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Aa Harimanada

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ah Harima-nada, Aah Harimanada
Japanese: ああ播磨灘


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 1992 to Oct 1, 1992
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #56012
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When Harimanada makes his grand entrance into the world of Sumo, he causes complete uproar throughout the entire arena. The novelty headmask is clearly not a good idea but not content with just ruffling the feathers of all the spectators, he sends the the entire Sumo Association into a frenzy when he arrogantly declares that he will surpass the legendary Futabayama's consecutive run of 69 victories. Should he fail to achieve such a feat, he will immediately retire all together.

Harimanada's impudent remarks cause a huge backlash as every high-ranking Yokuzuna wants the chance to knock him down and humiliate him for showing such arrogance.

Thus begins Harimanada's journey to the top as he battles to topple the entire Sumo hierarchy!


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Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
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Opening Theme

''Zettai Makenai (絶対負けない)'' by Keiji Katayama

Ending Theme

''Shinu made Hanasanai (死ぬまで離さない)'' by A-TLES

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Nov 20, 2015
Story 4

The story is the weakest aspect of Aa Harimanada, it doesn't have much of a story line. The plot revolves around Harimanada disregard for Sumo tradition which doesn't go down well with the Sumo sports authority(SSA). Rest of the anime revolves around the tussle between Harimanada and the authority.

The story is simplistic and there aren't any/many twist and turns in it. The good thing is there aren't any fillers .

Art 5

For a 90's anime the art is okay. One gripe i had was that the faces of many of the antagonists looked similar and i couldn't tell the difference. Also some of read more
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Golgo and Harimanada are both invincible, living by their own strong rules, dead serious but also self-assuredly relaxed. And they don't talk much. Their deeds do. This is especially true for Golgo, while Harimanada is less detached from emotions and occasionally insults his opponents violently bashing their poor effort. Both characters are voiced by great actors with deep and memorable voices. 
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