Mr. Osomatsu Goes Ultra for Tokusatsu Hero Collaboration
The tokusatsu hero Ultraman has done a number of interesting collaborations, including a Toyota concept car and the series’ monsters selling household appliances. The hero is now enlisting backup, for better or worse, of Mr. Osomatsu‘s six siblings. The anime series’ character designer Naoyuki Asano drew the collaboration illustration seen below.
The two series share a similar time period, having both original debuted in the 1966. The “six brothers” is also a shared theme as the Ultra Brothers originally debuted with six members. Asano reflected this by dressing each Matsuno brother in a hoodie representing one of the Ultra Brothers. Meanwhile, other characters were relegated to becoming some of the superheroes’ formidable foes.
Of course, tie-in merchandise of the new super-powered sextuplets is also planned. Starting in December, both retail shops and mail-order sites will begin stocking the goods. Collectors can check the Dash Stores in Ikebukuro, Hokkaido, Fukuoka, and Miyagi and Shinjuku Marui Annex’s 6th floor event space.
Animate cafes will also host the collaboration at their Akihabara and Osaka locations. Sweets Paradise cafes in Shinjuku, Nagoya, and Tennoji will also have food and merchandise items.
The second season of Mr. Osomatsu premiered on October 5 on TV Tokyo and other stations. Viz Media is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Since the season premiered, the main characters were hired by the Japanese government to promote the country’s 47 prefectures. They have also pushed beauty merchandise and selling out magazines.
Source: Comic Natalie