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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sasuke 23 - Spoilerific Review - Part 2

SASUKE 23!!

PART TWO

(PART ONE)

Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 23.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D 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. 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..

UBE'S Sorta-LIVE-BLOG FOR SASUKE 23 IS HERE!

(Massive thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English and Japanese of all the competitors!!)

Takuya Kawahara 川原拓也 of Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル Okay.. we went.. backwards on the lineup.. What.. is G4 secretly editing this show?? LOL He's #31!!

Gotta love Monster 9 advertising within the same show :p Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル
Oiran! NEW SHOW! GO SEE IT! HE'S IN IT!

Takuya Kawahara 川原拓也 - He's actually been in Sasuke several times (and cut from the show as well..)

As expected, he did get pretty far so far in this tournament! He's already up to the Half Pipe Attack!

And clear on the HPA! Finally the first today!

Finally.. the 6th obstacle - The Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁, called the Warped Wall on English broadcasts

Clear on the Warped Wall!

Okay.. now to see if he can get revenge.. the 7th obstacle.. The Slider Jump.. Seems he's always the first to test these things out.. /sigh our poor guinea pig..


He was the first to make it all the way to the new obstacle the last time... but he failed it in Sasuke 22

But this time he made it! Oh.. but he's getting stuck on the ropes.. taking way too much time..

Geez.. he's still getting out of the ropes and it's already under 20 secs left!

Not good.. Not good.. oh sorry.. 8th Obstacle.. Tarzan Rope!

Final obstacle.. Rope wall .. Gaaah. he's got no chance! less than 5 secs left!

Dangit.. Time out.. AGAIN!!!

Yeah.. Dude has as much luck as Yamada..

And Takeda.. btw.. the matching towels.. all have their own name on it.. Maybe a fan sent it to them? If so - Good job! :D

Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道 (Fellow Muscle Musical person) can't bear to watch..

Another great showing for Kawahara.. Gah... he was so close.. AGAIN!!

WARNING - INCOMING SPOILERS FOR ANW.. for those who are stupid enough to wait until December.. er.. for those who want to wait for 3 months.. oh.. nvm... roll the official clip..

Over 250 competitors did qualifying for 3 days

There's Brian Orosco! ブライアン・オロスコ (Sasuke 20 and Sasuke 21)

Levi Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ
The graphic is saying that 10 came out of the USA event

First up is Ryk Maverick.. wait.. that's not what they have in Hiragana.. (Ube has: Or umm...Ryk Felger? I have no idea how to turn リック・フェルガ) I guess Maverick is a professional name?

Either way he is a Jewelry Designer (even wearing his company emblem on his shirt) (Check out this Youtube video of him making Jewelry)


Wow.. are they Fast forwarding through his run... he's already hearing the time run out and he just got the Slider Jump..

Times out ON the Slider Jump..

Geez now they do a few successive Fast Forwards!
Joop Katana ジュープ・カタナ - Death by Time out on Slider Jump!

Shane Daniels シェーン・ダニエルズ (or as we know him.. AscentPK from the G4forums) got to the Tarzan Rope too late!

Shane Daniels! Death by Time out on Tarzan Rope!

Geoff Iida ジェフ・イイダ Death by time out on the Warped Wall!

Geoff is surprised by the result

I know you will be seeing all their runs on the G4 version.. I'm almost afraid to see how much they are going to cut to put the 10 ANW finalists in the show.. Stupid show in December is going to be unrecognizable from this version /sigh.. I mean.. they cut 70 minutes as it is on normal broadcasts.. HAPPY THOUGHTS.. moving on.. Now for the Team Tempest (Free-running) part of the show.. (for the record previous Team Tempest people who were a part of Sasuke were Luci Romberg and Brian Orosco)

This is Caine Sinclair ケイン・シンクレア who's also known as "Sugar" for Team Tempest


He gets to the Rope wall with 10 seconds to go!

A bit slow on the rope wall maybe he caught it too low?
Sugar.. Death by time out on the Rope Wall...

Dead Sugar...

Nagano looking bewildered as the reporter asks a question about the Americans
Takeda, the walking billboard.. Get your Fire Rescue EMS wifebeater™ from Signal.. crap.. they don't ship overseas! wtf...

Btw.... they seemed to have stepped up security..

I guess they got tired of me bitching about the green and yellow ribbons from last time :p


Seems like Takeda is saying that the Americans keep getting better and better with each person? I don't know.. just see his hands moving in a forward rolling motion..


Next from Team Tempest.. er.. ANW.. er.. next American!
Richard King リチャード・キング (or for those keeping up at home.. Team Tempest's "Dickey Boy")

ANW totally representin'

Panties boy.. er.. Dickey Boy on the Jumping Spider! Sorry.. doesn't it look like lavender panties? LOL

Slowing down considerably on the Spider Walk.. but still going!

Success on the HPA and wow he's speeding up big time.. almost no set up between obstacles now

Rich getting ready for the Warped Wall..

Up and over with ease and pulls himself right up.

TBS finds that RIGHT NOW is a good time for a commercial...

Back from commercials and Dickey Boy makes the Slider Jump!

Wow over 30 seconds when he gets to the Tarzan Rope!!!

FIRST CLEAR! Easily in clears the first stage is Richard King リチャード・キング !
For those of you at home.. the victory music you hear is called 柳生外伝 Yagyu-Gaiden by the group MUSASHI 六三四 (From their album called Yamato)

Forget the numbers.. they seem to be all over the place.. so far 42 have gone and 1 clear!

ANW losing their marbles! They got a clear!

Shane and Geoff having kittens!

Thank you.. thank you very much..

Nagano: "ahahahah he's.. wearing.. panties.."

Take a drink.. REPLAYS! Rich going sideways on the Slider Jump but still manages to clear it.


(How do you feel right now?) "Tired! .. But I'm happy"

Note: Obviously blogging after I saw the broadcast and since you see the other people later.. the 2 missing were David Campbell's nephew Travis Furlanic (whom I blogged about in August before the start of ANW) and the other Team Tempest guy Paul Darnell or "Diddy" - the name you might have recognized from Luci Romberg's blog - the reason why she was even in Ninja Warrior in the first place).

Time for Team Japan! The 6 Sasuke Trials Qualifiers!

This show was exceedingly short so there's not much to it.

Only 6 survived - Aww.. that's UNCLI #5 - Keitaro Yamamoto

Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 had to qualify.. AGAIN...

Because I got a Golden Ticket..

Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 is the first to go!

Finally makes it up the Warped Wall! Doing good!

Doh.. he gets stuck on the Slider Jump! But he gets underneath it..

WOW he's got how much time left as he gets to the Tarzan Rope?!?

WOW! Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 is our second clear!!! Go STQ'er!!

45 down.. 2 clears.. STQ'ers having kittens..

.. wtf Takeda.. 2 chains at once? LOL He loves his Bling.. Baby Mr. T..

Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 is ecstatic!

Whoah.. Fast Forward Music!! Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 (Sasuke 21 and Sasuke 22)

Geez they are fast forwarding through his run.. he must have failed..

WTF.. They fast forwarded.. on a CLEAR???
Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 is Clear #3

Next STQ'er Satoshi Nakamura 中村哲 (still in Digest)

Satoshi Nakamura 中村哲 GET IT ON!!

HPA doing okay.. still in FF.. wtf..

OMG.. ANOTHER FAST FORWARD.. CLEAR!!
Satoshi Nakamura 中村哲 Makes it #4!!!

Jun Sato 佐藤惇 (Sasuke 21)

Still in FF.. wtf.. He's also at the Slider Jump.. does he fail?

HOLY CRAP.. ANOTHER CLEAR! 4 in a row..

STQ'er love + New Stars 1/2 golf clap.. LOL

Hmm.. checking behind Koji.. I see one of the other qualifiers.. Ryoma Kato 加藤僚馬 (who at this point either a) got in trouble for posting Sasuke stuff on his blog or b) tried unsuccessfully to hide the stuff from M9.. either way.. he got cut..
Behind him is Kobayashi.. another actor who's been in trials as well (and was also on my Japan Training blog.. Damn.. did I just curse half the group??).

Yuuji: Yes.. yes.. excellent.... now.. release the hounds..

2 comments:

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Arsenette said...

That's funny :) I had never seen that.. LOL See?? These picture captions write themselves!

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