Last 1st April, Mr. Osomatsu revealed a new visual featuring the Matsuno Sextuplets cosplaying as Tezuka characters. However, it seems that it’s not just an April Fools’ joke, as they really are teaming up for a collaboration. It features the siblings as six of Osamu Tezuka’s greatest characters, like Black Jack, Phoenix, and of course, Astro Boy. The collaboration also features the sextuplets in the legendary manga pioneer’s distinct art style.
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Mr. Osomatsu character designer Naoyuki Asano draws the sextuplets as Tezuka characters, while Tsunogai draws them in Tezuka’s style. It features:
- Osomatsu Matsuno as Atom / Astro Boy
- Karamatsu Matsuno as Black Jack
- Choromatsu Matsuno as Phoenix
- Ichimatsu Matsuno as Hyakkimaru from Dororo
- Jyushimatsu Matsuno as Leo / Kimba from Jungle Emperor Leo / Kimba the White Lion
- Todomatsu Matsuno as Sapphire from Princess Knight
The collaboration will also feature several merchandise, including plushies. Animate, as well as several online stores, will be selling these goodies. They will also open several pop-up stores, as well as collaborations with Animate Cafe later this month.
source: Mr. Osamatsu official