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Hinomaru Zumō Anime Casts Kaito Ishikawa, Daisuke Namikawa, More

posted on by Karen Ressler

This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced five additional cast members for the television anime of Kawada's Hinomaru Zumō manga on Monday.

Daisuke Namikawa as Gennosuke Araki

Kaito Ishikawa as Mizuki Sada

Yoshito as Yūki Sanada

Subaru Kimura as Tsuyoshi Kanamori

Hiroki Matsukawa as Keiichi Mamiya

The anime will premiere on October 5 at 10:00 p.m. on Tokyo MX and AbemaTV. The show will also air on BS11, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu.

Previously announced cast members include: (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

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.

(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

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.

Rock band Official HIGE DANdism are performing the opening theme song, while rock band Omedetai Atama de Nani Yori are performing the ending theme.

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 21st volume on August 3.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 39

Images via Hinomaru Zumō anime's official website, Animate Times


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