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  1. - Day 2 - Outside And inside Not a sellout unfortunately, but close. The streak of sell-out days at the basho ended at 88 - Makuuchi Dohyo-Iri - - Kisenosato Dohyo-Iri - - Makushita - Ms49e Hoshoryu (1-0) hatakikomi Ms49w Ikeru (0-1) - Juryo - J14w Tomokaze (2-0) hatakikomi J14e Shimanoumi (1-1) Ms1w Daiseido (2-0) yorikiri J13w Gokushindo (0-2) J13e Toyonoshima (2-0) yorikiri J12e Mitoryu (0-2) J10w Enho (2-0) makiotoshi J9w Chiyonoo (0-2) - Makuuchi - M16e Arawashi (1-1) oshidashi J1w Kotoeko (0-2) M14e Chiyoshoma (2-0) kekaeshi M15e Daiamami (1-1) M13e Onosho (2-0) oshidashi M12e Aoiyama (0-2) M12w Endo (1-1) oshidashi M11w Okinoumi (1-1) M9w Daieisho (1-1) tsukiotoshi M10w Yutakayama (0-2) M9e Kotoshogiku (2-0) yorikiri M8e Ikioi (0-2) After he got a visit from Uchigawa from the Softbank baseball team M7w Shohozan (2-0) oshidashi M8w Takarafuji (0-2) M7e Abi (1-1) oshidashi M6e Takanoiwa (0-2) M5w Asanoyama (2-0) uwatenage M6w Kagayaki (1-1) M5e Chiyotairyu (1-1) oshidashi M4e Shodai (1-1) M3w Ryuden (1-1) oshidashi M4w Yoshikaze (1-1) S1e Mitakeumi (1-1) oshidashi M2w Tamawashi (1-1) M2e Tochiozan (2-0) hikiotoshi S1w Ichinojo (1-1) K1e Takakeisho (2-0) tsukiotoshi O1e Goeido (1-1) ^^^^ Spot the difference ^^^^ This is from the last basho ^^^^ O2w Tochinoshin (1-1) yorikiri M3e Nishikigi (0-2) O1w Takayasu (2-0) hatakikomi M1w Hokutofuji (0-2) M1e Myogiryu (1-1) yoritaoshi Y2e Kisenosato (0-2) I'm really going to miss Kise's facial expressions :'( Myogiryu looking a bit more relaxed on the otherhand - Bonus Pics - Chiyomaru & Chiyoōtori leaving Abi leaving Visiting the food trucks after Hanakago, Nishonoseki, Michinoku Handing out calendars The Oyakata on present duty And on photo duty! 2nd wasou day - you can pose for photos with the gyoji too And the photo frames on offer! Thanks for looking and thanks as ever to @Akinomaki for the pics!
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2018 - D14 Late Withdraw

    Really hope he's actually ready for this
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Lower division bits Day 2: Hattorizakura vs Yada Alternate angle :) Ikeru vs Hoshoryu Kiribayama vs Homarefuji Seiro vs Kotokamatani And also Naya vs Kaizen from day 1 as I dont think anyone else posted it?
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    the kise twerk? There's a few clips of it in this thread
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    Kakuryuu out as well.

    Agreed, I'm currently just hoping I'll make it to a basho in time to see him before he retires. Anyway, I'm hoping he'll put up at least a 9/6 as its Kyushu, and i don't think he wants to meet Toyonoshima again after all this time down in Juryo
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    Kakuryuu out as well.

    Aw :( I was hoping I'd found another believer in the wild Tbh when he first dropped into the rank and file I thought he'd fall further than he did and have a genuine chance at being a yusho contender from the bottom. Less so now for sure though...
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    Training pics overview Kyushu 2018

    "Why yes, I did just hear I won't have to fight Hakuho this basho, why do you ask?"
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    Kakuryuu out as well.

    He's my favourite so I'm definitely hoping he'll show a return to form this time round, but alas, I think the yusho may be out of his grasp. If he was down at a super low rank like Yoshikaze was last basho, then maybe, but after an MK at M8... Personally I fancy one of the Ozeki's this time too, though I don't know if I can pick between them... with Kise for the Jun-yusho and I think Ichinojo is my wild card bet I look forward to being totally and completely wrong though, as always!
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    Kyushu Basho Viewing Options

    The easiest way to do this is to use a service like NordVPN, Express or PIA, you have to pay obviously, but personally I think its worth it. I use PIA myself, its cheap and fast. When it comes to connecting, all you do is select Japan from the drop down menu, while installation was the same as installing any other program in my experience. Some of the free services are really dodgy, for example Hola was found to be using its free users as exit nodes for paying customers, meaning it would be theoretically possible for someone to have been falsely implicated by someone using the service for any kind of dodgy business, amongst a lot of other negatives. Another member here may be able to recommend a good free VPN, but if you worry about your data at all I wouldn't really recommend it, as the free services will most likely log and sell it (got to make up for that service being free somehow after all)
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    Kakuryuu out as well.

    The tables are now fully turned
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    Preparations of the masses-Kyusho 2018

    Ah man, that really sucks, I was hopeful that he'd kk at this rank too as I thought he was looking good this year :( Here's hoping for a swift and solid recovery for him
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    Mbovo's channel on Twitch

    Thanks for all your efforts @mbovo, its really appreciated! Great news about the quality too
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    PR for Kyushu 2018

    Nice to see Giku enjoying himself even if the wins aren't quite as up there as they once were
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    Kyushu 2018

    Overall, I'm thinking pretty positive here, I just don't think that Mitakeumi will get 12 and I don't think 11 will be enough with Kise looking like the strongest Yokozuna this basho, if Kak does enter and Mitakeumi does beat him (and Kise) in that 11, well then maybe that'd be another story. Buuuuut I have my doubts even though I do think he will make Ozeki one day, if he goes 11 and loses to other Ozeki and the Yoks then I don't think it'll be enough this time around, he could start another run though
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    Ura Kyushu 2019

    I thought he might only rack up 5 in the last basho, but I was pleased to see he looked pretty good - I think he's definitely got enough in him for another 6 this time round. Fingers crossed anyway! I could see him challenging for the yusho even, well I hope we'll see that at least... :)
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    Miselet Plus YouTube Videos Removed

    Did they monetise their videos? I do subscribe to the channel, but I have a very strong ad-blocking regime on my browser, so I can never tell. I imagine if the videos were/will be monetised, then that blip on their radar will be much larger
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    New measures announced to combat violence

    I imagine that kind of rule would also help avoid yaocho accusations and the like as well, either way, I think it makes a lot of sense even if its a bit sad that they can't all hang out together after the basho
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    Oh yeah I know, I'm a fan really, although I don't follow his videos as much now as I want to see as many matches as possible whenever the basho is on, his footage/commentary is what got me hooked on sumo in the first place. I was recovering from an accident and watched a load of his playlists back to back just after I had read about Kisenosato's promotion, which was when I'd first really ever even heard about sumo (really owning up to my noob status here!). I think I watched maybe 12 basho in a row or something as I had a lot of time to kill I still go back between bashos and watch his old playlists every now and again in fact Still even though he's really popular on youtube, I never see his videos mentioned here, I can kind of see why that is as his coverage is not as indepth as that provided by many of the members here (I know I started reading the forum more as I found I wanted more than I felt he could provide, both footage and analysis). And maybe its just that as I'm new, I've missed things from before Is the other guy, Chris, on the forum? It seems like he's one of the most prolific youtube sumo people now, at least that I've noticed thanks to my youtube recommendations (if there are any more out there I'd love to know about them). I guess really I was just wondering why his content doesn't show up on the forum to be discussed much, and whether its worth checking out. Anyway, apologies for going so off the topic of this thread!
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    I guess what I was mainly wondering about is why I've never seen him pop up here before for exactly those reasons, I suppose its similar to me being a bit curious as to why Jason is almost never mentioned as well
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    This guy has suddenly started filling up my youtube recommendations, but this is the first time I've seen him mentioned on here, maybe I'm exposing my sumo-newcomer status here, but who is he? I'm surprised I haven't seen him pop up before as he seems to be one of the most active sumo commentators on youtube (that I've seen, and in English at least, I get some Japanese recommendations but don't subscribe to that many channels as I don't speak Japanese).
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    GTB 9-shoe 2018- Invitation to play and results

    So glad I started playing this game just in time for this one I have absolutely no idea, so hopefully my collection of best guesses isn't a complete disaster (pretty sure I got Y1E right...) And also that it submitted in time....
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    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Yeah, all this off-topic discussion is absolutely not knee-ded.....
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    OK, the Kise-twerk is definitely my new favourite thing
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    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    non-kosher though sorry I don't have a good pun to serve on the side with that :(
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Fair enough, fixed now , does anyone know why he does it?