love mail time!
you’re gonna have to forgive me, since i’m really bad with words, but i’m gonna try to do this anyway and make it decent! it’s what he deserves, after all
i got into osomatsu-san somewhere around july/august 2016, via some of my mutuals and my youtube’s recommended videos.
for the longest time, osomatsu was my favorite character and todomatsu was my least, until i actually looked into his character and tried to understand him a little better!
growing up with siblings, i really understand todomatsu’s annoyance with his brothers. the way he acts towards them seems harsh, but it’s understandable with the way they are and how they treat him (and each other) most of the time. and even though he’s rough on them, this doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about them- todomatsu has his moments where he really seems to be having fun being around his brothers and in one of the s2 episodes he mentions wanting to have fun and joke around with them (i don’t remember the exact phrasing but it was something similar!). he’s tough and seems a little too mean, but he has his reasons and deep down, he really does care. and that’s real sibling dynamic stuff! i can say for certain i feel the same way with my siblings.
todomatsu might be described as a two-faced liar, and you would be right on some parts of it- he does lie, and he is pretty two-faced, but do you ever think about why he does it?
in several s2 episodes todomatsu is shown talking to himself, mostly praising himself and saying things like “i love you”, and when you think about how there’s an ENTIRE EPISODE where he’s cut out of it... yeah, he definitely doesn’t get enough attention. and i would know that this kind of thing has a really big effect on people. so todomatsu lies! yes! he makes up things to other people about how he’s a university student and all kinds of other things that make him sound cool just so people will like him more and appreciate him because god knows his family doesn’t! it’s sad! it’s stupid! he deserves more than that.
i can understand why todomatsu does a lot of the things he does, i can relate to him, and that’s part of why i love him so much!
that, and he’s not your typical “cute boy”