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Thursday, February 12, 2009

So excited for... Sasuke 22!

Video Clip of Chiyo-Chan from Azumanga Daioh

Sasuke 22 is right around the corner! It's just over a month away! Just like last year.. I've been chanting this song LOL. Looks like there will be a bunch of us waking up at early morning (7:00 AM Eastern time) on Monday, March 30th to watch Sasuke 22 air live.

Sasuke 22 - Monday, March 20, 2009
(3 hours and 24 minutes long!)

Again just like last year Ube and I will be scouring the Internet to find what we can. With Sasuke Maniac off the air.. we have to rely on blogs, websites, etc. to find out our information! As of today we have a few people already confirmed and/or rumored to be coming - As I get more information I will update this page:

Edited: March 2, 2009 - TV Taro (from Ube) and TV Guide updates.
Edited: March 6, 2009 - ANC 4 entry + Nomura confirmation
Edited: March 11, 2009 - Yuuji Urushihara confirmation
Edited: March 19, 2009 - Added a bunch of names after blogs confirmed




  • Kojima Yoshio, Dokidoki Camp and Shinagawa Koji - Comedians
  • Actor Akiyoshi Nakao 中尾明慶 from drama Rookies (he was in SASUKE 20) - (listed from TV Taro - thanks Ube!)
  • TV Guide update - "An array of Olympiads to be showcased. Swimmer! Wrestler! Gymnast!" (Guesses on Wrestlers - see below Cejudo and Matsunaga)
  • Provided we get the same guys as usual - Hang Glider - Masami Harashima 原島雅美 / Creepy Model Maker Guy - Yasuo Aoki)
  • Wakky ワッキー - Comedian and former Sportsman #1 Winner - (listed from TV Taro - thanks Ube!)
  • Shinji Kobayashi 小林信治
  • Yujii Washimi 鷲見裕二
  • Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行
  • Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル (Sasuke 21 had 13 from here)
  • Daisuke Nakata 中田大輔 - Trampolinist (is in new Muscle Musical (Treasure) Show for starting Late February and running into the Spring - so it's expected he would be there if tradition holds)
  • Hiromitsu Takahashi 高橋博光
Possible Returns
  • Henry Cejudo - United States's Gold Medalist in men's wrestling at the Beijing Olympics
  • Tomohiro Matsunaga 松永共広 - Japan's Silver Medalist in men's wrestling at the Beijing Olympics (also competed in Sportsman #1)
  • TV Guide update - "An array of Olympiads to be showcased. Swimmer! Wrestler! Gymnast!"
  • Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広 (has ben noted prominently in the Muscle Park Blog of late)
Sasuke 21 - September, 2008 Complete list


Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Yay Daisuke Nakata! Yay Kewpie Doll Iketani! Yay Lee Yen Chi! Yay All Stars! (even Yamada, maybe we'll get to see him cry again, it's about time for him to have another meltdown) Yay Shinji Kobayashi! Yay Yujii Washimi!

Sure would be nice if Koji Yamada made another appearance. I'm just sayin' :-)

Arsenette said...

Well I was going by how many times they have been there (including 20 and 21) and they have been consistently there. Only 2 official confirmations (Those are at the top) and the rest are "expected". I'll try my best to get as many confirmations as possible! With Nagasaki coming back it would be cool if Koji came back too!

Pittsburgher said...

Hopefully we'll have all 6 all-stars there. If my recollection is correct, that hasn't happened since #17.

Arsenette said...

You are correct - not since Sasuke 17 (so over 2 years).

Anonymous said...

Wait. Bunpei came back in 21...

We had Nagano, we had Yamada, we had Shingo, we had Takeda.

Oh, there was no Akiyama, duh. How could I possibly forget. (Likely because I saw #17 well before I saw #4, thanks G4 and your endless reruns!)

MG (KSx4) said...

Thanks for update! Sasuke 22 looks to be very promising tournament. I hope Sasuke All Stars will be on top of their games, especially Nagano and Takeda. Can't wait for 22 to start.

Arsenette said...

Yeah Jason we had the "wait.. ooooh that's right" moment too :) ahahhaha Btw.. please say you are recording it.. hint hint.. :D

Hey MG welcome back :) Oh yes I'm totally geared up for Sasuke 22! Though I'm kinda dreading the blog part.. last time I went insane.. LOL

Anonymous said...

You have nothing to worry about, Elsie. JNet does all the work for me, I just come in and sweep up the download when it's done :>.

Arsenette said...

Le'whoot :D Looking forward to that :) I'll email ya on the Sasuke related events. I think it's just Navi (earlier in the day for them if they follow history) and then of course the main show.

Anonymous said...

hey arsenette!

they just started showing ninja warrior here and me and my 2 siblings became huge fan of it.. but we're still far behind at the moment (think it's around sasuke 12/13). so i did some googling and end up on your blog. i just want to say thank you soo much for all the info's you have here. it's soo nice and fun to read. you are very passionate too... just like those japanese commentator! it's very fun reading your spoilers and screencaps are very helpful.

my sis somehow is a huge fan of yamada and nagasaki. as for me i support yamamoto and nakata.

thank you for your posts. i love reading them... i'm a fan ^_^

keep it up and i can't wait too now for sasuke 22.. hehehe

MG (KSx4) said...


Welcome to the best blog in universe ever! Like you, I discover this blog through google, too. It is really treat to read Arsenette's fantastic blog entries, especially when Nagano is invoking 'Nagano rules', which menas he wait 30 seconds between obstacles in third stage.

Must be nice to see Sasuke in full because I have yet to see Sasuke in its entirety. :'( I just get my dose of Sasuke off itunes, which is like 3, 4 minutes each and they tends to shill American Ninja Challenge, which is ghey.

I recommend that you join Sasuke Maniac board, which Arsentte post in below entry. Enjoy Sasuke, hana!

Anonymous said...

thanks MG! ah that forum... i've been there but since i'm very green on sasuke i read a lot instead of posting... *blush*

well honestly we get those ninja warrior episodes i think similar to the shortened episodes that G4 is showing. 3 hours is compressed to 30 mins times 3. but it's highly addictive still. funny thing, me and my siblings will watch it and we yell like nobody's business when they fall... even my parents from scolding us to lower our voice instead they turn and see what happened hehehe....

MG (KSx4) said...

Hiya Kat,

Nice to see fellow fan of Sasuke. I'm very green, too, so I just read a lot and trying to catch snippets of old Sasukes on youtube and dailymotion whenever I can.

I agree with you about Sasuke being addictive. I remember when I download every episode (if you can call that) from iTunes to my iPod and I just devour whole thing in one go. Everytime they fall, I always groan and moan as if I'm there in real life.

I don't have cable so I can only watch Sasuke through iTunes and youtube but I'm hoping that I can watch Sasuke 22 live if my schedule permits that.

It's nice to hear that your family is really into Sasuke!

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Hi guys! That's the way I got hooked, katyoun. My son was watching and I peeked in to see what he was yelling about and I got reeled in. :)

RR does do a fantastic blog, doesn't she?

btw, IF that is Brett Simms real myspace page, and IF that was really him putting up the pics in the new album there... perhaps he is going to be in the next Sasuke, too. I hope so. I'd like to see him get past stage 1.

Arsenette said...

Hello everyone :) So excited to see new people become fans of the show :D Yeah Google has this site.. mostly because of the insane amount of pictures I post :p ahahahahhaha ehem.. okay.. yeah.. what started out as a tribute to Ube (because he did the live.. sort of.. blog) became it's own entity! Sasuke Maniac really did it for me where I was able to see stuff past the actual tournaments that I enjoyed just as much as the show! Being able to see it live as it airs in Japan is also a great plus!

There are ways to see some of the older Sasuke's - the people in the proboards may be able to help. They won't post directly but they will PM you. I'll send a message to a couple of them and see if they can send you guys some information. I'm too noobish to know that much technology so I'll defer to the experts :p Most of us have copies of what was on YouTube and full tournaments (like 19-21) are on Torrents if you have the hard drive space.

Oh! SKW that is Brett Sims for real. Most of the G4 kids have MySpace sites and that's how they keep in contact.

Hmm.. I should post an entry as to how I found it Sasuke.. haven't decided when I will do it though.. brain is kinda wonky today. You know me.. a post can't exist without pictures.. LMAO..

MG (KSx4) said...

It is one of my dreams to see Sasuke in its entirety. :)

Arsenette said...

Any in specific? or are you looking for all of them? I know one of my favorites is 11 and 21 was nice too :D

Are you able to download torrents? 19-21 are available.

Anonymous said...

thanks guys! wow... i'm gonna get to see more... yay!! ehehhee

well i did found sasuke 21 on one of the threads on the board. downloaded it and finished watching it (3 hours non-stop... just occasional toilet stop hehe)with my 2 siblings ... sigh it was tiring! lol

torrent? awesome! hehehe... i would love to ^_^

oh yeah... now i really wanna go see muscle musical too... looks cool =(

can't they go out more not just vegas?

Arsenette said...

I remember 21 very well... a little TOO well.. LOL took me like an entire week to blog it.. Watched it live.. went to sleep.. then started to sift through over 4 thousand screenshots.. oy.. but I did watch totally glued even if I was partially spoiled. Still.. It's one of those that the suspense was awesome :D

Let me know if you get a PM from someone I sent a message to. Hopefully you'll get to see it. I don't' want to post anymore information than that :D If you have specific questions PM me on the board :D

MG (KSx4) said...

Got PM from someone else so thank for your help. I'm now able to fulfilling one of my dreams and I now can watch Sasuke in its entirety. :)

Arsenette said...

Awesome :D I wish there were DVD's of the shows.. would be a whole lot easier and in much better quality!

Anonymous said...

yeah i did get a pm... thank you!!
unfortunately i had to "sleepover" in the office so couldn't watch it. but i guess now i know what to do in weekends... hehehe...

sigh... yeah too bad they don't have it in dvd's. i would definitely order it haha..

Arsenette said...

I'm going to write to them again to see if they are going to do DVD's. I sure wish more people would request them. I figure that bombarding them with requests will make them relent and actually do one!

MG (KSx4) said...

*praying for DVDs*

I sure hope they will produce the dvds for us fans.

Anonymous said...

yeah!! a dvd would be sweet!!!


MG (KSx4) said...

DVDs would pwned. I'd watch Sasuke 1 to 21 nonstop. :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

hehe.... yeah. think me and my siblings will do same hahha...^_^

Arsenette said...

Oh heck I've done stuff like that.. make marathon days.. order pizza.. chips, popcorn a large drink (and a pause button for bathroom breaks) and watch series upon series of anime or movies in one day :p Oh yeah.. Sasuke weekend would be awesome!

MG (KSx4) said...

We should get together sometimes so we can watch Sasuke marathons. That would be so much fun!

Anonymous said...

and it's definitely gonna be mayhem with all the groaning and screaming hahaha

Arsenette said...

Oh yeah.. these are way different since we have NO idea what happened.. mwahahhahaahh God I love the live broadcasts :D er.. tape delay :p

SuperNOVA MANIAC said...

don't you mean 5am?

Arsenette said...

Hmm? I'm East coast. It will be 7 am here.

SuperNOVA MANIAC said...

whoops.... I read the time wrong... that means i have to watch it in school >.>

Anyways, you might want to add David C now... and the special guest they might be dropping... I might know who it is though.

swimmer? I would laugh if that's Michael Phelps.