Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 21.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D Sorry for the misspellings.. I was exhausted when I wrote this! For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE NAVI. Oh.. and as Ube says: If you are from G4, DON'T POST THIS THERE.
Okay! We are back.. HANDABOL TIME! Er.. Handball.. okay.. Time for the main event! Daisuke Miyazaki's back for his revenge!
Daisuke Miyazaki.. Ube says he plays with balls..
Okay! Moment of truth! Daisuke runs to beat his demon.. the Half Pipe Attack!
And he's over.. wait.. abort mission.. he doesn't like the landing...
Uhm.. he swung back.. Oh good lord.. no.. He goes back to kick off the wall again..
Oh good he had momentum.. PHEW.. that would have SUCKED!!! His teamate did that in Sasuke 20 and it didn't fare too well..
And yes.. Miyazaki is still in it!!
Gaaaaaaaah.. he touches the top but can't grab on.. he runs all the way back for another run..
HANG ON HANG ON! GET UP THERE! YES He makes it!
Teamates are happy!
Flying Chute!!!!!!! Great grab.. he's cleared!
Hauling! He can see the end! He can clear! Keep running!
C'mon! Running out of time!!
ONE SECOND TO GO!!!!!!!!! TOUCH THE RED BUTTON!!!!!!!
HOLY CRAP HE BROKE THE BUTTON LMAO!!! But HE DID IT!!!!!
Miyazaki: Are you SERIOUS?? Did you see that crap????
TBS is now really cutting things quickly.. quick interview and them BAM right into Takeda.. and to think.. we are still under the 2 hour mark!!Takeda is getting interviewed while he makes love to SASUKE Spray.. .. Nagano.. Aahahhahaha Look at Nagano.. he's got the "Dude.. lay easy on the Spray.. you know what happened the last time you layed it on thick.." look Toshihiro Takeda just ignores him and continues to apply the 100th layer of protective .. gooo... Incoming fluff piece.. hey I haven't seen this video in a while.. God I'm afraid of heights.. LOL he must be too.. he's safe on the other side watching the spectacle :p Remember.. Takeda is now the poster boy for Japanese fire fighters! (Great Photo btw.. I have the .pdf of it :p ) Dude.... they just did a full fluff piece on you.. lay off the spray.. Toshihiro flashing that grin of his.. TBS reminding us.. 97 finished.. 6 clears! Toshihiro Takeda poised for his run! Whoot! Off the warped wall from the PLATFORM.. almost no run up at all!!! Camera didn't even set up for the side shot! FLYING off the rope he grabs the rope wall with his feet! REVENGE FROM SASUKE 20!!!!!
MASSIVE GRIN on his face! He see's the red button!!
Ecstatic he made it he's already smiling! He's BACK! He emphatically slams the button!
Meanwhile.. Levi's turn to make love to the Spray.. while Takeda's triumph is shown on the jumbo tron
Levi acknowledges the accomplishment
The time is flashed.. fastest time today!
Nagano's already heading back since he's about to go right after Levi
Takeda is RELIEVED!!!!!!!!!
Ahhh it feels so good to finally clear again... (I missed the shot of him yelling after this pose)
Takeda turns to the camera are salutes (LOVE this shot)
PAM .. this is your shot! (Shades of a previous Sasuke.. forgot which one.. the one where he was going for the fastest time).. Aahahah I love this pose :D
Takeda: OMG you have NO idea how relieved I am!
Takeda: Yeah.. It's good to be back :D
Levi almost ready.. Nagano stands to watch right next to the platform
Levi ignoring him.. he's getting in the zone. Levi Meeuwenberg's run is next! Last 2 on the course!
OKay.. I'm going to cut and paste this from Sasuke Navi when I first saw this shot:
I'll make this short and simple. You do not showboat during the timed course on your turn in Sasuke unless you are known to do this i.e. Comedian, etc. that is EXPECTED to do this.. otherwise it looks bad.. WORSE off it you are not Japanese. Call me old fashioned but it is in poor taste. You are a guest Levi. You didn't do this in Sasuke 20 and they adored you for your humble personality. We see a different Levi here from the clips I've seen (more on that later).. I'm not sure if that's who he really is or not.. time will tell. Again.. to keep it short.. I don't like the attitude that young athletes have today. This includes multi-Gold Medalist Usain Bolt. To give you an idea of how much I detest this.. I turned off the Olympics the SECOND I saw him showboat BEFORE THE FINISHLINE at the FRIGGIN' OLYMPICS GAMES.. okay.. off my pedestal.. and apparently back in the dark ages.. I swear.. I'm getting old.. I'm all for having an awesome time.. Would in a heartbeat see Levi do freerunning outside of Sasuke. I consider myself a goofball but there is a time and place for everything. People used to be naturally humble and kept their antics in the privacy of their own home or in a party with friends.. not International Television.
He's flying at this point and it's clear barring any disaster of epic proportions.. he's going to be the 8th Clear!
........................ 3rd trick of the day.. Crowd is very quiet right now..
Levi clears with clearly the best time of the day.
Okay.. my digest and opinion on this. The first trick was appreciated (judging by the sound).. didn't take anything from it.. didn't slow him down.. nada.. Second one.. as Ube pointed out.. Crowd was split.. especially since it was on the wall.. a graveyard to many today. Third.. was so clear on the showboating (which is Freerunning) you can hear a friggin' pin drop. Final one (after buzzer) appropriate.. he was happy he finished.. that part wasn't timed. Even so.. when he finished.. there was no massive cheering it was clapping showing their acknowledgement of a great feat.. not "OMG OMG OMG" chants and screaming his name as I expected he'd be receiving at this point. He was built up as a hero from Sasuke 20 which is pretty hard to live up to.. but I think many were dissapointed in the tricks in the middle of the course.Brian's reaction is .. interesting.. I don't know him.. never met him.. but I find his .. face interesting.. Olivia lmao.. she's having kittens.. she doesn't care.. it's CLEAR NUMBER 2 for Ninja Warrior! I don't know either Brian.. I don't know either.. I have that look too.. and I was prewarned in a very general way too (about Levi's run.. I didn't ask too many questions about it). No one can argue with the time.. It's outrageously awesome! Would have been faster if he didn't showboat which makes the argument even more prevalent.. he could have made it closer to 30 seconds just eliminating the wall trick. TBS takes time to show the tricks.. specifically.. which is very telling on their viewpoint.. This one was off the Pole maze into the Jumping Spider area This is the one off the wall.. THIS one pissed me off more than anything actually. It did nothing to show the moving UP the wall... it was clear it was clearly for show. At least one can argue with the jumping spider it was a forward movement to take nothing away from forward momentum. This was all show. TBS chick asking the question on our minds "WTF" (paraphrased she was quite PC about it). He loves to move that way and mentions it's how he trains .. which is very true.. My argument still stands... doesn't belong the course since it's not a freerunning course.. BRIAN didn't do it and neither did Levi in Sasuke 20 which was BOTH of their introductions.. it's a question about appropriately demonstrating certain skills.. Open course.. go for it.. competition.. HECK no. :) Nagano getting interviewed... sorry I'm distracted.. whats' around his neck? A chain? or gold rope? It doesn't move like a chain.. I'm mesmerized by it.. I don't know either Nagano.. I can't understand Japanese.. but .. I'm still passing popcorn.. I'm running out of popcorn.. Girls.. get me some Ice cream.. I like Butter pecan.. He looks a heck of a lot more relaxed right now.. doesn't he? Hey it's my blog.. deal with the Nagano adoration :p Reliving the Sasuke 20 Stage 2 "faceplant into the water at full speed™" maneuver Remind me.. don't piss off Takeda.. I think he wants to break his back LOL! Mental note.. Nagano is a masochist.. Nagano: OOOOOOOOOOOW Not THAT hard.. I felt that in my spleen! Okay.. that looks like a nervous giggle.. Yay Shinji's there :) Hi Shinji "Flying Teabag" Kobayashi! Sucks TBS cut your run.. again.. Looks like Shingo and Bunpei are nervous for him Nagano's face is turning all serious now Producers might be getting ready or something.. he's tensing up now Pass me Doritos... They go well with Butter Pecan Ice Cream.. 99 have finished.. 8 have passed! Holy crap.. remind me to not piss him off.. Nagano in the zone before he starts.. Ube's right.. this guy is smooooooooth across the course.. makes it look effortless.. he's dang nearly jogging through the course.. I mean I haven't seen him run once.. setting up for the Half Pipe Attack One handed grab off the wall.. Dude is so short LMAO Nagano slows down to acknowledge his fans chanting his name.. he knows he's going to pass easily LOL Nagano talking to his friends who are yelling at him from the side. He doesn't.. and never cared for Times on this course.. A clear is a clear. (Takeda might however dissagree ;O ) Nagano slowly strolls to the red button and gently taps it to stop the time. NOW he celebrates :D Nagano Fanclub a.k.a. his coworkers (I think.. was in the past.. not sure this time around) Anyone know what those sign say? I've seen them for years.. I can't read Kanji! Shinji yelling something out to him (anyone know what?).. Replaying just before the buzzer is hit to stop the time. Okay stage clear :) NOW they celebrate! Ube says: Shinji Kobayashi has shirt that says SASUKE BAKA on the back... Shinji.. I love you :D ANC Guys celebrating as well! Nagano surveing the course. 100 competitors. 9 clears! I'm listening to the announcer.. I'm picking up words here and there.. just interesting they mentioned Nagano's performance and Levi's performance back to back.. rewind it.. it sounds really interesting .. anyone got a transcript of that? Not a bloody clue.. but he clutches his heart a lot. Usually signifying he put his heart into it.. I don't think I've ever seen him stare INTO the camera before..
Anyway.. Stage 2 is next..
Part where am I .. Part 6 (I think of 9) is next