[sumo] Sumo in Movie / TV

Jim Bitgood Jimbit2 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 11 15:45:20 EDT 2007

In a similar vein -
This weekend I was watching my 7-year-old 
grandson for a while and found he was watching a 
Cartoon Network program called "Teen Titans" 
about teenaged super heroes, one being Batman's 
Robin. Anyway the story was set in Tokyo. I 
missed the start and the end, but the part I was 
great fun. The signs in Japanese were real, there 
was even a brief segment of somebody watching a 
TV that was showing a sumo match.
I really enjoyed the one somewhat robotic super 
hero who was wandering around the city with a 
dictionary and found the restaurant that he was 
looking for. The sign in very good kanji said 
"Tabe-houdai" which is what I always told my 
friends was my favorite Japanese food "All you can eat."

At 14:30 6/11/2007, you wrote:
>I was watching Oceans 13 yesterday (funnier than I had expected) when I
>suddenly yelled out ³yobidashi² in a crowded theater as I saw the tell-tale
>shoes as a dohyo was being swept on screen.  To my surprise they had about
>30 seconds of sumo in the movie.  Later when watching the credits, my
>suspicion was confirmed that the rikishi were none other than Akebono and
>Musashimaru!  The USA Sumo confirms that they were involved in making this
>scene happen.
>What an unexpected pleasure.  I look forward to seeing more sumo snippets in
>mainstream movies.


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