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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sasuke 23 - Spoilerific Review - Part 5




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..


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

Kenji Takahashi! 高橋賢次 getting ready for his run and omg.. TBS is not going to cut it!!

I know that shaved dome anywhere... LOL Snowy here's your guy :) Just don't make him smile.. he's not that pretty to look at..

This is an old picture of what he does for a living. He's a delivery guy of his own company. He trains running up flights of steps with heavy boxes. This company name is "Kongo Express".. so that's why you hear them yell KONGO KONGO!

In Sasuke 20 he got whiplash from that Flying Chute..

Sasuke 21 they fast forwarded his run but he ended up failing on the Jumping Spider.

They cut him in Sasuke 22.. so his best result by far was Sasuke 18 where he failed on the Shin-Cliffhanger when it was first introduced in the 3rd Stage.

Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 Number 84 here we go!

Very smooth through the obstacles and a nice pace! He's up to the HPA (of course TBS had to fast forward some of the run.. they didn't even show him during the Jumping Spider.. /sigh)

No problems with the Half Pipe Attack

No one is doing a Shingo here.. LOL it's like they slow down just enough to make sure they get their balance.. LOL

Kenji getting ready for the Warped Wall

One hands it!

First time ever on the Slider Jump... he's taking his time with it..

Good speed...

And.. one hands it!?! LOL I thought it couldn't be done.. LOL So it is much closer than it was in Sasuke 22.. You couldn't do that before.

Wow he caught it really high up the Jump Hang..

Up and over with no issues.. this guy is a beast.

Gently flings himself over as to not get himself tangled.. good idea...

A lot of time left!

Another one under 40 seconds going into the Tarzan Rope.

Again.. catches the Rope Wall high up cutting the time it takes to go up the wall.

Huge grin on his face since he knows he's cleared!

LOL Wow is he the fastest? Geez.. that's just over 20 seconds on the clock!!

Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 Finally returns to the Second stage!

And he's thrilled!

LOL and so is the Takahashi family!

LOL Kenji's wife mugging the poor kids..

LOL the daughter is shooing off the mom!

Aahahahhaah and now she's elbowing her away! ROFL!!!!!!

Wakky ワッキー is happy :)


Raw emotion as we expect from Kenji. He yells in satisfaction.

Crap.. I'm 89? Geez they are cutting numbers left and right.. missing 85-88

Wakky ワッキー is the current winner of the Celebrity version of Sportsman #1.. but since they canceled it.. I guess he's the permanent winner? Ube says the last Geinojin Sportsman was 2007.

TBS highlight of suckitude.. Sasuke 21 he butt-planted on the Jumping Spider.. ouch...

While in 22 he just fell straight down on the Jumping Spider..

Wakky is getting heckling from the crowd..

It's the Oonishi Lion 大西リオン

Banter back and forth (not sure what they are saying)

And Oonishi Lion 大西リオン saying his trademark phrase.. not sure what it means.. thought at first was "stay by my side" but apparently it's not.. so I'll leave it as that :p

TBS reminding you how non-typical this tournament has become.. 88 people up and 8 already cleared!

Wakky ワッキー - Comedian and former Sportsman #1 Winner

Getting ready for his attempt on the Jumping Spider.. again...

This time.. he nailed it!

HPA is cleared!

Oh .. wait.. spoke too soon.. LOL he let go of the rope too late.. omg is he going to fall off the side?

Phew.. just got his balance.. LOL thought he was going to Shingo it..

Wakky staring down the Warped Wall

Suddenly TBS has a strong urge to brush their teeth...

Okay back from commercial and he's caught the wall!

NO! He slips backwards and falls on his back!

Wakky getting ready for part 2..

And he has it! Clear on the Warped Wall!

Wakky ワッキー getting ready for the Slider Jump!

I see the Lion is instigating while everyone including Kota Honma 本間 晃汰 is grimacing! WAKKY FELL!

Nagano is doing everything to contain himself from laughing..

Dude has a sixth sense.. he knows when someone is going to fail before anyone sees it...

Yeah.. he's masking it.. LOL he wants to laugh!

Yep.. just didn't get far enough out..

Wakky ワッキー - Comedian and former Sportsman #1 Winner - Death by Slider Jump

I see a gold medal!

Leszek Blanik of Poland レゼク・ブラニク - Gold medal winner in the vault at the Beijing Olympics.

Doh.. he didn't have enough speed to get to the other side.. he's.. tilting backwards on the Curtain Slider!

SPLASH.. down on the 2nd obstacle for the Gold Medalist!

Let's see that again!

Nagano back in the bleachers again

Raise your hand if you are sure..

Rie Komiya 小宮理英 crossing her heart.. and Taiwan's Lee Yen Chi リー・エンチ (and other Muscle Musical kids in the back) looking on at Wakky's misfortune

I'm cracking up at the one guy from Muscle Musical doubling over in laughter.

Leszek Blanik of Poland レゼク・ブラニク - Death by Curtain Slider!

Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道 getting ready for his run.. he's.. 98... /sigh

Levi Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ doing flips (though I think this one is coerced by TBS.. which is about normal actually)

Yep.. he's annoyed.. but that's what he wants.. to be known for his flips..

Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 - Shoe salesman (UNCLI #3) and is expected and rightfully 99

I still can't get over (happy though) that Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 is back up in the 90's again!

Of course the stress level is probably over his head right now.. he hates being that far up the line up..

Yes.. he's giving me the raspberry

I swear his hat better fall off this time...

Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 getting stretched.. he's 97

That's one weird shirt.. but hey whatever works :p He's going to change for the 3rd time anyway when his run comes up..

Makoto Nagano 長野誠 simulating the 12 steps out in the parking lot

And just to piss off TBS he stops doing it and ignores the camera :p

Okay they cut 90 and now we are back with #92 Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 - Here he is in the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan in the 200 meters.. The one that Michael Johnson fubarred the field :p) - Quarterfinals - Heat 4 - he came in 5th place on August 26, 1991

In Sasuke 22 he made it back to the 3rd stage where he ultimately was stopped by the Shin-Cliffhanger

Abs of steel.. even if he's a bit .. glowing...

Okuyama family watching intently again they were fun watching the last time as well :)
(LOL Check out the right side of the screen - UNCLI 3 (Yuuji), not sure who the next person is, UNCLI #2 Ryo Matachi 又地諒 with freshly dyed hair so bright that he looks like a lightbulb, Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広 and Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 )

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 getting ready for his run!

No problems on the Jumping Spider

No problems on the Warped Wall either!

Geez he's got a lot of time left.. Now for the Slider Jump..

Not a problem and he decides to go under the netting

This always freaks me out.. personally I think this takes longer but I'm sure others will disagree with me..

Don't touch the water....

Phew safe... Not as fast as some of the others but still herds of time as he gets to the Tarzan Rope

Very casually walks up to the button and lightly taps it.

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 back to the Second stage again!!

His son is quite happy!

Okuyama family having kittens!

LOL Just noticed.. check out Katsumi Yamada 山田勝己 just strolling along the back ignoring everyone..

LOL Where's he going? he's completely unaffected by the proceedings..

Neither is Nagano.. OH! That's why.. Shingo's up next.. I can feel the tension in the air..

Takeda finally notices the big jumbo screen showing Okuyama's win

And a clap from Takeda while Nagano is still pacing.. LOL Looks like Nagano just noticed Yamada getting set up on the other side

A very grateful Okuyama breathing a sigh of relief!

Wow.. Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 is tense as hell...


ArtemisFowljr said...

Geez, even if I already saw this I simply can't wait for next part LOL

Keep going elsie!

P.S. Nagano's face when trying not to laugh at Wakky was hilarious... and yes some how he always knows when someone's going to fail.

Arsenette said...

Working on it again tonight. Got sick today.. meh.. so I'm up all night!

snowy said...

I'm just catching my breath. I so admire a man who knows how to display raw emotion. Hubba hubba!

Arsenette said...

I'll get better pics for the later stages.. sucks they fast forwarded through some of his 1st Stage!

Anonymous said...

Kongo's daughter is super cute! she looks like my niece when she was aged 4 a few years back. my niece has grown up since & looked different. funny how kids start to lose their chubbiness when they start school