Sumo Champion Asashoryu Xbox 360 Fan


Surprisingly, current yokozuna Asashoryu appears to be an Xbox 360 fan. Some might suggest it is a console befitting his scale and girth.

The writer of the article muses over how tiny the TV is in comparison to the wrestler, and more significantly in comparison to his 200 million yen annual salary, as well as his using cheap composite interconnects, and wonders whether his interest lies in the game Blue Dragon.

He’s not the only wrestler with such proclivities: there was also the case of the erogaming sumo wrestler


For those of you who are unfamiliar with sumo, yokozuna is the highest rank a wrestler can achieve in his division (either west or east).

Asashoryu, a sumo hailing from Mongolia, is famous in the sumo world for garnering an outstanding number of victories.

He was subject to some controversy in the past however, due to feigning injury to participate in a soccer tournament back home. His less conventional personality has also caused some problems, but his nationality has not.

For a detailed biography of his life and career, see here.

Via Hachimaki.

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    Comment by metatron
    18:14 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    does he play Idolm@ster 360?

    Comment by kenjiharima
    21:00 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He reminds me of Takamura from Hajime no Ippo in that position.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    excuse me, but what with the lady handbag on the left?

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    Comment by Geerie
    19:50 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    do not mock the man purse they hold electronics. i shall beat you with mine if attempt it. they do not hold makeup the hold things that hurt far worse.

    Comment by Krunk
    16:41 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a murse:

    Comment by Sixo
    12:42 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, I noticed that too. Interesting.

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    Comment by RaikenTB
    10:18 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a shame he got suspended that one time. I could have seen him participate when I watched the matches in Fukuoka.

    I dunno how anyone could go back to composite after using something better. I'm especially spoiled nowadays by HDMI since everything goes through just one plug.

    Comment by Wan
    10:01 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well the TV is intriguing I guess, but just goes to show laziness to me. Shitloads of people still use composite because it's what's quickly available. I have better output options as well, but I still haven't bought the cables for my consoles/etc. Maybe the TV is from his pre-sumo days.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    09:58 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And a new sterotype is born...

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    Comment by Geerie
    19:49 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its already a common stereotype that jocks play the 360. im assuming sumo wrestlers do have a certain personality trait in common (however i think that applies to anyone who does something physical)

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    Comment by maxchain
    09:57 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tch... I'm glad someone gets to play Otomedius Gorgeous.

    Also, why does he keep his system facing backwards?

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    Comment by Geerie
    19:47 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or he just moved it out of the way. if you notice theres no shelving. when i was moving around i had my tv on the floor so my consoles ended up facing the wrong way a few times.

    Comment by Svinto
    02:49 04/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the same thing.

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    Comment by KYPMbangi
    09:39 04/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is a cold country (like Canada), so any heat source would be appreciated. And we know how hot can the xbox get

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    Comment by Artefact

    You sure about this? It seems pretty warm to me.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ventilation issues maybe?

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    Comment by Jarmel
    10:20 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Explain to me why the Xbox 360 is facing away against him towards the storage containers? He also has a PSP as seen by the charger in front of the TV.

    Comment by blinx01
    10:24 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being a 360 owner myself, I can see the logic.
    I imagine that room must be fairly small and get quite hit. Considering the 360's well known failure due to overheating, I can only assume he's switched it that way so the air vents at the back have proper circulation rather than being right up against a wall. ^_^

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    11:45 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't make much sense to me though considering he has the AC adapter sitting ontop of the console as well, or do the x360 adapters not get as hot as pretty much all the other adapters I have ever bothered checking?

    Comment by Krunk
    16:43 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The brick doesn't particularly get hot. It gets warm. What you want is to not block off any ventilation holes, which are on the back and side (opposite of the hdd).

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    20:17 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or he just put away the Xbox 360 hurriedly because he wanted to lay the futon and like down.

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    20:18 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lie down I mean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the first picture... are those bolts coming out of his arm?

    Comment by Svinto
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    Comment by RaikenTB
    13:59 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe those are acupuncture needles. They're supposed to relieve stress.

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    Comment by exia
    13:34 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh you found the secret out. Hes actually a robot....Made by Sony, who likes microsoft crap. go figure.

    Comment by Sixo
    12:43 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Zooming in makes it look even more curious >.<.

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