This sumo-wrestling movie has a twist—it’s a coming-of-age musical

Here are three words we never thought we’d see together: sumo wrestling musical.

Sumo Road (aka Dosu Koi Musical) sounds like your typical coming-of-age sports movie: a friendless exchange student wants to join a college sports team but has to prove himself by facing up to the intimidating team captain.

In this case, though, the sport in question is sumo wrestling, and the movie is a musical with full Japanese song-and-dance numbers. Obviously, the trailer looks just as incredible as you would expect. 

Who knew that “Glee meets sumo wrestling” would ever be a thing?

H/T rocketnews24 | Screengrab via dTV/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor