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Anime film 'Osomatsu-san: The Hipipo Tribe and the Shining Fruit' premieres July 2022

The Matsuno sextuplets are back in an anime film to pursue a magic fruit that will supposedly change their lives.

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 10, 2022 at 17:35 PHT

The Osomatsu-san franchise is back with an anime film called Osomatsu-san: The Hipipo Tribe and the Shining Fruit (Japanese: おそ松さん~ヒピポ族と輝く果実~) scheduled to premiere in Japan on July 8, 2022.

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The teaser features the Matsuno sextuplets searching for a legendary fruit on a mysterious island. The fruit is said to grant wishes and the brothers think this is the way to escape their dull, uneventful lives.

The Matsunos are in for trouble as they encounter the Hipipo Tribe who planted and raised the fruit.

As with the TV anime series, this upcoming film is animated by studio Pierrot and distributed by Avex Pictures. It is directed by Yoshinori Odaka.

Osomatsu-san is a 2015 Japanese comedy anime television series by studio Pierrot. It is based on Fujio Akatsuka's 1962 manga series, Osomatsu-kun. Whereas Osomtasu-kun featured the Matsuno sextuplets as children, Osomatsu-san features them as adults who have now grown up into lazy NEETs. The anime is at three seasons as of 2021.

The Matsuno brothers will continue to be voiced by their seiyuu from the anime, namely, Takahiro Sakurai as Osomatsu, Yuichi Nakamura as Karamatsu, Hiroshi Kamiya as Choromatsu, Jun Fukuyama as Ichimatsu, Daisuke Ono as Jyuushimatsu, and Miyu Irino as Todomatsu.


  • Original work: Fujio Akatsuka's "Osomatsu-kun"

  • Director: Yoshinori Odaka

  • Screenplay: Shū Matsubara

  • Character designs: Eiji Abiko

  • Art director: Seiki Tamura

  • Color design: Yukiko Kakita

  • Cinematographers: Toru Fukushi, Yoichiro Sato

  • Editor: Kumiko Sakamoto

  • Music: Yukari Hashimoto

  • Music production: Avex Pictures

  • Sound director: Hiromi Kikuta

  • Animation production: studio Pierrot

  • Distribution: Avex Pictures

Source: Osomatsu-san Hipipo official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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