The torikumi for the opening days is up; time to get psyched! According to the absent rikishi info, the only sekitori not entering on Day 1 is M12 Chiyonokuni. Some key bouts:
Yokozuna Hakuho vs. shin-komusubi Hokutofuji.
Yokozuna Kakuryu vs. komusubi Mitakeumi, who is apparently entering the tournament despite being unable to do any practice bouts as a result of his knee injury.
Ozeki Takayasu vs. M1 Kaisei
Ozeki Goeido vs. M1 Endo
Kadoban Ozeki Tochinoshin vs. M2 Daieisho
Sekiwake and Ozeki hopeful Takakeisho vs. M2 Myogiryu
Sekiwake and defending champion Tamawashi vs. M3 Nishikigi
At the other end of the banzuke, Shimanoumi visits from Juryo to state the case that he should be in the top division in place of Chiyoshoma, Daishoho makes his Makuuchi debut against Yutakayama, Terutsuyoshi and Toyonoshima reprise their rivalry from Juryo, and Tomokaze’s first top-division foe is Kagayaki.
Kakuryu vs. Kaisei
Hakuho vs. Endo
Goeido vs. Hokutofuji
Tochinoshin vs. Myogiryu
Takayasu vs. Mitakeumi
Tamawashi vs. Daieisho
Takakeisho vs. Nishikigi
And the little man sumo match we’ve all been waiting for: Terutsuyoshi vs. Ishiura!