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Makuuchi

Hakuho        Y    Kakuryu
Takayasu      O    Goeido
Tochinoshin   O    ---
Takakeisho    S    Tamawashi
Mitakeumi     K    Hokutofuji
Kaisei        M1   Endo
Daieisho      M2   Myogiryu
Nishikigi     M3   Shodai
Tochiozan     M4   Ichinojo
Chiyotairyu   M5   Onosho
Okinoumi      M6   Abi
Aoiyama       M7   Takarafuji
Asanoyama     M8   Kotoshogiku
Sadanoumi     M9   Ikioi
Shohozan      M10  Yago
Ryuden        M11  Meisei
Chiyonokuni   M12  Yoshikaze
Tomokaze      M13  Kagayaki
Terutsuyoshi  M14  Toyonoshima
Ishiura       M15  Kotoeko
Daishoho      M16  Yutakayama
Chiyoshoma    M17  ---

Only five promotions from juryo.

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Juryo

Shimanoumi    J1   Chiyomaru
Kotoyuki      J2   Enho
Hakuyozan     J3   Daiamami
Takagenji     J4   Tokushoryu
Wakatakakage  J5   Daishomaru
Kyokushuho    J6   Tsurugisho
Azumaryu      J7   Sokokurai
Gagamaru      J8   Chiyonoumi
Kyokutaisei   J9   Akiseyama
Hidenoumi     J10  Wakamotoharu
Tobizaru      J11  Aminishiki
Mitoryu       J12  Arawashi
Takanosho     J13  Takanofuji
Daiseido      J14  Kiribayama
 

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Makushita-joi

Irodori       Ms1   Ryuko
Fujiazuma     Ms2   Kotokuzan
Jokoryu       Ms3   Seiro
Kaisho        Ms4   Kotodaigo
Churanoumi    Ms5   Kotokamatani
Tsushimanada  Ms6   Tokushinho
Kizakiumi     Ms7   Hoshoryu
Kairyu        Ms8   Shonannoumi
Kizenryu      Ms9   Dewahayate
Sagatsukasa   Ms10  Shiba
Akua          Ms11  Toyohibiki
Tamaki        Ms12  Sakigake
Ichiyamamoto  Ms13  Asabenkei
Akinohana     Ms14  Hokutoyo
Ryusei        Ms15  Chiyosakae
 

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The remainder, with lots and lots of new shikona:

Makushita

 

Koba          Ms16  Kaito
Nogami        Ms17  Nishikifuji
Tochihiryu    Ms18  Kainoryu
Midorifuji    Ms19  Tanabe
Gokushindo    Ms20  Kototebakari
Bushozan      Ms21  Tomisakae
Asakoki       Ms22  Hokaho
Mugendai      Ms23  Asahisho
Tochinobori   Ms24  Wakatakamoto
Kyokusoten    Ms25  Kagamio
Chiyootori    Ms26  Kototsubasa
Takakento     Ms27  Kiseoka
Ayanoumi      Ms28  Wakayama
Nionoumi      Ms29  Daishoryu
Tsukahara     Ms30  Kitaharima
Ohata         Ms31  Takemasa
Fukuyama      Ms32  Hokutokawa
Obamaumi      Ms33  Gochozan
Hamayutaka    Ms34  Higonojo
Kirinofuji    Ms35  Chiyonoo
Hisanotora    Ms36  Ura
Akinoyama     Ms37  Oki
Shohoryu      Ms38  Tsurubayashi
Terao         Ms39  Mitotsukasa
Keitenkai     Ms40  Irie
Tokuda        Ms41  Takaryu
Musashikuni   Ms42  Okinofuji
Omoto         Ms43  Horyuyama
Inoue         Ms44  Hokutoshu
Ichiki        Ms45  Sadanosato
Yokoe         Ms46  Narutaki
Oazuma        Ms47  Masutoo
Sadanohana    Ms48  Kotoryusei
Kotodairyu    Ms49  Asatenmai
Chiyoarashi   Ms50  Tochiseiryu
Naya          Ms51  Fukamiyama
Daishoiwa     Ms52  Tenkaiho
Aozora        Ms53  Kotoyusho
Kurahashi     Ms54  Ryuseio
Chiyonokatsu  Ms55  Hiradoumi
Tennozan      Ms56  Ishida
Masunoyama    Ms57  Wakanofuji
Higoarashi    Ms58  Kotoseigo
Onojo         Ms59  Tochimaru
Yuki          Ms60  Sasakiyama


Sandanme

 

Azumasato     Sd1   Chiyodaigo
Honda         Sd2   Hokutotsubasa
Kaonishiki    Sd3   Tochikodai
Genkaiho      Sd4   Tamakongo
Kaizen        Sd5   Nakazono
Kainishiki    Sd6   Komanokuni
Shoketsu      Sd7   Dairaido
Yoshikasuga   Sd8   Aomihama
Maikeru       Sd9   Dewanojo
Yutakasho     Sd10  Kotoozutsu
Kotokino      Sd11  Mitsuuchi
Sadanohikari  Sd12  Aoi
Goryu         Sd13  Musashiumi
Kamito        Sd14  Munakata
Amanoshima    Sd15  Torakio
Ginseizan     Sd16  Itadaki
Homarefuji    Sd17  Kirinoryu
Dewaazuma     Sd18  Oisato
Kaiyudai      Sd19  Shosei
Katsunofuji   Sd20  Oginosho
Matsuda       Sd21  Yoshoyama
Kotohayato    Sd22  Byakko
Onokura       Sd23  Tsushida
Hagane        Sd24  Hatooka
Soranoumi     Sd25  Daishosei
Kitadaichi    Sd26  Koshinishiki
Tagonofuji    Sd27  Daishozen
Nankairiki    Sd28  Kotorikisen
Shoji         Sd29  Chiyoraizan
Tsuyukusa     Sd30  Fujita
Kaiseijo      Sd31  Seigo
Komakiryu     Sd32  Sadanokuni
Hitachigo     Sd33  Daishomune
Yamaguchi     Sd34  Baraki
Kototora      Sd35  Yoshiazuma
Saidaiji      Sd36  Koshinoryu
Kawamoto      Sd37  Aratora
Kihonoumi     Sd38  Masuminato
Miyauchi      Sd39  Karatsuumi
Asanotosa     Sd40  Hamadayama
Kiyonoumi     Sd41  Hikarugenji
Mitozakura    Sd42  Izumigawa
Toshoyama     Sd43  Kasugakuni
Wagurayama    Sd44  Hokutoo
Kaiho         Sd45  Sekizuka
Ebisumaru     Sd46  Azumasho
Shuji         Sd47  Kotozensho
Asakishin     Sd48  Wakahizen
Hokutohomare  Sd49  Kotonoshu
Hitenryu      Sd50  Daijo
Denzan        Sd51  Maenofuji
Fujisato      Sd52  Amanishiki
Nakashima     Sd53  Tatsukaze
Taichiyama    Sd54  Gorikiyama
Surugafuji    Sd55  Oka
Ryutsukasa    Sd56  Awajiumi
Rao           Sd57  Hikarifuji
Iko           Sd58  Kiritsubasa
Daishoki      Sd59  Sakaekaze
Teraoumi      Sd60  Akitoba
Fukunofuji    Sd61  Kenshin
Fukazawa      Sd62  Sakurafuji
Oyamatoumi    Sd63  Kaishinmaru
Tanakayama    Sd64  Ako
Amatsu        Sd65  Tenichi
Takamiryu     Sd66  Takatenshu
Kotonoumi     Sd67  Hokutotsuru
Tokiryu       Sd68  Fujitaisei
Asakoga       Sd69  Miyanofuji
Mochizuki     Sd70  Asadaimon
Mihamaumi     Sd71  Daishowaka
Sazanami      Sd72  Ariake
Ikeru         Sd73  Miyazaki
Tochimitsuru  Sd74  Haruminato
Dainichido    Sd75  Saionji
Sumanoumi     Sd76  Haruhikari
Mienosato     Sd77  Toho
Hokuyozan     Sd78  Amatsukasa
Kotofukujuno  Sd79  Kototaiki
Tochihayate   Sd80  Kotorikuzan
Kasugaryu     Sd81  Hao
Toukiryu      Sd82  Okinoiwa
Yamato        Sd83  Kanryu
Yuma          Sd84  Tsunekawa
Yamenosato    Sd85  Kotokume
Kotokonno     Sd86  Kaiyuma
Kayatoiwa     Sd87  Kotootomo
Tokimaru      Sd88  Asanojo
Tochisato     Sd89  Chura
Kyokuhozan    Sd90  Fujinotani
Hibikiryu     Sd91  Daishokaku
Asashinjo     Sd92  Roman
Sakabayashi   Sd93  Kojima
Kotomiyakura  Sd94  Takataisho
Hokutoshin    Sd95  Shobushi
Kotosato      Sd96  Hienriki
Kotomyozan    Sd97  Kiryu
Wakakinsho    Sd98  Kasugamine
Kotoito       Sd99  Wakaichiro
Hokutoryu     Sd100 Kotourasaki


Jonidan

 

Kotakiyama      Jd1   Nakai
Kaitoma         Jd2   Ryubu
Mimori          Jd3   Taranami
Imafuku         Jd4   Kaorufuji
Hidano          Jd5   Chiyonosora
Sadanogo        Jd6   Seito
Fujinowaka      Jd7   Tosaeizan
Tsugaruumi      Jd8   Okinohama
Shinyashiki     Jd9   Anzai
Amamisho        Jd10  Miryuzan
Yukiamami       Jd11  Shunba
Takabayama      Jd12  Asonishiki
Fudano          Jd13  Nakao
Kotoharamoto    Jd14  Hatachijo
Kamitani        Jd15  Roga
Wakasatake      Jd16  Tainaka
Kurokage        Jd17  Omote
Nakaishi        Jd18  Asakura
Tanahashi       Jd19  Kaishu
Kenyu           Jd20  Ryuki
Tochikasuga     Jd21  Ishiazuma
Harada          Jd22  Sakai
Fujikawa        Jd23  Akashiryu
Tatsunoumi      Jd24  Kirizakura
Mori            Jd25  Rendaiyama
Terumichi       Jd26  Akatsuki
Kototsukahara   Jd27  Tokio
Fukuazuma       Jd28  Kenho
Toshonishiki    Jd29  Okunisato
Wakayamanaka    Jd30  Daishohama
Satonofuji      Jd31  Hokutoyoshi
Yukiumi         Jd32  Sawayaka
Miyakomotoharu  Jd33  Murata
Kotomanabe      Jd34  Fujihisashi
Shiraseyama     Jd35  Furanshisu
Tochigidake     Jd36  Kotokogyoku
Wakakoki        Jd37  Kotonoshima
Taketsukasa     Jd38  Mutsukaze
Daisho          Jd39  Tatsuki
Sasaki          Jd40  Teraosho
Tamanoryu       Jd41  Matsuyama
Kakutaiki       Jd42  Motokiyama
Harimanada      Jd43  Umizaru
Shinzan         Jd44  Goshinryu
Tsubakifuji     Jd45  Yabuoka
Kiriarashi      Jd46  Asahio
Oshozan         Jd47  Higonoso
Wakanoguchi     Jd48  Terunofuji
Dewanosora      Jd49  Fukugoriki
Denpoya         Jd50  Amakaze
Aonoumi         Jd51  Toyama
Sakaefuji       Jd52  Watatani
Higonoryu       Jd53  Wakamatsunaga
Bushi           Jd54  Mimurodake
Ishihara        Jd55  Hokutoiwami
Hanakaze        Jd56  Reon
Kaishin         Jd57  Chiyooga
Asahanshin      Jd58  Sumidagawa
Tenei           Jd59  Miyakogawa
Shimizu         Jd60  Goketsuyama
Tabara          Jd61  Daiyusho
Asanoshima      Jd62  Yoshimura
Abezakura       Jd63  Fubu
Sakura          Jd64  Chiyotaiyo
Ota             Jd65  Fukuminato
Chiyotaiko      Jd66  Ayaminato
Toki            Jd67  Azumanami
Amamidake       Jd68  Banshunada
Soga            Jd69  Itakozakura
Kainowaka       Jd70  Teruju
Kotoimagawa     Jd71  Hirose
Kaibusho        Jd72  Mukaida
Satozakura      Jd73  Wakakosuge
Daitenma        Jd74  Narumi
Tochinoshima    Jd75  Hironaka
Fujinokaze      Jd76  Chiyotaiho
Morita          Jd77  Takakurayama
Matsuoka        Jd78  Azumayama
Hamamiryu       Jd79  Kotosumida
Kokuryunami     Jd80  Kamada
Arikawa         Jd81  Yuriki
Shimomura       Jd82  Chiyohokkai
Wakaseido       Jd83  Onagaya
Fukamachi       Jd84  Sadatsuyoshi
Ueta            Jd85  Hokutonami
Burinosato      Jd86  Fujinoteru
Chida           Jd87  Asadoji
Kawamura        Jd88  Sorakaze
Shunpo          Jd89  Amane
Tagomaru        Jd90  Kototaiko
Hokutoyu        Jd91  Terunosato
Kirimaru        Jd92  Azumaiwa
Hokutoizumi     Jd93  Asahinishiki
Kotomaeda       Jd94  Hamatensei
Asaazuma        Jd95  Mogaminishiki
Shoryudo        Jd96  Kochikara
Honma           Jd97  Osumifuji
Zendaisho       Jd98  Isamufuji
Kyonosato       Jd99  Takamasaki
Tanji           Jd100 Daishojo
Kotoomura       Jd101 Fukuda
Ai              Jd102 Wakaseiun
Sawada          Jd103 Wakatozakura
Adachi          Jd104 Nishimura
Nagaya          Jd105 Hokutosato
Asahijo         Jd106 Ogitora


Jonokuchi

 

Omura          Jk1   Oatari
Tsuyasato      Jk2   Hayasaka
Wakaikki       Jk3   Minami
Takemaru       Jk4   Iwamoto
Tetsubisho     Jk5   Sekizukayama
Shiimori       Jk6   Azumahikari
Takeazuma      Jk7   Wakafujioka
Matsugashima   Jk8   Shimakaze
Daishiryu      Jk9   Hanashi
Hamasu         Jk10  Sawaisamu
Sawanofuji     Jk11  Daigonishiki
Aki            Jk12  Toya
Satsumao       Jk13  Yada
Oju            Jk14  Houn
Shishimaru     Jk15  Hattorizakura
Shachinofuji   Jk16  Hokutouryu
Ayakaze        Jk17  Hakuyo
Urutora        Jk18  Hodaka
Tochikamiyama  Jk19  Terasawa
Shirakawa      Jk20  Suzuki
Kotonagahama   Jk21  Hasegawa
Watanabe       Jk22  Ishizaka
Kotosusumu     Jk23  Kiyama
Chiyooume      Jk24  Higohikari
Sudo           Jk25  Oishi
Moriurara      Jk26  ---

(New shikona in red.)
 

On 12/02/2019 at 11:22, Akinomaki said:
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Sudo 須藤 Sudo Masaki Tatsunami 182 115 13 - April - 1999 Kanagawa

The NSK on the 4th announced a correction of the name reading for 須藤将貴:

Not Sudou Masaki, but Sutou Masaki

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20190204/sum19020419140008-n1.html

I dunno what's up with this, but the new banzuke still has him as Sudo. Did the correction only apply to his real name? Or Kyokai left hand not knowing what Kyokai right hand is doing?

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And just when we finally got rid of the Satoyama/Satōyama confusion, leaving only Tokiryu/Tōkiryu in place, Hakkaku-beya has gifted us with a Hokutoryu in addition to Tamanoi-beya's Hokutōryu (whom the Kyokai has promptly disambiguated as Hokutouryu, as is their wont).

Sadogatake-beya, meanwhile, has added a Kotoyusho to their already existing Kotozensho.

I'll leave the rest of the new shikona info to Yubinhaad's capable hands. Enjoying the extra-large workload this basho? B-)

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Well they sure threw the yusho=east sekiwake formula out the window

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1 hour ago, Asashosakari said:

Juryo

Shimanoumi    J1   Chiyomaru
Kotoyuki      J2   Enho
Hakuyozan     J3   Daiamami
Takagenji     J4   Tokushoryu
Wakatakakage  J5   Daishomaru
Kyokushuho    J6   Tsurugisho
Azumaryu      J7   Sokokurai
Gagamaru      J8   Chiyonoumi
Kyokutaisei   J9   Akiseyama
Hidenoumi     J10  Wakamotoharu
Tobizaru      J11  Aminishiki
Mitoryu       J12  Arawashi
Takanosho     J13  Takanofuji
Daiseido      J14  Kiribayama
 

Wow.  That's a huge boon to Gagamaru and Chiyonoumi, giving them tons of the available banzuke luck instead of spreading it around more.

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Just now, WAKATAKE said:

Well they sure threw the yusho=east sekiwake formula out the window

All the more to prove that there is no formula and it's made up as they go along.  As I said back when they first did this with Goeido and Tochiozan, it might partially be the fact that Takakeisho is slightly closer to Ozeki promotion.  When Mitakeumi won, Ichinojo was nowhere near Ozeki, while Takakeisho has a very good chance at being promoted this basho.  Or it might be that 5 wins and a Yusho is enough to overcome inertia, but not 2 wins and a Yusho.  We'll never know, and even if we did, they can change their minds later.

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2 minutes ago, WAKATAKE said:

Well they sure threw the yusho=east sekiwake formula out the window

I guess they're back to the "The guy we put at East Sekiwake is the better ozeki promotion contender right now" justification that went over so well when they did it for Goeido...

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Toyonoshima--M14! That's wonderful to see. 

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I need a lie down. (Isurrender...)

Among the many changes on this banzuke, five rikishi from Hakkaku-beya receive their first proper shikona, which the heya teased with this picture a few days ago. I won't list them all here, save to point out that the third kanji of Ito's shikona is another reading of the first kanji of his family name.

Takiguchi is now Masuminato, receiving the rare honour of using the first kanji of his shisho's shikona (ex-Masurao) - the last time that happened was for Masuraumi's Juryo promotion nine years ago.

Wakanakatani is the recipient of the first shikona (rather than Wakafamilyname) in Nishiiwa-beya - he is now Yamenosato, honouring his home district of Yame, Fukuoka. Shikihide-beya's Imai is now Goshinryu, the middle kanji there is taken from his hometown of Hadano, Kanagawa. Finally, Asakayama-beya's Kaishun is now Kaibusho - again, the middle kanji is taken from his hometown Maizuru, Kyoto.

Wakasenryu goes the opposite way to the previous three - his middle kanji was from his hometown Tomakomai, but now he changes to Wakakinsho. And you can thank Nikkan for catching the change to his given name - new kanji, but keeping the reading as Hiroya.

Two rikishi change a kanji in their shikona but keep the same reading, Okunisato changing to the slightly more common 'kuni' kanji, while Kotonoshu simply changes the 'no' in his name.

Two other rikishi from Sadogatake-beya make some actual changes - Kotoinagaki becomes Kotoyusho, while Kotouruga is now the rather unwieldy-sounding Kotokogyoku. Both make changes to their given names too.

Still with pairs, two more rikishi have abandoned their first shikona and reverted back to their real names, both family and given. An indifferent four basho has left Tetsujin on the brink of demotion to Jonokuchi, so he has returned to Nagaya Kaito. Elsewhere, Hayatonishiki got the first kachi-koshi of his career in January but he has returned to Hironaka Ryu for his Jonidan debut.

And another pair, this time rikishi who take their given name as their shikona (or part of it). Yamashita Ikki therefore becomes Wakaikki Noboru, while Isa Hodaka is now Hodaka Tsunemasa.

Shikihide-beya's Ezuka gets an interesting single-kanji shikona, Sawayaka. After going down the Google rabbit hole, there's a restaurant called Sawayaka in his home prefecture of Shizuoka. Whether there's some family connection, I don't know, it could be nothing to do with it.

Anyway, here's the full list:

Mk14w Ikegawa > Hokutoyo (北勝陽)
Mk53w Kotoinagaki Yoshiyuki > Kotoyusho Yoshihiro (琴裕将 由拡)
Sd2e Satoyama > Hokutotsubasa (北勝翼)
Sd38w Takiguchi > Masuminato (益湊)
Sd43e Takei Kentaro > Toshoyama Keitaro (東照山 恵太朗)
Sd49w Kotonoshu (琴の秀 > 琴乃秀)
Sd55w Minatoryu > Oka (鷹翔)
Sd85e Wakanakatani > Yamenosato (八女の里)
Sd98e Wakasenryu Hiroya > Wakakinsho Hiroya (若錦翔 広也)
Sd100e Miyazakiyama > Hokutoryu (北勝龍)
Jd29w Okunisato (大国里 > 大國里)
Jd31w Ito > Hokutoyoshi (北勝伊)
Jd32w Ezuka > Sawayaka (爽)
Jd36w Kotouruga Hibiki > Kotokogyoku Hirotake (琴孝玉 裕丈)
Jd44w Imai > Goshinryu (剛秦龍)
Jd47w Shido > Higonoso (肥後乃双)
Jd72e Kaishun > Kaibusho (魁舞翔)
Jd75w Hayatonishiki Yuki > Hironaka Ryu (廣中 龍)
Jd93e Jingu > Hokutoizumi (北勝泉)
Jd105e Tetsujin Isao > Nagaya Kaito (永谷 海登)
Jk3e Yamashita Ikki > Wakaikki Noboru (若一輝 昇)
Jk7e Kinugawa > Takeazuma (武東)
Jk12e Tanaka Akito > Aki Yoshinobu (阿稀 慶喜)
Jk18w Isa Hodaka > Hodaka Tsunemasa (穂嵩 常征)


One other note, Takadagawa-oyakata (former Sekiwake Akinoshima) changed his family name from Yamanaka to Miyamoto. The latest page archive I can find at the Internet Archive is from August 2018 when he was still Yamanaka, so it was later than that but I don't know exactly when the change was made. If anyone can be more specific please do so.

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1 hour ago, Gurowake said:

All the more to prove that there is no formula and it's made up as they go along.  As I said back when they first did this with Goeido and Tochiozan, it might partially be the fact that Takakeisho is slightly closer to Ozeki promotion.  When Mitakeumi won, Ichinojo was nowhere near Ozeki, while Takakeisho has a very good chance at being promoted this basho.  Or it might be that 5 wins and a Yusho is enough to overcome inertia, but not 2 wins and a Yusho.  We'll never know, and even if we did, they can change their minds later.

This banzuke is a joke, and not just for Gagamaru/ Chiyonoumi.  Endo ahead of Daieisho? 5 ranks better than Abi with the same record? Myogiryu 2 ranks ahead of the M1s with 1 less win? Asanoyama only goes from West to East with a KK? This thing is pure comedy. 

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Kotoekou. Stays at 15W with a 7-8.  They could have easily given that spot to Daishouhou, but they are biased against foreigners, of course. Not to mention the four (4!) Juryo rikishi who stayed in the same spot with a makekoshi. 4. Same rank.

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8 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Kotoekou. Stays at 15W with a 7-8.  They could have easily given that spot to Daishouhou, but they are biased against foreigners, of course.

I don't know about that. I think if they didn't have to promote 5 they wouldn't have wanted to promote him at all. I was expecting a lot from him but outside of the first 2 he's basically squeaked his way up Juryo with late KKs against lower rankers he was facing after starting poorly each basho  and he did the same to get into makuuchi.  Given who he'll have to face in March I won't be picking him to KK. 

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1 hour ago, Kintamayama said:

Kotoekou. Stays at 15W with a 7-8.  They could have easily given that spot to Daishouhou, but they are biased against foreigners, of course. Not to mention the four (4!) Juryo rikishi who stayed in the same spot with a makekoshi. 4. Same rank.

Did you see how much they promoted Gagamaru and Chiyonoumi?  It was absolutely necessary there to leave 7-8s as they were.  I was surprised at how little leniency was given to other MK records and the luck instead given to the 8-7 J14s.

But I agree that switching Kotoeko and Daishoho would have made more sense, especially since Daishoho "tied" Toyonoshima and Ishiura by-the-numbers.

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2 hours ago, Rocks said:

This banzuke is a joke, and not just for Gagamaru/ Chiyonoumi.  Endo ahead of Daieisho? 5 ranks better than Abi with the same record? Myogiryu 2 ranks ahead of the M1s with 1 less win? Asanoyama only goes from West to East with a KK? This thing is pure comedy. 

Why shouldn't Endo be ahead of Daieisho?  They're the same by-the-numbers, but Endo had a better record, which is generally taken as the tie breaker instead of the higher previous rank.  They are both exactly where I predicted them, so it's not like their placement came out of thin air.  That Abi was nowhere near Endo is just a product of banzuke luck - a lot of people fit into the space between them.  The same is true for Asanoyama - there's just an extreme amount of rikishi to fit into a small space, and Asanoyama really didn't even "deserve" that promotion, but it had to be made because of their rules.

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4 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Kotoekou. Stays at 15W with a 7-8.  They could have easily given that spot to Daishouhou, but they are biased against foreigners, of course. Not to mention the four (4!) Juryo rikishi who stayed in the same spot with a makekoshi. 4. Same rank.

I didn't think Kotoeko would fall below M15 given the two intai and 7-8 record.   Ditto for all other 7-8 record holders from Hatsu.

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2 hours ago, Gurowake said:

Why shouldn't Endo be ahead of Daieisho?  They're the same by-the-numbers, but Endo had a better record, which is generally taken as the tie breaker instead of the higher previous rank.  They are both exactly where I predicted them, so it's not like their placement came out of thin air.  That Abi was nowhere near Endo is just a product of banzuke luck - a lot of people fit into the space between them.  The same is true for Asanoyama - there's just an extreme amount of rikishi to fit into a small space, and Asanoyama really didn't even "deserve" that promotion, but it had to be made because of their rules.

How are they the same by the numbers? Endo is 2 full ranks back with 1 more win.  The only way it makes any sense is Endo's schedule was significant'y tougher than his.  

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38 minutes ago, Rocks said:

How are they the same by the numbers? Endo is 2 full ranks back with 1 more win.  The only way it makes any sense is Endo's schedule was significant'y tougher than his.  

Daieisho's wins include one fusen and Endo appears to have more quality wins.   Daieisho wins mostly comprise of against double digit Maegs.    I see nothing wrong with Endo being ahead of Diaeiso.  No big deal for either as they both will serve as dog meat to the sanyukus in Haru.  Best wishes to both.

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39 minutes ago, Rocks said:

The only way it makes any sense is Endo's schedule was significant'y tougher than his.  

That is part of the reason I had him at M1w. 

Due to Kiseosato's retirement, Kotoeko moves up relative to the bottom of Makuuchi. He's now 4th from bottom, instead of 3rd.

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6 hours ago, Yubinhaad said:

I need a lie down. (Isurrender...)

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One other note, Takadagawa-oyakata (former Sekiwake Akinoshima) changed his family name from Yamanaka to Miyamoto. The latest page archive I can find at the Internet Archive is from August 2018 when he was still Yamanaka, so it was later than that but I don't know exactly when the change was made. If anyone can be more specific please do so.

I made a note that his name had changed for the January banzuke. (So some time between the banzuke announcement for Kyushu on 29 October and December 26)

 

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I’m a little surprised about the sekiwake rankings, but then I suppose it can be argued that Takakeisho didn’t deserve a demotion, so it comes down to whether the banzuke committee  are glass half-empty or glass half-full kind of guys. 

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56 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

I’m a little surprised about the sekiwake rankings, but then I suppose it can be argued that Takakeisho didn’t deserve a demotion, so it comes down to whether the banzuke committee  are glass half-empty or glass half-full kind of guys. 

Did you mean "Takakeisho didn't deserve a promotion?"

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Is Tomokaze still Yoshikaze's tsukebito? There is no way he can uphold his duties with both of them being banzuke neighbours, right? 

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