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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sasuke 24 - Spoilerific Review - Part 18




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. 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!!)

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 is up next!

A former World Sprinter, here he is in the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan in the 200 meters

This of course is the one that Michael Johnson fubarred the field :p - Quarterfinals - Heat 4 - he came in 5th place on August 26, 1991

Okuyama is on the far right of the photo. He is a Gym Instructor for Tipness (thanks Ube).

I'd probably die in his class...

In Sasuke 23 returned to the 3rd stage and avenged his loss to the Shin Cliffhanger..

but he was painfully eliminated on the Spider Flip

TBS harping that Sasuke is his Olympics (since he never got to qualify for them)

Age 39 and still kicking butt.. I mean.. seriously..

He's been training hard outside of his friggin balcony for his revenge on the Spider Flip

.. this freaks me out... the gate was all flimsy and buckled under his weight.. lol

.. because cake is not a lie..

He trains with his kids in tow :p

Hopefully the suit is not for scuba diving...

Daughter Lilia, Wife Sachiko and.. son Takaya

LOL I had no idea what he said but apparently Ube knows :D
(His son Takaya says that "maybe" he can do it. Thanks son. You get no allowance. For all eternity.)

She's cute as a button!

TBS Suckitude Chart™ Update.. Finals Party underway.. everyone's invited! Come on Down!

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 getting ready for his 3rd Stage 3 run in a ROW.. who says he's too old? They can officially bite me..

LOL the fog machines are kicking hot and heavy.. he's in a haze now.. maybe residuals from the bong party Kongo was having? Dunno...

Speaking of party.. Okuyama's family is hoping they have one now since they used Kongo's as a warmup!

Doing great on the Rope Junction

Time for Sasuke Spray

Anxious family cheering on each section

.. freaking me out..

More Sasuke Spray.. maybe the haze was from previous competitors piling up in the air?

Time for the Shin Cliffhanger!!

And across he goes...

Success! He's got this nailed down now

LOL another day at the office as well.. no emotion whatsoever.. just wondering if he has enough goop for the next section on his hands

Nope.. need more goop..

Wife shouting support to her husband

Transition from the Jumping Bars

No problems on the Hang Climbing

Also no leg assistance on the Spider Flip set up

Climbing up the Spider Flip

Almost.. there...

Safe arrival!

More shouting support!

Getting ready for the Jump...

Yo what'up.. Japanese homey Moose.. wtf... there's definitely something in the water in Japan... seriously..


Niiiiiiice everyone so far has beaten the Spider Flip! That's 6 in a row!!!

Kids are having kittens!

Wife is having kittens too!

Takeda looking on right before the jump..

and right after the jump

Phew.. just one last obstacle to go...

Lilia jumping out of her skin right now..

Okuyama invoking the Nagano Rule™ to get his wind back before the last final push

Sachiko is delightfully vocal today!

Wow.. he responded! Awwwwwwww

Here he goes....


HOLY FRIGGIN'.. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 years later.. Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 finally makes it to the Final!!!

In a rare display.. he's overcome with emotion so he just stops everything and tries gets a hold of himself

Elation, relief, jubilation, exhaustion..

During the swing..


Awwwww this is so cute!!

Sachiko is smarter than Kumiko and actually carefully smooshes her 2 kids without bonking their heads.. LOL

Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 watching right before the jump..

and after the jump as TBS updates the Suckitude Chart™ with yet another Circle

Takeda channeling Nagano's girly giggle™

He's up next..

And just like that he's overcome with nerves...

He can barely stand..

Reaction from the Finals Kongo line...

And we've got another party member!

Lee is beside himself with happiness

Takeda can't stop smiling

correction.. he's freaking out again..

Takeda: "Iketai ni isshouni."
(P.S. I have no idea what that is either..)

My God.. Takeda is freaking me out.. GOD I hope he doesn't choke..

He literally looks like he's going to cry...

Aww man I'm going to lose it if he fails...

Meanwhile Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 can't stop smiling

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 - STAGE THREE CLEAR

TBS torturing Takeda.. again..

Sachiko thanking her friends

A high five to Kenji as he actually grabs her hands LOL

She is deeply bowing to the Takahashi family for their unfailing support

Wow I can get used to this .. interview with Final Tower behind

HOLY CRAP .. a real smile!!!!

I'm so happy right now :) He may not be the most animated person ever but he's a force of nature.. Heck even when he was the first to annihilate the Salmon Ladder with the fastest climb..

Geeez.. he's downright cheesing right now!

Wow.. if you could cut tension with a knife.. Nagano is trying to give Takeda space to breathe...

Quiet support as to not overcome his buddy

Almost looks like a funeral though Nagano is doing his best to instill confidence in him..

.. he can barely breathe.. he's gasping for air.. IT HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET..

Meanwhile TBS replays Okuyama's greatest hits

Especially his revenge on the Spider Flip

finally got to turn all the way around for a chance to grab it

Near perfect landing for him as well

and a rare display of emotion ..

..Okuyama Style™

wow fist pumps and everything

He even can't believe it


We've been through this.. it's only hands today..

Fine.. SLAP..

.. baby slap..




.. I gotta go...

Dude this is insane...

I'm so happy right now


Anonymous said...

Regarding the last picture,
it appears that the interviewer was asking about Takeda & Lee's reply was that he was worried that Takeda may have too much pressure.

Anonymous said...

Another tiny unimportant detail. The clip of Okuyama was the heats
& NOT the quarter-final.
He was in the same heat as Michael Johnson & finished 2nd in that heat. Okuyama qualified for the quarter-finals & finished 5th, thus could not get to semi-final. TBS showed the arrow pointing to Okuyama in that clip where he was 2nd place.

Arsenette said...

Wow really? Lee is very perceptive. And this is why so many people shouldn't be so quick to slap labels on people and wish TBS cranking the pressure machine. Kanno imploded at 99 and so did Yuuji (in 23).

Yeah his result is what I was recording but you are absolutely correct on which one was actually show. It's funny that sometimes they show the arrow on the wrong person.. LOL!!! Did you notice that? This time they didn't even use an arrow!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is from a woman's viewpoint & highlighted things i would fail to notice Kenji was more "warm" ( i don't know which english word to use ) in his celebration with Sachiko than Okuyama with his own wife! LOL! A unknowing stranger would have thought that Kenji was the husband! HAHAHA!

my 7 yr-old niece looked like Ain when she was younger at 4 & still chubby. Now my niece is too thin & lost her front tooth, she looks like Lilia. :)

Arsenette said...

I understand warm :) Yeah that's a good word to use. Poor Okuyama is a straight laced proper Japanese Gentlemen.. it's my fault I like wild men.. er.. hmm that didn't come out right..

Jelena said...

:) for your last comment!

Amazing stage 3! And wonderfully perceptive captions/comments!

Chaki said...

Finally, had enough contrast to see son's name. It's Takuya! The Takahashi and Okuyama families are so interesting to compare. The fathers are so different but the wives and kids are more similar.

When Daddy made it over on the Spider Flip, Lilia said "Oh I could cry right now!" Too cute!

Arsenette said...

Thanks chaki for the translations! :)

Tehehehh Jelena .. well? :D ahahhaha