Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! headed to Crunchyroll


A shonen-sports anime about Sumo wrestling? Sweet

The shonen-sports genre is one of a niche I usually avoid, and not because every show is terrible, they're not -- it's just that many of them seem so interchangeable. A group of down-trodden students join a club and bound together to overcome the odds and triumph. It's either that, or episode after episode of sitting around and waiting for an opponent to use their unique move or tactic, only to be thwarted by the protagonist, time and time again. It can get tiresome.

While Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! will likely fall into that latter category, I'm tempted to watch it based on its premise alone. I don't believe I've ever come across another anime that delves into the sport of Sumo, and while I doubt this would be the first, it seems as good as any to start with. If anything, it might even provide some insight into a sport I know little about beyond a few fun facts about eating habits and whatnot. The first episode premieres on Crunchyroll, April 5th at 3:30PM PDT.

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