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

It's a musical about singing, dancing teen sumo wrestlers. Need we say more?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Aug 6, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:25 am CDT

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

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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.

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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

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*First Published: Aug 6, 2015, 9:13 am CDT