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|Written by||Tetsuya Chiba|
|Original run||August 1973 – March 1998|
|Original video animation|
|Released||November 22, 1990 – April 25, 1991|
|Anime television series|
|Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!|
|Produced by||Tomohiro Tsuji (TV Asahi)
Gyarmath Bogdan (Toei Animation)
|Written by||Akatsuki Yamatoya|
|Music by||Tatsumi Yano|
|Original run||April 6, 2014 – ongoing|
Notari Matsutarō (のたり松太郎?) is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Tetsuya Chiba about sumo wrestling. It was serialized by Shogakukan in Big Comic from August 1973 to June 1993, then after a hiatus it returned from October 1995 to March 1998. Notari Matsutaro received the 1978 Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga.
It was adapted as a series of ten Original Video Animations (OVAs) released between November 22, 1990 and April 25, 1991.
A television series titled Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! (暴れん坊力士!!松太郎 Abarenbō Rikishi!! Matsutarō?), with lead character Matsutarō Sakuguchi voiced by Ken Matsudaira, began broadcast on TV Asahi affiliates on April 6, 2014. It is also streaming on Crunchyroll.
- Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! website
- Notari Matsutarō (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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