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  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
I've always liked Harumafuji, but after losing the first two days he has withdrawn from the basho. But it looks like he has bigger problems to deal with: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/14/n ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:22 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
One down already.

Yokozuna Kakuryu withdraws from Kyushu tournament

Kakuryu's career continues to hang by a thread as his stablemaster Izutsu said the Monogolian yokozuna will withdraw from the ...
  Topic: Yonekura Ryoko
sassyanne

Replies: 25355
Views: 4840431

PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:29 am   Subject: Yonekura Ryoko
Autumn Drama 2017 first episode rating ( Kanto Region )

Doctor X Gekai Daimon Michiko Season 5 - Ryoko Yonekura - 20.9%
Aibou Season 16 - Mizutani Yutaka - 15.9%
Rikuou- Koji Yakusho - 14.7%
Kou ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:26 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Glad Harumafuji was able to win his ninth basho. A class act, the epitome of hinkaku, which is an important characteristic for yokozuna.

Here's a short video which shows he's not your typical pro ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:11 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Goeido almost had this thing wrapped up after day 11 with a 10-1 record, but has crashed and burned the last two days. There are something like 12 guys at 8-5 (Endo must be kicking himself. On day 5 t ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:40 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Over half way and mixing metaphors, it's anybody's ball game.

O1w Goeido 7 - 1

M3e Onosho 7 - 1

M12e Daishomaru 7 - 1

M3w Chiyotairyu 6 - 2

M9e Takanoiwa 6 - 2

M9w Arawashi 6 - ...
  Topic: Miura Haruma
gaijinmark

Replies: 67
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PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:59 pm   Subject: Miura Haruma
Haruma Miura to star in TV Asahi 2017 Fall drama

Miura Haruma will be starring in the upcoming TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Otona Koukou" (Adults Senior High School) which will be shown f ...
  Topic: Upcoming JDramas
gaijinmark

Replies: 2846
Views: 3561561

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:27 pm   Subject: Upcoming JDramas
"Cold Case Shinjitus no Tobira Season 2" to return on WOWOW in 2018

"Cold Case Shinjitsu no Tobira Season 2" will be back on WOWOW next year with its original cast of Yoshida ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:08 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Boy, they just don't make them like they used to. Two more bite the dust.

Takayasu and Ura withdraw from Fall basho

Ozeki Takayasu withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, jo ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Didn't see this coming! On the bright side, this will really shake things up, maybe a rank and filer will come out of nowhere and win this thing.

Hakuho withdraws from Fall basho

Hakuho on Frid ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:32 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Haven't heard anything new about Harumafuji but definitely no show for these two:

Kakuryu and Kisenosato withdraw from Fall basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu have pulled out of the upcoming ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:57 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Back in March they were questioning Hakuho's future, now it looks like he might be the only yokozuna competing in September.

Possible elbow surgery for Harumafuji

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:31 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
39 and counting for Hakuho.

Y1e Hakuho 14 - 1

M8e Aoiyama 13 - 2

M5w Tochiozan 12 - 3

Y1w Harumafuji 11 - 4

M6w Onosho 10 - 5

M10e Chiyotairyu 10 - 5

M10w Shohozan 10 - 5
...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
New all-time victories leader:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1nxFdHPVU0

They were saying yesterday that he'd gotten this many victories in 98 basho. That means he's AVERAGED almost 11 wins per ba ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:06 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Leaderboard after day 8:

Y1e Hakuho 8 - 0

O2e Takayasu 7 - 1

M8e Aoiyama 7 - 1

Y1w Harumafuji 6 - 2

M6w Onosho 6 - 2

M10e Chiyotairyu 6 - 2

M13e Takarafuji 6 - 2

Takayas ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 315
Views: 735347

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:36 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Kakuryu and Endo had already withdrawn, now this. This basho could be a case of "last man standing".

Kisenosato and Terunofuji drop out with injuries

Yokozuna Kisenosato and ozeki Ter ...
  Topic: What dramas are you currently watching?
maxcriden

Replies: 27225
Views: 9385703

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:00 am   Subject: What dramas are you currently watching?
'Sup, all. Happy July. w00t!

Kaito Yamaneko - Watched...just over 3 eps? Too hammy for us.

Boku no Ita Jikan - touching and thoughtful ALS drama. Haruma was well cast in the role. Tabe Mikako i ...
  Topic: Japan - News/General Discussion
gaijinmark

Replies: 3258
Views: 1272804

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:07 am   Subject: Japan - News/General Discussion
You could call him the Japanese Bobby Fisher except this kid seems pretty normal, Fisher was a total whack job.

Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii wins record 29th straight match

Japanfs youngest profes ...
  Topic: Watabe Atsuro
gaijinmark

Replies: 27
Views: 69020

PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:01 pm   Subject: Watabe Atsuro
Atsuro Watabe and Kanna Hashimoto to star in FujiTV 2017 Summer drama

Watabe Atsuro and Hashimoto Kanna will be starring in the new FujiTV Summer 2017 drama "Keishicho Ikimonogakari" (Met ...
  Topic: Upcoming JDramas
gaijinmark

Replies: 2846
Views: 3561561

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: Upcoming JDramas
^ Yeah, it is kind of confusing. But at least Kubota's keeping busy:

Masataka Kubota to star in KansaiTV/FujiTV 2017 Summer drama

Kubota Masataka will star in the new Kansai TV / FujiTV Summer ...
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