Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 23.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D (Just remember.. the USA Broadcast of this.. will be DECEMBER, 2009!.. wtf... which of course delays the rest of the world's release to next year since they buy the G4 ridiculously Americanized version of the same show... JET will be much earlier - I expect late October/November) For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE NAVI FALL 2009 (1 hour review of Sasuke 23 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. They expect everyone to stick their head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist..
(Massive thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English and Japanese of all the competitors!!)
Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 - Start of the show.. again.. it's Shingo's failure in Stage 1 of Sasuke 22.. TBS is brutal aren't they?
Anyway.. I'll be doing this in chunks.. Thank you again to everyone for being so patient after my getting sick last year while doing the 21 blog. First major gripe.. TVAnts was NOT STREAMING TBS as intended so a lot of people were stuck watching KeyHole as it froze and crashed all morning during Sasuke Navi. It was worse for Sasuke 23.. This is why I am so adamant about having an official DVD.. Please sign the Sasuke DVD Petition! I'd love for EVERYONE to be able to have their own copy of Sasuke to watch at their leisure. I mean c'mon.. here in the USA there's DVD box sets of every major show .. even the crappy ones.. LOL Why can't M9 see that they have a goldmine here? Anyway.. I digress. Hoping this petition gets more signatures. (okay shameless plug out of the way). Thanks to the community for a great event and for everyone doing what they could to enjoy the broadcast together. There were approximately over 150 people watching together not including the several hundred online waiting to see if TVAnts was going to show Sasuke. On KeyHole alone the numbers were well over 600 watching at once time (before it crashed).. This number doesn't even include the people who paid for subscriptions to online streaming programs like WIST. I do hope it does show how much the online community has grown!!
Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 as he cleared Stage 2 in Sasuke 22
This time the show started off immediately at 7 PM local time without a preview. There was a preview on Friday and Navi just 5 hours before. The first shot was of Shingo Yamamoto.. again.. missing stage 1. Gah.. I hope it's not a friggin omen.. ya know?? Anyway it's a big montage of the epic fail of the All-Stars. Not one passed the first stage. NOT ONE! TBS likes to remind you.. the last time they yelled over the loudspeaker that they should all retire. Will they get their crap together this time and win?
Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 the last man standing in Sasuke 22 was sooooooooo clooooooose.. Gah..
Next they show the new stars! Kanno and Yuuji. Yes.. I use Kanno's last name and Yuuji's first name .. get used to it.. it just rolls off the tongue better than Hitoshi and Urushihara :p Aaaaaanyway.. They show each of their accomplishments (Kanno got to the Spider Flip in Sasuke 22 and Yuuji got to the Final of Sasuke 22). So the theme of this show is... NEW STARS VS. HEROES (or is it All-Stars..) either way.. you get the general gist! BRING IT ON!
New first obstacle! 12 steps called Jyunidantobi 十二段跳び
Now starts the rest of the program where they promptly show you spoilers (if you know what you are looking at and recognize people in a split second) and reaction shots that were unrelated to the previous scene just to get you thinking OMG who could that be?? Classic TBS bait and switch :)
An unusually animated Levi Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ and a couple of ANW guys reacting really badly to someone's demise.. "OH NOOOOOO!!!!!!"
A glimpse at the Unstable Bridge (new Stage 2 obstacle replacing last year's Swing Ladder).. and yes someone was pwned.. or was it a tester? Gonna have to hang around to see if it was or not!
New Stars vs. Heroes WHO WILL PREVAIL?!?!
SOMEONE'S IN THE FINAL! There .. first major spoiler.. Thanks TBS..
REGISTRATION TIME! The line for Sasuke 23 registration is busy as usual!
Btw.. in the interest of time.. (and space on the server..) I'm only putting pictures of the Sasuke 23 that are "newer".. so any repeat images (especially in the beginning) that were in Sasuke Navi I'm just ignoring.
First VICTIM.. er.. contestant of Sasuke 23!!!
The second obstacle is the Curtain Slider カーテンスライダー!
LOL they cut 4 guys already.. he's #5
They don't care .. they don't even show her number! LOL
Apparently those things are called Alpacas (thanks Rider!)
Screw that we are already on number 10!
Yamada: Yeah.. wasn't it cool? That should shut him up
Takeda: Most impressive...
Shingo: Oh look.. a kitty!!
Skipped over someone already.. this is #12!
Hmm some of the regulars are still in Muscle Musical Las Vegas so I suspect that a lot of the MM kids will actually not be here.
Jumping way ahead.. we got number 17!
Skipped over someone again.. we got #19
Death by Log Grip
Apparently he was #6!
He was #11
No number either and note they don't put her age.. LOL!!
Yasumasa Koniwa 小庭康正
Hmm he's #30
My husband approves this picture.. /sigh...
Death by 12 steps
She's female #4 to get this far! Impressive! Okay.. that's THREE Muscle Musical ladies and a Stunt Woman who made it to this Lady Killer!!