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    Asahiyama-beya Power Harassment

    She better not be verbally abusing the dog too. That'll be unforgivable. Wow. Whatever the problems are here, it's not down to apathy on the oyakata's part. The man is really trying.
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    Controversial Non-Promotions

    Yeah, they were much stricter immediately following Futahaguro. Asahifuji also had to wait longer than he otherwise might've, before he was able to win two yusho consecutively. But let's not forget the king of overlooked yokozuna candidates.
  3. I know these are serious allegations, but I can't help but chuckle slightly at the idea of an ozeki-sized man hiding in a hoodie.
  4. It'll be interesting to see how the NSK handles this, considering he's their greatest* homegrown yokozuna hope. *I personally think Takakeisho's more likely to get there, but Asanoyama's the one with the most hype.
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    Anomalous Yusho Portraits (trivia)

    It's weird that they (whoever directs these) went for an unusual composition for Kotooshu's first/only portrait. Maybe they wanted to emphasize how tall he was, which I can kind of understand works better without a kesho-mawashi.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Natsu Basho

    Winless Chiyootori has withdrawn. Daishoho to get the fusen. http://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoMain/absence/
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    I'd forgotten all about those Fist of the North Star kesho mawashi. I don't suppose those three got named Tagonorao, Tagonorei, and Tagonoken?
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    Provocative eye contact

    Hakuho vs Asashoryu is a classic. In the recent crop, Terutsuyoshi and Hoshoryu seem to get their glower on occasionally.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    He's surprisingly natural on the mic. Then again, the only other times I've seen him speak for an extended period, he's been choking back tears.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    My bones rattled just watching Ishiura's harite.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    I was gonna say records in juryo probably shouldn't count w.r.t. Kotoeko, but it somehow Terunofuji slipped my mind completely. Even if you do strike his 10 wins in juryo from the list, he's still tied first.
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    Lower division celebs results

    I guess Kagamio's only still around because degeiko is still off the table, and Ryusei needs someone to slam into?
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    Preparations of the masses- Natsu 2021

    There must be some shady organisation trying to assassinate him. This is just ridiculous. Tatsunami's move looking like an even better idea.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2021

    He has a charismatic personality, and his manners are impeccable. His fighting spirit is also really enormous. He never tanks, and until recently, never went kyujo. I also love how raucous the Osaka crowds used to get when Ikioi was up. I remember in Haru 2018 when he was clearly had a badly injured ankle, but he seemed to be drawing power from the crowd support and somehow, somehow, got to 11 wins.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2021

    The fact that that's never happened before is a surprise. Never even a 1-2-1 scenario created by a short-lived yokozuna. And Hakuho had to outlive 3 to do it.
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    Take that, capitalism! So that's what that Simpsons episode was parodying. I didn't know it was a real thing that happened.
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    Kizakiumi intai

    Kizakiumi has become another former-wrestler-turned-youtuber. He's not the most charismatic or natural host I've ever seen, but he's looking so much thinner already. Down to 100kg.
  18. Hidenoumi's twitter profile picture and banner are photos of the two of them together, so I doubt there's outright unpleasantness between them.
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    Kotoyuuki intai

    Another notable habit he seemed to drop - remember when his apologies after a matta were so earnest and proper? To the point where he'd get applause for it. edit: found one
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    Kotoyuuki intai

    Wow. I wouldn't have thought getting reprimanded by a yokozuna in front of other rikishi would fall under "negotiable suggestions". I thought Hakuho was the reason he stopped, I didn't know he kept on doing it for a while afterwards. He seemed like a big-hearted rikishi. Always threw in everything, getting injured a lot, crying after his kinboshi.
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    New recruits Natsu 2021

    I didn't see what you mean when he was in his school uniform, but when it showed him on the dohyo... that was uncanny.
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    Terunofuji’s Knees/Dohyo-Iri

    That crowd "ohh!" might have a very different inflection.
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    Is it possible to switch jobs in ozumo?

    That Minato tokoyama who just retired initially wanted to be a rikishi, but was too short or light. The stable took him in as a tokoyama first, with the intention of him switching to rikishi when he got bigger. He never did make the switch, but presumably it means it's possible. edit: found the thread
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    sumo jokes/memes

    I hear a fight broke out during rikishi mealtime. The winner was decided by chanko-nage.