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About the franchise
Osomatsu-kun (おそ松くん Osomatsu-kun), also known by its later name of Osomatsu-san or Mr. Osomatsu, is a comedy series created by Fujio Akatsuka and afterwards produced by such companies as Studio Zero and Studio Pierrot. It has lived to see many iterations, including a manga series, multiple anime television shows, and a video game for the Sega Master System. It is considered to be something of a Japanese cultural icon and has influenced the popularity of Akatsuka's later works, such as Tensai Bakkabon, and has won multiple awards throughout its airings and serializations. The series follows the shenanigans and misadventures of the Matsuno brothers, a set of identical sextuplets who seem to have a shared penchant for causing mischief and getting into trouble, lead by the eldest brother and titular character, Osomatsu Matsuno. The latter half of the manga and the 1988 anime series, in particular, also follow the exploits of Iyami and Chibita, who give their all towards exploiting others for the sake of making large bank, though always find themselves thwarted by the Matsuno brothers.
Osomatsu-kun initially found its roots as a gag manga series, written and illustrated by Fujio Akatsuka and printed in the Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine during the entire duration of its run, from 1962 to 1969, amounting to 34 volumes in total. The manga has been adapted into three separate anime series thus far; once in 1966, aptly named Osomatsu-kun and produced by Studio Zero, again in 1988, again of the same name and produced by the up-and-coming Studio Pierrot, and yet another time in 2015, now called Osomatsu-san (おそ松さん Osomatsu-san), which is also created by Studio Pierrot and still currently airing, along with a 2016 manga adaption. In 1988, a tie-in platformer game titled Osomatsu-kun: Nonsense Theater (おそ松くん はちゃめちゃ劇場 Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou) was released for the Sega Mega Drive, making its mark as both one of the first four games released for the Mega Drive upon its release and being the first Mega Drive game to not be released outside of Japan.