsu concludes with the Matsuno Brothers drifting naked in space, but now that the series is coming back for another season, a new teaser visual has been published that depicts a triumphant return to Earth for the brothers with the six same faces. Hit the jump to check it out.
The sextuplet siblings with the six same faces are coming back for a second season! Season Two of Mr. Osomatsu is in production, and a new key visual featuring the Matsuno brothers dressing up for the occasion has been released. Hit the jump to learn more.
The classic magical girl manga Himitsu no Akko-chan is being updated for modern readers with a new web manga series entitled Himitsu no Akko-chan μ ("Myu"). Hit the jump to learn more.
Kizakiko Campgrounds - a camping site outside of Omachi City in Nagano Prefecture, Japan - caused a bit of a stir on social media after discovering a decades-old Osomatsu-kun floatie and attempting to return it to the original owner. Hit the jump to learn more.
When a manga is adapted into a popular TV anime, it's quite common to see a corresponding surge in manga sales, but Japanese electronic manga distributor eBook Japan is reporting an unprecedented increase in digital sales for the original 1962 - 1969 Osomatsu-kun manga by Fujio Akatsuka after the release of the Osomatsu-san (aka Mr. Osomatsu) TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
In light of the popularity (and controversy) of the new Osomatsu-san ("Mr. Osomatsu") TV anime, Chiba TV will be re-broadcasting the Heisei era Osomatsu-kun anime from the late 1980's. Hit the jump to learn more.
The sextuplet cast of Mr. Osomatsu got a brief but ultimately disastrous make-over as beautiful young men in the 1st episode of the new TV gag anime, and come November of 2015, the bishounen versions of the Matsuno brothers will appear on character goods such as acrylic stands and charm straps. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new preview for Osomatsu-san, an anime TV series sequel to the long-runnning Osomatsu-kun gag manga by Fujio Akatsuka, features the principal voice cast in action. Hit the jump to check it out.
Last May, Japanese snack company Tohato celebrated the 40th anniversary of their caramel corn with bags featuring eyes from four manga luminaries. A second set of four creators has been selected for this April, and they even get their own flavor. See who and check out their work after the jump!