Osomatsu-kun

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The would-be hijinks of the mischievous Matsuno sextuplets are hijacked from episode one by colorful buck-toothed con man Iyami and Chibita, his bald munchkin sidekick. Nearly every episode is a standalone comedy cavalcade with the above cast as well as other quirky locals who show up in a number of different roles as the series shifts effortlessly between time periods (such as the Edo and prehistoric eras) and genres (Western, gangster, pirates, heist), but in most cases, Iyami and Chibita are front and center as partners in crime, a couple of sad sacks scraping by but carrying out scammy schemes in order to get rich quick, whether that involves Iyami faking his own death, stealing a brilliant invention or just ripping everyone off en masse. Over the course of the 86 episodes, alternate universes are explored, villains become heroes (and vice-versa), and every member of the “Osomatsu-kun troupe” gets their time in the spotlight, but in the end, it all comes back to Iyami and Chibita, two characters you’ll love to hate and hate to love.