"Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son" follows the 10-year-old Japanese boy Chikara on his struggle to become a sumo wrestler. As his father, Harumitsu, was himself a professional sumo wrestler in one of Tokyo's most revered clubs, expectations for Chikara are extremely high. Today his father owns a noodle shop where he works a great deal, leaving their only time together for Sumo training. It is a very valuable time for Chikara. He wants to impress his father, but gets anxious in his company, and everything seems to go wrong. With the annual national Sumo Championship approaching, it means everything to Chikara to succeed, in order to gain his father's respect. The film is a story of a small boy in a tough sport under the weight of parental pressure and expectations. But above all, it is a universal narrative about the relationship between a father and his son.