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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sasuke 23 - Spoilerific Review - Part 9




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!!)

When we last left our intrepid adventurers.. LOL

Nagano going into the Repair shop.. er.. Massage Tent where Levi is there to greet him

Ahahahahhahaha I know that shirt!!!

Takeda has been WEARING it all day :)
Get your Fire Rescue EMS wifebeater™ from Signal.. crap.. they don't ship overseas! wtf...

Mmm it's all nice and warm.. I wonder if he now smells like Takeda..
Anyway Levi Meeuwenberg asked him in English if he was going to do the course again and Nagano replies in English the one word he knows "Again".

He just wants to sleep.. LOL That shirt is too big for him but at least it's dry..

He's also wearing different pants..

Poor guy.. From the reports I was hearing they gave him approximately 45 minutes to an hour to recover

This is of course while they fixed the Slider Jump

And tested it out a few times.

Everyone was basically waiting for an hour for all of this to be done. Meanwhile back at the tent..

Nagano probably has a migraine..

He looks like he aged while he was in there..

Keeping random thoughts in my head and not on paper...

TBS being all dramatic didn't turn on the lights for the areas they were not using.

Finally the lights are turned on for the rest of the course basically giving the crowd a sign that they were going to resume the competition with the last competitor of Stage 1.

Final set of lights are up..

And Nagano.. smelling of Tadeda comes out of the Recovery Tent.

Of course being a total guy and pulling and tugging .. I mean damn you have been in public without a shirt.. so what if your boob is showin'.. geez.. Fanservice is perfectly welcome here..

Nagano gives up the losing battle with the shirt and just meets up...

with Takeda as they walk over.. "you know.. I don't want to pour cold water over the gesture"..

but I liked spray-painted clothing.. this is just too big...

Stop bitching.. I could slap that cold wet rag you wore that's saturated in Septic sludge..

Quite frankly it makes me look hot so seriously.. quit your whining..

Meanwhile behind the 2 massive Takasui banners..

The Nagano family anxiously await the return

Takeda: I hope they don't get the wrong idea when you show up with my shirt.. it's like totally personal..

.. everyone stares at the shirt..

Yep.. everyone noticed..

/sigh. I knew it was too big..

Yuuji: Is it just me.. or does Nagano look hot now with that shirt?

Yuuji: Maybe I can borrow it so I can look hot..

Kanno: .. listen to him. he thinks he can look hot.. I haven't heard anything that funny all day!

Nagano seeking comfort with Sasuke Spray in hand while Shingo decides that wearing a gray wife beater™ will make him hot too..

Nagano.. er.. swinging himself back on his feet..

.. being all dramatic..

Geez.. the ritual caning again??

Shingo can't bear to watch.. Yamada coming closer for a closer look..

Nagano moves the can of Sasuke Spray so it won't get splattered in blood.. Shingo gets the heck out of the way...

There.. it's safe. .I can take a hit from it just before I go.. so it's fresh.. yeah...

Takeda getting the poor excuse for a towel ready to "soften" the blow..

Takeda feels sorry for Nagano and actually FOLDS it so it can somehow absorb the impact..

.. why does the kanji look like trees.. and a lot of them.. is he chanting?

Shingo holding his breath.. LOL

.. hearing bionic sounds...

THAT towel.. didn't.. do .. cough.. much..

Screw it.. I'm bringing back that generic yellow towel.. it was spongy..

Oh.. sorry.. recap.. 99 people went.. 15 cleared.. they all went to sleep or drinking lattes.. we don't know.. it seems like it was sooooooooo long ago..

Totally different theme song.. whatever it is.. I like it!

Nagano: So help me if they screwed up another obstacle I'm so suing...

Awww Nagano has a sheepish grin as if to say "sorry for waiting".. he would be that kind of person too...

LOL that shirt looks so weird on him.. great gesture from Takeda though.

Makoto Nagano 長野誠 - Part Deux..

Nagano: Everyone give me a HELL YEAH!!!!!!

Shingo: HELL....

Shingo: ...YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

Takeda totally representin'...

Wow.. Takeda is SERIOUS...

My god Kaiou has fat cheeks!

Nagano's wife Asami says a prayer..

The whole crowd erupts in applause

.. pausing for greatness...

HERE WE GO! 12 steps are cake!

Curtain Slider cleared with speed

Jumping Spider cleared!

Getting ready for the Half Pipe Attack..

HPA cleared and now getting ready for the Warped Wall

LOL the shirt is all bulging up at his waist..

Balked at his first shot...

Running back for his second try

Second try no problem

Getting ready for Slider Jump Round Two...

Says a little prayer..

.. and OFF he goes..

BOOYAH.. caught it..

Gingerly goes over the netting..

slowly going over the Levi spectacle jump ramp...

Herds of time and getting to the Tarzan Rope

Taking deep breaths since he knows he has plenty of time

And onto the rope wall..

A very relieved Nagano goes across the bridge..

And emphatically slaps the Red button!

Makoto Nagano 長野誠 - CLEARS!!

Immediately looks back..

And Rebel Yells!

100 up.. 16 clears!!

Crowd having kittens

LOL check out that little girl up front with both arms thrust in the air.. Classic :)

Poor Asami trying to survive this Roller coaster.. Kaiou is getting upset.. not crying yet.. but looks a bit bewildered..

Kanno beaming with pride

Yuuji as well

All-Star reaction as he goes over the bridge..

.. and then touches the button.. Well.. we got a smile from Yamada I think.. LOL .. while Takeda and Shingo have kittens

Raise your hand if you are Sure!

Aahahahahha Takeda takes a quick glance to make sure he's not going to walk backwards into mud! ROFL!!

Yeah.. that looks nasty.. and he's wearing white sneakers..

Shingo mid-celebration notices the mudpit...

I don't think anyone really understand the emotional toll this stuff takes.. especially for someone not trained to do this every day. I'm sure a topic of debate for years to come..

Makoto Nagano 長野誠

Now comes Awkward Moment™...

While celebrating.. he has to listen to the jackass announcer say something that's really stupid to stand and listen to..

Especially when the person he's trash-talking is IN THE AREA TO HEAR IT...

Announcer decides to say that he has no idea why they call Mr. Sasuke that.. since clearly Nagano deserves the Title of Mr. Sasuke.. maybe King of Sasuke would be appropriate.. or something like that..

Nagano's like "I'm sooooo not going there..."

Asami's going to need a heart transplant after this..

Kaiou is like "uh.. lady.. I can't breathe.."


I don't know what he's saying.. :p

But that's never stopped me before from taking a crapload of pictures :D

Oh yeah.. Stage 1 done.. BRING ON STAGE 2!


ArtemisFowljr said...

wow, I didn't breath while all this thing happened. When he first fell on the Trasher Jump I just screamed...yes, I actually full-lungs screamed, i tell you! Whe I reaòized he was going to have a second try I just began crying even more, I was soooo relieved!
I agree, it was very nice from Takeda to lend him his shirt, even if he's doing that all the time =P
It's definitely too big for Nagano, but he looks more like a superhero...EVEN more^^
Really good job, it's like watching it again =D

Ces said...

I feel as though I'm right there after reading your blog! Outstanding job on the Nagano run!

Need I say that the one pic where your comment on how nice it was of Takeda to loan Nagano the shirt is beyond hotness? That pose just screams "yeah, look at me, I'm a god!"

You really can see what good friends Nagano and Takeda are can't you?

And the expression on Takeda's face right before he gives the slap of death is so funny! He's like, "yeah, two slaps in one day - you thought the first one hurt buddy!"

And ohhhh the massage pic - can I change places with that lucky person?!

Yeah, Nagano showed who's boss the way he flew through the course, didn't he?

You have to feel for Yamada though - although actually Mr. Saskue probably should be Shingo since he's been at all of them. But hey, Nagano rules!

Now I'm going back to drool at the pics!

TigerOfHaughton said...

Great blog, as usual. Shingo in his undershirt and Nagano wearing Takeda's tank top, lol. And why did the announcer say that about Yamada? Poor guy. He didn't look happy about that. I don't blame him. That probably hurt.

ArtemisFowljr said...

yeah, he probably should have felt like part of his identity was disappearing. I hope the announcer called Nagano "king" of sasuke, not "mr. sasuke", because it would be unfair, even if Nagano is the hottes...uhm, best.

Chaki said...

Great coverage. Love the way Asami has baby out in front of her so she has no idea what his expressions are like. Priceless...

Anonymous said...

hahaha...thanks again for the blog,
1) LOL! your Kanno's "reply" to Urushihara " wanting to look hot" is TOO funny...D
2) the "kanji that looks like trees" as you called it...not sure what it means in japanese but in chinese it means "BE A MAN" ( macho prep talk ) so i believe the japanese meaning should be close to this
3) 100% agree that nagano's new theme is simply GREAT
4) Finally understood what the commentor was saying about Mr.Sasuke trash-talk. thanks for translation
5)Kaiou is like "uh.. lady.. I can't breathe.." LOL...LMAO!