Hinomaru Zumō Anime's Main Cast Revealed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed the cast for the television anime of Kawada's Hinomaru Zumō manga on Monday.
(From top left to bottom right in the image above)
- Atsushi Abe as Hinomaru Ushio
- Fukushi Ochiai as Shinya Ozeki
- Kentaro Kumagai as Yūma Gojō
- Takuya Sato as Chihiro Kunisaki
- Ayumu Murase as Kei Mitsuhashi
- Takuma Terashima as Kirihito Tsuji
The Weekly Shonen Jump issue also debuted a new visual:
The anime will premiere in October.
Kōnosuke Uda (One Piece, DAYS) is serving as chief director and Yasutaka Yamamoto (Hero Bank, Actually, I Am...) is directing at GONZO. Kii Tanaka (Cheating Craft, Hundred) is designing the characters. NAS is producing.
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. Shueisha' published the 20th volume on May 2, and will publish the 21st volume on August 3.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 30, Hinomaru Zumō anime's official Twitter account
Update: New key visual and character visuals added.
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