Real Life Correlations

  1. Tamura Ryoko, Japan's 48kg Judo Class Gold Medalist from the 2000 Summer Olypmics and the Silver Medalist from the 1996 & 1992 Summer Olympics was nicknamed "Yawara-chan" by the press.

  2. The name of Inokuma can be traced back to one Inokuma Isao, the over 80kg Judo Class Gold Medalist from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

  3. The name of Jigoro can be traced back to the founder of Judo, Kano Jigoro.

  4. The kanji for Yawara is the same kanji as the "Ju" in Judo. Yawara is also the name for the first recorded account of an organized fighting system.

  5. Olympic President Samaranch appears as "Tamaranch".

  6. Former Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa appears as "Niyazawa".

Useless Trivia

  1. Yawara's birthdate: December 8th, 1969 (Showa 44)

  2. Inokuma Family Address: 1-2-3 Kitashimosawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

  3. Yawara and Jigoro made a guest appearance in Project A-Ko 3.

  4. Yawara made a cameo in a City Hunter '91 Episode.

  5. Jigoro made a cameo in a ramen commercial in Volume 17, Set 10 of Happy!

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