Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Kaioshoryu last won the day on December 1 2012

Kaioshoryu had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

56 Excellent

About Kaioshoryu

  • Rank
  • Birthday 06/10/1977

Contact Methods

  • MSN

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location


  • Heya Affiliation
  • Favourite Rikishi

Recent Profile Visitors

2,749 profile views
  1. Kaioshoryu

    New Juryo for Kyushu 2021

    I love when these necro threads are pulled up, seeing the names of the posters in them... Mark Buckton, now there's a blast from the past!
  2. Kaioshoryu

    Hakuho retires

    Oops, not good. I'm by no means a Hakuho fan, but meant no disrespect to the greatest rikishi of all time by spelling his name wrong. I hope a moderator can correct my mistake.
  3. Kaioshoryu

    Hakuho retires

    I don't know how credible the source is, but there is strong rumblings that Hakuho's retirement has been set in motion. https://twitter.com/SumoFollower/status/1442197463100579845
  4. Kaioshoryu

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Boring tournament in my opinion. I have no problems with the yokozuna dominating and taking the yusho, that is how it's supposed to be, but there was an overall lack of exciting sumo. Highlight was the ipponzeoi by Hoshoryu. Lowlight: very bad effort from the ozeki pair. They are supposed to contend for the yusho, but they weren't close, they weren't even in the same solar system. Takakeisho needs to get his body and mind back together.
  5. Kaioshoryu

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Good to have a basho to follow, but I have to say that Day 1 was pretty unimpressive. Not a lot of good matches, especially bad work by Takakeisho, Shodai and Takayasu.
  6. Kaioshoryu

    Hakuhou caught watching Judo

    If Hakuho went to watch judo without informing the NSK, that’s just incredibly short-sighted. I am sure Hak knew there would be a reaction, but decided to do it anyway. This could be really bad for him, but we’ll see. As someone else mentioned: this feels a lot like a certain football match…
  7. Kaioshoryu

    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Will they also be testing for steriods I wonder…
  8. Kaioshoryu

    Sumo and the Olympics

    Haven't seen him yet.
  9. Kaioshoryu

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    You are right about Asanoyama and Takakeisho of course, but I thought it was telling that the rikishi that stepped up and collected more wins in their absence were the mongolians. In fact all mongolians in makuuchi finished with a KK, Chiyoshoma finished 8-7.
  10. Kaioshoryu

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Interesting to see the domination of the mongolian rikishi this basho. Of the 9 rikishi that finished with 9 or more wins in makuuchi, there are 3 japanese and 6 mongolian rikishi. Ichinojo, Hoshoryu and Kiribayama has really upped their game lately, and are likely to rise to ozeki-level in a couple of years. Additionally: Mitoryu took the juryo yusho, and Hokuseiho (technically japanese, but actually mongolian) took the makushita yusho. The retirement of Harumafuji and Kakuryu might have led someone to believe that the mongolian dominance would diminish, but with Terunofuji making a comeback, and several other mongolians trending positive, it seems that it won't. Perhaps I'm reading to much into the results of one basho, but I'm not seeing enough improvement in their japanese counterparts to believe that Mongolia won't dominate makuuchi.
  11. Kaioshoryu

    The English commentators- views

    I think they are all great. Guess I'm easy to please.
  12. Kaioshoryu

    Hatsu Basho 2021 Yusho Winner

    My prediction and hope precisely!
  13. Kaioshoryu

    Gagamaru retired

    I'm no expert, but I find it very weird that the merits of Gagamaru's career are discussed. He certainly wasn't a favorite of mine, but the guy had 59 basho as sekitori. 59! And he spent 10 years as a salaried rikishi, that's pretty damn succesful if you ask me. Add to that the added difficulty of coming from a totally different cultural , his achievements command a high level of respect. He also had 1 Jun-Yusho, 2 Kanto-Sho and Kinboshi. Pretty impressive stuff. Perhaps he had the potential to achieve even more, perhaps not. As it stands, his career was great.
  14. Kaioshoryu

    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Extremely happy about Takakeisho's yusho. I might have a different taste in sumo than a lot of others on the forum, I prefer his style over Terunofuji's. In fact, I like more the rikishi who is smaller in stature, compared to behemoths like Terunofuji, Ichinojo or indeed Baruto looking back a bit. Congrats Taka, and good look for your tsuna run!
  15. Kaioshoryu

    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I am 100 % sure that Teru beats Taka twice tomorrow. Why? Because I'm rooting very hard for Takakeisho to take the yusho and go on a proper tsuna run. And since my ozumo hopes never comes true, Teru will win.