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English: Hinomaru Sumo
Synonyms: Sumo of the Rising Sun, Sumo Wrestler Hinomaru
Japanese: 火ノ丸相撲


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.491 (scored by 8,333 users)
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Ranked: #17052
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Popularity: #2039
Members: 37,614
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It is a divine ritual, a martial art, a combat sport—it's sumo!!

A "small" new student, Ushio Hinomaru, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School! The words "big" and "heavy" are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does what...?! Ushio and the small sumo club climbs its way to the top!

The goal is Hinoshita Kaisan! (a title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna)

A fired up high school sumo tale—no retakes allowed!!

*Hinoshita Kaisan - A title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna.

(Source: Shounen Jump, edited)


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

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#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)

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Nov 9, 2018
PurpleRose328 (All reviews)
(Spoilers free!)

When they say that anime literally has everything you can think of, even the weird ones, they're speaking the truth. An anime about magic? Done. An anime about ghosts? There's one. An anime about turning war weapons into cute and beautiful girls? Look no further. And finally, an anime about soda cans also being feminized? Yes, it exists.

And now a shounen anime about sumo.

I can now finally add another entry on my "Japan's Greatest Ideas" list and not on the "Japan's Weirdest Ideas".

Hinomaruzumou or Hinomaru Sumo is about Ushio Hinomaru, a new student who enrolled at Oodachi High School and joined read more
Nov 9, 2018
saiyan_junio (All reviews)
Who knew watching 2 fat dudes hug could be this entertaining...

First of all, let's get the somewhat ugly art style and slightly above average animation out of the way; character designs that appear throughout the show are nothing special and usually their appearance reveals their personality before we even get to know them, every character seems basic and stereotyped to the max, even the MC has the classic shounen body scars to show he's been through some shit! Animation is very still typically but I can't deny that it becomes good and borderline great in action sequences! Sound wise, the OP, ED and OST read more
Nov 9, 2018
icekoolkr (All reviews)
Personally, I don't see why this anime isn't as popular as it should be. It feels as if this anime needs a little more attention so I decided to write this review.

As a fan of sports and shounen anime I think that Hinomaruzumou is actually quite original. There are all these anime that have already been done such as volleyball, tennis, boxing, baseball, etc. But never in my life I thought there would be one about sumo. Every single time I watch an anime that is about a certain sport, I think its great that these anime's teach you about how the sports work as read more
Jan 20, 2019
Sajan_Stanley (All reviews)
Being an outsider, I have always been fascinated by Japanese culture and Anime is the main reason for this. This is one such anime which takes you a sport which is practiced professionally only in Japan and is full of ancient traditions.

The artwork is nice and more than anything, it gets you craving for more. The protagonist (Ushio) is the normal guy with a -never-give-up- attitude and a never ending love for the sport. In the anime, He sparks interest in everyone who is spectating and much like the anime, He will quickly get you interested in Sumo as well. I started reading up on read more


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