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Friday, April 2, 2010

Sasuke 25 - Spoilerific Review - Part 3




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.

.. what.. you want some of this?

no.. I don't think so.. it's mine...

Get your own Sasuke Spray..

...praying to the almighty Sasuke Spray.. may it still to all surfaces..

Prayers and body cleansing complete.. I see he is wearing a cross and has even shaved his head for the occasion! LOL

This is Saitama 埼玉県 Prefecture

And this is the home to our "KONG EXPRESS"!! Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次
(btw I did find out it's not Kongo.. or even Kongu.. it's just "Kong".. now I'm getting visions of Donkey Kong..)

And as Ube calls it.. him humping the mat when he FINALLY made the final in Sasuke 24.

He had an unfortunate problem with the safety rope wrapping around the G-Rope in the final.

From Sasuke Navi where the kids were feeling up his muscles :p

And training his army of ninja midgets to take over the world! Mwahahahha

Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次

But before we get to his run...

Kenji back at the start.. btw.. I did notice something.. TBS did not spoil runs ahead of time (outside of the commercials before Sasuke and the opening).. so you don't see them running across with sponsors all over their names.. well.. mostly.. and thank GOD they didn't do a Takeda maneuver where they basically spoiled how he was going to fail just before commercial break.. so I like this change :) Thank you TBS!

Kenji not caring and wants to get this over with.. he yells to pump himself up.

Jump hang is no problem.

He elects to go up and he's moving at quite the quick pace!

Bridge Jump is no problem now that we've pretty much established that you have to go fast and committed across the stretch

Setting up for the Warped Wall

Not a problem

Getting ready for the Circle Slider... iirc he wasn't in 17 so he was never on this obstacle..


Oh geez.. he barely hung on...

With herds of time.. he's at the Tarzan Rope!

16.4 seconds left on the clock! Kong is back and ready for more!

40 people up.. 2 clears!

Former finalists rejoice! (Koji, Yuuji and Kanno)

And for good measure.. how about a REBEL YELL!!

Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 - First stage clear!

You see his "trampoline" take off...

And.. you see his fingertips on the ring...

Ladies and gentlemen.. THAT is an iron grip....

No way in heck would anyone else be able to survive that miss.. (lol on his screaming)

Kenji powering his way down the slide finally getting a grip with his other hand

and emphatically stopping the clock

rare we get to see more pole shots..

Oh.. he's a happy camper :) He's screaming "Yosh!"
(btw.. The correct term is actually "yoshi". It is an expression of excitement or enthusiasm, equivalent to saying "all right!" or "okay!" in English. An example would be, "Yoshi! Ikuzo!" which means, "All right! Let's go!" Thanks Brett for the spelling and thanks Google for the explanation)

Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 - actually got a girly giggle out of him today! LOL

Mr. Octopus is laughing at the girly giggle

Btw.. This is his restaurant. It's called the Edokko 江戸っ子

Mr. Octopus (Tako Man) - Minoru Kuramochi 倉持稔

TBS reminding us of the times he's brought a real octopus with him..

And how one live one tried to eat his face...

His appearances have always been.. eventful.. LOL this is one of the rare times he's gotten past the starting blocks.. this is the pwnage by Butterfly Wall

And this was his last death..

Mr. Octopus (Tako Man) - Minoru Kuramochi 倉持稔 - Representing Tokyo 東京

LOL I'm cracking up at his halo

Doh.. he slipped..

Mr. Octopus (Tako Man) - Minoru Kuramochi 倉持稔 - Death by Dome Steps

LOL his headband had a cord on it...
Oh and another btw.. I finally figured out wtf. tenchou 店長 is.. it's .. store manager.. So when they are screaming Tako Tenchou.. it's Octopus Store Manager..

Levi needs public speaking classes.. he's not terrible but.. I mean, he didn't say anything wrong.. just.. oh I'll leave him alone.. he hasn't butchered Japanese and so far he hasn't flipped (crossing my fingers...)

When TBS thinks of the United States.. they think of Hollywood and New York City.. hmm I think they'd be pissed finding out that Levi is from friggin' Michigan.. LOL

I see TBS is advancing the sport of Free Running フリーランニング

Levi in ANW back in August of last year. They seemed to have changed his title from Mr. America to Mr. Number 1.. LOL

Ah.. TBS is reminding us what they think of him.. Mr. Flipper..

In fact the whole time (yes I cut like 10 frames..) they are saying how he's all about the performance.. LOL

Anyway.. they do a looooooong introduction before they say his name..

But in Japan.. they just say Amerika アメリカ - (I guess Central and South America don't count and Canada doesn't exist.. LOL)

But wait.. they are showing testers on the 3rd stage.. wtf.. you have to jump rings? pray the wind doesn't kick up right as you jump..

Levi Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ Representing Amerika アメリカ

Jump Hang not a problem. I'm sure he was trying to Paul ANTHONY Terek this and get to the top bar.. sorry sweetie.. only my Paul can do that :)

Not a problem with the Bridge Jump

Wow he's not showboa... wait.. he's going for the fastest time isn't he? Nothing wrong with that. He's not flipping during the run. I'm happy :)

Forced to slow down there.. LOL

Massive height on the Circle Slider.. so much so he's bending in the air

Wow no flips.. I'm impressed! Yep he's definitely going for fastest time.

And he gets it!

48 up and 3 clears!

.. lol Brian says he won.. (mental note guys.. when a camera is on you.. don't post your bets.. that's just rude to the rest of the competitors).. Sure.. bet all you want.. just .. don't do it publicly.. ok?

Brian correcting himself.. Seems Rich won.. my guess is that they were thinking under 20 seconds and he just went over.

Looking at him finish..

Takeda.. LMFAO.. because he ain't competitive or anything...

Shingo checking out the time more closely.. Takeda disgruntled talking to Akiyama

Nagano giving him the evil stare.. clap beotch.. clap.. He didn't flip this time..

Shingo making fun of him by crossing his arms... LMFAO...

Takeda can't stand it.. FINE I'LL CLAP BUT I WON'T BE HAPPY DAMN YOU!! Akiyama is grinning.. LMFAO I love these guys.

Levi Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ - First stage clear!

It's okay Levi.. you can flip at the end if you want :p

Oh he's lucky he didn't throw this puppy off course.. he's waaay up on the log.. if this was the other rolling log (you guys know which one).. he would have been drinking septic sludge.

Levi Super-manning this jump.. He just about went through the hoop..

So far the only one today to have full control of the jump - mental note.. this is how you do springboards.. Hmm.. imagine him in Monster Box.... Hello TBS.. do a Geinojin Sportsman.. you got Sasuke people that can do that... Great advertising...

Levi: .. it was a little tougher than I expected..
(/facepalm) It's called your inner voice for a reason.. G4.. send this guy to public speaking classes.. pronto..

Okay a little better at the end.. overall I give him a 10 for the stage clear and manner in which he did it and a 5 on the speech LOL

TBS mentioning "potential"

I see why! Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 (Stage 3 competitor from Sasuke 24) Representing Saitama 埼玉県

Here he is at work

Ripping phone books

Crushing cans.. btw.. sorry.. have to say this.. I applaud a man that's not afraid to wear his wedding ring proudly.. I'm verklempt.. (yes.. my hubby wears his too :) Every day for the past almost 13 years now)

Tajima pwned the Shin Cliffhanger the last time but unfortunately had a brain fart and fell off the green bar of safety right before the Gliding Ring..

TBS reminding you how he totally wowed the crowd..

Being the first guy to go up the Spider Flip completely extended.. no leg support whatsoever.. friggin' muscling his way up that thing

Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 ready to return to the 3rd stage for revenge!

Mounting the Rolling Log.. wait.. he isn't going to..

OMG Yes he did! He didn't curl his legs around it.. he's now desperately trying to hang on!!!

Oh hell.. he made it but wow that would have been a monumental screw up!!

Okay he's collecting himself after that near heart attack!!

Gah he caught it way low giving ME a heart attack instead!

LOL he's curling his feet on the netting to keep his feet from touching the water (thus disqualifying him if he did)

No problems on the Bridge Jump

....... quit walking the Warped Wall.. RUN IT WITH CONVICTION!! /facepalm..

Okay.. he's setting up..

Doh he missed it...

He tired?? oh oh that's not good...

Okay.. he's over on the 2nd try.. Move it.. timer running..

Getting set for the Circle Slider


Damn damn damn damn damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barely got his hand on it... You are supposed to JUMP HARD ON A SPRINGBOARD!!

.. or that happens.... /facepalm..

His wife and friends watching...

Yeah.. me too honey..

LOL they have a sense of humor.. I like them :)

STQ'ers in da house...

And Kawaguchi just about said wtf.. LOL

Yuuji needs a laxative..

LOL so does Okuyama.. ahahahhaha

All-Star reaction..

Oh yeah that was the commercial reaction we got earlier.. Takeda is about to birth kittens..

Akiyama poor thing.. he can't see jack..

Takeda will laugh at you.. Nagano is about to throw out his back.. Akiyama still clueless and Shingo posing the wtf pose.. ROFL!!!

Nagano can't believe it.. he was one of the ones that was freaking out when he saw Tajima muscle his way up the friggin' Spider Flip..

Takeda can't believe what is happening.. Shingo is frozen in time.. LOL

Nagano striking a pose.. LOL

That.. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks..

Poor Tajima.. the more he tries to wipe his eyes to see.. the more mud he ingrains in his face.. Septic Sludge ftw..

Yeah.. let's take a look at this epic disaster.. right now he's floundering like a fish out of water...

He's got a steel grip to hang on like that.. LOL

He's just rolling along with his body dangling in mid air.. LOL

....... trampoline take off.. he's expecting that mattress spring to do something for him..

There's a reason M9 was evil in instituting 2 different jumps in the same course (btw I love it personally.. Go M9!!)

He sorta had it.. but he didn't have Kong's iron grip to hang on to it with nothing but his fingernails...

Poor Tajima is going to have Ring nightmares..

To think the 3rd stage has a modified Jumping bars with rings.. Oh.. Tajima has a few sleepless months ahead of him..

Reverse angle just for the effect..

Naoya Tajima 田島直弥 - Death by Circle Slider.. awwwww TBS PLEASE INVITE HIM BACK! Please don't send him back to Trials!!!


VenusHeadTrap said...

I know it's an ongoing process and going back to correct mistakes just takes up more time, but some of these were quite funny. At the slide that shows Kenji at the start, I believe you meant to write "I did notice something" I won't make fun of what it really says :) and During the replay of his run you called the springboard the trampoline. lul if you don't care that much about mistakes I won't bother in the future.

In fact forget mistakes 'cause I do like the parts coming so quickly.

thebobmaster said...

Great blog so far, Arsie!

I was also extremely pleased at Levi's lack of showboating. I'm not sure if it was just a lack of room, or realizing how tight the time is, but maybe he has finally grown up a bit and realized how cocky and immature it makes him look.

Arsenette said...

Oh I have to go back and check :) Was really tired at the end there LOL. I don't mind corrections provided they are done with the right spirit if you know what I mean tehhehehehe. Thanks for the help in editing!

Thanks Bob and yeah he did much better this time and didn't flip! Hurray!

Arsenette said...

Ah I nothing something.. ROFL.. and yes the trampoline was supposed to be there.. he took off incorrectly as if he were on the trampoline ;) That's why he barely survived the Circle Slider :D

thebobmaster said...

Yeah. I'm pretty sure Takahashi would have failed if he didn't have such ridiculously long arms, and wasn't so insanely strong.

VenusHeadTrap said...

Big lolz at the quotes around the word trampoline at Kenji's replay.

Haha you ask for editing help whenever you need it, I am the editing master aren't I?

Anonymous said...

1. Kong Express sounds funny...will need time to get used to it. :p

2. Pity about Tajima. He really needs some luck. i had high hopes. this must stop or he will be another Shingo...haha. :p

3. i am repeating this for the 100th time. Just go for it up the bloody wall. Look at Okuyama's wall run in 20. Just go! fail? try again. fail again? attack it again fearlessly. When you attack it quickly, you can afford 3 or 4 tries. If you do it with the slow walk-back, you failed 2 times & you probably have no time for the rest of the stage.

Arsenette said...

The kids on the boards are also sticking to o or u for the end of it as well. I just read the chart again and saw there was nothing at the end.

LOL about him becoming Shingo!!

YES! About the wall! Exactly my point!!! :)