What’s happened since last time? Hinomaru Ushio has now managed to build a team that can compete. That’s the first steps to Nationals and potentially becoming a professional sumo wrestler.
The team includes the captain and third-year student, Shinya Ozeki. Bizarrely, the former school thug, Yuma Gojo has also enlisted and is determined to turn his life around.
Then there is Chihiro Kunisaki, a national wrestling champion who is seeking to increase his fighting knowledge so that he can become the ultimate MMA fighter. The last member of the team is Kei Mitsuhashi, a first-year who caught the bug after seeing Ushio fight.
The final member of the team is Kirihito Tsuji who is the manager, and despite being a first-year has an incredible understanding of sumo and a wealth of interesting training techniques.
The team has been training and now, they’re in finals of a tournament with just Ushio to fight. Winners go to Nationals!
Have your feelings changed? I ended up really enjoying this series and hadn’t planned to even watch it, so that was a big surprise. Since then, I think the series has just got better and better. I am really enjoying it, much more than I did or even thought I would.
Favourite character so far? It’s still Ushio, but all of the characters are growing on me. That said, it’s the fights that are the real show stopper. I never fought I would get into sumo, but I find myself on the edge of my seat, cheering and fist-pumping the air. It’s so entertaining.
Who do you want to see more of? I’d say more fights, but I think that’s a given. Then, I’d say more of Ushio infecting people with his commitment and energy, but that’s also a pointless request. So, I’m just going to say, more. Keep them coming. It is an absolute blast.
Are you going to continue watching? Definitely. Like I said earlier, this is a really fun series and I’m excited to see where it goes. I’m certain it will have moved up in my rankings.