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Sumo Vixens (1996)

Hana no onna sumô (original title)
The opening credits roll over a women's sumo contest at the Original Women's Sumo Institute, featuring the champion Wakazakura aka Kimiyo Sakura ('Kyôko Nakamura' (qv)), and Komasa Akagi ('... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Arase ...
Zenjirô
Catherine Battistone ...
Kimiyo (voice) (as Catherine Luciani)
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Domino (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Tracey Brawn ...
Bibari (voice)
Steve Cassling ...
Announcer / Fiance (voice) (as Steve Areno)
Eba ...
Ruriko
Melissa Fahn ...
Setsuko (voice) (as Melissa Charles)
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TV Director (voice) (as Bob Bobson)
Keisuke ...
Tonpachi (as Keesuke)
Aya Koizumi ...
Bibari - Domino's Secretary
Steve Kramer ...
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Shôko Kudô ...
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Komasa Akagi (voice)
Lynn Louise ...
Mari (voice)
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Oryu (voice) (as Melissa Williamson)
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The opening credits roll over a women's sumo contest at the Original Women's Sumo Institute, featuring the champion Wakazakura aka Kimiyo Sakura ('Kyôko Nakamura' (qv)), and Komasa Akagi ('Kei Mizutani' (qv))... See full synopsis »

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The Sassiest Sumo You've Ever Seen![USA]

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10 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Ruriko: I want o revive women's sumo. People have dirty thoughts about women's sumo, but I believe there's something more than that. Women want to release stress with physical movement, when they're frustrated.
Tonpachi: Well... Fitness industries are now doing women's boxing, called Boxercise. If we market women's sumo as a form of diet, lots of young girls might come and do it. It can be a good business, Boss!
Szenjirou: What is a diet?
Tonpachi: To lose weight and become skinny.
Szenjirou: Fool! How can sumo make people skinny?
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Does not live up to its concept
23 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Topless female sumo wrestling! Sounds like a surefire concept, doesn't it? Unfortunately, "Sumo Vixens" doesn't have enough vision to do the concept justice. The main problems with this movie are:

a) Too much (annoying) "comic relief" from some supporting characters.

b) Too much "story" - for example, the actual sumo tournament lasts only about 10 minutes, and when it's over the film needlessly goes on for 10 more.

c) Poor fight choreography - they should have either hired a good trainer, or let the girls completely improvise the fights themselves; they seem to have done something in-between, and it doesn't look too good.

It's not a total loss - after all, we ARE talking about topless female sumo wrestling here - and the actress who plays the bad girl nails her role, but it's something of a missed opportunity. (*1/2)


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