10 things you must watch from the NJPW Together Project

Kazuchika Okada, NJPW (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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Despite a lot of uncertainty across the world, there is always something that we can be sure of and that’s the fact that NJPW will always provide us with amazing content.

Although like many promotions in Japan and across the world, New Japan has had to cancel several big tours, the company has made it clear that they’re not forgetting about the fans.

Through the project NJPW Together, they have been releasing exclusive content since the start of the pandemic on New Japan World for all their subscribers.

Here are my top 10 must-watches…

1.       My Dad is a Heel Wrestler

Like so many people across the world, I was so excited when New Japan announced that they were going to be involved in the new film My Dad is a Heel Wrestler based on the much-loved Japanese children’s book. The book follows a young boy called Shota who realises that his dad is the most hated wrestler in the company Lion Pro-Wrestling and his journey to not only accepting his father but embracing it.

Big New Japan names from Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, Togi Makabe, and Ryusuke Taguchi just to name a few were all announced for the movie. We even got a glimpse of what to expect during the Fantastica Mania tour with a match between Dragon George and Sweet Gorilla Maruyama vs. Gokiburi Mask and Ginbae Mask.

However, for many international fans, it was almost impossible to find a way to watch the movie. never mind with English subtitles. Luckily, New Japan came to the rescue by releasing the film on as part of NJPW Together with subtitles.

I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait. It’s a heart-warming film that looks at the topic of family, dreams, and friendship all in the context of professional wrestling. With the amazing acting and storyline, it’s impossible not to relate to one of the characters in some way.

At just under two hours, it’s the perfect film to watch with your family one afternoon and, whether you’re a wrestling fan or not, it’s a story everyone can fall in love with.