Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Koorifuu

  1. Koorifuu

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Natsu 2022

    I'm afraid I'll have to add the unfortunate Kitanowaka to that list at the end. In the last 50 years, no-one has won a single bout from J5 and remained in the salaried ranks. Sure the banzuke committee has been extra lenient on juryo demotions lately, but... now that he's rushing back, he better hope he wins one of his remaining bouts. EDIT: Just checked and no J5 has had two wins since 1965 so there's really no possible comparison with recent examples. Gotta go by the numbers.
  2. Koorifuu

    New recruits Hatsu 2022

    Necromancing this thread with a bit of an update on the class, now we're past the halfway mark on their sophomore banzuke... Their jonokuchi basho was always going to be tough, with some weak KK that would've otherwise been extremely solid results, as the guys cannibalised each other. The level was way too high... ...but now that they're a bit spread through jonidan, their worth is becoming more apparent. These are all at least sandanme level. jd21e Kototebakari 4-0 jd21w Kotokenryu 4-0 jd42w Daiseizan 4-0 jd43e Wakanosho 3-1 (loss to Daiseizan) jd72e Hanafusa 4-0 jd74e Satsumasho 3-1 (loss to Toseiryu) jd80w Toseiryu 4-0 At the risk of jinxing some of them, this is pretty impressive. No loss to any outsider yet. Satsumasho is probably the most likely candidate to break the streak.
  3. Koorifuu

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    That's more of a coincidence, though, isn't it? Those two were more than Hakuho's stablemates, but more like his uchideshi. There was an added layer of meaning on choosing them.
  4. Koorifuu

    Ridiculous predictions Natsu 2022

    Kotonowaka loses after a mono-ii.
  5. Koorifuu

    COVID-delayed oyakata danpatsu-shiki

    I guess I was too late in deleting that original post... Found out this was old news a couple of mins after going for it. Would you mind deleting all its content from the quote, if I may ask? It takes a whole lot of unneccessary space.
  6. Koorifuu

    COVID-delayed oyakata danpatsu-shiki

    He's even created a brand new Twitter account to both announce and commemorate the occasion.
  7. Koorifuu

    New recruits Natsu 2022

    That sounds like he should've focused on getting noticed by Nishonoseki instead. His days are already numbered.
  8. Koorifuu

    New recruits Haru 2022

    I'm glad someone said it. Here I was holding it in and thinking poorly of myself!
  9. Koorifuu

    Sandanme 100 tsukedashi ? Not anymore..

    Good lord. Probably much larger than the amount of humans that have ever lived, too. For those who don't know what this is; 5!=5*4*3*2*1=120 (5!)!=120*119*118*117*116*115*114... you get the picture.
  10. Koorifuu

    Promotions to Juryo -Natsu 2022

    Kind of unavoidable when the natural reaction to getting patted on the face a thousand times is to try and hit that person around the head as well.
  11. Koorifuu

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    Oh no. I was hoping this was related to Ichiyamamoto having more maegashira wiggle room to slide down to, but it was actually the opposite. Ichiyamamoto stayed in the very last slot of 17w but Kagayaki still went down despite that banzuke having an extra 18e cushion. My sketchy GTB sketch has been officially updated, Kagayaki's name has been blotted out.
  12. Koorifuu

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    Guys, if there's anything the last couple of years taught us is that they're absolutely not demoting Kagayaki unless it'd be truly outrageous to keep him.
  13. Koorifuu

    Retirees after Haru 2022

    Happy for him that he managed to bow out with a yusho of any kind to his name, or rather, shikona.
  14. Koorifuu

    Narutobeya happenings

    That, alongside Kawamura's continued climb back up the banzuke, might've been the only bright spot of Naruto-beya's basho. On the other hand, the rest of the beya seems to be on a downward spiral. Oshoryu might've KKed, but he usually has better results when that far down the makushita ladder. Oshoumi and Hagiwara continue to sit out of tournaments when they are both arguably of sekitori quality. Hoshuzan is slipping out of makushita, and both Marusho and Sakurai seem consigned to sandanme. But the most worrying to me is that Oshoma continues to look unconvincing for a makushita tsukedashi, he might've never been the most promising collegiate champion but being Naruto's heyagashira off the bat could be stunting his development. EDIT ONE DAY LATER: Sorry @Yamanashi - only saw your post now, had this thread on Page 1 the entire time. It was much better than mine, didn't mean to take shine off it!
  15. Hey everyone, As you might be aware, I'm not at the same level of Japanese cultural perception & even sumo knowledge compared to most of you, so I'd like to hear your opinion about sandanme tsukedashi. I saw that Kanno and Nishikawa are both steamrolling every low sandanme dweller they've been faced with, and found myself subconsciously feeling like that was an obvious outcome... As if there was no way a Sd100TD wouldn't be way too good for their competition. So I went and checked whether there was ever a Sd100TD who didn't overdeliver, and... Oyanagi (Yutakayama) 7-0 Y Ishibashi (Asanoyama) 5-2 (one of the losses being to Oyanagi) Murata 6-1 Wakatakakage 5-2 (one of the losses being to Murata) Kizakiumi 6-1 Shiraishi (Tohakuryu) 7-0 Y Fukai 5-2 To further emphasise how brutally underranked those guys were, Shiraishi was the only who didn't follow it up with another 7-0 or 6-1 basho... A mere 5-2 from Ms55w! So... Why exactly are they inserted in the banzuke in a much lower position than Ms10TD? Is it something like a punishment for not reaching their accolades? On paper, performance-wise, there shouldn't be such a big gap in their estimated banzuke rankings. Is it so they can ease their way into the ozumo world, or is it just that the sandanme tsukedashi is too recent & hasn't been improved yet? So many questions...
  16. Koorifuu

    Sandanme Tsukedashi = too low?

    Two months later and Nishikawa looks poised to have his go at it on a daily basis, sporting an oichomage and a coloured mawashi. Let's see how it goes, he recovered pretty well from that wall-hitting minor injury. Kanno hit the wall pretty softly on what was (IMO of course) a particularly tough high-makushita bunch, with plenty of promising up'n'comers and motivated veterans at their peaks. His progress has suffered a setback but he still looks healthy enough. At his age, the clock is ticking a bit. Fujiseiun on the other hand hit his second small makekoshi at ms8 - not too inferior to the two mentioned above, but a wider gap would've been expected. Hatsuyama cut it reaaaally close, with his 5th win coming in senshuraku. But - having read many of your recent posts - you said he was the most underwhelming so far anyway. The streak of 5+ wins on debut for all sandanme tsukedashi is alive and well, but its concurring streak of 5+ wins on their second basho is in danger. Granted one of Hatsuyama's losses was against fellow tsukedashi Kanzaki, but still. What are both men's current views into coming to ozumo? We've had Hidetora Hanada's recent example of someone who's truly gifted and yet got his heart somewhere else, I'm not taking anything for granted anymore. ----------- I'll need to update this thread with recent developments next week or so - won't have time until then...
  17. Koorifuu

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    A good case study is Oho's 7-8 at M18e a couple of months ago. Haru Makujiri at M17w or above - he's gone. Haru Makujiri at M18e - he might've stayed. Haru Makujiri at M18w - he'd probably have stayed. Bottom line, when you cut it that close, it's always going to depend on situations out of your control. Retirements, ozeki promotions/demotions, banzuke makers creating extra lower sanyaku spots... Correct me if I'm wrong, but as it stands, there'd never be a M19 since the banzuke demands two yokozeki no matter what.
  18. Koorifuu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Ahhh, classic Chiyoshoma. These "deliberate matta into flying henka" tactics hadn't been seen in a while.
  19. Koorifuu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    OK so... Did anyone else's jaw drop, as the original camera misled us into thinking Ura had flattened Asakayama-oyakata with a good old puroresu cannonball?
  20. Koorifuu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Some mattas were fierce, but it hasn't quite gotten to the "Hoshihikari on Yamamotoyama" level of plain violence. I've lost access to that video many eons ago, does someone know how to look for it on YouTube? EDIT: It might've been Hoshikaze, my memory is a bit misty.
  21. Koorifuu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    That was a bloody good throw by Kotoeko, aye?
  22. Koorifuu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    So Kototebakari and Kotokenryu are now being fed lower jonidan with one loss. That pretty much seals a zensho playoff for the jonokuchi yusho, where Tebakari Jr is the clear favourite. Kotokenryu was an indirect benefactor of Hanafusa's upset win over Wakanosho.
  23. Koorifuu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Who'd have guessed that both up and coming Fujis (Seiun and Toshi) would go 0-4 at the start? This is rather shocking. Someone put something into Fujishima-beya's chanko during the first week.
  24. Koorifuu

    March Madness (Makushita)

    Indeed. Poor Hatooka has rarely had a chance to shine due to his near permainjured status, but he's finally showing what he can do.
  25. Koorifuu

    March Madness (Makushita)

    This particular possibility certainly subverted itself in spectacular fashion.