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Hinomaru Zumō Anime Adds 5 More Cast Members

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Noriaki Sugiyama, Taku Yashiro, more join cast for series premiering in October

This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed five more cast members on Monday for the television anime of Kawada's Hinomaru Zumō manga.

(From left to right in the image above):

Previously revealed cast members include: (From top left to bottom right in the image above)

Additionally, Mikako Komatsu will play Reina Gojō (left in image above), and Rui Tanabe will play Chizuko Hori (right). Both characters are managers of the Ōdachi High School sumo club.

The anime will premiere in October and will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu.

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

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