Hi we’re back with Geek Friday! Which I’ll probably change to Fan Friday because I’m a fan that sounds better to me. Today I’m going to talk about a show I recently fell in love with called Osomatsu-san. It’s a continuation from Osomatsu-kun, a manga published during the 60s, about sextuplet brothers who are grown up and facing problems in modern times. Each brother has a distinct color and characteristics that make it easier to follow than when they were children in Osomatsu-kun.
The brothers going in order is Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu, and Todomatsu. They’re all NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) in their 20s and the topics of the show vary from still living at home, not finding work, and the brothers’ individual problems in their lives. It’s mostly a comedy show where they do silly things such as when they became idols and hit every current anime trend in the first episode to Iyami and Chibita’s Rental Girlfriend where Iyami and Chibita take a potion where many funny shenanigans happen.
However, it does have it’s serious moment that gives another perception of the characters. Such as the episode Jyushimatsu Falls in Love where the normally silly Jyushimatsu falls in love with a girl. Then there’s the ESP Kitty that shows the truth behind Ichimatsu’s lazy demeanor when it comes to life. It’s not the average comedy show with each segment being of silly situations when these episodes are the ones that can pack quite a punch.
One of my favorite things about the show is that so many of my favorite seiyuu are in it! From Daisuke Ono (who’s Jyushimatsu) to Jun Fukuyama (who’s Ichimatsu), and Hiroshi Kamiya (who’s Choromatsu) and I can go on, but it’s so great to hear them all in one show!
Another thing that I enjoy is the way that it shows the differences between society when Osomatsu-kun was published and society now during Osomatsu-san. In Osomatsu-kun they had a special that showed how they grew up with some common careers and jobs while in Osomatsu-san they don’t have jobs, are still at home, and have some of the common hobbies of people in their 20s. I know it’s mostly a joke show, sometimes they have topics and issues that hits home very hard. Despite that it’s really cool to see the way both shows reflect the type of society at the time.
I could go on about what I love when it comes to Osomatsu-san, but I’ll stop at three things.
I really recommend everyone to watch this show it’s great!