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.
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 made this review it was after watching episode 20.
Story: Fair 6. DOSUKOI!!!
Well, I give it a "Fair" score since the anime itself has a slow progression and pretty much random, but it still provides some aspect of entertainment where at one point I would like to see an ending where I would like to see Matsutarou getting owned big time and on the second is where I see his entertaining side where ,pretty much this anime's story plot rides on his journey and misadventure of being a Sumo wrestler which is why this part gets a 6 in my opinion, so as for my update of this anime for its last episode I will retain the score of 6.
Art: Decent 4. DOSUKOI!!!
Obvious enough, that this anime's art was pretty much retro in today's standard but it is still artistic in such a way. So I'm keeping the score the way it is.
Sound and Character: Good 7. DOSUKOI, DOSUKOI!!!
For the sound, the score is for the opening theme and for the VAs who did Matsutarou, Tanaka and Reiko's voice, since the anime has a seinen genre, so typically this anime is for the more older audience, so in such aspect the mature voices really does match this anime as a whole. The opening theme "Dosukoi Jinse" really does depict the life of a rowdy wrestler like Matsutarou , which was another reason why this anime's sound deserves a 7.The characters, ok so this is all about Matsutarou and Matsutarou alone, but let's not forget about Tanaka who is the one who keeps the main character in somewhat "in check," frankly as odd as it is the score is more for Tanaka than for Matsutarou, since he has to take up the burden of putting Matsutarou back on his track. Matsutarou, on the other hand really is one character that I like to hate, though, I did said that he is entertaining, I did said that he's is a character that I wanna see get owned and after watching the last episode I'm happy as to how things went for him (I'm not gonna put the spoilers, co'z I don't want them mods on my back) , now on Reiko, I would have wish that she has more aired time but alas she only limited to just a few moments with the main character, Matsutarou, also, she one character where I don't like to end up with Matsutarou and I'm glade she didn't. Let's face it, a nice girl like Reiko being with Matsutarou is like a girl marrying a guy who is a wife beater. I also like the scene where she walks away from Matsutarou, since it kinda made him a more matured person in a rude awakening way.
Enjoyment: Good 7. DOSUKOI!!!
What makes me enjoy this anime was the simple wish that I get to see Matsutarou getting owned, that is if he does get owned in any of the upcoming episodes and I'm glade he did, so I hereby change my score from 6 to 7 since I like the way how it ended.
Overall: From Decent 4 to very good 8. DOSUKOI!!!
All I can say is that when watching this anime one would hate the main character, Matsutarou at one point and on the next one would find him entertaining, also, I've change my score from a 4 to a 8, since in the end getting see him growing up.......late in his life, has made me change my score for this anime's overall