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Hinomaru Zumō Anime's Promo Video Previews Official HIGE DANdism Song

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime premieres on October 5

The official YouTube channel for the television anime of Kawada's Hinomaru Zumō manga began streaming a promotional video for the series on Tuesday. The video previews Official HiGE DANdism's opening theme song "FIRE GROUND."

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)

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):

(From left to right in the image above):

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 Omedetai Atama de Nani Yori is performing the ending theme song.

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.

Sources: Hinomaru Zumō anime's YouTube channel, MoCa News

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