Singapore-based licensor ODEX has announced on Tuesday that they have acquired the anime film adaptation of the popular comedy series Osumatsu-san, which they plan to screen in select Southeast Asian countries.
Osumatsu-san the Movie is set to premiere in May this year for Singapore and Indonesia, and June this year for Malaysia and the Philippines.
But the licensor also clarifies on the post that the dates mentioned are only target release dates, which are possibly not yet confirmed with the theater chains, and they will announce the confirmed dates “when ready”.
The sextuplets attend a high school class reunion. There, they see all their former classmates who have become “proper” adults with company jobs. The sextuplets sulk about this and go home and drink until they fall asleep. But when they wake up, a certain scene awaits them. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Osomatsu-san the Movie is the Japanese anime film, based on the 1962 comedy manga series Osomatsu-kun by Fujio Akatsuka.
The upcoming movie also serves as the sequel to the 2015 television anime reboot, which celebrates the late author’s 80th birthday. The reboot ran for two seasons with the first season airing in 2015 and the second season airing in 2017, which ran for 50 episodes.
The staff for the television series, including director Yoichi Fujita, scriptwriter Shu Matsubara and music composer Yukari Hashimoto, returns to work on the anime film.
Naoyuki Asano, who adapted Akatsuka’s original character designs, also returned to work on the film, which will be produced by Pierrot.
The Matsuno siblings will lead the upcoming film, which are composed of Takahiro Sakurai (as Osomatsu), Yuichi Nakamura (as Karamatsu), Hiroshi Kamiya (as Choromatsu), Jun Fukuyama (as Ichimatsu), Daisuke Ono (as Juushimatsu) and Miyu Irino (as Todomatsu).
Osomatsu-san the Movie is set to premiere in Japanese cinemas this Friday, March 15.