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Thursday, February 11, 2010

So excited for.. Sasuke 25

As I get more information I will update this page:
Updated February 19, 2010 - Nagano email + Airdate information
Updated February 21, 2010 - with Blog information found plus names Ube found
Updated February 25, 2010 - with G4 entries.
Updated March 3, 2010 - possible not showing up.
Updated March 8, 2010 - TBS page added.
Updated March 16, 2010 - Ube Photo added.

Video Clip of Chiyo-Chan from Azumanga Daioh

Sasuke 25 is right around the corner! Again just like last year Lost in Ube and I will be scouring the Internet to find what we can. With Sasuke Maniac off the air.. we have to rely on blogs, websites like Sasuke Mania and Monster 9 and TBS page which is finally up!!

PLEASE NOTE: These names, even the confirmed one, can change due to unforeseeable circumstances - so the list is created as a guideline using past information and what has been posted in blogs in Japan. Also some guesses have been made due to the results of previous competitions. It is for fans wanting to know who might be participating.

Btw as I was making this list a message was sent to Nagano via his website sending support from all of the fans here in the USA and those who read this blog from around the world. He posted back a message back to the fans supporting him:

(Bablefish disaster provided by him.. LOL)
Thank you for support from U.S.A.
25 times of SASUKE collecting is in 20 days.
I change the support of all of you into power and do my best.
Thank you for support.
Makoto Nagano


(Synopsis of the message was thanks for the support from the United States. 2/20 is the taping day for Sasuke (in 2 days), transferring the support to him to do his best and thanks again for all the support - paraphrased of course ;)

Photo provided by Ube on his blog

Confirmed participants/Expected
  • Japan Sasuke Trials - Sasuke Trials was held on Sunday, February 14, 2010. To this date there is no known number of survivors from that event.


  • Five members of Chojin Pro were there. (confirmed via blog entry)
    Jump rope specialist Micchan バク宙5重跳びの体現者(みっちゃん)
    Kung-fu champion Masaki カンフー世界チャンピオン(まさき)
    Aerial performer (?) ATT 立体空中殺法のパイオニア(ATT)
    Nunchaku Artist Hiroki ヌンチャクアーティスト(宏樹)
    Fire Performer TAKUMI ファイヤーパフォーマー(TAKUMI)


Guesses based on result and past history

One would also think that they had some faces from 2010 Sportsman #1 and/or Kunoichi as well but I won't add anything from those lists unless it's stated somewhere for sure.


Not attending


TigerOfHaughton said...

I can't wait! February 20th, 3 days after my birthday. And a nice late-birthday present for me would be for my heroes, Shingo and Yamada, to do really well.

Bartjks said...

yu hu! what are the new obstacles in sasuke 25? can I help you?

Jelena said...

Yes, so excited! We count on you, as always!!! :)

Arsenette said...

Oh before I forget Tiger.. Happy birthday this week! :)

Bartjks - No idea what the obstacles will be. I'll find out when everyone else does when the TBS broadcast comes out! I'll post when that is coming but as of now we don't know when that will be.

Me too Jelena! Though I'm dreading the 70 part Sasuke 25 blog. ahahahahaha

TigerOfHaughton said...

Thanks, Elsie. We went out to Chef Lee's, a local Chinese restaurant, to celebrate my birthday tonight. My birthday is on Wednesday, but we prefer going out to eat on Saturdays, so we went tonight.

I'm really looking forward to Sasuke 25. Can't wait to see what's been done to the course. I hope that all 6 of the All-Stars compete, and that they all do really well. Ganbatte kudasai, All-Stars!

thebobmaster said...

This makes me happy, but frustrated at the same time. The 25th tournament is filming on the 20th over in Japan. However, here in the US, we need to wait until the 10th and 17th of April for the 23rd and 24th tournaments to air.

Ah, well. I know you'll do a great job as always with the blog. That should hold me over until 2012, when G4 decides to air this one. :P

Arsenette said...

LOL Bob.. I feel your pain.. though I only watch the G4 version for the behind the scenes stuff that wasn't already on the TBS version :p

Happy birthday again Tiger :) Glad you had a great one!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday, Tiger! :=)

Jelena said...

Yeah, Happy B-day, Tiger!!!!

TigerOfHaughton said...

Thanks, guys. I'm 19 today. Speaking of birthdays, I thought you might like to see this. It's the birthday card I made for Nagano. I'm going to send it to him soon. I borrowed one of the pics from your blog, Elsie.

Arsenette said...

See? Just like that I forgot the birthday.. brain fried.. Glad I did it beforehand! LOL Happy birthday (yay I just made it on time).

Oh that's so cute Tiger! I know he's going to love it. Make sure you send that to Takasui since you know it will get to him on time for his birthday. Wish we knew Asami's birthday.. At least we know Kaiou's.

TigerOfHaughton said...

Glad you like it. What's the address for Takasui? Last year I sent Nagano a card and a set of Celtic CDs for his birthday, but I sent that through M9 because I don't know the Takasui address.

Arsenette said...

Mr. Makoto Nagano
c/o Takasui K.K.
Maguro Honmachi 1-1
Kushikno-shi, Kagoshima-Ken

Sorry was sick the past day or so.

TigerOfHaughton said...

Thanks, Elsie. I hope you're feeling better now.

Arsenette said...

Been having issues with my headaches again lately but I'm hanging in :)

Panther said...

Hugz about your headaches Elsie. I wish you the best

Rant begins

I can NOT BELIEVE they are allowing HIM to return after the spectical he made of himself by showing off unneeded in the tourney. G4 really needs to sort out their priorities. Why can't they allow Lucy to return? At least she tried. I don't care if HE tried out or not, I still say he gets a free ticket every freaking time.

End rant..

Sorry... I really do hope you feel better soon dear.

I miss my Nagasagi brother and I need sleep.

thebobmaster said...

I understand where you're coming from, Panther. But keep in mind that Levi is quite skilled on the course. That's the only reason they'd let him back in.

As for Luci, seriously, why is she still kept out of the competition? Just because she, like every women since Chie Tanabe in Sasuke 2, failed the first stage? Does she not get credit for being the first of only four women to beat the Jumping Spider?

And I miss Shun as well. He is literally the person I point to when anyone tries to say Levi's showboating is due to his youth. And he is ridiculously talented. And attractive. All right, I'll stop gushing about him.

VenusHeadTrap said...

Well, looks like it's finally my turn to post about this. Firstly, great job on posting that Yuuji 100 pic, I was really happy to see that before the day of the showing. He looks so cool holding his number, a very subtle happy/nervous.

lul Akiyama's number is hidden so much better than Nagano's, Nagano is the highly presumed 99 as you can tell.

and lastly, this competitor list is really helpful as I now know not to include Hiromichi "Onisan" or Komiya Rie in my Trailers! Honestly, I HATE watching her compete.

Arsenette said...

Thank Ube for the magazine scan Venus :) I know I did! LOL (Crunchy Hair Nagano, take a drink it's Descente Yuuji and Omg I'm still bald but not blond Akiyama :) )

The list is unbelievable short this time but at least each one is confirmed. The ones below that are guesses but at least they are educated guesses.. I hope.. LOL

TigerOfHaughton said...

Akiyama still doesn't have hair! Dude, grow it back! Well, at least it isn't blond anymore.

AceMoneyMaker said...

just wait until you see the Trailer

Arsenette said...

Thanks Ace :) I got like 8 emails about this :) I'm glad everyone is excited!

VenusHeadTrap said...

Fyi I credited Ube's magazine scan way before I read your comment here :)

Arsenette said...

Glad we are getting a lot of help from the fans in Japan. First Ube with his magazine/TV guide scans and then the 2 1/2 commercials from Japanese TV! I love how the community is out to help everyone get their information in real time!