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I'm rather surprised by Sato, a month younger than Onosho, having a chance to end the latter's run as youngest sekitori so soon. Onosho was so young at the time he was promoted to Juryo there was no one in Makushita younger than him. Now there's at least Takayoshitoshi as well as Sato, but I haven't checked to see how many other there might be by now.

I looked it up. Sato and Takayoshitoshi are indeed the only two rikishi in makushita younger than Onosho.

Speaking of youngest sekitori: Does Kisenosato hold this record? He was about 17 years and 10 month old at his Juryo debut...

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Takanohana born August 1972, Juryo debut November 1989 = 17 years, 3 months.

He set a lot of age-related records according to this article. It lists youngest sekitori, Makuuchi rikishi, Makushita Yusho winner, rikishi to beat a Yokozuna, and Makuuchi Yusho winner.

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Kyushuu 2015 Half Time Update
Saionji's record needs to behave better this time!
I posted this at a weird time so if you're sensitive to spoilers please wait until you review all your necessary Day 9 videos!!!
Shikona
Age
Country
Heya
Debut
KK
Current Rank
Yushos
Record
Win%
Last Basho
This Basho
Shodai23XivaZs7.pngTokitsukazeNatsu 2014
9
Juryo 5 West262-17
0.795
11-4
7-1

Sato18XivaZs7.pngTakanohanaKyushu 2014
6
Makushita 7 West238-8
0.826
6-1 D
3-1

Mitakeumi22XivaZs7.pngDewanoumiHaru 2015
4
Makuuchi 11 West139-13
0.750
12-3
4-4

Iwasaki23XivaZs7.pngOitekazeHaru 2015
4
Makushita 37 West027-5
0.844
6-1
3-1

Omoto22XivaZs7.pngIrumagawaHaru 2015
4
Sandanme 7 West024-8
0.750
5-2
2-2

Kotonawa18XivaZs7.pngSadogatakeHaru 2015
4
Sandanme 29 East022-10
0.688
5-2
1-3

Daiki23XivaZs7.pngHakkakuNatsu 2015
3
Makushita 25 East223-2
0.920
7-0 Y
3-1

Ura23XivaZs7.pngKiseNatsu 2015
4
Makushita 54 Westt123-2
0.920
5-2
4-0

Asayamabana22XivaZs7.pngTakasagoNatsu 2015
3
Sandanme 52 West019-6
0.760
6-1
2-2

Saionji21XivaZs7.pngShikihideNatsu 2015
3
Sandanme 65 Easst017-8
0.680
5-2
1-3

Hirotsukasa22XivaZs7.pngIrumagawaNatsu 2015
4
Sandanme 90 West019-5-1
0.792
5-2
4-0

Inoue16XivaZs7.pngKiseNatsu 2015
4
Jonidan 3 East018-8
0.692
4-3
4-1

Toshinofuji18XivaZs7.pngIsegahamaNatsu 2015
3
Jonidan 23 East015-10
0.600
4-3
3-1

Chiyonoumi22XivaZs7.pngKokonoeNagoya 2015
2
Sadanme 19 East217-1
0.944
7-0 Y
3-1

Kiribayama19image.pngMichinokuNagoya 2015
3
Sandanme 96 West015-3
0.833
6-1
4-0

Homarenishiki20image.pngNishikidoNagoya 2015
3
Jonidan 8 East014-5
0.737
6-1
4-1

Tsukimoto23XivaZs7.pngIsenoumiNagoya 2015
3
Jonidan 27 East014-4
0.778
5-2
4-0

Nobody has hit the wall... yet.
Shodai continues to be impressive in Juryo and still leads the Arasoi from 4 rikishi.
Sato probably lost an early yusho decider against Chiyoshoma... as long as Chiyoshoma doesn't get exchanged into dust and some lower level Makushita takes the yusho.
Mitakeumi isn't having as much fun as Shodai this basho, he's right on the edge still.
Daiki took a lost on Day 1 against a normal Makushita rikishi, while Ura is still perfect but is fighting at a lower rank. I hope they both get up to Makushita-joi at the same time.
Inoue, at 16 years old, took his fourth consecutive kachikochi, amazing.
All the guys at the bottom of the list have already booked their ticket to the next Wall.
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Kyushuu 2015 It's all over!
Shikona
Age
Country
Heya
Debut
KK
Current Rank
Yushos
Record
Win%
Last Basho
This Basho
Shodai24XivaZs7.pngTokitsukazeNatsu 2014
10
Juryo 5 West368-18
0.791
11-4
13-2 Y

Sato18XivaZs7.pngTakanohanaKyushu 2014
6
Makushita 7 West238-11
0.776
6-1 D
3-4

Mitakeumi22XivaZs7.pngDewanoumiHaru 2015
5
Makuuchi 11 West143-16
0.729
12-3
8-7

Iwasaki23XivaZs7.pngOitekazeHaru 2015
5
Makushita 37 West029-6
0.829
6-1
5-2

Omoto22XivaZs7.pngIrumagawaHaru 2015
5
Sandanme 7 West026-9
0.743
5-2
4-3

Kotonawa18XivaZs7.pngSadogatakeHaru 2015
4
Sandanme 29 East024-11
0.686
5-2
3-4

Daiki23XivaZs7.pngHakkakuNatsu 2015
4
Makushita 25 East225-3
0.893
7-0 Y
5-2

Ura23XivaZs7.pngKiseNatsu 2015
4
Makushita 54 Westt126-2
0.929
5-2
7-0 D

Asayamabana22XivaZs7.pngTakasagoNatsu 2015
3
Sandanme 52 West020-8
0.714
6-1
3-4

Saionji21XivaZs7.pngShikihideNatsu 2015
3
Sandanme 65 Easst018-10
0.643
5-2
2-5

Hirotsukasa22XivaZs7.pngIrumagawaNatsu 2015
4
Sandanme 90 West021-6-1
0.778
5-2
6-1

Inoue16XivaZs7.pngKiseNatsu 2015
4
Jonidan 3 East019-9
0.679
4-3
5-2

Toshinofuji18XivaZs7.pngIsegahamaNatsu 2015
4
Jonidan 23 East016-12
0.571
4-3
4-3

Chiyonoumi22XivaZs7.pngKokonoeNagoya 2015
3
Sadanme 19 East218-3
0.857
7-0 Y
4-3

Kiribayama19image.pngMichinokuNagoya 2015
3
Sandanme 96 West118-3
0.857
6-1
7-0 Y

Homarenishiki20image.pngNishikidoNagoya 2015
3
Jonidan 8 East016-5
0.762
6-1
6-1

Tsukimoto23XivaZs7.pngIsenoumiNagoya 2015
3
Jonidan 27 East016-5
0.762
5-2
6-1

Mitsuuchi19XivaZs7.pngOnomatsuAki 2015
2
Jonidan 42 East012-2
0.857
6-1
6-1

Nobody has hit the wall... yet.
Shodai convincingly took the Juryo Yusho for his first sekitori yusho. We will be able to see him in makuuchi in January!
Sato after his loss to Chiyoshoma dropped the next 3 to go MK. Kind of unexpected since he beat 3 guys around his rank, I guess. Hopefully, it isn't due to injury. He might float around makushita joi a bit like Abiko.
Mitakeumi won out the last 3 days of the basho to save his kachikoshi.
Daiki and Ura seem to be headed for the same area on the banzuke, hope they get another chance to go at it! More people got to see Ura's unorthodox resting style during the Makushita playoff that makes it very hard to push him out with the leverage from bales. He lost and it makes my back hurt.
Iwasaki and Omoto became wall aces, but Kotonawa did not.
Inoue, is still extremely young.
Toshinofuji marks not only his 4th kachikoshi but also his 4th '4-3' record. This has happened 13 times since at least 1963. A couple guys had 5 '4-3' records to start, including Maenoshin who later became Yamahibki oyakata and then suddenly disappeared during a basho to escape debt collector. He was fired from NSK for that. Then, if the DB is correct, there is Nishito who had 5 '4-3' records and then retired!
Kiribayama took the Sandanme yusho and keeps the wall's collective yusho count at 10, with Sato's departure.
The only guy that could have been added, Mitsuuchi, took a 6-1 record.
There is nobody who could be added after Hatsu basho. There is one guy Himekatsuyama (姫勝山? Really? Jeez...) who came in late, so for the purpose of this thing I'm just going to ignore this basho and put him in after March if he can manage it.
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When Himekatsuyama's shikona was first announced I thought about saying something about a shikona with 姫 in it, but I have to wonder if 姫勝 together means something a bit more manly. I dunno.

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When Himekatsuyama's shikona was first announced I thought about saying something about a shikona with 姫 in it, but I have to wonder if 姫勝 together means something a bit more manly. I dunno.

I was curious and looked him up. He is from Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県). Different Kanji, but same (kun-)reading and meaning. I'd think the shikona shall mean something like 'the winning mountain from Hime'. Nice, actually.

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That makes more sense, but there's no way he isn't catching constant shit from his heya mates.

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It might not be as derogatory in Japan. They probably have a much more favorable view of their royalty than others, especially Americans since we don't have any. The connotations might be completely different than they are in English.

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Actually, from what manga I read, no man would like to be called "princess". ;-)

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