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  1. Muhomatsu

    New recruits for Hatsu 2019

    Who are the five returnees? I gather that one of them is Terasawa.
  2. Muhomatsu

    New recruits for Aki 2018

    Who is restarting from mae zumo?
  3. I don’t know the English commentators other than reading some items online here. I want to say I was quite disappointed by the content and quality of the English commentary. I am sorry to put this here, online, but as they may read this I think there is an opportunity for feedback. This was a first chance to bring new viewers to the sport and you blew it. It’s better to give some explanations and dumb it down in case you pick up someone new who was intrigued by the adverts. Instead, you lost new viewers right away. There was no means of introduction to the sport or to the wresters. No attempt to emotionally connect with the viewers to connect them with individual wrestlers. It was really like joining a binge watchable show mid-season. Newbies would have no idea what they were watching, and most importantly why they are watching it. Yes, you may annoy some old timers with the simplicity of the explanations, but we are already regular watchers anyway. You wouldn’t have lost us, and you still could have taught us something new, I am always learning even though I have followed the sport for 20+ years. Conclusion, this was a chance to bring in new international viewers and I think the broadcast was a massive failure in that respect. These chances don’t come around very often and I only hope that the next broadcast will do a better job to take advantage of it. Just an opinion and one man’s feedback. Take it as you will. No desire to start any flame wars but happy to pass along personal contact info to discuss further and provide specific feedback recommendations based on the broadcast. Cheers, Muhomatsu
  4. Muhomatsu

    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    Do you have it scanned, or typed up? I am interested in the kanji variants.
  5. Muhomatsu

    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    Is there any chance of getting this in Japanese? Even if it is just a scan of the shikona?
  6. Muhomatsu

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Naruto-oyakata (former Ozeki Kotooshu) will branch out on his own in April according to this article. He will restart Naruto-beya with one deshi (his own recruit) from Sadogatake. He also is supposed to have a Bulgarian recruit for May.
  7. The Japanese wikipedia page (中川部屋) claims that Nakagawa-beya is in the Tokitsukaze ichimon.
  8. Muhomatsu

    Sumo Reference Updates

    Found an issue with the Kabu. Take a look at the current list and you will note that Tatsunami Ichimon still exists as the Ichimon name. Should it not now be Isegahama ichimon, especially since Tatsunami is now part of Takanohana Ichimon?
  9. Muhomatsu

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Nakagawa Oyakata is going solo with the ex-Kasugayama-beya wrestlers. We will have a new stable in 2017 - Nakagawa-beya.
  10. Muhomatsu

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Asahiyama beya (under former Kotonishiki) will move out of the Nishonoseki Ichimon to Isegahama. The article cites the friendship of the two oyakata as a reason. Isegahama Ichimon recently lost Oitekaze beya to the Tokistukaze Ichimon.
  11. Muhomatsu

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Seems like the recently expanded Oitekaze-beya is moving to the Tokitsukaze ichimon.
  12. Muhomatsu

    Banzuke Aki 2016

    The NSK's kaimei rikishi page shows Shikoku changes for Amakaze and Houkahou. I did not see any discernible changes on that page. What was changed?
  13. Muhomatsu

    New Banzuke for Hatsu 2016

    I am just looking for a list of wrestlers with the umi variant. I know, for instance, that Tosanoumi and Tokitsuumi used the variant in their shikona. Who else?
  14. Muhomatsu

    New Banzuke for Hatsu 2016

    Does anyone have a list of the rikishi who use the "variant" of umi? 海?
  15. Muhomatsu

    New Banzuke for Hatsu 2016

    I noted that Tsugaruumi is listed as changing his shikona on the Hatsu 2016 banzuke. What was the change? I cannot tell from the website, the kanji and reading look the same. Is it a change to the way the "umi" character is written (a la Tokitsuumi and Tosanoumi's?) I have not seen any differentiation for those characters available on the web.