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Who is the Ace of Choco Pro?
Akki
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Chris Brookes until literally anyone on this show beats him
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Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


For a while now, I've been watching Gatoh Move, and I enjoy it a lot! I don't think many people in this forum watch it, though. Now that they have launched their new weekly show for Westerners, I think it is a great time to introduce you to it.

Ok let's get this out of the way first:

The Venue


Ichigaya Chocolate Square. This is a dentist's office with mats put down. No ring; the waiting room has been stripped out and fans watch from folding chairs surrounding mats adjacent to windows and outside the window looking in, as you can see. Gatoh Move has fans spectating, but Choco Pro does not.

Alongside her wrestling school, Emi promotes two shows: Gatoh Move and Chocolate Pro Wrestling, both are inter-gender.

Gatoh Move


The flagship. A traditional wrestling show (as traditional as you can be in a dentist's office) with a crowd and focus on matches. When wrestling was allowed, they uploaded a match every day to YouTube. Once this whole corona thing dies down, I expect them to start back up. The announcer is named Pumi. He is actually the money behind the whole show! A lot of now-famous joshi started life or spent a lot of time in Gatoh Move. The most famous are Riho and Hikaru Shida.

Choco Pro
Choco Pro is Emi's twice weekly show designed for Westerners. It's hard to describe because it's unlike anything else ever done. The best I can come up with is wrestling children's show for adults. Everything is done directly to the camera. Emi has said in interviews that she wants the audience to be you at home and that's it. So all action is done directly to the camera. Shows include non-wrestling things like sing-alongs, group activities (Emi taught everyone proper Hindu squat form and then everyone, including you, did reps) and of course, the weekly rock paper scissors tournament for the ultimate prize: a piece of chocolate.

Where to Watch
Right now, since there's no Gatoh Move, we're getting a lot of weird stuff like beer reviews and hair tutorials. We're also getting watch parties and long form interviews (the one with Emi about her time in FMW is amazing). Everything is available on their youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2...7TNSv2mSbPkj0w. They also have a pivotshare that they are abandoning possibly for patreon? They said they want to go to something where you can watch for free and donate.

Thanks for reading so far! For my money, Choco Pro is the best weekly wrestling show, and a great intro to wrestling for a new fan. Here's some songs about gatoh move https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dyzlOAczgk


thanks to wowporn

God Bless My Posting Friends

Smoking Crow fucked around with this message at 21:29 on Apr 22, 2020

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Junpei Hyde
Mar 15, 2013


Never believe in lies





gatoh move is the only joshi fed we need tbh

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

Gatoh Move is the greatest prowrestling obscured by bong smoke experience because its like two kids pushing the couches together and powerboming each other for 3 hours straight. Except the baby mama doesn't cuss you out for smoking in front of the kids again.

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


here's the last (wrestling) episode of choco pro for those of you who didn't see. i think it's the best weekly show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_d6fqXVBjE

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






Gatoh Move and Emi own and you should go see them if youíre ever in Tokyo. One of the most fun wrestling shows Iíve ever seen + Emi is a sweetheart

I have to say I havenít really kept up with Chocopro but will probably try to catch up!!!

Edit: Oh poo poo a Honda vs Sayaka Obihiro match??

extradite THIS! fucked around with this message at 20:06 on Apr 22, 2020

Lamuella
Jun 26, 2003

It's like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron.




Gatoh Move seem to have decided to singlehandedly replace all other broadcast video. They're giving us matches, watchalongs, hangouts where we drink beer, makeup and hair routines...

Also Baliyan Akki is cool as gently caress.

Lamuella fucked around with this message at 20:07 on Apr 22, 2020

NuclearPotato
Oct 27, 2011

Brother, why must you be the one with the superior jeans?


https://twitter.com/ThatDamn_Chris/...8294501377?s=20

She finally did it

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

Akki is mvp for getting murdered by Suzuki

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

I'm really glad I convinced my friend to go watch Gatoh Move when he was over in Japan for Wrestle Kingdom. Despite my envy.

I really appreciate how they don't really feel like a traditional pro wrestling company. Chris Brookes goofing on Mei for being so short never stops being funny. But mostly I just really value what Emi is doing as far as training people who would not traditionally get into wrestling, like Lulupencil. It's unique.

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


chris brookes is a hero every time he shows up on choco pro

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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I like their wrestling shows, not so hot on their two hour cooking videos.

Johnny Landmine
Aug 1, 2004

Ladies and gentlemen,
start your engines.



I'm sad the rona canceled one of Gatoh Move's extremely rare Osaka shows.

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

King of the Pirates?




Emi and Honda being the really cool Aunt and Uncle letting the kids play wrestling while Brookes exerts the biggest brother energy is probably my favorite regular wrestling show right now. I've missed a bunch of Dynamite shows because it's not live anymore, I've almost entirely stopped watching RAW and Smackdown, but I'll still watch Choco Pro whenever I see it pop into my feed

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

You are now hearing this
noise in your head.





It's just.... fun.

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


thank you junpei for the delicious thread tag

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

Show tonight at 11pmEST? I think the tweet said

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


coconono posted:

Show tonight at 11pmEST? I think the tweet said

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqO4RNPotdQ

9pm at this vid

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS


even better!

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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The concept of Choco Pro is "It's literally just Gatoh Move." It is a good concept.

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


big news choco pro may or may not be a part of aew

emi hasnt asked anyone for permission yet but she's running with it

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Push Lulu Pencil.

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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Honda just being fabulous.

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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Aha! This is the second TNT show! It all makes sense now!

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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What a finish. Also Emi now owns AEW through like... common law?

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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Choc Pro is the gay socialist wrestling collective everybody claims they want.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

Emi Sakura deciding to lend ChocoPro's popularity to AEW is a power move.

Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

Not dead yet

I like Emi Sakura and company

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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Billing herself as "AEW Superstar Emi Sakura" is monumentally dope

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

AEW Superstar Emi Sakura

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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Neodoomium posted:

Billing herself as "AEW Superstar Emi Sakura" is monumentally dope

It may have taken her a year to realise she was under contract but now she is gonna milk it

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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As soon as people can travel again I want the entire AEW roster doing matches here

An Ichigaya Chocolate Square episode of Dynamite

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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This lady is an hilarious rear end in a top hat.

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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You can't tell me Orange Cassidy doesn't already live here

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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This match kinda slaps.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

I'm cry laughing at the Mei/Honda match

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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Mei is the best referee

Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

Not dead yet

loving destroyed her chest

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


Neodoomium posted:

Mei is the best referee

my favorite mei ref moment is when anton and emi had a match and were singing together and mei is trying to get them to engage by boxing the air in the corner of the frame

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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AEW Dark (chocolate) Tournament time!

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oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

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Now she's going full Onita? The best

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