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Shonen Jump's Sumo Club Manga Hinomaru Zumō Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Kawada's story centers on boy in high school sumo club

The cover of the sixth 2018 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on January 4 that an anime adaptation of Kawada's Hinomaru Zumō manga has been green-lit.

The combined fourth and fifth issues of Shonen Jump had teased on Monday that the manga would have a "super important announcement" in the sixth issue.

Shonen Jump describes the manga's story:

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

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

Kawada launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2014. The 18th volume will ship on January 4.

Source: Jump Book Store via Yaraon!


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