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  1. Kakuryu vs Kisenosato - Aki 2018, Makuuchi - Day 14
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    Kensho Aki 2018

    I'm just glad he's got something going for him considering his record this tournament...
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    Video from one of the people handing him flowers:
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    Day 12 Pics - Aki 2018

    - Day 12 - Outside And inside - Arriving - Shohozan Abi Chiyotairyu from the front And from the back Kaisei Ichinojo (not sure why exactly but I really like his frog themed Yutaka) Mitakeumi - Makuuchi Dohyo-Iri - The west side And the east - Yokozuna Dohyo-Iri - Kakuryu Hakuho Kisenosato (with his tachimochi; Kagayaki and tsuyuharai; Shohozan) - Jonokuchi - Jk4w Asahanshin (4-2) oshidashi Jk5e Tanji (3-3) - Makuuchi - J2e Meisei (8-4) oshidashi M15e Chiyoshoma (7-5) M15w Yoshikaze (8-4) yorikiri M8w Kotoshogiku (6-6) M7e Shohozan (6-6) oshidashi M13w Takanoiwa (9-3) M5e Myogiryu (8-4) hikiotoshi M9e Hokutofuji (8-4) M11e Sadanoumi (6-6) shitatenage M5w Asanoyama (7-5) M7w Tochiozan (5-7) oshidashi M2e Yutakayama (1-9-2) M1e Ikioi (2-10) oshidashi M3w Endo (1-11) M2w Chiyotairyu (4-8) hikiotoshi K1e Tamawashi (3-9) K1w Takakeisho (6-6) tsukidashi M3e Shodai (5-7) S1w Ichinojo (5-7) uwatenage M1w Kaisei (5-7) O1e Goeido (10-2) hikiotoshi M4w Abi (6-6) Y1w Hakuho (12-0) sukuinage O2w Tochinoshin (7-5) Ok this might be my favourite pic of the basho "I'll get him next time... maybe" O1w Takayasu (10-2) uwatenage Y1e Kakuryu (10-2) Y2e Kisenosato (9-3) yorikiri S1e Mitakeumi (6-6) Next basho poster image? The face of pure determination right here Mitakeumi literally deflating by the second Maybe it wasn't the finest display of technique, but I think the determination and drive that both men brought to the Dohyo was incredible. - Bonus Pic - Hakkuku gets a Rugby shirt that might fit him Thanks for looking and thanks again to @Akinomaki for the pics!
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    Videos Aki 2018 - Promo and Days 1-15

    Font Day 12 lower division stuff: Wakaichiro vs Dewanojo Juryo digest Lastly, are there any Japanese speakers who can give me a bit more context on this video:
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    Day 11 Pics - Aki 2018

    - Day 11 - Big crowd on another big day Top shimpan Onomatsu Makuuchi gyoji Shikimori Yonokichi is back from near death after a 5 basho kyujo! down 10kg Arriving Chiyomaru Yoshikaze Takanoiwa Kagayaki Endo Yutakayama Ikioi Takakeishō Tochinoshin - Jonidan - Jd106e Daishojo (4-2) yorikiri Jd105w Teruju (3-3) - Sandanme - Sd91e Ura (5-1) oshidashi Sd80w Kawamoto (4-2) - Makushita - Sd1w Fujita (4-2) hatakikomi Ms56e Hoshoryu (3-3) Ms60e Naya (3-3) oshidashi Sd3e Okinohama (2-4) Ms43w Tsushimanada (6-0) hatakikomi Ms48w Tochiseiryu (5-1) Ms5e Gokushindo (6-0) oshidashi Ms20e Kotodaigo (5-1) Ms1w Toyonoshima (5-1) yorikiri Ms9e Sokokurai (4-2) - Juryo - J7e Chiyonoo (4-7) yorikiri J3e Daishoho (4-7) J2w Yago (7-4) oshidashi J7w Wakatakakage (5-6) J1w Aminishiki (6-5) tokkurinage J6w Takekaze (5-6) - Makuuchi - M12w Nishikigi (6-5) yorikiri M16w Ishiura (3-8) M13w Takanoiwa (9-2) shitatenage M8w Kotoshogiku (6-5) M9e Hokutofuji (8-3) oshidashi M7e Shohozan (5-6) M10e Aoiyama (3-8) yorikiri M6w Onosho (3-8) M9w Daishomaru (5-6) tsukiotoshi M5w Asanoyama (7-4) M6e Kagayaki (6-5) oshidashi M3w Endo (1-10) K1e Tamawashi (3-8) oshidashi M2e Yutakayama (1-8-2) M1w Kaisei (5-6) yoritaoshi S1e Mitakeumi (6-5) A lot of Mitakeumi fans in the house O1e Goeido (9-2) yorikiri M3e Shodai (5-6) O2w Tochinoshin (7-4) yorikiri Y1e Kakuryu (10-1) S1w Ichinojo (4-7) oshidashi Y2e Kisenosato (8-3) And at that moment, a super-villain was born yikes Ichinojo on the other hand, is clearly ecstatic. That, or he saw that look on Kise's face and he's afraid to go home Y1w Hakuho (11-0) oshitaoshi O1w Takayasu (9-2) Mastering that levitation finishing move Hakuho had some time to chill after... with Lukas Podolski Hakuho 'mirin... And then with big kensho sponsor Takase - Bonus Pics - Hakkaku also gets a shirt that won't fit him And former-Kotoōshū hands out roses on the second ladies day Thanks for looking and thanks again to @Akinomaki for the pics!
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    Videos Aki 2018 - Promo and Days 1-15

    And bits from day 11: Hattorizakura vs Tanaka Ura vs Kawamoto Naya vs Okinohama Hoshoryu vs Fujita Takayoshitoshi vs Kaito And the big one! Toyonoshima vs Sokokurai
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    Videos Aki 2018 - Promo and Days 1-15

    late bits from day 10: Naya vs Sasakiyama Takayoshitoshi vs Chiyootori
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm assuming you didn't mean that seriously, but in case not, no, that one is based on slagging off the Irish
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I was watching with my girlfriend and she got so stressed out by those matches (if a good way as they were epic) she had to make herself some rice to calm down, we were both shouting and out of our seats for both, really great couple of matches, exactly why I enjoy sumo so much
  11. Day 9 - Hakuho vs Mitakeumi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfxuXMlNQeE I'll try and find a better link than this asap, but it does also include the tochi/kise match which was pretty enjoyable too
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    Videos Aki 2018 - Promo and Days 1-15

    Another from Day 9 Ura vs Kayatoiwa Thanks for posting the others @Kintamayama, I've run out of reactions for today though :(
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    Sekitori Leaderboard Aki Basho 2018

    Is it weird that I want this? Also what is the largest playoff seen so far in Juryo, or any other division?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    Always look forward to this thread, thanks as ever @Asashosakari
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yeah it seemed pretty obvious that Yutakayama had lost that bout before he stepped on the dohyo, his facial expressions and body language during the salt-throwing etc all just screamed "I should have come back tomorrow"