Yokozuna Hattorizakura

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  1. Yokozuna Hattorizakura

    Jury┼Ź promotions for Haru 2021

    I've taking a liking to Bushozan over the last few basho so it's good to see him in juryo now. He reminds me a bit of Takakeisho for some reason. Also good to see Ichiyamamoto finally back as well, it's always great to see guys coming back from injury. Seems Oho will be going back down, very disappointing after his good 6-1 showing the previous basho.
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    Persistence Watch - 2021

    Results for Hatsu 2021, Disappointing showing for the veterans. A name change has not brought a change of fortune for Shonanzakura, who continues his losing ways, although he actually seemed to put some effort in his match with Kazunofuji. He now has tied the all time losing streak record at 83, and it's highly likely he will break that record next basho. Of the large group of new members, only two managed to get their kachi koshi. Hishuyama even managed a respectable 5-2 to leave the group. Shikona Heya Debut MK Current Rank Highest Rank Record Win% Last Basho This Basho Shonanzakura Shikihide Aki 2015 31 Jonokuchi 28 East Jonokuchi 15 3-217-1 0.014 0-7 0-8 Nishikio Asahiyama Aki 2018 13 Jonokuchi 11 East Jonokuchi 8 24-67 0.264 3-4 2-5 Daishoko Oitekaze Haru 2020 4 Jonokuchi 21 West Jonokuchi 21 4-25 0.138 1-7 1-6 Shiraishizakura Shikihide Haru 2020 4 Jonokuchi 20 East Jonokuchi 20 9-19 0.322 2-5 3-4 Kinseiryu Shibatayama Haru 2020 4 Jonokuchi 18 East Jonokuchi 14 9-19 0.322 2-5 2-5 Asashorei Takasago Haru 2020 4 Jonokuchi 17 West Jonokuchi 10 9-19 0.322 3-4 3-4 Kirinohana Michinoku Haru 2020 4 Jonokuchi 15 East Jonokuchi 15 10-18 0.357 3-4 3-4 Sadanojo Sakaigawa Haru 2020 4 Jonokuchi 13 West Jonokuchi 13 11-17 0.393 3-4 3-4 Matsugi Tagonoura Haru 2020 3 Jonokuchi 19 West Jonokuchi 19 10-18 0.357 2-5 4-3 Hishuyama Sakaigawa Haru 2020 3 Jonokuchi 15 West Jonokuchi 11 13-15 0.464 2-5 5-2 No new members for next basho, whenever that may be.
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    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    why do they always get people who don't have a clue about sumo to write about sumo?
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    Longest gaps between rematches

    On Day 1, Hanakaze and Tenichi had their second meeting against each other, 24 years after the first. Are there any gaps that are longer than that, or even close?
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    the db says tomorrow jokoryu will be facing 2-5 ms4 nakazono. what possible reason could they have for such a bizarre match up?
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    Longest gaps between rematches

    Not sure if this counts, but Akiseyama v Aoiyama happened on day 9 of the tournament, 10 years after their first meeting in July 2011. though they were both in juryo for the first meeting.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2021

    if shohoryu gets 7 wins but loses the playoff, will he still be auto promoted?
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    NHK Videos

    Why don't they just have them speak japanese and sub it? it's weird hearing them struggle through it in English when it seems they would be a lot more comfortable speaking their native language.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Not sure why everyone has a problem with the hoshoryu midorifuji match. looked like a clear midori win. now ura v tohakuryu looked like it went the wrong way. ura definitely stepped out first.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    yes, but why does every foreign rikishi have an empty torikumi for the basho before their debut on the db? even if they were already with the stable why are they listed in the db if they don't participate, and why in maezumo and not banzuke-gai? shouldn't hatsu dohyo be the date of their first bout? that's how the NSK lists it. still, under this system, the main issue is that Arauma and Reon should both be listed in the same division, either both maezumo or banzuke-gai.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    On the Aki 2020 banzuke, Arauma is listed as mae zumo. however there were no mae zumo matches during that basho and the sole eligible rikishi (Reon) went from Bg to Jk in November. Shouldn't Arauma also be banzuke gai? or shouldn't his hatsu dohyo be 2020.11?
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2021

    Guess I need to change my shikona now too lol. Anyway I can do that? On a more serious note, that makushita joi looks absolutely stacked. So many sekitori level guys there fighting for promotion. will be very exciting to watch.
  13. So does anyone know why Asasekiryu managed to get it at the last minute? everyone seemed absolutely certain that Asanowaka would take over.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Don't know why people have trouble with wakatakakage, I have 0 japanese knowledge besides being able to (poorly) read kana and it rolls right off the tongue for me. Double vowels like chiyonoo cause me trouble at times though.
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    I don't believe wakatakamoto will ever reach juryo sadly. he's been stuck in mid makushita forever with middling results. The last year has been nothing but 4-3s and 3-4s, and he's almost 30. Hozan also isn't looking so good. an mk at the bottom of sandanme is a worrying sign.
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    Persistence Watch - 2020

    I always liked these threads, although they seem to have stopped, so I decided to revive it. I'll start with Hatsu 2020. The only ones still remaining from the last update (around aki 2018 I believe) are Houn and everyone's favourite, Hattorizakura. Let me know if I made a mistake. Shikona Heya Debut MK Current Rank Highest Rank Record Win% Last Basho This Basho Hattorizakura Shikihide Aki 2015 26 Jonokuchi 27 West Jonokuchi 15 3-179-1 0.017 0-7 0-7 Houn Minezaki Aki 2017 14 Jonokuchi 19 West Jonokuchi 3 24-75 0.242 2-5 2-5 Kyokushoriki Tomozuna Haru 2018 11 Jonokuchi 22 East Jonokuchi 8 19-58 0.247 1-6 1-6 Shishimaru Tagonoura Haru 2018 11 Jonokuchi 20 East Jonokuchi 3 20-57 0.260 2-5 3-4 Wakafujioka Nishiiwa Haru 2018 10 Jonokuchi 19 East Jonokuchi 4 29-48 0.377 2-5 4-3 Nishikio Asahiyama Aki 2018 8 Jonokuchi 21 West Jonokuchi 8 12-44 0.214 1-6 2-5 Yamamoto Asahiyama Haru 2019 5 Jonokuchi 20 West Jonokuchi 20 9-25-1 0.265 2-4-1 3-4 Nangu Shikoroyama Haru 2019 4 Jonokuchi 17 West Jonokuchi 17 12-17-6 0.414 3-4 4-3 Shiryu Minato Natsu 2019 4 Jonokuchi 16 East Jonokuchi 16 10-18 0.357 3-4 2-5 Wakafujioka and Nangu achieved their kachikoshi. New for Haru 2020: Jk18e Chiyotsurugi Jk21e Asahimaru
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    Persistence Watch - 2020

    Results for November 2020. The Jonokuchi 12 pair both achieved their kachikoshi. Nishikimaru after a year and a half and a shikona change, and Takatsukasa after a single appearance thanks to a playoff win against fellow persister Nishikio. Not so good news for the mk rikishi, who are now 'celebrating' mk landmarks. Nishikio has now spent two years makekoshi, and Hattorizakura has now spent a record 30 straight tournaments makekoshi, 27 of them winless. How much longer will he go? Shikona Heya Debut MK Current Rank Highest Rank Record Win% Last Basho This Basho Hattorizakura Shikihide Aki 2015 30 Jonokuchi 30 East Jonokuchi 15 3-209-1 0.014 0-8 0-7 Nishikio Asahiyama Aki 2018 12 Jonokuchi 14 East Jonokuchi 8 22-62 0.262 3-4 3-4 Nishikimaru´╗┐ Asahiyama Haru 2019 8 Jonokuchi 12 West Jonokuchi 4 20-42-1 0.323 3-4 4-3 Takatsukasa Irumagawa Hatsu 2020 3 Jonokuchi 12 East Jonokuchi 3 12-16 0.423 3-4 4-3 New for Hatsu 2021 Jk14 Hishuyama Jk17 Sadanojo Jk19 Nagahara Jk22 Kirinohana Jk23 Matsugi Jk24 Shiraishizakura Jk27 Daishoko Jk29 Asashorei As predicted, we have a lot of new members arriving to replenish the depleted persistence ranks. Jk17 Haruku would also have been included, but he announced his intai.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    that's a pretty badass poster. can't wait for the basho. are there any older ones anywhere?
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    The Wall 2020

    Hozan didn't go kyujo, that's a database error. he lost on day 14 to Taranami to finish 3-4.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I like how every tournament this year has gone to the final day to decide the yusho.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    I think people should temper their expectations a little bit. he almost lost to Kaiseijo in that final bout. And did everyone forget that oshoryu is still stuck in upper makushita despite his identical start?
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    Videos (all days) - November 2020

    he's from the same stable so not surprising, he learned from the best.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Daishoryu vs Ryusei only shows a record of 1-2 but according to the results it should be 1-6.
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    Videos (all days) - November 2020

    If you feel you have too many makushita I would recommend dropping Tochiseiryu, Wakayama, Tsurubayashi, Toyohibiki & Shohoryu. Though it's your choice. If you want more lower guys then perhaps you can consider Sd61 Shinohara.
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    Videos (all days) - November 2020

    Ms12 Murata & Ms20 Amakaze would be nice to add. both of them plummeted to the bottom due to injury and have been gradually making their way back up with 0 mk on the way. (Murata 6 straight kk, amakaze 9 kk). and maybe Naya bro Sd84 Hozan if he does well.