Matsuno sextuplet combo & pairing nicknames in Japanese fandom
Part of the fun of the Osomatsusan series are the six main brother protagonists, who all have different personalities which clash in different ways! Though a lot of segments feature all six together, more contained skits will often put the brothers together two at a time and let their personalities drive the plot and humor of the skit. And because there are six of them, there are total of 15 different ways to mix them up. As a result, fans (as well as official sources) have come up with various nicknames for these sextuplet combos.
Fans of BLmatsu will often refer to their ships with these nicknames on Twitter and in Pixiv tags. However, these combo names are used in non-shipping contexts as well, so even though there is also some misconception among Japanese fans, the names don’t necessarily imply a romantic pairing (ships in particular use name portmanteaus ordered in certain ways; skip to the end of this post for a few more notes of explanation about Japanese ship-naming conventions.)
Osomatsu & Karamatsu (OsoKara, KaraOso)
Straight-forward enough. Osomatsu and Karamatsu are the two eldest brothers (first and second, respectively).
This combo nickname was used by Namco Najatown for their “Osomatsusan in Nanjatown” collaboration promotion. Thus, it is considered to be an official nickname.
Osomatsu & Choromatsu (OsoChoro, ChoroOso)
In reference to a wordplay on Osomatsu and Choromatsu’s names, contrasting Oso (遅い, osoi/slow, late) and Choro (チョロチョロ, chorochoro/darting about, moving rapidly).
Osomatsu & Ichimatsu (OsoIchi, IchiOso)
In reference to the fact that Osomatsu and Ichimatsu are the two brothers who have fewer alternate outfits than the others and are the ones most likely to be wearing their signature color-coded sweatshirts.
Osomatsu & Jyushimatsu (OsoJyu, JyuOso)
馬鹿松、いちご松 (Bakamatsu, Ichigomatsu)
Oso & Jyushi are arguably the two stupidest brothers of the group according to their official character profiles, which describes Osomatsu as an idiot having the mental maturity of a 6th grader and Jyushimatsu as “exceptionally cheerful, exceptionally stupid”. An alternate nickname for them is Ichigomatsu, meaning strawberry, but also a pun on their birth order (ichi/one, go/five).
Osomatsu & Todomatsu (OsoTodo, TodoOso)
Refers to Oso and Todo’s similar image colors of red and pink, respectively.
Karamatsu & Choromatsu (KaraChoro, ChoroKara)
Refers to Choro and Kara’s image colors of green and blue, reminiscent of land and sea.
Karamatsu & Ichimatsu (KaraIchi, IchiKara)
A pun on the pairing name KaraIchi (カラ一) which looks identical to the Japanese katakana rendering of the English word, “color” (カラー, karaa). Iro is the Japanese word for color.
Karamatsu & Jyushimatsu (KaraJyushi, JyuKara)
Karamatsu is arguably the most conventionally masculine of the bunch, as well a “nikushokukei” (肉食系, lit. a carnivore, meaning a “man’s man” who aggressively pursues women). Jyushimatsu on the other hand is the most physically active and athletically gifted brother. Thus, they are the “power-kei” matsus. This nickname is also reinforced by Jyushimatsu’s “Muscle, muscle! Hustle, hustle!” catchphrase.
Karamatsu & Todomatsu (KaraTodo, TodoKara)
Karamatsu and Todomatsu are the two brothers whose names are a wordplay on species of trees (唐松/karamatsu is a Japanese Larch and 椴松/todomatsu is a Sakhalin fir).
Choromatsu & Ichimatsu (ChoroIchi, IchiChoro)
A reference to Choromatsu and Ichimatsu being the two middle brothers (third and fourth, respectively.)
This nickname has been used officially in online promotion for the “Osomatsusan in Nanjatown” collaboration at Namco Najatown.
Choromatsu & Jyushimatsu (ChoroJyu, JyuChoro)
In reference to their color combination of green and yellow. In Japan, newly-minted drivers will attach yellow and green arrow feather-shaped stickers to their cars called wakaba-marks.
[Also, on a purely personal note, coming from Attack On Titan fandom, I’m a huge fan of the Eruri ship, which incidentally are also the characters voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi and Ono Daisuke in that series. The fact that those characters are represented by similar color schemes and feather motifs, the wakaba has another level of symbolism that I enjoy a lot, LOL.]
Choromatsu & Todomatsu (ChoroTodo, TodoChoro)
サイバー松 (Cybermatsu)/ツッコミ松 (Tsukkomimatsu)
The nickname Cybermatsu derives from the fact that Choromatsu and Todomatsu are the two brothers who were initially shown with electrical gadgets in promotional art (laptops, smartphones). They are alternately referred to as Tsukkomimatsu, since they are the ones most likely to be playing the Straight Man in contrast to their other brothers’ funny antics.
Ichimatsu & Jyushimatsu (IchiJyushi, JyushiIchi)
数字松 (Suujimatsu)/電池松 (Denchimatsu)
The Suujimatsu nickname refers to the fact that Ichimatsu and Jyushimatsu are the two brothers whose names are a wordplay on numbers (rendered in kanji as 一 ichi/one and 十四 jyuushi/fourteen, respectively. It’s also notable that they are the only two whose names are written entirely in kanji!) Their alternate nickname comes from the 十 and 一 in their names resembling plus and minus symbols, suggestive of their polar-opposite personalities, yet close bond.
Ichimatsu & Todomatsu (IchiTodo, TodoIchi)
Another wordplay on numbers, this time with 一 (ichi/one) and ト (“to”, an alternate pronunciation of ten.)
Jyushimatsu & Todomatsu (JyuTodo, TodoJyu)
“Endmatsu” or perhaps “Youngmatsu”
In reference to Jyushimatsu and Todomatsu being the two youngest brothers (fifth and sixth, respectively.) Todomatsu is the family 末っ子 (suekko, “youngest child”), which is an alternate reading of the 末/matsu kanji (which means “end [of a series of numbers, etc]”.)
This nickname was used officially along with Chokeimatsu (OsoKara) and Nenchumatsu (ChoroIchi) for Namco Nanjatown’s promotion for the “Osomatsusan in Nanjatown” collaboration.
A few notes about shipping names and terms (BLmatsu warning)
i think that hance dating happens naturally. they kind of expected it, thought about it plenty of times too. there weren’t any thoughts such as “what if i ruin our friendship?”, because deep down lance knew that no one in this world will get him like hunk does. and because they were really close, they’ve always used pet names like “baby”, “dear”, “sweetie” so it was no big deal, both of them were used to it. and they start dating, right? they make things “official” and one day instead of all the obnoxious sugary nicknames, hunk just calls lance “love” and lance just….Dies a bit. he’s flustered and fumbles around trying to answer to whatever hunk just said, except he can’t… he never called him ‘love’, not even jokingly. it felt too intimate. hunk gets anxious af and starts saying things like “oh my god?? i shouldn’t have said that without warning, i’m sorry it’s just that–” and lance shuts him up with a gentle kiss and hunk’s shoulders drop and he’s not tense anymore, he just melts in lance’s arms…. i’d die for hance
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“Hey, man. How ya been? Now that I’m in a “dire situation,” I don’t have to follow social rules anymore. I can be honest with everyone. Bearing that in mind, I have to say…dude…you need to tell Johanssen how you feel. If you don’t, you’ll regret it forever. I won’t lie: It could end badly. I have no idea what she thinks of you. Or of anything. She’s weird. But wait till the mission’s over. You’re on a ship with her for another two months. Also, if you guys got up to anything while the mission was in progress, Lewis would kill you.”
I kind of want Adrinette and Djwifi to hook up as the power ot4.
We know the two ships sail themselves, plus Nino crushing on Mari, and Alyanette can totally be read in subtext. Nino and Alya to Adrien might vary, but I’m all for Chalyanette and unopposed to adrinino. Because I’m trash and I feel the need to sway you, have some headcanons about alyadrininette (proposed ship name):
It started with double dates, but then the chemistry between them all heated up, and after Alya and Mari almost made out at a sleepover, they decided to sit their boyfriends down, surprised to learn that the boys had nearly done the same.
They got together officially after that, and there was a lot of heated make out sessions in broom closets and places whenever one of them could get their hands on another.
They live together in a big apartment near the Dupain-Cheng bakery. Mari has a studio for working on designs (which her significant others are more than happy to model for her) of which Alya has a portion where she keeps a cork board with her leads on articles. Nino and Adrien split the smaller room which doubles as Adrien’s office and Nino’s space for DJ things.
Adrien had a special bed custom made for them so no one has to worry about falling off. Nino is a blanket hog, so he sleeps with a separate blanket while the others tend to share.
None of them are graceful risers. When the alarm goes off, they all groan in unison and try to ignore it until Adrien finally mumbles something unintelligible and gets up. From there, he has to start the coffee to lure his partners out of bed.
Alya and Mari are openly affectionate with each other, but they never get tired of making their boys drool.
Tom and Sabine weren’t surprised that Marinette brought home Alya or Adrien (they were a little surprised by Nino) they were surprised that she brought home Alya AND Adrien and Nino. But they were happy that she was happy, and they loved those kids anyway, now they just had more reason to spoil them with affection and pastries.
Alya’s parents took it in stride because apparently Alya’s great aunt was polyamorous too or something. Her mother offered her a recipe book that’s great for serving larger groups.
Nino’s parents were surprised that Nino wasn’t straight, but his father patted him on the back for landing the hottest boy in Paris and the prettiest girls in school.
Gabriel was furious when Adrien announced that he had two girlfriends and a boyfriend, but after Adrien refused to back down, Gabriel announced it to the press, playing a supportive father. Thanks to that, his company got more press than ever, and he made things hard on the group for a while. The press had a field day trying to get them to talk.
After that, Adrien moved out.
His lovers moved in with him, one at a time, but eventually they were all settled. It took a long time to find a rhythm. To figure out how to manage the budget, and the housework, and Adrien and Marinette’s superhero responsibilities, and how to share the counter space in the bathroom, and how to keep the toothbrushes separate, and ‘I swear to God, I fed Plagg like three times today, someone else can get the damn cheese!’, and ‘Who ate the last cookie? This isn’t cool guys, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Tikki so ‘fess up!’
Marinette becomes a famous fashion designer like they always knew she would. Alya became a famous investigative journalist, much more careful with her facts now, but still writing biting exposés as promised. Nino got his dream job of DJing. He started off working at clubs, but he eventually got a position as the DJ of his favorite radio station. Adrien continued modeling, but after his trust fund kicked in, he stopped working for his father almost entirely, choosing to model for Mari instead. He got a dual degree in physics and business, helping Mari run their company, Lady’s Noir.
Adrien is very big on cuddling and hugs. He will drape himself all over Mari or Nino because they don’t protest, but he doesn’t do it to Alya as often because he knows his hair makes her ticklish.
Nino and Alya are fiercely protective of their baes when the two are tired from crime fighting. They will tuck the two into bed and glare at anyone giving them a funny look on the streets.
They have a ton of video games, and the play together a lot with varying degrees of mercy toward each other. Marinette is unbeatable.
Mari and Alya are super ticklish, and in attempts to tickle them, the boys have gotten punched.
They have a civil union, making sure they all have the medical and legal rights to each other because you never know what could happen, and they’d rather have their loved ones there.
Alya has pet names for them. Mari is Sweetheart. Adrien is Darling. Nino is Honey.
Is it just me who actually liked Lula in NYSM2 better than Henley in the original? Am I alone here? Also loved that Jack got more screen time because he is my favorite and has stolen my heart (hasn’t gotten my wallet yet).
I ship Jack and Lula so freaking hard. OTP. I will defend them to the death. This ship needs to sail all the way through NYSM3.
I welcome anyone who wants to write more fics for them because there is so few.
Okay, for I am the one of those shippers of Graves and Credence, I want to clarify that YES if this ship is not okay FICTIONALLY.
not everyone is interested with healthy/fluff/etc ships. This pointing out that peoples have their own type for everything even ships.
AND as long as is not described as #RelationshipGoalz , I think it’s fine to ship them together.
I’m accepting any comments or even hate mail lmao, i’m not baperan (what’s the english word for baperan though?)
And,,, what is the official ship name for these two though? I like it gravebone tbh;;