iPhone app makes a Sumo masquerade


A privilege that only the fortunate ones get to enjoy is the Sumo wrestling which is highly popular in Japan, however widely heard globally by the masses. Not everyone can cross the borders as per the fight schedules and reserve their seats in the ring to watch the action but here is a solution which can at least bring the experience a little closer to realization.The ‘Sumobooth’ application developed by Tokyo based MotionPortrait Inc, a subsidiary of the internet-linked So-net Entertainment Corporation has made it all possible. It allows the users to upload a photo of their face taken with their phone. The graphics and images are processed to add kilograms and pounds and the wrestlers’ trademark hairstyle with a topknot. The app also has the capacity to record voices and the ability to change them to give users’ a sumo wrestler’s specific gruff sound.

The company is offering the app for $1.41 and promising that the software is a complete fun and value for money. The company officials further added that they wanted to portray the Japanese culture to the entire world and fulfill the desires of the people who are keen lovers of Sumo wrestling but are not in a position to witness it live or even experience the action through virtual mediums.