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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..
UBE'S Sorta-LIVE-BLOG FOR SASUKE 25 IS HERE!
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.
Not liking the hair..
He is a finalist from Sasuke 23 who was nowhere near the top..
Yeah I'm still not digging the hair.. LOL
And I'm still miffed he refuses to get a real job after he graduated from College until he wins Sasuke.. /sigh.. slacker.. Anyway now he makes a little money after hours cleaning Pachinko
Because every Sasuke fan should have a cliffhanger replica in their room!
Sasuke 25 he crashed and burned in the biggest choke this side of Takeda... wait.. that didnt' sound right.. at least Takeda chokes during the 3rd stage.. wait.. Kanno did too.. oh that's not good..
Anyway.. Kanno realizes that he needs to be mentally tougher to survive the pressure of being part of the New Stars (He was 99 in Sasuke 24 and crumbled under the pressure of the expectations of that saddlecloth) so he got Mental Health Self Help Books.
Hey check it out he wears glasses. Nice frames.
There's a bunch of hills in Japan.. of course.. it's all volcanoes!!
Kanno reppin' the Gymnasts
Getting ready for the Jump Hang
Doing well so far
No problems on the Bridge Jump
Gah.. I .. hate.. when.. they .. do .. this..
Finally getting ready for the wall..
Good for him! He caught it on the first try.
Hits the breaks at the Circle Slider
That's what I expect out of gymnasts :p
Plenty of time to clear the first stage as he gets to the Tarzan Rope!
Celebrating before he gets to the button
And Kanno stops the clock before it goes red.
89 down.. 9 clears!
Kanno's parents are elated
Former Finalists/STQ'ers elated
Aahhahhaha. I see Takeda got shoe duty after all that :p
Kanno elated he didn't crumble again.
He's yelling Arigato (Thank you) to his supporters
LOL and waving to his friends
That's one happy guy!
Spreading out the goop on his hands.. he's constantly clapping here..
I can hear the stickiness in his hands.. LOL
Our buddy has been going to Sasuke from the beginning and this is one of his 3rd stage completions back in Sasuke 7.
Sasuke 23 was the first time in a long time that he actually passed the first stage again!
When we first met Shingo he was just a Gasoline Station Arubaito アルバイト (which means Part-timer) or what we call Gas Jockeys
Then progressed to Store Manager (Tencho 店長)
Now progressed in his field all the way to Area Manager エリアマネージャー
During the last tournament he timed out at the end of the first stage (damn hat..)
Which Shingo will show up today!? (LOL I have no idea wtf that means)
with ants in his pants and jittering like he is high on caffeine and sugar...
.. figures.. this is when TBS cranks all the commercials..
But what I want to know.. WILL HIS HAT FALL OFF!?!?
Not a good start.. the course is all muddy and broken by now.. he's slipping on the Dome Steps..
LMFAO.. he's hanging on to this thing like his life depends on it! (remember he did fail this before in Sasuke 6)
Success on the Jump Hang... if not a bit painful looking.. (P.S. Hat still on..)
LOL He's tucking his feet in really tight so he doesn't "Shingo" his feet into the water (Sasuke 16 iirc)..
He is sooooo not taking chances.. LOL
No problems on the Bridge Jump
Edit: I seriously thought he was going to fail here!
Taking a second to collect himself before the Warped Wall
Awesome! Up on the first try!
C'mon Shingo.. you had springboard train.. wait.. you FAILED your Monster box.. C'MON SHINGO!!!
You hear him scream as he jumps LOL
And really scream here as he jerks forward.. Seems if you don't hit is Juuuust right it kinda sticks then jerks forward.
LOL this is a little hard to see so I put 2 pics of this in a row.
He's wiping crud out of his hands on the pipe before he gets to the Tarzan Rope! Seems the course is uber muddy right now.
Plenty of time before he gets to the Rope Ladder..
Which is good because IMO this is his worst obstacle for him.. he looses a lot of time on this sucker. (Like Ube says.. If anyone can fail this, Shingo can) LOL
Knowing he's secured.. he's celebrating before he gets there. You hear a yell around here.
Let the celebration begin! That's 2/2 on All-Stars so far!
90 done and 10 clears! We got double digits ya'll
Shingo's got a big group supporting him today.. Yay!
Wife Eiko 英子 is ecstatic!
It's nice seeing his family there cheering for him.
LOL Yuuji has a migraine and Koji is not sure what to do with this development. Kenji doesn't care he's happy :)
Takeda isn't even paying attention as Shingo goes up the rope ladder
Ahahahah Takeda celebrates with the ANW guys doing high fives
Brian Orosco is the only high five while everyone politely claps
Shingo celebrating with family then :p
Here's the Shingo Whiplash (as Ube calls it)
Here is when his brain kicks in and says "OMG NOT THE WATER" and his brain jacked up those legs as fast as it could.. LOL
Then he proceeds to tangle his legs THROUGH the rope..
Squeeeak.. but he did it!!
His jump on the springboard
Maybe he didn't want a repeat of Monster Box? LOL
He's hauling here..
Then as if the stupid circle had a stopper you hear Shingo scream as it jerked to a stop
Then it let go and he almost fell off.. LOL
But he persevered and he's back in the 2nd stage!
Omg that was an ugly clear.. I swear.. wtf is wrong with me.. Why do I give myself a heart attack? LOL
True story Btw.. A friend of mine told me that the announcer mentioned when he finished the first stage that this is the first time he cleared the first stage with his HAT ON (and no lie.. I wasn't kidding.. that is what the announcer said.. LMFAO!!) Hubby says.. "you are welcome" :D
It was actually typical Shingo - gritty, losing a couple body parts, scrappy, wtf and nail biting.. LOL
Masashi Hioki 日置 将士 - Representing Chiba 千葉県
He works for an electronics store
For those with good memories .. we saw him briefly in Sasuke Trials during one of my very early blogs - Summer, 2008 for Sasuke 21 - He was in the group that represented the All-Stars
- his was Bunpei
.. and lost at the .. Circle.. Slider (oh oh.. not good..)
He recently got married (zomg gorgeous bride! I love everything she's wearing!)
And props to him for getting All-Star Bunpei Shiratori
白鳥文平 to give a toast to him!
zomg Bunpei :) (Please get well soon!)
I'll drink to that :)
From Sasuke Navi this is him during the Pull ups competition (that Ryo won)
This is him during the shuttle runs
And 50 meter dash
And him girly giggling when he was told he was going to Sasuke in his pajamas :p
Did I explain that uber fans have cliffhanger replicas in their cramped homes?
Anyway.. first trampoline obstacle for him..
Jump Hang caught veeeeerry low..
No problems on the Bridge Jump
Taking a moment before the Warped Wall
Doh.. whiff on the first try.. he wasn't even close..
Look of panic in his face...
SQUEEEEEEEEEEK.. he made it.. if not barely!!
Desperately running out of time and he backs up so much he almost sits down getting ready for the Circle Slider
And.. omg I see it already (plus commercials never lie..)
Splash.. he wasn't even close..
Arched back and pulling almost from the start..
Tries to extend at the last second but it was far too late..
Wife looks on in dispair
Yuuji with a look of concern...
And he feels it..
He's reaaaally complaining..
Remember ya'll .. he's an STQ'er.. they've all known each other for YEARS doing these trials..
Awesome shot btw...
He got his fingernails to hang on here..
Here he realizes too late he forgot to extend his legs
but by that point he wasn't even close
LOL TBS guy must love staring at his pretty wife.. they interview her instead!
Okay okay.. he's being interviewed
Masashi Hioki 日置 将士 - Death by Circle Slider
Shinya Kishimoto 岸本 真弥 - Representing Shizuoka 静岡県
For those who remember Navi.. he's the guy that qualified because he can bend/curl a frying pan with his bare hands
and he even got a big fluff piece because he's got a bunch of replicas of Sasuke on his property
And cute daughters
.. wtf.. already??
Desperately trying to get back on the platform...
Everyone is in shock..
Shinya Kishimoto 岸本 真弥 - Death by Dome Steps
Sasuke Priest! Mihara Takashi (Sp?) 三原 貴嗣 - Representing Kagawa 香川県
This was him earlier in the day picking his number from a Sasuke box..
Dude you are totally 97..
Omg I'm 97...
He loves to play Hackysack
.. and another bites the dust.. Mihara Shinji (Sp?) 三原 貴嗣 - Death by Dome Steps
LOL This part is funny.. I assume these are his friends...
They all lean over and bow at the same time as TBS puts the sound of a bell being rung (as they do in the temples)
Whoot! Akiyama is up next!
Shingo's run was PRICELESS. All that yelling...the Shingo Whiplash (thank Ube), the leaving body parts behind...ooooh I love watching Shingo running. Before the tournament I was hella concerned with the Bridge Jump...he's terrible at these things...but he Supermanned it haha.
Oh and I swear that when he cleared I yelled "THERE GOES THE HAT THEORY!!" (and yes I said it in english...because sometimes we speak english at home ,but mostly because that's kinda difficult to translate in Italian lol). I did think of you and Hubby right after haha.
The fact that the announcer mentioned it is even more priceless!
P.S. I'm happy for Kanno, too.I just hope in his books there were lines like "to win you must relax...focus...and get a job..."
Oh and Hitoshi, I'm sorry, but that haircut is terrible.
I love seeing Shingo run around like a chicken with it's head cut off. It's classic Shingo and on top of that he passed the first stage! That was truly epic :) Oh and I did forget to put it on so I'll edit it later.. I totally said he was going to botch the bridge and he proved me wrong!!! I was so happy he proved me wrong :)
LOL I had a few emails saying "THERE GOES THE HAT THEORY". Another thing hubby said "new era new theories" :p LOL he's prepared.
LOL "to win you must relax... focus... and get a job..."
Btw.. he looked either sick or on steroids.. I can't figure out which.. he just doesn't look natural anymore.. I don't know.. I can't put my finger on it.
Go Shingo! I watched this when it aired, but I missed hearing him scream. I'll have to see if I can find a YouTube clip or something.
I didn't notice the announcer saying anything about the hat, but I sure did. "What? But the hat stayed on! Shingo was supposed to fail!" Still, good job on him. He's proven that he is not done with Sasuke just yet.
And yay, the three champions are up next!
1. "Mr Sasuke" is back & 20 years younger.:p
2. Hioki's failure is to be expected. * Note: Following Joke is for over 21 years old adults. ( hey...he just got a pretty wife...look i don't care if women call me sexist but still no man is strong enough to train after that. :p i still blame Asami today. :p )
3. Is the good old Shingo finally back?
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