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Monday, April 12, 2010

Sasuke 25 - Spoilerific Review - Part 16




Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 25.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE 25 NAVI 1 hour review of Sasuke 25 with fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke!). 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!! Thanks to scnoi and Sasukepedia and the SASUKE データサイト (Data site) for the kanji.

Next we have Okuyama one of our finalists from Sasuke 24

Who trains everywhere he can!

He's barefoot too!

TBS Suckitude Chart™ update - X gets the square. We start to suck right off the bat!

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 Representing Yamagata 山形県

And a deep breath..

We start with the Roulette Cylinder

Taking his time on it to make sure he's got it as far as he can closer to the next obstacle

He's having a little trouble connecting with the Doorknob Grasper but he finally gets it

He's starting to swing on the first doorknob

But then stops and goes back to the Roulette Cylinder to readjust!

Okay onwards he goes!

Clapping from Brian and Lee as they are transfixed

Okuyama familycam™

And the spray must be coooooooold on his feet LOL

Onwards to the doors.. er.. Floating Boards

He's having all kinds of trouble..

LOL Takeda smirk™

They seem to be cheering him on now as they realize he's slipping!

Lots of cheering in the background as well as they are willing him to get past the floating boards

LOL Nagano yelling support .. almost busting a blood vessel in his neck!

Okuyama slipping on the board but finally getting a grip

Phew... barely but he made it past the obstacle

Okuyama familycam™

Okuyama is .. freezing...

He's trying desperately to warm up his frozen fingers

Finally after a while he gets on the UCH

But first.. this cat commercial...

Back at the UCH.. he's struggling to hang on to the ledge..

And that quickly he just drops off

And plunges into the water.. aaaaaawwww he was so cold!

Okuyama Familycam™

Lee reacting to the fall

Koji with nervous giggles.. he's next...

I think he's starting to panic.. LOL

Geez.. these guys are going to have hypothermia.. he got out of that water like a bat out of hell...

Still shivering Okuyama still trying to analyze the UCH.

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 - Death by Ultimate Cliffhanger

Okuyama interview

Not sure what they are talking about obviously :p but that thing is.. massive..

Whatever Okuyama is saying you see Yuuji nodding his head in agreement

Nagano seems to be doing the same

Not sure what he's saying but I see Akiyama is still there

Okuyama family - Wife Sachiko, daughter Lilia and son Takaya

Here's a better angle of when Okuyama almost fell off the Floating boards

On the transition he had to hang on with nothing but his knees!!

Here's the attempt on the UCH

He just couldn't hang on

Here he starts to slip

And gravity took over

He immediately puts on his coat even though he's soaked and wet.

All-Stars asking Kenji what the angle is on the ledge

Kenji explaining the lack of clearance

So Takeda readjusts to see how little room you have to work with

Koji nervous giggling...

And Brian wishing Lee good luck. They've been smiling at each other all day.

Next up is Koji

Who got that close to the top of Sasuke 24!

TBS Suckitude Chart™ update - Still sucking

Collecting his thoughts before he goes up the steps

btw he's barefoot too!

Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 Representing Shimane 島根県

Btw.. Parents names: mother is Chihoko 千歩子 and father Hiroyuki

Overhead view of him on the Roulette Cylinder

Having no issues on the Doorknob Grasper

Reverse angle

LOL Yuuji and Kanno's faces

His fingers are freezing too...

Testing his grip on the Floating Board

He's also doing it similarly though he's a bit higher giving himself a little more room to move

Apparently barefoot is allowing all of them to grasp onto the board

And clear on the Floating Board

Now the preparation for the UCH..

Makes it across the first ledge...

Makes it across the 2nd ledge...

about to try for the 3rd ledge...


and.. of course.. the commercial shot so no surprise there

He seems so frustrated with himself

Yuuji yelling as Kanno smiles

He's most likely thinking the exact same thing I am...

He HAD it. he got impatient and didn't go all the way up the 2nd ledge..

Yuuji's reaaally animated about Koji's fail

Seems Koji is frustrated with himself.. maybe he's thinking NOW the same thing?

Lee is starting to fall apart. he's burying his face in his hands

Brian starts to take of the 17 layers of clothes he has on... LOL

Replay of the hand holds on the Roulette Cylinder

And his calm and slow approach to the Floating Boards

He seemed to be just fine going up the 1st to the 2nd ledge

Yeah.. it would have definitely benefited him to go a foot more to the left.

and the long drop down...

LOL Koji still cheesing
Koji Hashimoto 橋本亘司 - Death by Ultimate Cliffhanger

Dammit.. I screwed up...

Koji actually giving a speech that made his parents proud

They applaud his efforts (so do I!)


ArtemisFowljr said...

Takeda smirk™ we love it!
Agreed about the floating boards...agreed, it's friggin doors!
We have the doorknobs, than the doors, than the doorframes (Cliff)...what next? Doormat grasper? LOL.
"Brian starts to take of the 17 layers of clothes he has on... LOL"
Mwahhahhahha Eskimo Brian! Btw I found cute the Brian&Lee shots. Great Minds Think Alike...but in different languages lol.

Arsenette said...

I was freezing watching them fall in the water.. and worse when you look at how many layers they all had on.. Takeda literally had like 5 layers.. Nagano around 4.. Brian was like 5. LOL

So was it kinda symbolic that this was recorded during the Winter Olympics? LOL

thebobmaster said...

Koji most likely could have made it up to the ledge if he had moved all the way to the left. Look how close he was even with the gap.

Maybe next time...which I probably won't see. Stupid boot camp.

TigerOfHaughton said...

I noticed all of the guys going barefoot. I guess that's so they can grip the Floating Boards with their feet. I wonder if that's required (like wearing gloves for the Chain Reaction) or just strongly recommended.