Review: Sumo Do, Sumo Don't
There are now quite a few inspiring and motivating sports TV series on OTT and if you enjoyed the success of such a theme, then you should explore your OTT menus to discover more. Don't worry, we will help!
If you are a martial artist, you already know a few foreign language words. Now, maybe you are ready to take the leap to watch a foreign language TV series with English subtitles. Yes, not a movie--a TV show in Japanese language.
The recommendation for the week is from the hit Disney HotStar TV series titled "Sumo Do, Sumo Don't"
Check it out on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22187310/
In "Sumo Do, Sumo Don't" young Ryota Moriyama is a senior at Kyoritsu University, and receives a job offer at a first-rate company yet gets dumped by the girl he likes, Saki Nishino. His professor informs him that he does not have enough grades to graduate, and he needs to graduate for the cool job waiting for him. Desperate, Ryota agrees to his professor's one condition for getting enough grades for graduation--to join the sumo club and compete in at least one match. With only a single member, Honoka Oba, who is also the captain, the sumo club is on the brink of collapse. They have not had new members for the past two years, and if they do not compete as a team, they lose their 103-year old sumo club. In order to graduate, Ryota endures Honoka's strict training methods and starts to recruit other members.
This TV Series is not just about sport, but sportsmanship and that is why we highly recommend it. You will be immersed in it and won't worry about having to read the subtitles as the action (and emotion) unfolds.
Also, it is a must-watch for all lady-instructors, students and parents of those girls aspiring to take up sports in school and more so in college.
Sports is not just talent and skills but also endurance, patience, persistence and the courage to face failures. In fact, life in general is about those same traits.
Character is many times more important and decisive than attitude.
"Sumo is a miracle of balance, a sport that allows someone small to defeat someone big." ~ Saki Nishino (in TV series "Sumo Do, Sumo Don't")If you enjoy any martial-arts genre movies, then you will definitely 'get a kick' out of this TV series.
Watch trailer on YouTube below:
The TV series is based upon the award-winning movie of the same name released in 1992.
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