We’re done here….
Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro Episode 1 – “Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro”
Nope. Nope. Nope. I’m done. I’ll give this the required 3 episodes, but don’t expect it to stick around. I spoke too soon with Haikyu!!; this is the worst show so far this season.
The setting is the Showa period, where our “hero” Matsutaro Sakaguchi, is a lazy drunkard who bullies the town. Over the course of the episode he terrorizes students at the school (of which he is the only person in the 20s) as well as his teachers, assaults old ladies, pees on people’s houses, steals candy from a baby, nearly kills his baby brother twice — BREATH —, steals people’s lunch, gets drunk and forces people to drive him places, and kidnaps and tries to force himself upon the teacher he has a crush on. I could be wrong, but this was supposed to be funny, right?
Well it’s definitely not. Instead it’s incredibly rage inducing. I don’t care if this guy gets a redemption arc/storyline, or if he succeeds in sumo wrestling. Right now, all I want to see if him suffering for his actions. Sure, he gets arrested at the end of the episode, but that’s not really much of a consequence. I really can’t be assed to like this guy, now, or later. I really don’t expect that to change over the next two episodes. There’s only so much time in life to live.
The animation is very choppy and blocky, harkening back to the style of 90’s anime. It’s not something that I would normally complain about, but the subject matter only exacerbates the matter. I’m not even interested in writing anymore for this recap. We’re done here.
Interest Level: Super Low