Sumo Manga Notari Matsutaro by Ashita no Joe's Chiba Gets TV Anime
Notari Matsutaro, the sumo hero manga by boxing manga Ashita no Joe's creator Tetsuya Chiba, is inspiring a television anime 16 years after the manga's end. Abarenbō Rikishi!! Matsutarō (Roughneck Sumo Wrestler!! Matsutarō) will premiere on the TV Asahi network at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 6.
The story follows Matsutarō Sakaguchi, a giant roughneck man with strength far beyond ordinary people. He never uttered words like "work hard," "strive," and "dream" like the typical shōnen manga protagonist. However, he is stronger than anyone and peerless in sumo wrestling. His greatest weakness is his own carefree personality. He grows into a full-fledged sumo westler.