Yokozuna Hattorizakura

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  1. Yokozuna Hattorizakura

    Lower division celebs results

    I have a few thoughts on the list. - a few of them seem to only be there because they are hafu. I'm not sure they really belong on this list based on their results. I would remove Nabatame, Maikeru, Itadaki and Kaitoma. Otani and Tanji (why no Taiga?) on the chopping block if they don't improve. And former Makuuchi Kotokuzan is a much more noteworthy hafu than all of them, he should be on the list based on this criteria. - You have all of the tsukedashi on the list except for Fukai, Asashiyu and Daishomaru. Asashiyu I can understand (though I wouldn't mind him on the list) and Daishomaru is over the hill (though he was a long time sekitori mainstay), but why not Fukai? I can see him making it to Juryo in the near future. - Perhaps Kitaharima deserves a spot on this list after his recent resurgence? - Furanshishu is the only rikishi from the Philippines, I guess that's kind of noteworthy. though he's not very good. I can go 50/50 on him. - Maybe add Shoketsu, the oldest guy on the banzuke. Sure he's no Hanakaze, but 47 is still noteworthy. - what's the reason for Higonomaru? Of course, this is your list, you can do what you like with it.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Congratulations to Kirishima. I remember thinking, half in jest, that he would be the next yokozuna back in his upper Maegashira days. Looks like that may be a reality soon based on how he has been fighting lately. Kotonowaka has also seemed to have improved, shame he couldn't capture the yusho after his strong start. hope to see him at ozeki next year. On the other hand, the shin makuuchi this basho were very disappointing, I expected a lot better from them. Who'd have thought former Juryo rank and filer Churanoumi would post the best score?
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Poor Tsurugisho was robbed of a sansho back in May when they put him against the Sanyaku much longer than necessary.
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    Rikishi younger than everyone above them on the banzuke

    Interestingly, aside from Shoketsu, all of them have made it to the sekitori ranks. And besides Dairaido, all of those sekitori made it to Makuuchi.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Perhaps this is already known, but there are a few obscure short lived rikishi with strange shikona in the db. (X)hoshi (x)ta# ?gatake Moto(x) Yasu? (x)yama I assume these are just names with unknown readings which should have the # symbol in the db. These two have the number 2 in their Japanese shikona 國見山2 (Kunimiyama) 駒泉2 (Komaizumi) These three have extra information in brackets Onomatsu(Kazu) Oyama(Gen) Oyama(Tani)
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Man is it sad to see Mitakeumi in the curtain jerking role today. Just a year ago was regularly wrestling the final match.
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    Trivia bits

    he was also known to be a bit of a trouble maker as well. what is it with hakuhos?
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    what's the big deal with the Kotonowaka v Hoshoryu call? Hoshoryu won the yusho off a wrong call, it's only fair. Could be worse. He could be like poor Suguro, fellow sdTD who has never even had a match in makushita due to constant injuries.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Perhaps I'm just a Hoshoryu hater, but I can't help but feel extremely dissatisfied with this outcome. My biggest gripe is the blatant missed call vs Tobizaru (courtesy of the ever incompetent Inosuke, why hasn't he been forced to step down already?). Without that he would have a true score of 11-4, and Hokutofuji wouldn't have been robbed of a yusho. and the ozeki run includes two fusen last basho, so only 31 real wins. Plus Daiesho was skipped, so he also had one easier opponent. Injuring Asanoyama was just icing on the cake. I don't know, let's just say, for once I am glad it is two months until the next basho.
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    Trivia bits

    Tochiseiryu is now 0-6 in yusho deciding matches (1 Jk, 1 Sd, 4 Ms). Interestingly, all of these losses were to rikishi who made it to the sekitori ranks. 2014.05 Jk - Shodai 2017.05 Sd - Murata (Asashiyu) 2018.01 Ms - Wakatakakage 2020.05 Ms - Chiyonokuni 2020.07 Ms - Terasawa (Asanowaka) 2023.07 Ms - Tokihayate His 2 non yusho deciding 6-1s also include to losses to Shiden and Tsushimanda. Has anyone lost more deciders without a yusho? I see Tochitenko with 7 (though 2 of those were multi man 6-1 playoffs, which he lost before the final round, so i'm not sure those count.)
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    Longest gaps between rematches

    Another huge one. On Day 7, Tochikasuga fought Maenofuji. Their last meeting was 22 years ago. Both times in Jonidan. They were 18 & 19 at the time.
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    Retired after Haru 2023

    Yeah but then why did they go intai right now instead keeping them indefinitely? I need closure lol these long banzuke gai runs fascinate me, they can't just leave for no reason lol.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Lol did everyone forget that lone zabuton thrown right at Shodai last year?
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    Which heya will Daiki Nakamura join?

    Looks like despite the Miyagino rumours he went to Nishonoseki after all. The right decision, speaking as a fan. Not letting me close the poll so could someone else do it please.
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    Retired after Haru 2023

    Good to see the banzuke gai being cleaned up a bit. anyone know why some of them were down there for so long? Ounabara in particular looks to have even left the heya and came back, at least according to the yearbook photos.