Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992) 720p YIFY Movie

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992)

Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger generation is more interested in "Western" sports like baseball and basketball. Professor Anayama, a former university sumo champion, blackmails graduating (and slim) student Shuhei into joining the decimated university team, or he doesn't graduate. Along with a pro wrestler, an unpopular, chubby guy, and a gaijin (white guy), the team begins training for competition, even though none of them cares about sumo at all. Gradually, they develop a love and respect for the traditional sport.

IMDB: 7.20 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 949.65M
  • Resolution: 1280*692 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: Japanese 2.0  
  • Run Time: 105
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 
  • MPR:
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 2

The Synopsis for Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992) 720p

Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger generation is more interested in "Western" sports like baseball and basketball. Professor Anayama, a former university sumo champion, blackmails graduating (and slim) student Shuhei into joining the decimated university team, or he doesn't graduate. Along with a pro wrestler, an unpopular, chubby guy, and a gaijin (white guy), the team begins training for competition, even though none of them cares about sumo at all. Gradually, they develop a love and respect for the traditional sport.


The Director and Players for Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992) 720p

[Director]Masayuki Suo
[Role:]Masahiro Motoki
[Role:]Naoto Takenaka
[Role:]Misa Shimizu


The Reviews for Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992) 720p


Not just for sumo addictsReviewed byedchin2006Vote: 6/10

It's not just for Sumo addicts but knowing about it adds adds to the enjoyment. Similar charming films have been made with sports as the focus which in reality have little to do with sports.

There are a great number of films which use this ploy. I recall a track and field (now known as athletics) film from the seventies that explored race relations. An excellent film 'The Harder They Fall' about boxing dealt with crime and the exploitation of fighters. Clint Eastwood's 'Million Dollar Baby' offering was about relationships. 'Men with Brooms was not just about curling'.

So, this is less about Sumo than about traditional values and the Japanese perspective of traditional values. It's a real peek into the Japanese mind, and it's told with a touch of humour. (You get to learn a bit about the great sport of Sumo, too!)

A rollicking comedy with ridiculous amounts of side pubeReviewed byfightpizzaVote: 7/10

We begin in a Tokyo University classroom and the professor is reading from Jean Cocteau's memoir of a sumo tournament. We then meet our hero Shuhei, who is played by a young Masahiro Motoki who I recently watched in the Netflix show Giri/Haji, which I would heartily recommend except for the garbage ending. Shuhei is tricked by his teacher into joining the sumo club and our adventure begins in much the same fashion it did in Summer School, Revenge of the Nerds, or dozens of other 80s comedies about scrappy underdogs coming together to overcome a superior force and find their true passion and self-worth in the process.

We meet the hot manager, the goofy original club member, the chubby friendless nerd, the effeminate idol, and the obnoxious know-it-all gaijin (foreigner). Naturally they encounter all the other stock characters you can imagine: the tough guy jocks who think they are disgracing the sanctity of sumo, the obnoxious distrustful elders, etc etc etc. I won't spoil how it turns out, but let me just say, you'll never believe what happens at the big tournament!

I kid. Despite its many derivative qualities, I was quite entertained by this movie and think even a non-sumo fan with at least a passing interest in Japan and a tolerance for subtitles could probably find worse ways to spend an hour and a half. For a sumo fan, it's pretty much a two-thumbs-up guarantee. Content Warning: There is a fairly gratuitous amount of flabby yet hirsute male inner thigh to contend with.

A sum greater than its partsReviewed bychaychlochayVote: 7/10

With an interesting premise as well as memorable characters, Sumo Do is an enjoyable movie. It is a movie that geys better as it goes on, with very believable sumo matches.

However, there is some poor directing decisions with sometimes amatuerish camerawork and awkward shots. Some of the dialogue is also delivered (perhaps intentionally) in quick, robotic fashion.

Still, the unique aspects of the film and strength of characterization make it an above average japanese film.

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