A Sumo Wrestler's Tail

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Synonyms: Chu-zumo, Chuu-Zumou
Japanese: ちゅうずもう
English: A Sumo Wrestler's Tail
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2010
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Duration: 13 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #62122
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Popularity: #10351
Members: 2,800
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Once upon a time, there lived an old man and his wife in a mountain. One night, he found a bunch of mice heading to somewhere. He followed them and saw the mice playing Sumo. The man and his wife happened to know the mice living in their house always lose the matches, and they gave them some foods to support the team.

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Yamashita, Akihiko
Miyazaki, Hayao
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Tanaka, Atsuko
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Takahashi, Moyo
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Mar 17, 2018
Chuuzumou is a charming short film about mice participating in sumo wrestling. The viewpoint character is a grumpy old man living with his grumpy old wife on their mountainside farm, who discovers the athletes living in their home and decides that he's going to help them achieve their dreams. It is utterly delightful and minus a few short lines of dialogue told entirely visually; if you go to the Ghibli museum and don't watch this film if it's on display, you are only cheating yourself.

It is simple, expressive, suitable for everyone, and the sumo is accurately portrayed (insofar as there ain't no rule saying a ...
Feb 5, 2019
I watched this when I visited the Ghibli museum and it was amazing. The vibe in the theater was so comforting and soothing. The movie was so simple, cute and entertaining it made me feel very relaxed and amazed at the museum. I will definitely visit Japan again and I will definitely visit the Ghibli museum again.
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