Hinomaru Sumo

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Synonyms: Sumo of the Rising Sun, Sumo Wrestler Hinomaru, Hinomaru Zumou
Japanese: 火ノ丸相撲
English: Hinomaru Sumo
German: Hinomaru Sumo
Spanish: Hinomaru Sumo
French: Hinomaru Sumo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2018 to Mar 29, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 5423354,233 users)
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Ranked: #17422
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Popularity: #1796
Members: 121,915
Favorites: 342

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In professional sumo, there are no weight classes. It's a savage sport where the strongest survive, and anyone willing to test their mettle can step into the ring. There is, however, a minimum size requirement to be a pro sumo wrestler, and young Hinomaru Ushio, incredibly talented and hardworking though he may be, does not meet that requirement. This small boy has big dreams of reaching the highest class of sumo, Hinoshita Kaisan. The only way he could possibly go pro is if he becomes the High School Yokozuna, a title given to the strongest wrestler in high school tournaments.

Ushio is under a lot of pressure, as well as a time limit. If he can't show off his skills in the high school tournaments, he may lose his chance to go pro permanently, and the odds are stacked against him. Instead of enrolling in Ishigami High, the best school for sumo in Japan, he enrolls in Odachi High and must build a sumo club from the ground up with the one devout member Shinya Ozeki. Odachi High is the true underdog of the sumo world, but Ushio has to push forward with all his strength if he is going to make it professionally.

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Opening Theme

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1: "FIRE GROUND" by Official HIGE DANdism (Official髭男dism)
2: "Be the NAKED" by Lead

Ending Theme

1: "Hiizuru Basho (日出ズル場所)" by Omedetai Atama de Naniyori (オメでたい頭でなにより)
2: "Sakura Sake (桜咲け)" by Yoshida Yamada (吉田山田)


Apr 9, 2023
Absolutely amazing anime. Alot of sports anime tend to focus only or mainly on the MC but in this show they give everyone a bit of the spotlight. Sumo isnt something im interested in usually, but this anime is great. The way the story is told is beautiful, the pacing is good and the bouts are great.

Overall this anime ticks all the boxes for me ; it looks decent, the battles/bouts are emotional and explain techniques well enough to understand how it all works.

Something felt missing though, im not sure what exactly it is but something didnt quite sit right at times.

Still, ...
Sep 15, 2022
I am not a big fan of sports shows but this one was truly wonderfully executed! When i first watched this show i didn't know anything about sumo but this show did a fantastic job and showing you the basics and also showing you its not a simple sport all about throwing someone down to the ground but had many micro adjustments to change center of gravity to execute complicated maneuvers. Now i watch sumo full time!

The show takes a group of strangers and transforms them into a sumo team to be rivaled. The show depicts a healthy amount of hard work, technic breakdown, and ...
May 28, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Hinomaruzumou is an anime from late '18 to early '19. It's based off of a Kawada manga and the anime was handled by Gonzo. Gonzo has worked on some spectacular anime like Chrno Crusade and Bakuretsu Tenshi. They've also done really mediocre stuff like Strike Witches & Trinity Blood and some absolute rubbish like Sunabouzu. So, predicting their quality isn't exactly plausible. Let's just dive in and see how they did with this one. 


We open with our protagonist, Little Mac, going to scout a school with a strong sumo team. He accidentally takes a wrong turn and ends up at a school where the Sumo ...

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