Hinomaru Zumo: Mikako Komatsu and Rui Tanabe join the cast of the anime

Hinomaru Zumo Mikako Komatsu and Rui Tanabe join the cast of the anime

The number 31 of Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed two more voices for the animated television adaptation of Kawada's manga Hinomaru Zumo.

Mikako Komatsu will be in charge of giving voice to Reina Gojo (left in the image), with Rui Tanabe giving voice to Chizuko Hori (right). Both girls are the managers of the sumo club of the Odachi Institute.

The voices announced previously were

Atsushi Abe as Hinomaru Ushio
Fukushi Ochiai as Shinya Ozeki
Kentaro Kumagai as Yuuma Gohou
Takuya Sato as Chihiro Kunisaki
Ayumu Murase as Kei Mitsuhashi
Takuma Terashima as Kirihito Tsuji

The series will premiere in October and will adapt the first full part of the story, that is, the one corresponding to volumes 1 to 17. The specific magazine that can be viewed via Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, TV Aichi and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu.

Yasutaka Yamamoto (Jitsu wa Watashi wa, Servant x Service) will be in charge of directing the series under the animation studio Gonzo. The character designs will be Kii Tanaka (Donten ni Warau Gaiden, Hundred), who will also be in charge of the animation direction. Konosuke Uda (One Piece, DAYS) will be the chief project director, while NAS will be the producer.

It is a divine ritual, a martial art, a combat sport—it's sumo!!
A "small" new student, Ushio Hinomaru, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School! The words "big" and "heavy" are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does what...!? Ushio and the small sumo club climbs its way to the top!
The goal is Hinoshita Kaisan (a title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna)!
A fired up high school sumo tale—no retakes allowed!!
(Source: MangaHelpers)

Kawada launched the manga on the pages of the Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2014, counting to date with 19 compilation volumes.