Hinomaru Zumō Anime Adds 5 More Cast Members
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
(From left to right in the image above):
- Justin Tomimori as Daniel Stefanov
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Sōsuke Kuze
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Jin Yomoda
- Takuto Yoshinaga as Shun Kariya
- Taku Yashiro as Rion Sawai
Previously revealed cast members include: (From top left to bottom right in the image above)
- Atsushi Abe as Hinomaru Ushio
- Fukushi Ochiai as Shinya Ozeki
- Kentarō Kumagai as Yūma Gojō
- Takuya Satō as Chihiro Kunisaki
- Ayumu Murase as Kei Mitsuhashi
- Takuma Terashima as Kirihito Tsuji
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.
Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 34, MoCa News