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!!
Volume 8: Kiseki no Mattanashi Taiketsu!! (Crossover one-shot between "Kuroko no Basket" and "Hinomaruzumou")
Hinomaruzumou the story of Ushio Hinomaru a sumo wrestler who aims to become a Yokozuna, little in size Hinomaru is the underdog everyone wants to win wanting to prove everyone wrong and with an incredible passion for sumo, hinomaru joins the Oodachi High sumo club and meets his awesome friends together they aim to become the best high school sumo club in the country.
So what makes this manga so good? The character development in my opinion, the character development is amazing every character is likeable and has their own backstory and reason they want to win and be the best. Over all the
interaction of the characters you feel like you’re actually part of the sumo club not just a bystander. By getting to know all the characters pretty well and understanding their failures, ambitions, and aspirations you want them to win just as much as they do themselves which makes any loss that much more painful for the characters and the reader himself after seeing all the effort they put in how can you not want them to win.
Which brings me to my second point the characters are strong because of their training, having acs of the manga that focus on training and improving the characters they don’t randomly become strong, every character has to put in an effort to win against rivals seemingly impossible to beat the sumo club does everything to improve and become stronger.
The art is incredible you can feel the intensity of the fights and see just how much both of the people participating want to win. With the art capturing every detail it makes the manga journey a lot more enjoyable and helps elevate the story to new levels every move push, pull , throw etc feels real helping the reader get immersed into the story and characters easily.
Overall i really like this manga giving it a 9/10 at first i though sumo was weird two overweight males pushing each other to the ground as someone who’s not from that side of the world i never thought it would be so good throughout reading the manga I’ve developed an incredible respect for sumo and all the sumo wrestlers, seeing how much effort they put in to be the best i could only admire it I’ve even started watching real sumo enjoying it a lot. I started reading the manga after seeing the anime which i got recommended to I really enjoyed the anime(hopefully they make a season 2) in the wait for season 2 I decided to read the manga enjoying it just as much as the anime if not more for anyone wondering if you should read the manga or watch the anime and is reading my review please do it you will not regret it.
As this manga is now officially complete and i assume people want to read this because it's finished so the best opportunity to read this series.
Does it reach the heights as the legendary sports manga/anime like Hajime no Ippo, Major, Slam Dunk, Ashita no Joe.... well nope this is a serviceable sports manga however its a fun read.
This is honestly the biggest highlight for me, it damn impressive framing and considering this is drawn in a weekly schedule idk how the author does this amount of detail this ridiculously fast. Thats not really it though, good art is easy to appreciate like
death note but framing more important ( where death note fails at) this succeeds. The Art the framing .... tells the story and what can be considered pretty cliche and general okay in terms of writing is goes to new heights because as a whole it works wonderfully.
if u read a sports manga ( or watch anime) you know the plot straight away and doesn't really stray from it too much its pretty standard. However, that said the author does a good job making characters likable and relatable pretty quickly they is really a lack of padding everything pretty much plot and concise.
This isn't a particular deep in writing like the ones i listed above however for what its worth it does a solid job. Its good knowing that this isn't only High School but also as a Professional.
as i said don't particularly amazing, its good though for what its worth. It gives u some perspective of the life style of a wrestler but i would like to know more about them. Like when u read Hajime no Ippo u really do feel u understand the lifestyle because ( author is an actual boxer trainer) the amount of time and detail the author puts in into his craft.
The Ending its not bad, its exactly as you expect however its the type of ending u feel like 30 pages was cut. This needed some sort of epilogue even the cliche main character marry Heroine and updates of all the former members....
Before MAL basically made 5-7 worthless, when i mean 6.7/10 that's a compliment, not a diss if the ending was better definitely give it a 7/10 however i just can't unfortunately. Everyone will have a fun time reading this manga for sure and it does emotional pretty well as a short person i do relate.
Do you know anything about Sumo? Do you like Sumo?
Neither do I. But that doesn't stop this manga from being any less enjoyable to read. The story isn't groundbreaking. It's your standard sports shounen plot, but it's done well. It progresses at a nice pace and keeps it interesting. The characters are where Hinomaru-Zumou really shines. Especially the protagonist. Multidimensional, well-written, likable/interesting, understandable backstory... It's all there, and then some.
If you're looking for a fun new manga to pick up, Hinomaru-Zumou is a pretty good choice.
Awesome title. Let me see... A lot of cool fights without magical powers (until now at least - chapter 13 released this week xD), a truly original theme (sumō), the super nice cliches of boy's manga like friendship, superation, nice hairs even for the manly dudes (shonen jump after all). Totally worth it.
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