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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sasuke Stars visit the USA

As you guys remember from my previous blog, ANW2 is now officially completed. Please don't ask me what the Final 10 are.. no one knows that. G4TV airs their show in December, 2010 so I'm not even going to bother with that part. All I'm interested in are the Stars from Sasuke who flew all the way from Japan to visit the fans in the United States. Thanks to John Huewe from Convex Photography I was able to fangirl a bit more with photos from the event. The entire collection of the Sasuke Stars can be found on Flicker account. In the coming weeks he will add more pictures from the event itself (Prelims round only).

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Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行, Makoto Nagano 長野誠 and Current Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 being interviewed during ANW2 ©Convex Photography

Aaaaand.. quite pretty pictures they are... Already passing popcorn at the greatness! ehem... to remind you, the 3 Sasuke stars that came all the way from Japan - Current Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 (Sasuke 24), former world class sprinter and perennial favorite Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 and Allstar - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 (Sasuke 17 champion).

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Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 stopping before the Rope Swing ©Convex Photography

John's pictures were during the time that the Sasuke Stars took on the ANW2 course just like everyone else. Below is the individual Youtube run. What's remarkable was how comical he was during his whole run. John takes great pictures for most of his run. It's just cool to see things in slow motion like that :)

Youtube of Okuyama's run ©AnthonyJdeLeon

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Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 at the end of his run ©Convex Photography

I love this pic :) It's so nice to see him smile. Usually he is so reserved that it was quite nice to see him relaxed and playing with the crowd! I hope he continues this trend!

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Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 barely clearing the Rope Swing ©Convex Photography

Poor Yuuji. He has had issues with this obstacle even the day before. I'm sure he was fretting over how he was going to get past this obstacle! As you can see in brutal slow motion.. he squeaked out a victory! (Btw.. take a drink.. Descente clothing.. LOL)

Youtube of Yuuji's run ©AnthonyJdeLeon

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Current Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 Triumphant ©Convex Photography

I love this picture :) In fact the series of pictures he has of him celebrating at the end. He even does his signature kick end like he does in Sasuke. As scary as his run was.. glad he finished it!

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All-star - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 swandive during ANW2 ©Convex Photography

Meanwhile... Things didn't go exactly well for Nagano who I'm sure is getting flashbacks from his swandive in Sasuke 25.... About the only thing different was that he didn't get a face full of mud from the bottom of the pool.

Youtube of Nagano's run ©AnthonyJdeLeon

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All-star - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 behind a waterfall at the end of his ANW2 run ©Convex Photography

I.. love this photo.. LOL Btw as you can tell from the photos when you go to the Flicker page. You can select what size photo you want to see. John did an awesome job in taking these and you can see them so well when you see them in their original huge format. It's.. purty :)

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All-star - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 with bracelet ©Convex Photography

Oh! There's the bracelet! Friend of mine emailed me about her venture to ANW2 and meeting Nagano. She presented him with a small gift of a bracelet and he told her to put it on him! He has it on! There is it! Go Go Diana!

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Current Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 and Jason Huewe ©Convex Photography

I'm sure you recognize this picture :) This is Jason Huewe posing with the current champion. He's John's brother. Hey thanks to Jason I got to see John's pics!

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Jason Huewe and All-star - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 ©Convex Photography

Whoot he's got a Nagano picture too :) Mwahahahahha Anywho I hope everyone enjoys the small sample of photos that is on John's site. Looking forward to more photos in the future! If you would like to contact John directly about the photos or even order prints in different formats that are available online please contact John at Convex Photography directly!


ArtemisFowljr said...

Awesome pictures!!! Thanks to John, to Jason and to you :)
Awww the bracelet thing is so cute!!! Happy for your friend :)

Arsenette said...

Just confirmed :) It was Diana who gave him that bracelet :) Yay! She didn't have a photo of him with it.. now she does! :) mwahahahha

Chaki said...

Beautiful photos. Wonder whether the stars would want them?

Arsenette said...

Will do what I can to send it to them.

VenusHeadTrap said...

RR Forever :)