The new promotions to Juryo have been announced (since these represent a change to sekitori status, they’re made public early, like Ozeki and Yokozuna promotions but unlike the rest of the banzuke, so that those promoted can appropriately prepare for their new rank).
The three rikishi joining the salaried ranks are: Ms1 Irodori, making his sekitori debut, Makushita yusho winner Ms5 Churanoumi, and M3 Seiro.
Although the corresponding demotions from Juryo are not announced until the full banzuke comes out, it is easy to read the tea leaves. Dropping down to Makushita in May will be J14 Daiseido (3-12), J13 Takanofuji (6-9), and J10 Wakamotoharu (5-10).
Here’s a shot at what the Natsu Juryo banzuke may look like (Makuuchi demotions in bold, Makushita promotions in italic). Toyonoshima and Ikioi should be able to return to Makuuchi quickly with winning records if they can fix what ailed them in Osaka, while Yutakayama and Chiyonokuni have longer roads ahead of them.
|J1||Toyonoshima (M14w 5-10)||Ikioi (M9w 2-13)|
|J2||Takagenji (J4e 8-7)||Wakatakakage (J5e 8-7)|
|J3||Kyokushuho (J6e 8-7)||Daiamami (J3w 7-8)|
|J4||Azumaryu (J7e 8-7)||Takanosho (J13e 11-4)|
|J5||Sokokurai (J7w 8-7)||Kotoyuki (J2e 5-10)|
|J6||Gagamaru (J8e 8-7)||Hidenoumi (J10e 9-6)|
|J7||Kyokutaisei (J9e 8-7)||Daishomaru (J5w 6-9)|
|J8||Yutakayama (M16w 3-12)||Mitoryu (J12e 9-6)|
|J9||Tsurugisho (J6w 6-9)||Choyonoumi (J8w 7-8)|
|J10||Chiyonokuni (M12e 0-0-15)||Aminishiki (J11w 8-7)|
|J11||Arawashi (J12w 8-7)||Kiribayama (J14w 9-6)|
|J12||Churanoumi (Ms5 7-0)||Hakuyozan (J3e 3-7-5)|
|J13||Tobizaru (J11e 7-8)||Irodori (Ms1e 5-2)|
|J14||Seiro (Ms3w 6-1)||Akiseyama (J9w 5-10)|