"Osomatsu-san" Visual, Broadcast Plans and Theme Song Performers Presented

Anime celebrating the 80th anniversary of the birthday of "Gag Manga King" Fujio Akatsuka scheduled for October 5th

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the birthday of "Gag Manga King" Fujio Akatsuka (1935-2008), a new Osomatsu-san TV inspired by his Osomatsu-kun with its child characters grown-up, is now scheduled to debut October 5th. Idol Unit AŌP (Ace of Diamond, Insufficient Direction) has been introduced as the performers of theme song "Hanamaru Pippira is the Only Good Girl."


Gintama's Yoichi Fujita will be directing the Studio Pierrot production with Saint Young Men's Naoyuki Asano handling character designs.


Cast includes Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono and Miyu Irino as the now grown-up sextuplets and Aya Endo as the series' heroine and childhood crush of the boys.

Kenichi Suzumura is Iyami, the flamboyant man who claims to be from France who immortalized a famous "Sheeeh!" pose and who stole the show from the titular sextuplets half-way through the original manga and in its second, 1988 adaptation. 


Sachi Kokuryu is the sextuplets' rival/Iyami's assistant Chibita.


Yōji Ueda  will voice good-nature Dekapan, while  Nobuo Tobita is gluttonous Dayōn and Momoko Saitō is Hatabō, an otherwise normal boy with a flag stuck in his skull.


The schedule includes 

TV Tokyo October 5, 2015 (Monday)  25: 35 ~
TV Osaka October 5, 2015 (Monday)  25: 35 ~
TV Aichi October 5, 2015 (Monday)  27: 05 ~
AT-X October 6, 2015 (Tuesday) than every Tuesday 24:30 (repeat broadcast: every Thursday 4:30 ~ / every Sunday 6:30 ~ / every Monday 8:30 ~)
BS Japan October 10, 2015 (Saturday) 24: 00 ~


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via MOCA



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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