Although the full Aki banzuke won’t be released for a few days, those rikishi gaining sekitori status were announced today, so that they have ample time to prepare for their new duties. As expected, Seiro and Irodori are returning to the salaried ranks, and Tamaki (who is getting a new shikona, Asagyokusei) is making a first appearance. More surprisingly, the fourth promotion is Ms4w Kaisho (4-3), who will be making his Juryo debut. Expert opinion had Ms5w Wakamotoharu (5-2) ahead of him in the promotion queue. Although the corresponding demotions are not announced, we can infer that in addition to Ryuko and Akiseyama, Arawashi will also be dropping out of the sekitori ranks.