Fall 2018 anime Hinomaru Zumo, based on Kawada’s original manga, revealed some sumo club members of the Eiga University high school.
Shunsuke Takeuchi is to play Sosuke Kuze, who is called a thoroughbred in the sumo world and national treasure Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi because his father Yamatokuni used to be a yokozuna. Takuto Yoshinaga is to play Shun Kariya, who has got a petite physique but makes up for it with his speed and skills. Noriaki Sugiyama is the voice behind the Eiga University-affiliated club captain Yomodanshi. Rion Sawai, the guy with a foul tongue but a gentle personality, will be played by Taku Yashiro. Daniel Stefanov, the Bulgarian sumo ringer, will be voiced by Justin Tomimori.
TV anime Hinomaru Zumo is to air starting October 2018 at TOKYO MX, AbemaTV, BS11, Sun Television, TV Aichi, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting.