New Mr. Osomatsu Anime Film to Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Anime

The staff for the Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise announced on Thursday that Osomatsu-san ~Hipipo-Zoku to Kagayaku Kajitsu~ (Mr. Osomatsu: The Hipipo Tribe and the Glistening Fruit), the first of two new anime films, will include special bonus videos in its screenings. During each of the film’s first four weeks in theaters, a different special “Matsuno Channel” video will play before the main anime feature itself. Karamatsu and Choromatsu will appear in the first week’s video (July 8-14), followed by Osomatsu and Jūshimatsu (July 15-21), Ichimatsu and Todomatsu (July 22-28), and finally all six brothers (July 28-August 4). In addition, moviegoers will receive a B5-sized clear file folder with “secret illustrations” of the six brothers during the first week of screenings, while supplies last. The secret illustrations will feature outfits that the brothers wear in the film itself.

Starting on July 8, the film will have a limited screening run throughout Japan to commemorate the anime’s sixth anniversary. Another film will follow in 2023. In the franchise’s first “epic adventure,” the Matsuno sextuplets embark on a grand journey to seek the legendary fruit that will grant any wish if eaten. They make their way to a mysterious island, where they find themselves pursued by the equally mysterious Hipipo tribe.

The film features a returning cast and a mostly returning staff. AŌP is returning with a new “Reiwa version” of the television anime’s first opening theme song, “Hanamaru Pippi wa Yoiko Dake.” The new version rearranges the song for an “adventurous” theme to fit the film, and will serve as the film’s theme song. Hip-hop artist PUNPEE (ODDTAXI music) performs the ending theme song “Ignition!!! feat. Matsuno-ke 6-Kyōdai & Hipipo-Zoku to Akazuka-ku no Nakama-tachi” (Ignition!!! feat. The Matsuno Sextuplets & Hipipo Tribe and the Friends of Akazuka Ward).

The Mr. Osomatsu television anime is inspired by Fujio Akatsuka’s original Osomatsu-kun manga and “high tension comedy” TV anime, which centers on the Matsuno household with six naughty and mischievous sons (who are sextuplets). All of the sextuplets, including the eldest Osomatsu, are all in love with the same girl, Totoko. The original Osomatsu-kun series followed the family when the sons were 10 years old. Mr. Osomatsu re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.

The staff for the television anime of Take’s Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga posted the first full promotional video and key visual for the anime’s second season on Thursday. The staff also announced the new season’s fall 2022 premiere, more staff members, and opening theme song’s artists. One of the first season’s episode directors, Shinichi Fukumoto, is now the second season’s assistant director. In the new season, Masahiko Suzuki and Shinpei Koikawa are joining Manabu Kurihara as chief animation directors. Satoshi Ōkubo is both the new art director and art setting artist. Haruko Nobori and Yūsuke Yamamoto are the new color key artist and compositing director of photography, respectively. INCS toenter Co.,ltd. is joined by zuvo. on sound production. Satoshi Igarashi is now collaborating with Tatsuya Yano, Yuri Morita, and Naoki Tani (HANO) on music.

Kano and Uzaki-chan (as voiced by her voice actress Naomi Ōzora) are returning to perform the new opening theme song “Ichigro Ichie Celebration” (Once-in-a-Lifetime Celebration). The first season will rerun in Japan on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels starting on July 7. The anime will celebrate Uzaki-chan’s birthday on August 7 with a special illustration, and fans can submit their own congratulatory messages and art for a special collaboration between now and July 1.

The first season premiered in Japan on July 10, 2020, and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the season as it aired in Japan. Kazuya Miura (Kemono Michi: Rise Up, DRAMAtical Murder) directed the the first anime season at ENGI (Kemono Michi: Rise Up). Takashi Aoshima (Yuruyuri – Happy Go Lily both seasons, Himouto! Umaruchan, Survival Game Club!) oversaw the series scripts, and Manabu Kurihara (Kemono Michi: Rise Up sub-character design) designed the characters.