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.
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:
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.
Photo provided by Ube on his blog
- Allstars - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 (confirmed via email (see above message))
- Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 / Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 / Kazuhiko Akiyama 秋山 和彦 (confirmed by TBS page)
- Katsumi Yamada 山田勝己 / Bunpei Shiratori 白鳥文平 (we have no idea if these 2 will be in Sasuke 25 yet though very doubtful since they are not confirmed on the TBS page with the other 4 All-Stars)
- Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 - Shoe salesman (UNCLI #3) - (Sasuke 24 Kanzenseiha) (confirmed by TBS page)
- Taiwan's Lee En Chi リー・エンチ (Finalist from Sasuke 24) (confirmed on his blog) (confirmed by TBS page)
- 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.
- American Sasuke Trials - United States did not have a trials for Sasuke 24 and again for Sasuke 25. Now confirmed - the 3 Tempest Free-running pros that passed Stage 1 in Sasuke 23 that were unable to fulfill the invite for Sasuke 24 have been re-invited for Sasuke 25.
- Levi Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ (Team Tempest's "SkyNative") - (Stage 3 competitor in Sasuke 23) (confirmed via blog entry) (confirmed by TBS page)
- Brian Orosco ブライアン・オロスコ (Team Tempest's "No Sole") - (Stage 2 competitor in Sasuke 23) (confirmed via blog entry) (confirmed by TBS page)
- Richard King リチャード・キング (Team Tempest's "Dickey Boy") - (Stage 2 competitor in Sasuke 23) (confirmed via blog entry)
- Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 (Finalist from Sasuke 24) (confirmed by TBS page)
- Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 - Gymnast - Sasuke 20, 22, 23 and 24. Stage 3 competitor from Sasuke 22 and Finalist in Sasuke 23 (confirmed by TBS page)
- Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 (Kongo Express) (Finalist from Sasuke 24) (confirmed by TBS page)
- Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 (Finalist from Sasuke 24) (confirmed by TBS page)
- Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 (Sasuke 21-23) (Stage 3 competitor from Sasuke 24) (confirmed by TBS page)
- 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）
- Ryo Shirai 白井 涼 - Model - (Confirmed on his blog) (Previous Sasuke's and recent Sportsman #1)
- Dandy Sakano ダンディ坂野 - Comedian (confirmed via blog)
- Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広 - Sasuke 24 Stage 2 competitor
- Terukazu Ishikawa 石川輝一 - Sasuke 24 Stage 2 competitor and Sasuke 14 3rd Stage competitor
- Jun Sato 佐藤惇 - Sasuke 24 Stage 2 competitor
- Yuuji Washimi 鷲見裕二 - Sasuke 24 Stage 2 competitor
- Wakky ワッキー - Comedian and part of the duo Penalty ペナルティー
- Akira Omori (大森晃) - Comedian Monkikki or Monkickey (モンキッキー) (or "Monkey") - Sasuke 1-7 and 3-time Finalist and Sasuke 23 and Sasuke 24
- Dynamic Trio of Death!! Hang Glider - Masami Harashima 原島雅美 , Creepy Model Maker Guy - Yasuo Aoki 青木保夫 and Mr. Octopus (Tako Man) - Minoru Kuramochi 倉持稔
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.
- Shunsuke Nagasaki 長崎 峻侑 - Trampolinist- Seems he blogged about moving from his dorm during the same day of taping.
- Kazuyuki Toda 戸田和幸 - Soccer player (confirmed to be elsewhere)
- Most of Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル- Seems they had a show in Saitama, Japan the same day as Sasuke 25's taping.
Rie Komiya 小宮理英 - Kunoichi 8 Co-Champion
Satomi Kadoi 門井 佐登美 - Kunoichi 8 Co-Champion
Daisuke Nakata 中田大輔 - Trampolinist
Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹 - Monster Box Specialist
- Junichi Miyashita 宮下 純一 - Olympic Bronze medal Swimmer (cough.. double fail guy) (confirmed to be elsewhere)
- Sato Hiromichi 佐藤弘道 - TV host - Sasuke 22 Stage 2 competitor and Sasuke 24 Stage 2 competitor (confirmed to be elsewhere)