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  1. Koorifuu

    Promotion/Demotion/Yūshō Discussion Natsu 2023

    I think Hoshotakamoto meant it on a 'higher ranked wins' sense. For example, your banzuke has Ochiai ranked higher than Onosho, which is 100% not happening in the real thing. Ochiai wins, you win, because you were 'right' in having him above Onosho. Onosho wins, the official banzuke wins.
  2. He's always struck me as the kind of guy who'd be a better oyakata than he is a rikishi.
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    Ishiura Intai

    How old is Ishiura Sr? Whilst I agree this is plausible, we're still looking at a looong time before any other of Hakuho's deshi is at that stage in his career, provided nature runs its natural course.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yūshō Discussion Natsu 2023

    Am I the only one not to think Chartorenji's request was anything out of order? It's not like we don't ever see people sharing GTB thoughts and opinions around here.
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    New Juryo for July

    That falls in line with other bits and bobs here and there and is something to take seriously, but there's enough room and logic to believe this might just be a coincidence - neither situation was bewildering and falls within reasonable scope. Now if they somehow find a way to keep Ochiai in juryo, particularly after all that "makuuchi shikona" fanfare, that'd be irrefutable.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yūshō Discussion Natsu 2023

    Well then, see you soon, Enho.
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    New Juryo for July

    I guess the NSK is hoping Kiho is the new Enho. Straight swap...
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    New ozeki Kirishima

    May his ozeki shikona update bring him as much success as Ama's did with a better ending.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    How about his yokozuna dohyo-iri, though? That's something I'd pay to watch some day.
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    New recruits Haru 2023

    Nice! Been waddling though a few amasumo threads these days, and I was indeed wondering what was in his future. Hope it turns out well for him, despite that massive injury setback. So... joining in the spring, was this before Haru? In that case, looking forward to Aki & Kyushu. On a complete side note, and speaking of Nittaidai's forced rebuild from the ashes, is Ryoma Ishizaki not joining his brother in ozumo now that he should be done with college?
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    Narutobeya happenings

    That was a rough senshuraku! Oshoma falling to a MK after being in promotion contention for a while means he's been essentially stuck in the same limbo ever since his yusho... Oshoryu losing the jonidan yusho to a relative beginner who didn't impress that much in jonokuchi last time, Satorufuji... And Narutobeya lost #1 to Takekuma in @Naganoyama's heya watch thread, which ranks heya by their winning percentage! Sure.. Gonoyama going 14-1 and the three (still) underranked Saitama Sakae grads made a huge difference in Takekuma's percentage thanks to the way smaller amount of active rikishi. The fact Naruto was so close was extremely impressive already. Plenty of positives all around, with only a few minor concerns! Oshoma falling from 5-1 & 6-3 to makekoshi from a promotable position was sad, but he'll cut his losses by staying in the joi - next shot at makuuchi: Nagoya! Oshoumi, on the other hand, came from 2-3 to strike that kachikoshi. All his three losses were extremely close and IMO at least two of them could've merited a monoii, but that's probably biased. It's good that he's still going back up, albeit slower than we'd hoped. I'll have to be more patient. In either case, he'll be near his pre-injury career high. Hoshuzan got his third 5-2 in makushita, from the highest ranking of all three. We're looking at a new career high next time! Anzai took his time to come back to makushita, but it paid off with a great 6-1 score! (With 3 wins coming against sandanme opposition, though). He'll also have a new career high, almost two years and a half removed from when it went wrong from him in mid makushita, fingers crossed he isn't caught out by the massive difference in overall quality of the people around. Marusho also scored 5 wins from a sd16 will be joining the trio in makushita, where he was having a nice start (9-5) before his injury basho. It probably won't be a career high, unlike the two above, but pretty close - much like Oshoumi. Oyamada, Murayama and Kawamura all scored kachikoshis too, with 4-3. Oyamada is still yet to hit the wall in the bashos he's actually completed, with 5 consecutive KKs after posting 2-2-3 on his debut, so he's obviously also going to get a CH. Murayama and Kawamura will be taking a step closer to theirs. Mishima is another bright spot. Sure he was green when he joined, lagging behind his fellow shindeshi Oshoryu, Marusho and Sakurai, but he's been learning the ropes REALLY quick. He was absolutely makushita level when he got his injury, and duly proved it with his second consecutive 6-1, this time from lower mid sandanme! He'll likely be leapfrogging the trio I wrote about just above, and sit on a place where a 4-3 in Nagoya gets him back in makushita. Honma had his mid sandanme spot put in danger with two 2-5 results recently, but having scored a 4-3 KK this time, he'll be safer and more distant from jonidan. Kanazawa continues to show slow but solid progress. He's yet another Narutobeya rikishi hitting a CH on Nagoya, after earning 5 from bottom sandanme. He won't be too far off the others. Oshozan, who I dare say is more of a chankoban / heya manager than an actual prospect, did OK in upper jonidan, albeit it's sad he's MKed from 3-2. Oshoryu... oh boy. We can take solace in that his 7-0 score means a fast rise to upper sandanme.. (that area's gonna get crowded with Naruto people, isn't it?) ...but he should've been more impressive from there, shouldn't he? I only really watched his win against Hidano and playoff loss to Satorufuji, but he barely looked makushita quality in those. A far cry from a couple of years ago. Here's keeping my fingers crossed that it's just part of his recovery process as opposed to a permanent impact on his ability to do his thing. Sakurai looked almost OK as he came up for a Ryuden bout against poor Higohikari. No surprises on who won that one. Hope he'll be ready to brawn in Nagoya, as we all know Ryuden bouts are something that Naruto doesn't usually do. Lastly, Karino had a positive experience maezumo experience, and will be ranked 2nd out of the 7 participants in Nagoya's banzuke.
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    Rumored Shikona: Ochai will be...

    I do remember some chatter about Demidjamts Usukhbayar in this forum, but still had to go grab the relevant posts. There were indeed a few hints that Hakuho was going to take him as his gaijin project - this might not be a surprise for those keeping close tabs. The first two posts below are from the "2022 Collegiate Sumo + Banzuke Thread". The third post is from "Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities." The fact he participated on Hakuho's intaizumo was also of interest. ALL IN ALL, we're looking at a talented albeit green & skinny prospect with plenty of Mongolian experience and family pedigree - with some longstanding association with Hakuho.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yūshō Discussion Natsu 2023

    That's true for a couple of basho, but those guys usually find their footing afterwards with a double digit score from a double digit maegashira spot or similar. They don't go down to being 5-8 as J13. Nishikigi is either a huge softie compared to the others, or Hakuho really singled him out for some reason.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yūshō Discussion Natsu 2023

    Thinking back, it does make sense that this was down to some old school bullying from a cranky Hakuho rather than any physical issue. You'd expect these guys to be able to push it aside, but who knows what's gone down between the two in degeiko since then. Worth noting that Nishikigi's return to form coincides with Hakuho's farewell period.