Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 24.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE NAVI FALL 2010 (1 hour review of Sasuke 24 with fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke!) and the SASUKE PREVIEW SHOW that aired an hour before the official broadcast. Bare with me.. this show was 5 1/2 hour long (not including the specials..).. Took a break to see Sportsman #1 and rest as best I could. Hopefully I'll have more up this week coming up. 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!!)
He's a professional rock climber and holds speed records for it
Sasuke 22 marked the last time he was in Stage 3 where he failed on the Shin-Cliffhanger
TBS Suckitude Chart™ shows Sucking and not-Sucking tied
Lee takes a deeeeeeep breath
Taiwan's Lee Enchi リー・エンチ ready for Stage 3
Getting ready for the Arm Rings
Now for the Rope Junction
Drug of choice.. CHALK! over Sasuke Spray.. sacrilege!
Devil Steps angle creeping me out..
Okay.. moment of truth.. Shin Cliffhanger time..
Aww how cuuuuute! Nagano offering his support to Lee!
He does this fist pump in the air thing
Aww that's so cute since Lee has no official supporters - Nagano is stepping in showing his support for this longtime competitor
Yuuji taking a deep breath as he watches
Here we go...
So far looking better than before..
Lee Enchi リー・エンチ is revenged!!
Koji is elated!
Nagano yelling right as he jumps
And there was much rejoicing
Nagano.. uhm.. he can't understand you..
He's doing it anyway.. LOL I don't think Lee cares if he can't understand him.. he's happy someone is cheering him
Okay that translates!
LOL Nagano squints a lot..
Lee acknowledging Nagano's support
Damn.. I have to do what now??
This.. is going to suck..
Jumping bars next..
Okay.. this should be easy for him..
But first.. Audrey needs to sell you a car.. while Kasuga backseat drives..
Back at the Hang Climbing..
Oh. he put his feet up! This isn't for speed though.. he's been extra careful
Now to get on the Spider Flip
Using his legs as well..
Slowly going up..
WHOOT success! LOL He's resting his knees too
Nagano yelling support again.. in a language Lee can't understand.. but who cares.. and Shingo is dumbfounded.. LOL
Shingo still in LaLaLand.. Akiyama staring at the Jumbo Tron and Bunpei just.. watching quietly
Everyone staring at the Jumbo Tron now.. well .. mostly..
Back to staring live.. LOL that fire behind them is roaring.. I counted like 2-3 campfires and like 5 kerosene heaters.. LOL
Meanwhile Lee is meditating..
Lee listening to Nagano..
Silly Nagano.. I have no idea wtf you are yelling..
Okay.. time to get off this crazy thing..
wtf.. he's.. turning around? on that tiny ledge?
wow he is.. LOL
Getting ready to jump...
WHOOT he made it.. if not barely.. I see him slightly slipping but he's grabbing on hard with his arms
Getting to the green bar of safety!
Still sliding but he's got it
Koji is one animated guy.. I LOVE IT!
Nagano off tush to cheer big time
YES GO TAIWAN!!
Bunpei's cute little smile
Lee acknowledging Nagano's insane yelling
Uhm.. I still can't understand you..
Now to get mentally prepared.. don't fall off.. don't kick off the mat..
Mmmm.. Nagano rule™ LOL
Okay okay.. he's staring at the stopper too!
OFF HE GOES!
BIG HOP at the end just like Nagano did in 23 making sure he is in front of the last stopper
Now to swing to safety.. can he do it?
HANG ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG OMG HANG ON...
YES!!!!! WOW.. that's impressive!!! He did it!!
Taiwan's Lee Enchi リー・エンチ - STAGE THREE CLEAR!!
Wow we have our 2nd Finalist and it's not an All-Star or returning finalist!!
Phew.. after 3 years or so (since Sasuke 17 his first tourney) he finally made it to the final!
Kenji and Okuyama still to go are cheering for the next finalist!
Kenji happy to see a longtime competitor make it. Gives him hope!
Okuyama saying ditto!
Takeda happy a post 30 made it!
Koji is elated to have company as the TBS Suckitude Chart™ is updated - Circle Gets the square
Taiwan's Lee Enchi リー・エンチ still celebrating
I am happy but I am surprised. I didn't think he had it in him but he proved me wrong! Geez when was the last time a foreigner has been in Sasuke Finals??
(Ube says .. wow since Sasuke 8??? HOLY CRAP that's right.. that's been been 9 years.. (September, 2001))
All-Stars happy a fellow supporter has finally made it to the final
Nagano feeling confident that one of their own will make it (i.e. Takeda)
Lee's interview in Japanese/Chinese.. both languages I don't know.. LOL
Wow.. that tower looks so big ..
Yuuji getting ready as he hears the interview.. he's up next
Replaying the revenge on the Shin Cliffhanger
Practice made perfect! He built one at home
Also noting his technique on the Hang Climbing relying on his feet placement as well
His dismount which was almost too short
But he was lucky his momentum pushed him over and not backwards like Kenji did in 23
Taiwan's Lee Enchi リー・エンチ one happy finalist!
Aww a nice moment with the other finalist
That's 2 folks!! Two.. can there be more??
You know there's nothing against having more than 2 winners - just look at Kunoichi
LOL They are tired.. it's like an 18 hour day.. Kenji is yawning and Takeda's bags under his eyes are so big I can float downriver with them
He's not happy being referred to as a flotation device :p
There's much discussion over something I don't know :p
Probably the usual..
LOL those heaters are kicking hot and heavy.. what is Takeda doing? he's slapping Okuyama...
Okuyama starts to giggle...
Kenji is now getting in on the conversation...
Takeda making love to the heater... while Kenji motions back over to Takeda..
wtf are they talking about? LOL
Nagano being interviewed again
Taking a moment for greatness :D