The English version of the Nihon Sumo Kyokai's official sumo app, "Grand Sumo" is finally here!
Browse Honbasho (bouts period) data and watch one new bout video a day for free from Honbasho to next Banzuke (ranking of sumo wrestlers) announcement.
You can register up to one favorite Rikishi for free with the Gohiiki function and get his Torikumi results via notifications. You can also use widget that can easily check Today's Torikumi to quickly browse his opponents and results at a glance.
Become Tanimachi (paid member) to get all these convenient features!
Tanimachi is a Sumo word meaning Sponsor or Patron.
Feature 1: Browse Torikumi and special featured videos as much as you want, no limits!
Watch all Makuuchi, Juryo(Include Makushita last 5) Torikumi videos (approx. 600/basho) in near real-time, you can watch all of Makuuchi videos since May 2010 Honbasho.
Watch featured videos such as famous Torikumi released between previous Honbasho and next one.
Of course there is no limitation of view count.
Feature 2: Use the Gohiiki feature to check Torikumi results!
Register your favorite Rikishi to get Torikumi results with push notifications, and use the widget that shows you today's Torikumi of your Gohiiki at a glance.
With the free version, you can only register up to one Rikishi, but becoming Tanimachi lets you register up to 20. You can also register up to 10 Heya and Rikishi places of origin to access Hoshitori quickly.
Feature 3: Vote for Kanto-Seishin Rikishi from anywhere!
Voting for Kanto-Seishin Rikishi is limited to spectators of Honbasho, but after becoming Tanimachi, you can vote it wherever you are.
Feature 4: Remove ads!
The advertisements shown on the bottom of the screen will no longer appear. This bonus is available only for Tanimachi!
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Ratings and Reviews
Good but could use improvements
Ideally a premium sumo service would allow subscribers to watch full tournament broadcasts with English commentary (I’d be willing to pay extra for that) which this app doesn’t provide. There’s a few other problems as well. The app displays the winner of each match before you can watch the video. There should be a settings option that allows you to hide the results of matches until after you’ve finished watching. Also, the video thumbnails on the app often reveal the winner by showing a wrestler on the ground or out of the ring; obviously the video thumbnail shouldn’t be spoiling the match. Lastly, the app usually posts very short clips of only about 10-15 seconds on the day of the match and then later uploads longer clips (usually like 2 minutes) of the match a day or two later. The longer clips should be available immediately for fans who want to watch the current day’s matches.
It’s still a pretty good app though. It allows you to list your favorite wrestlers and watch their catalogue of matches going back 10 years. The app looks good, is updated pretty quickly and doesn’t have problems with stability or crashing. The current subscription fee is only $4.99 so it’s a good deal for international Sumo fans who don’t have access to Japan’s NHK and AbemaTV broadcasts.
It’s very helpful and organized. The structure makes sense. Thank you.
I love this app. It's great for the international sumo fan however it has one MAJOR PROBLEM and that is that you know who wins a match before watching and that kind of spoils the excitement. The red highlights of winners should stop and the thumbnail stills of the match need to be changed from the end (where you can see who wins, to the faceoff or begining). Come-on no one wants to know who wins before watching! I'd really love to throw away the silly mask I've made for my screen and stop hitting the play button before the still immage appears. Slightly longer clips would be most appreciated. Fans want the ambiance.
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