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Mr. Osomatsu is the Crossover Anime Hit You’ve Been Waiting For

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It takes a special kind of series to reel newcomers into the world of anime. Maybe it’s a shonen series with high-octane action, or something classic with undeniable heart. In some cases it could even be a madcap comedy that would fit right in next to something like Rick and Morty, and that’s one of the many reasons we think Mr. Osomatsu is the perfect crossover anime hit to hook new viewers and keep them coming back for more.

Best of all, the complete first season is now available on Blu-ray, so sharing your love for the Matsuno brothers with everyone you know is even easier than ever before.

Based on the classic gag manga series by Fujio Akatsuka, Mr. Osomatsu splits up the spotlight across an absurd set of sextuplets, with Osomatsu Matsuno the de facto leader since he just so happens to be the eldest of the bunch. Picking up years after their ’60s anime exploits, the latest spin on the series doesn’t require any knowledge of the source material as it brings the brothers into a modern day setting where they live lazy, jobless lives fueled by their own distinct vices and personality quirks.

From the constant gambling of Osomatsu to the airheaded oblivious nature of Jyushimatsu, you never know what you’re gonna get from one moment to the next with the Matsuno brothers. Throw in an absurd and varied cast of supporting characters and you have the type of show that any fan of comedy can appreciate, whether they’re into anime yet or not.

The three-disc Blu-ray collection of Mr. Osomatsu includes 24 episodes in HD along with a handful of bonus shorts that will keep the laughs rolling beyond the first season. These brothers may not have much to offer to society at large, but they have plenty to offer to viewers as unique as the sextuplets themselves, so pick up your copy of Mr. Osomatsu season 1 on Blu-ray today.

** This article was sponsored by VIZ Media **