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!