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NEWS: Hinomaru Sumō Manga Reaches 'Climax' in Next Chapter on July 22




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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:55 am Reply with quote
An incredibly underrated manga. At least it'll have a proper, unrushed, unaxed ending.
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Scoot



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:42 pm Reply with quote
Lactobacillus yogurti wrote:
An incredibly underrated manga. At least it'll have a proper, unrushed, unaxed ending.

You never hear about this series at all in the west for some reason. Its odd.
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm Reply with quote
Scoot wrote:
Lactobacillus yogurti wrote:
An incredibly underrated manga. At least it'll have a proper, unrushed, unaxed ending.

You never hear about this series at all in the west for some reason. Its odd.


Two words: Sports manga.

Unfortunately, in the USA (which is what most people understand by the west), sports manga flop because they'd rather see real-life sports (or better said, American football, baseball or basketball). In Latin America, while we do enjoy sports manga, we still prefer football. So a series about something as Japanese as sumo would be overlooked by people. I wholeheartedly recommend HinoZumou, though.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:03 pm Reply with quote
And thus another spot opens up in Jumps line-up.
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Scoot



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:26 pm Reply with quote
Lactobacillus yogurti wrote:
Scoot wrote:
Lactobacillus yogurti wrote:
An incredibly underrated manga. At least it'll have a proper, unrushed, unaxed ending.

You never hear about this series at all in the west for some reason. Its odd.


Two words: Sports manga.

Unfortunately, in the USA (which is what most people understand by the west), sports manga flop because they'd rather see real-life sports (or better said, American football, baseball or basketball). In Latin America, while we do enjoy sports manga, we still prefer football. So a series about something as Japanese as sumo would be overlooked by people. I wholeheartedly recommend HinoZumou, though.


That's why Haikyuu is popular right? Slam Dunk? Eyeshield 21? I think its unpopular in the west BECAUSE its sumo. Its unrelatable to North American culture.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:52 am Reply with quote
I think a big reason why Hinomaru Sumo isn't popular in the US is because Viz never licensed it for US release. You can only read the English version on the Manga Plus app but there's no physical release and it's not on Viz's US app. I hope we can get a physical release of the manga and a second season of the anime as I also enjoyed this show and agree it's underrated. I actually became interested in it because it was about a sumo and it seems like we haven't gotten many sports manga about sumo so I was curious to check it out.
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