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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sasuke 24 - Spoilerific Review - Part 5




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..).. Geez I thought I was kidding about getting sick.. I'll have to slow down how I do this so bare with me! 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!!)

.. because there hasn't been another one since.. current reigning Sportsman No. 1 Geinojin (Entertainer) Champion is Wakky ワッキー

Gah.. he's almost moving and moving faces.. this is the best I could do..
Wakky ワッキー - Comedian and part of the duo Penalty ペナルティー

Revenges the Jumping spider that took him out before..

Half pipe.. wtf...

Dude did he let go too early??

Okay he's a little turned around.. but ..

Oh. his hands slipped down the rope..

Geez did he touch the platform and still fall off?

Could have been the angle.. I can't tell.. either way.. bad break..

Wakky ワッキー - Death by Half Pipe Attack

SHIFT CHANGE (Thank God.. ) I haven't seen him in a while..
Veteran announcer Keisuke Hatsuta 初田 啓介 is back ya'll!
(shoving the idiot announcer I can't stand Ogasawara back down to #2 :p )

Ah.. it's that time of day..

The turning on of the lights...

As the Stage 4 Final Tower comes to light

Ain't it pretty?

You can clearly see the Goal from here!
80 people up.. 4 have Cleared!

Kazuyuki Toda 戸田和幸 - Soccer player

Coming up next!

Doh.. he is down on the Log..

.. PAT is so excited he's getting nekkid...

Kazuyuki Toda 戸田和幸 - Death by Log Grip

Kazuyuki Toda 戸田和幸 - is dissapointed

Meanwhile it seems TBS changed his theme song again since he doesn't share the Kull the Conqueror music that most of the Sportsman #1 Stars have. He's now the Man in the Iron Mask
Dude.. chill with the Sasuke Spray..

Paul ANTHONY Terek ポール・A・テレック, the American Monster (ehem.. and Olympic Decathlete) has been gracing my TV Screen ehem.. since Sasuke 17

Where the Cliffhanger took him out

A more subdued Paul ANTHONY Terek ポール・A・テレック takes the stage

Doing well on the Jumping Spider.. dude he's massive on this thing..

He's having issues getting across the walls though..

K he's up to the Warped Wall.. hmm.. I think he's planning to Takeda™ this jump

Yep he did.. one run up without set up to the top of the wall

Okay this is the monster that ate him last time.. and he still towers over this thing..

... wtf.. he didn't ..

.. he didn't let go??

Well this should shut up a bunch from the forums who think you can pipe side exit to the Jump Hang..

He keeps sliding backwards the more he struggles..

Geez look at the time.. he tries to one hand it..

Gaaaaaaah and down he goes...

Paul ANTHONY Terek ポール・A・テレック - Death by Slider Jump.. again..

Replay by TBS of his mistake.. geez.. no interview either.. he didn't even SPEAK during this.. to anyone.. poor guy..

83 down and 4 have cleared!


Yuuji Washimi 鷲見裕二 - 自動車整備士 (Auto Mechanic)

Not to be confused with the other mechanic (cough Nagasawa)

He is a former Motocross Star
He's also a former STQ'er I had to add...

And this is the image most people will remember him by (back when the Half Pipe Attack looked like a certain Anime chick..)

He was one of the 2 guys to even PASS Sasuke 19 and literally the last man standing for that tournament

Okie dokie coming up next..

Noooooo stay up stay up.... phew.. he does

YEEEEEEEEEEEHAW.. he is swinging wildly on that rope.. see the wall? Sheesh.. no personality :p LOL

.. he decided to go back to it.. he felt lonely...

Okay.. enough wall love.. GET GOING!

Washimi getting ready to go up the wall

Nooo he misses it..

YES! THIS is what I'm talking about.. no lollygagging and taking their walks.. he runs RIGHT back into position and runs up the wall again with no pause.. THANK YOU!

And he makes it on the second try!!

Clears Slider Jump

Goes over and gets stuck in the netting a bit.. eating.. valuable time.. nooooooo

Oh he's got to hustle.. under 20 seconds!!!!!!!!



Don't slow down.. HIT IT HIT IT!!

HOLY CRAP THAT WAS CLOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!! omg I almost had a heart attack.. wtf...

WHOOOT!! Yuuji Washimi 鷲見裕二 - STAGE ONE CLEAR!!!!

HOLY Crap look at the time left.. UNDER A SECOND!
and THIS is an example why you should never lolligag on the friggin' wall.. if he did he would have timed out... THANK YOU!!

Oh yeah.. sorry.. ehem.. 84 down.. 5 clears!

LOL Koji even is surprised it was that close

Yuuji Washimi 鷲見裕二 - One lucky bastard :) See? it's not about how fast you are .. it's whether you make it within the time allowed.. HEAR THAT G4?? /offsoapbox..

Speaking of soapbox.. (makes sure it's kicked the bed..)
Yukio Iketani 池谷幸雄 - Gymnast

.. and his brother Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹 - Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル

Akira Omori 大森晃 - Comedian Monkikki or Monkickey (モンキッキー)
Dangit.. now I got the stupid MONCHICHI song stuck in my head..

Takashi Fukunishi 福西崇史 - Former Japan National Team soccer player (Sasuke 23)

Mr. NHK himself.. Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道...

But up next .. this poor guy.. I swear..
Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 is a Sports Instructah! erh.. ジムインストラクター (Gym Instructor)

He's had to go to Sasuke Trials THREE STRAIGHT TIMES.. even though he actually cleared each time.

During Sasuke 23 though he did clear Stage 1 of Sasuke for the first time and earned the right to be re-invited again. Phew.. I swear..

84 have gone and 5 have cleared.. who will be the next to run across the finish line?

Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 ジムインストラクター (Gym Instructor)

Levi take notes.. THIS is how you flip... the Timer is not on.. and he's not on the course..

Coming up next...

... grumble.. apparently he likes setting up too.. GET ON WITH IT!!

Okay he made it on the first try.. I can't bitch too much then..

Made the Slider Jump and up he goes!

Carefully maneuvers down the netting as to not get caught up..

Still more than enough time to clear.. go go go!

Easy clear! The numbers haven't gone red!

Striking the similar pose from 23's victory!

85 have gone and now 6 have cleared! Geez.. STQ'ers are kicking a$$ today! 4 of them up.. 4 of them Cleared!! (actually as Ube said.. we could count Washimi as a 5th since he was an STQ'er)

Fellow STQ'er Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 totally representin' - Dude the ice bucket worked yo!

Hashimoto Family having kittens!!

OMG look at his Mom totally fangirling that's so cute!! So rare to see on TV Japanese parents so open with emotions raw like that. I'm so excited :D

Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 - STAGE ONE CLEAR!

Hmm seems he went up on the left side entirely and had to go down the walkway from an angle

Back to back Sasuke Stage 1 Clears for Koji .. I swear if TBS makes him go back to Trials again I'll be totally getting pissed...

LOL The old Monkey bored haircut.. how many colors did this guy have on his head? LMFAO Anyway.. this is one of this back to back to back Finals and this is Sasuke 2

This was Omori's last death.. on the Jumping Spider in 23

Akira Omori 大森晃 - Comedian Monkikki or Monkickey (モンキッキー)

.. actually I am.. I knew you guys would shove a commercial right about now...

wtf.. where is he going???

gaaaaaaaaah ...

Leave it to Yukio to outright cackle..

Akira Omori 大森晃 - Death by 12 Steps

Speaking of sucking .. this next competitor fell into the water from the Spider Walk portion of the Jumping Spider when he got too impatient and tried to jump the the platform.. and of course.. whiffed..

Takashi Fukunishi 福西崇史 - Former Japan National Team soccer player (Sasuke 23)

hang on.. it went so fast I didn't even see where he wiffed.. oooooooh the Log Grip..

He screams in anger LOL and even throws a tantrum in the water (seems he was concentrating too hard on the next obstacle the Jumping Spider and let his mind wander on the Log Grip)

Takashi Fukunishi 福西崇史 - Death by Log Grip

Naoki: You.. get past that..

TBS found someone I hate more than Sato and Yamada combined (and I mean by a lot).. welcome to the glorious world of the world's most pompous arrogant self centered unsportsmanlike small minded ridiculously self serving windbags of all time.. I am speaking of course of Yukio Iketani 池谷幸雄 - I swear I feel bad for Naoki so much right now.. it had to be hell growing up with that bastard of a brother.. OH I would have left the family ...

ANYWAY.. he's here because he's actually famous.. Olympic Silver medalist in Floor exercise (in this picture here) among other medals over 2 Olympics (1988 and 1992). He's also well known for the scariest high bar fall of all time (1991 World Championships)..

Yukio Iketani 池谷幸雄 -. . Gymnast..

OH PLEASE fall in the water early... drat.. he recovered..

YES I'm openly cheering a fail.. sorry Sasuke.. I digress badly..
Yukio Iketani 池谷幸雄 - Death by Log Grip

And his brother Naoki just saw...

Good boy.. stifle the laughter.. stifle it.. (take a drink.. Descente Logo..) LOL the smirk.. Ube's right.. he's famous for it..

Yukio Iketani 池谷幸雄 - Jerk..

ANYWAY.. the better Sasuke known and infinitely not as cranky (though he is .. truly he is.. his nickname in Muscle Musical is "Old Man".. lmfao) it's the World Record Holder in the Monster Box - Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹 - Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル

Because Monster 9 loves cross promotion.. he's appearing in Muscle Theater in GIFT! Go see!

One of the many Naoki haircuts.. This during Sasuke 10 when he actually looked healthy...

6 times has this man made it to the 3rd stage.. (all before the Shin-Sasuke era btw..)

Because real men don't shave their pits.. they powder them..
Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹 - Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル

(Cough.. lesson to Levi as well.. cough)

OH CRAP.. wtf.. is he mating with the wall?

Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル chicks reacting (oh so the other Co-Champion of Kunoichi WAS there after all.. hmm)

And now this message from .. a flying.. zebra.. elephant.. that .. shops? Actually I hear LaLaPort is da bomb :p

Meanwhile back at the Spider Walk... WTF...

okay.. he seems to have regained his composure.. in previous Sasuke's he's actually fallen off this obstacle because of lack of upper body strength..

.. /sigh.. there goes another strolling down the wall adventure..

Oh! First run up and utter fail.. I mean.. by a country mile he wasn't even close!

2nd try a little better but no cigar!!

Oh oh.. he looks winded.. and about to cry..

.... this is one of the reasons why I hate Yukio...

He's openly mocking his brother while Naoki is in trouble.. this isn't a "funny" fail like a stupid thing like Yukio's death.. but it doesn't seem to phase him..

Naoki is still out there trying to jump the wall...

Naoki wondering if they also raised the wall.. I'm sure he, Mr. Sasuke and Akiyama can all have a discussion later about it.

Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹 - Death by Time up on the Warped Wall

He's still going at it.. STILL! Btw.. did you know that he's about the only Olympian of any kind that I know of that actually openly mocked his OWN teamates when they failed? Yeah.. he's special.

Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹 - I'll see you on Thursday.. Monster Box.. payback time!

Meanwhile.. Shingo is stretching the hammies..

Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 - Mr. Perfect Attendance I think is what they are announcing with his name

Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志

Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 having fun with Kanno

Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 not wearing Descente...

.. do I have to? okay okay.. Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道

Kawaiiiii.. Kaiou is totally mesmerized by the camera.. LOL

Daddy.. can I eat the camera? OMG LOOK AT THOSE CHEEKS! He's starting to look like a "kid" now.. know what I mean?

Makoto Nagano 長野誠


ArtemisFowljr said...

OH damn it was so hard to keep myself from punching the screen while Yukio was laughing at his brother!
Washimi was simply awesome. I love his victory pose.
LOL at Kaiou...he likes cameras...
Part 5 goes out with a bang, doesn't it? :P

Oh and Elsie...for God's sake, please have some rest! :)

P.S. as soon as I read it I searched on Youtube for Yukio's crsh on the high bar...*shivers*

slam74 said...

I associate the little trot up the Warped Wall to Naoki Iketani. Either he or the earlier trampolinist with the wrist problem was one of the first to do that little turn. I think it's actually a pretty fair timing mechanism, but I have no idea what the percentages would be if were to tally everyone up based on whether you did the turn or if you gathered your energy while standing still.

Of course, if you can build up any momentum on the ramp to the Warped Wall, you should.

Chaki said...

My favorite photo was of Koji's mom. Thanks for showing it. It's true, she's such a fangirl, too cute!

Arsenette said...

Yeah Arty. Yukio is actually lucky to be alive after that fall honestly. I remember seeing it and grabbing my throat for hours..

Hey Slam :) Yeah Iketani is definitely known for the swagger on there and usually he got it on the first try but lately he hasn't had the same oomph to get him up the wall. I just don't like the delays on that thing though.. you can see how many just made it or timed out just on that one obstacle alone.

Hey chaki :) Yes! I loved her! It's so rare to see that kind of emotion. I love when I see parents cheer on their kids like that!

Anonymous said...

Sent Washimi a 'Thank You" card for helping prove your point. :)

Arsenette said...


Anonymous said...

Sorry, Arsenette. my typing mistake. "Send" not "sent". But you know it is a joke, right. No, i don't have Washimi's address. :)

Arsenette said...

I know :) It's still a cute gesture :D