Ranked #5790

Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou

Alternative Titles

English: Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!
Synonyms: Roughneck Sumo Wrestler!! Matsutarou
Japanese: 暴れん坊力士!!松太郎


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Seinen, Sports
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.191 (scored by 1,649 users)
Ranked: #57902
Popularity: #3415
Members: 4,756
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Matsutarou Sakaguchi is a giant roughneck man with strength far beyond ordinary people. He never uttered words like "work hard," "strive," and "dream" like the typical shounen manga protagonist. However, he is stronger than anyone and peerless in sumo wrestling. His greatest weakness is his own carefree personality. He grows into a full-fledged sumo wrestler.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakaguchi, Matsutarou
Sakaguchi, Matsutarou
Matsudaira, Ken
Matsudaira, Ken
Minami, Reiko
Minami, Reiko
Mizutani, Yuuko
Mizutani, Yuuko
Tanaka, Shin
Tanaka, Shin
Shioya, Kouzou
Shioya, Kouzou
Saito, Kimiko
Saito, Kimiko


Kaizawa, Yukio
Kaizawa, Yukio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Chiba, Tetsuya
Chiba, Tetsuya
Original Creator
Soga, Atsushi
Soga, Atsushi
Key Animation, Animation Director
Katsumata, Aiko
Katsumata, Aiko
Background Art

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Opening Theme

"Dosukoi Jinsei (ドスコイ人生)" by Ken Matsuhara (松原健)

Ending Theme

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Aug 17, 2014

Ok, so far nobody hasn't made a review of this retro type of anime, well, we all know that its manga version "Notari Matsutarou" was started in the 70's and ended in the late 90's and I can't blame anybody for probably having some lack of interest of anime since it has a rather slow progression and underrated, so I'm gonna give my ratings as to this anime's category, but take note that I'm gonna subject this review for updating on its last episode which right now (9/29/14), so here are my ratings, DOSUKOI!!!!:

Take note that this is an updated review, co'z when I read more
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