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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sasuke 22 - Spoilerific Review - Part 9




Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 22.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE NAVI Spring 2009 (1 hour review of Sasuke 22 with fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke!) Oh.. and as Ube says: If you are from the G4 Forums, DON'T POST THIS THERE.


Second Stage of Sasuke 22 and what a surprise lineup! (LOL intro is talking about the "annihilation of the All-stars")

.. I can't believe I'm blogging about Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道 .. and his grin.. - Talento

Lee Yen Chi リー・エンチ - Rock Climber from Taiwan

Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 (and his goatee of death) - Gymnast

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 - Former World Sprinter

Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 - (also #3 Cliffer) - Shoe salesman

This always looks cool all lit up in the night sky!

First obstacle - Downhill Jump

Downhill jump consists of the ramp you see hee-aww and a rope for you to swing across the water.. and a mat for you to land

Next is the Salmon Ladder (Looks unchanged from Sasuke 21) and the Stick Slider which has been changed from Sasuke 20.. more on that later..)

Better view of the Salmon Ladder and the Stick Slider

Tomohiro Matsunaga 松永共広 - Stage 2 elimination from Sasuke 21

Tomohiro Matsunaga 松永共広 - Stage 2 elimination from Sasuke 21

Brian Orosco - Stage 2 elimination from Sasuke 21

Brian Orosco - Stage 2 elimination from Sasuke 21

Levi Meeuwenberg - Stage 2 elimination from Sasuke 21

Levi Meeuwenberg - Stage 2 elimination from Sasuke 21

Swing Ladder

Metal Spin

Wall lift (unchanged from 21)

Yuuji and Hitoshi talk about Salmon Ladder strategies.. btw.. check out Kanno's skull rings.. aren't they totally KISS? LOL

Okuyama and Sato talk about theirs. Lee is thinking on his own

Kanno's getting ready for his run

Next is a gymnast graduate from the same university that Shunsuke Nagasaki is enrolled in.. in Sasuke Navi they showed how he was a qualifier in the Sasuke Trials. This is Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志

Hitoshi training for Sasuke in the gym

His way of improvising a Salmon Ladder

Quite ingenious actually :)

Though I'm not sure if he stayed on it.. LOL the picture cut right .. about.. here..

I crack up at this.. I'm told that means "Friend".. uhm.. the idea that they wouldn't imply a stronger relationship makes me laugh. It's clear they are an item.

.. and she's with the parents..

.. and practicing for a Japanese Soap Opera..

Because nothing says Sasuke like Sasuke Spray!

Cool shot of Stage 2 as we get ready for it's first competitor - btw.. if ANYONE knows the music that played RIGHT at this section.. please let me know.. it totally rocks..

Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 - Gymnast

.. here we go..

Doing fantabuloso on the Salmon Ladder!

Cleared the Stick Slider

Ha! It seems everyone now is doing the Swing Ladder on the side to keep it from wobbling

YES! Metal Spin cleared! He's just totally cruising!

Doh.. last wall is totally kicking his butt.. LOL

That's it.. learn from Shingo.. Shove that body under the wall!

Phew.. after about 8 seconds stuck on that last wall he's done it!

Parents are happy!

And so is "friend" :D - btw.. her scream was so shrill I seriously SERIOUSLY thought it was a whistle.. play it back folks.. I thought it was a whistle! LOL

Yuuji is ecstatic!

Sato is elated

Kanno is relieved.. LOL

Yes.. she can send this film as an audition tape :)

Oh but she has competition! Kawaguchi's wife's got her schtick down pat :D

Yuuji sporting HIS Unlimited Cliffer shirt (#3 Cliffer / SHOES) as the chart of clears is now up

.. man that stupid wall

Let's see that again!

Noticing the top of the Salmon Ladder still has the short run at the top to get to the Stick Slider. I think 20 was much higher (I could be wrong so don't quote me on that)

And there goes his strength.. Shhhhooooooooove under that thing..

Damn that Japanese culture thing.. KISS HER DAMNIT!

.. Fine.. here's my PDA.. a hug to the parents.. (that's pretty friggin' huge folks.. that totally usually never happens)

Meanwhile Yuuji rubbing his back (I can hear the clamor for the custom made single T'shirts just rising)

Al Bundy! Sorry.. STILL can't help myself..

This is him qualifying through Sasuke Trials just a couple weeks before.

As all the Cliffers do - They make a pilgrimage to the Chuck E. Cheese's of Sasuke.. Muscle Park!

He's been known to be recorded doing the course over 12 times (if I got the information correct)

Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 - #3 Cliffer - Shoe salesman

UNCLI is in da house! (5 members - #1 Matsuda, Matachi Ryo 又地諒 (#2 Cliffer), (#3 Yuuji of course), Keita Tomino 富野恵太 (#4 Cliffer) The guy with possibly evilist backyard on the planet and Keita Yamamoto (dude with the glasses) #5 Cliffer)

Sasuke Trials competitors

Here we go..

Fine during the Downhill Jump

Steadily going up the Salmon Ladder with just one bobble but stays on

Clearing the stick slider if barely.. it got stuck at the top on an angle

Okay on the Swing Ladder

Flying past the Metal spin!

No problem on the early walls

major struggle on the last wall. LOL

But still an easy clear for the second STQ'er!

Yuuji's in da house!

STQ'ers are having friggin kittens


Here's the realign on the Salmon ladder but it barely cost him any time.

And the struggle on the last wall

Yuuji: HOLY Crap that last wall almost killed me

He's one happy camper right now :) Geez his voice got higher than the last time.. LOL Oh hey I don't care :p

Lee Yen Chi リー・エンチ getting ready for his Stage 2 run

Stretching out his arms.. I didn't see him plaster himself with Sasuke Spray or chalk

Showing off his rock climbing skills.. he's just MOTORING up that wall

In Sasuke 17 he was eliminated on the second stage Metal Spin

In Sasuke 21 he ran out of time before he got to the last wall

Since then he has been training to pass the second stage

And working on his upper body strength

Lee Yen Chi リー・エンチ - Rock Climber from Taiwan

Moving nicely past the Salmon Ladder!

Kanno and Yuuji are impressed .. I think? LOL what's up with Yuuji? Oh! I just saw it.. it looked like something almost went wrong on the Stick slider

No problems on the Swing Ladder

Oh he remembers this stupid thing.. Lee getting ready for the Metal Spin

Nice grip and he's cleared!

PLENTY of time for the walls and he's tearing through them

.. until the last one.. LMFAO!! He's shoving his body under this thing...

Very happy he made it through!

Cliffers and STQ'ers unite and are happy for Lee as well!

SHOOOOOOVE under the last wall

And I still crack up for them moving that red button so far away from the base of the last wall.. Poor Shingo.. LOL

Lee still has the fastest time I think.. I lost track.. they are all clears :)

3 up and 3 clears.. will the rest go through? Will Sato make me barf if he makes it to Stage 3?

Here.. new Axe.. it's a twisty thing!

And now a message from our sponsors and we see the 3 clears so far.. Kanno


And Yen Chi (or is it Enchi.. oh it's close..)

Sato is up soon

But next is Okuyama

Now.. the story on the stupid stick slider.. back in Sasuke 20.. he friggin FLEW past the Salmon ladder faster than anyone before.. it was a sight to behold..

But when he got to the stick slider (which btw IS a friggin' obstacle.. /sigh)...

.. the bar stuck on one side.. turned the stupid pole sideways and promptly fell into the septic sludge

Since this catastrophy the Stick slider has changed .. notibly with the bar you use for the Salmon ladder having rings at the end to act as a device to prevent the pole from coming off the rail again in the Stick Slider

Okuyama Family Cam™ - that was painful to watch

Since then he's been training hard. Now granted he was in Sasuke 21 but TBS cut him

Cute picture of him training while his kids ride on his back

Okuyama family cam™ - 5 year old Daughter, 8 year old Son and wife .. don't ask age or I'll have to kill you :)

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 - Former World Sprinter

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 getting ready for his run

Stick slider.. is shifting again! but this time the notches at the end of the pole are KEEPING HIM ON!

Aaaaand clear :)

LOL Okuyama doing a double take..

No problems on the Swing Ladder

No problems on the Metal spin either! Check out his time!

Because real men can lift walls over their heads :D mwahahahhaha

AWESOME job by Okuyama.. oooooh revenge is SWEEET!

SOO nice to see him smile.. he's so usually reaaaally reserved

Okuyama family cam™ - they are having kittens!

There goes that stupid pole starting to shift. Notice the end of the pole.. I'm calling it the Okuyama Bar™

MASSIVE relief on his face

I'm so giddy right now! He did so well!!

Omg Ube is so right.. "one of these things is not like the other.." and in that vein if Sato clears stage 2 I'm going to eat my shoe..

Sato Family cam™ - 11 year old and 8 year old Sons - don't ask about the wife again I mean it!

.. ahahahah forced smiles from the STQ'ers.. (wtf how did he get here? Did he drug Nagano?)

He'll eat his shoe too :p

Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道 .. and his grin.. - Talento

And here we go... I got a bet.. he goes down on the Salmon Ladder..

.. he's.. clearing it..

Sato Family cam™ freaking out..

Holy hell.. he's friggin' clearing.. okay.. new bet.. Metal Spin. I will EAT MY SHOE IF HE CLEARS THE METAL SPIN

I am taking off my .. wait I don't have shoes on.. I got fuzzy slippers

.. yeah TBS would rather play on DS than watch him too :p

Comedy duo Audrey オードリー - (Masayasu Wakabayashi 若林 正恭 and Toshiaki Kasuga 春日 俊彰 - Profile from wiki)

Toshiaki Kasuga 春日 俊彰 (guy on right) was #30 in this tournament

TBS milking a cow and now teaching children..

Speaking of milking.. we are back to Sato beating the Swing Ladder (*cough* bring back the Sky Walk *cough*)

.. my shoes are in the bedroom.. I so don't want to get my lazy butt off this chair just to eat it..

.. here we go..

He's on it..

YEAH!!!! wait.. NOOOOO.. (sorry who am I kidding..)

He saved me from getting up off this chair..

Yeah.. he had no strength to hang on to the bungee rope

Kersplash.. all is now equal in the universe..

AAHAHAHAHAHHA okay okay that grin is just spectacular

They knew it but it looks good for the cameras :p

I need their addresses to mail them the Academy Awards :p

He gets a supporting actor Oscar too :p

Meanwhile on Sato Family cam™

Okay okay they are for real :)

Poor kids are crushed though the older one has a wicked sense of humor :) I like him!

Daddy gets out of the water

Sato family still happy for a great result :) I can't argue with them

Sato totally staring down that Metal Spin - Guessing a trip to Kagoshima to train with Nagano is next year's fluff piece!

Enquiring minds want to know if he will ever get back here again - still a cool shot of that obstacle from the ground level

He's sooooooo frustrated

TBS reminding me of my lost bet.. so glad no money was involved.. just pride

But I quickly rebounded here!

Sucks when you know you lost your grip

/sigh I have to say it.. I was ridiculously surprised to be blogging about THIS guy in Stage 2!!


snowy said...

I was going to wait until the end, but I can't help myself. WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY IS YUUJI WEARING ON HIS FEET DURING SATO'S RUN??? They look like little lavender MaryJane girly shoes! What's up with that?

Chaki said...

ROFL! Snowy, good eye! My daughter has a pair of shoes like that. I'll try to take a photo for you. They are what they look like, flat ballet shoes with a strap. Hers are leather. But Crocs and Skechers make plastic ones which are very easy to wear...and popular with girls. However, I've never seen men nor boys wearing them...nor adult women...

Arsenette said...

Maaaaaaaaaybe he took fashion tips from Daisuke Nakata? LOL Great eye Snowy you make me sooooo proud.. sniff!

Chaki said...

I keep wondering what your fuzzy slippers look like... Flavored... or do they smell like Nagano's sneakers. Oh those things must be nasty. LOL Love the 100 flavored jellybeans in Harry Potter yum, earwax. yum, old slippers. (See now you know why I shouldn't post on public places...)

Arsenette said...

Aahahahahah I have actually Fuzzy socks. I get them a lot during Christmas time from my mother in law and best friend since they know I almost never wear shoes around the apartment. I think I have about 20 pairs all different colors. Right now I have navy blue :p

And ew.. I can't stand those jelly beans.. ROFL Too realistic!

blogdottom said...

To be fair to Sato (Ok don't stab me) he has passed the first stage in viking before, beaten the first stage of family viking with his son I think and completed and won all 4 stages of family viking.
He's actually pretty good even though his Sasuke performances so far haven't proved that.

However I do enjoy comedy of wondering how he's there.

blogdottom said...

Meant he's completed all 4 stages of celebrity* viking :P

Arsenette said...

LOL every time I get the "please don't hate me" I laugh :) Whether it's Sato or Yamada :) Both are great athletes I just despise their attitude and their camera whoring™ :) And you DO have a right to your opinion :) I appreciate that people allow mine to exist.. well.. mostly :p