A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include family, rivalry, and friendship.
Positive Role Models
The sextuplets constantly argue and bicker with each other but at the end of the day the brothers look after one another. Choromatsu is the most responsible of the six, encouraging his other brothers to get jobs and become independent in one episode.
Mr. Osomatsu is a Japanese series set in Japan, so the cast is entirely Japanese. The siblings are all very different though they look alike, but the series does focus on men and their hijinks. Women are not treated respectfully by some of the brothers.
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Violence & Scariness
Violence includes physical fights, blood, and death. The sextuplets constantly get in physical altercations. In some scenes one or more of the brothers will die, however these scenes are played for laughs and the brothers can be seen alive in the following scenes. Scary imagery includes a Saw parody where the brothers are implied to be tortured by a Jigsaw puppet. No gore is ever shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many of the brothers are lecherous and crass in their romantic pursuits. There are frequent references to sex and sexual content throughout the series. One scene has a brother ask a woman if she will have sex with his brother. The scene goes on to describe a bunch of sexual acts but censors the strong language. Nudity includes the naked backsides of the brothers, and frontal nudity that is censored.
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Language includes insults and strong curses "stupid," "idiot," "damn" "hell," "goddamnit," "ass," "s--t," "f--king."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are shown drinking and smoking. Characters sometimes get drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mr. Osomatsu is a comedic anime series inspired by the Osomatsu-kun series created by Fujio Akatsuka. Themes in this series include family, rivalry, and friendship. There's some cartoonish violence (fighting, blood, death). However, it's usually played for laughs as characters always come back to life and there is never any gore shown. There are, however, frequent references to sex, sexual content (descriptions of sexual acts, lustfulness) and nudity (naked backsides, censored frontal nudity). Language includes ("stupid," "idiot," "damn" "hell," "goddamnit," "ass," "s--t," "f--king"). Characters are occasionally shown drinking, getting drunk and smoking.
Is It Any Good?
This show has a wacky, over-the-top sense of humor that won't be for everyone. But if you can put up with the gonzo comedy, ridiculous situations, and hard to follow random plots, then there are still some hard laughs to be had from watching Mr. Osomatsu. There really isn't a central plot to follow; the series is episodic with each episode consisting of a few random misadventures. The sextuplets are identical which can be very confusing and jarring because their distinguishing characteristics are very minor. Often, it's hard to tell which character is doing what in the fast-paced episodes, especially in such chaotic environments. Each brother fits a certain role and personality type in the series, they are "normal," "cool," "responsible," "sluggish," "airhead," and "spoiled." All these clashing personalities usually end up sabotaging the brothers' efforts to get ahead in life in comedic fashion. The sextuplets are in their mid-20s and the situations they get themselves into are often very adult so keep in mind that this anime is not for younger audiences.
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