The first rule of Fight Club: Don’t talk about Fight Club. Luckily, this is Box Sumo and we are definitely going to talk about it! Check out the most watched videos in the Box Sumo series and get a behind-the-scenes look at how they were made.
Our Box Sumo videos have made quite the splash with their arrival. The wacky characters, hilarious scenarios, and let’s not forget the high stakes fights! In case you haven’t seen all the action yet, we compiled a list of the top five Box Sumo videos, and even give you some behind the scenes information about each video. Before we get to that, however, let us tell you about the main inspiration behind Box Sumo.
What is Sumo Wrestling?
According to Japan-guide.com, Sumo Wrestling is the national sport of Japan and originated as a way to entertain the Shinto deities. Many of the sport’s religious roots and traditions are still honored today by modern day fighters.
As for the rules, the first one to leave the ring or touch the ground with any part of his body (Sumo is only practiced by men professionally) other than his feet, loses the match. Simple, quick, and wildly entertaining! And because there are no weight classes in this sport, wrestlers often gain MASSIVE amounts of weight to better their chances of winning the fight. You never know what kind of opponent you’ll get in a sumo fight!
What is Box Sumo?
In keeping with the “you never know who you’ll face” theme of a traditional sumo match, Box Sumo features over 60 characters to keep the fighting fresh. These nano-powered fighters work in much the same way as a traditional sumo match: the first one to leave the ring loses! Using vibration technology, the wrestlers move across the ring with ease (and no remotes!) to knock the other fighter out of the ring.
But what really makes these fighters unique is the downright outrageous personalities they have, as demonstrated in the series of YouTube videos featured on the HEXBUG YouTube channel.
The Box Sumo video series has been wildly popular, so we decided to pull together a list of the most watched videos! Check out our list of fan favorites:
1) Box Sumo: Ep. 3 – Grim Reaper vs. Grandma
Without a doubt this is the most watched video of the Box Sumo series. This is the first location fight we ever featured in Box Sumo. Most of the fights happen in the Box Vegas arena, but for this one, we thought it would be funny to fight in Grandma’s living room!
Having multiple sets made us realize that we could offer different locations, props, and even a blank character template to our viewers in case they wanted to make their own hilarious videos! (Get them here)
2) Box Sumo: Ep. 5 – Giant vs. Leprechaun
The second place Box Sumo video is the Giant vs. Leprechaun. When we were creating the characters for this fight, we thought it would be funny if the “Giant” and Leprechaun ended up being the same size. The giants family is quite large, however. They ended up being the only Box Sumo characters that were larger than the standard size, and were created specifically for this video.
3) Box Sumo: Ep. 4 – Witch vs. Three Little Pigs
A classic match! The Witch vs. Three Little Pigs. This one is a fan favorite because it is one of the only times that the announcers get to join the fight inside the ring. Derelict Ransom jumps in to help the Witch. After all, the fight is three-on-one, which is hardly fair.
We weren’t sure if we should have three separate voices for the Three Little Pigs, or if it should be just one voice. We did some tests, and ended up deciding that the coolest sounding voice would be three people speaking in unison. One of our inspirations for this was “The Delightful Children from Down the Lane” in the cartoon Codename: Kids Next Door. The Witch and Derelict Ransom are two of the Three Little Pigs voices.
4) Box Sumo: Ep. 2 – Fairy vs. Pirate
This is one of our earliest Box Sumo concepts. We are glad it made the fan favorite list! We always thought it was hilarious to have someone in the Box Sumo fight who was dressed up in a crazy costume, but didn’t know they were going to be fighting in the ring.
If you couldn’t tell, those flying special effects were accomplished with some fishing line. It’s state of the art technology. We here at HEXBUG like to implement only the most cutting edge special effects and advanced techniques into our videos.
5) Box Sumo: Ep. 6 – Wizard vs. Uncle Sam
The battle of the old folks! The Wizard takes on Uncle Sam in this crazy fight. There are a lot of reasons fans love this video, the hilarious Gandalf and America references, and also the pure adorableness of that unicorn! Who can say no to unicorns? The Box Sumo Handbook has all kinds of ridiculous rules in this episode, and that is always good for a laugh. It was another one of our early concepts. We thought it would be hilarious if the rules kept changing, and got more and more ridiculous as the episodes went on. Guess it worked!
That’s all she wrote. We had an absolute blast making these Box Sumo videos, and we hope that you enjoyed watching them. We have another round of fights coming soon, and we can’t wait to share with you all the new hilarious matches that happen. Thanks for reading (and watching) and we will see you in the next episode!
Questions for you:
- Have you seen all of the Box Sumo Episodes?
- Which Box Sumo fight is your favorite?
- What fight would you want to see next?
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