Note: This review is part of the XII Days of Redemption reviewing event. This is for Day III and contains no spoilers.
Mr. Osomatsu is a comedic parody anime about a group of sextuplets that have aged into their twenties since their kid days in the gag manga, "Osomatsu-kun". They're still loafing around like mad while trying to find jobs and their town filled with rather messed up people doesn't help their case one bit.
Storyline The show doesn't really have or even need one in the case of it's comedy format, but many of the vignettes are damn funny and rather shocking, but not shocking enough for it to be a problem unless the viewer is sensitive to dark humor. Some of the more serious skits came off as heartfelt or heartbreaking in a effective way. There are only a few that aren't as good as the many other superb skits and only one abysmal skit contained for this show, which was for Episode 13's first skit (thankfully, the rest of that episode saved the show from being knocked down a score number). The end result was definitely on the funny side and the shocking side, but at the same time, it was wholly satisfying. To note, the first episode was an amazing opening to the entire show, but it sadly cannot be viewed under legal means as of the writing of this review, making the second episode become an opening that was a tad lukewarm in comparison to the actual first episode.
Characters This is an example of about everyone being a scumbag in a good way, and it was welcomed as the show went on. The sextuplets were awesome on the most part (with my fave being Todomatsu), even with their genderbent versions (Juushimatsu takes first place in that department, however). As for the side characters, the best of the bunch were Iyami, Mr. Flag and Dekapan for being involved in some insanely great moments. Todoko ended up being on the neutral side for sometimes hitting some sour notes, but made up for it very later in the show, making Dayon the least favorite unless he's paired up with Dekapan.
Pros and Cons The art style is not for everyone, but it is very good in this case for a series within Mr. Osomatsu's caliber. Sometimes, the art styles change up in between episodes and none of them clash with each other, not even the bishounen styles. The animation is excellent for all the versions of the art styles and the all of the music in this show is great to hear, especially the second cour's opening theme. The ending themes all differ with many characters speaking in a monologue as a bonus instead of a hindrance. Like what was said in the storyline section, the humor has far more hits than misses and things don't get too hampered when the show gets serious. There is a recap episode about, but it is utilized in a great way for highlighting the brothers' moments when they were being huge jerks. To ease any concerns for newcoming anime viewers, there are very few culturally exclusive references or humor in this show aside of parodied anime that were well known already, and mentions of celebrities, which was rarely used here in the latter's case.
This show is definitely not for younger viewers under their older teens. Those that don't like dark or crass humor may not like this show too much, especially for the very crass humor that this show contains, which includes some (full frontal) nudity and censor gags to name a few. Those that skip intros and endings must be aware of any after-credit scenes, as most of them are either full skits or shorter skits, which are often very funny in the case of both.
Final Verdict For making me forget that I have a piercing laugh multiple times, this gets a 9/10. Definitely check this out if you like crass or silly humor and would like to take a break from things that are very serious. This ended up earning a spot for one of my fave comedies that I will most likely remember.
Current Situation: I wanted another excuse to use Enterprise as an avatar again.
I watched Osomatsu after giving it a try when I had nothing to watch during that season. It was fun. There were times when some episodes where the comedy wasn't good or there were cultural jokes and pop cultural references that I didn't understand.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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