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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sasuke 26 taping completed - now for the wait

Sasuke 26 being filmed ©pusherhiroaki

As I mentioned before, Sasuke 26 was slated to be completed before the end of the month of October, 2010. It taped on October 19th, 2010. Sasuke 26 is being called Sasuke 2011 (as you can see from the top picture above the huge Sasuke sign).

Sasuke 26 Final Stage Tower ©Dr-Kendo

While the official confirmation has not arrived, it seems several competitors and spectators who were in Sasuke 26's taping confirm being told the date of airing is indeed New Year's (Japanese wiki has it as the 3rd of January now - (2011年1月3日放送予定)(外部情報)). Given that the Sasuke sign, saddlecloth and security badges all had Sasuke 2011 it's a safe bet that it will be shown again on New Year's Day as was Sasuke 24's airing or close to it if Sportsman #1 is back on that date (Sportsman #1 has occupied the time slot for almost 20 years now). Either way it's set for New Year's and as of now it's not clear if it's the same weekend or the same day. Given also that the proposed airdate is almost 2 1/2 months away.. we have quite a while to wait as patiently as possible :) When any official information comes out about competitors, dates, etc. I'll definitely post it.

スパモク!! Super Thursday!!

In the meantime we wait for the airing of スパモク !! Super Thursday's recorded segment with the Sasuke All-Stars.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Super Thursday!! スパモク!! with All-Stars

Edit: 10/19/10 - Page for the 21st removed.

スパモク!! Super Thursday!!

Thanks again to Lost in Ube it seems that the first bit of Cross promotion (outside of Nagano being in Densetsu this year) is finally starting! The show is called Super Thursday or スパモク. It's a weekly variety show that airs on TBS (Japan). This was Ube's partial post today:

WARNING WARNING! The following may be pre-empted by baseball.
http://www.tbs.co.jp/supamoku/supamoku20101021.html

This Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:54 PM (Japan time) there will be a variety show on TBS with an appearance by the SASUKE All-Stars. They will be doing some kind of challenge that involves traveling from Mount Fuji to Tokyo Tower (or something like that).

The schedule for this show is listed on their website as airing 10/21/10 but the current schedule now has Baseball in it so it is highly possible it will air the following week 10/28/10. As I find out more information I will update this post.

EDIT: Yep.. they took down the page for the 10/21 show and put up a note on their main page:

10月21日放送予定
放送はお休みです
Scheduled to air on October 21

TV is on hiatus


There will be a show on 10/28/10 (次回の放送は10月28日です。) but unsure which one will be on the schedule. With Sasuke 2011 now taped it could be possible that they will delay it to be closer to that? I'll keep you posted.

Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 checking out the waves at a surfing competition @BM-9

One website Ube found had the All-Stars listed as: Kazuhiko Akiyama 秋山 和彦, Makoto Nagano 長野誠, Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 and Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 (He's not one but I can totally forgive them for naming him one :) mwahahahhaha (see Snowy? Kongo love!!). They will be joined by other comedians as well during this 2 hour event.

All-star - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 posing in front of the start line in ANW2 ©Makoto Nagano

Apparently it's a fairly new show for TBS (just checked the wiki) and was meant to be in the filler if baseball isn't already scheduled. Either way I'm still happy and I figure it's going to be on most likely next week provided it doesn't get pushed again for baseball. I'm not sure if I can get a good copy of it but I'll see what I can get.

Kazuhiko Akiyama 秋山和彦 from the Rise Up blog ©Kazuhiko Akiyama

Unfortunately though, this show only airs in the Kanto Region (関東地方) of Japan so it's audience is very limited. Still. I'm going to see if someone can tape it so I can blog on it. Otherwise I'll have to rely on Keyhole this time. If I have a copy I'll blog about it so we'll have to wait and see what is available.

Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 during Sasuke 25's Navi

In the meantime I'm happy TBS is doing something to promote Sasuke. Taping is in a few hours so Good luck to everyone! I would suspect that given that M9 or TBS have not put up the official announcement.. Sasuke 26 may be actually shown for New Year's again.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sasuke 26 confirmed!


The best news in a long time! Seems Sasuke 26 is going to tape at the end of October! No word yet on OA (or Official Airing on TBS) but this is great news after having a very depressing spring summer and fall! The news came yesterday as scnoi (thanks scnoi) found on Facebook the announcement that phone calls were made for a taping in late October. It was then written in Yahoo and I was very happy to see Lee En Chi リー・エンチ invited again after Golden Sun dropped Sasuke in Taiwan. I am hoping that there still is a Japan Trials especially since Taiwan won't have theirs and the USA already completed theirs back in August, 2010. As I find out information I'll post here but I doubt I will find much anything else as they are doing this taping quietly and quickly. Rumor of a possible airing date could be as late as New Year's Day but I don't care. As long as Sasuke continues and has a good chance for better ratings I'll wait as long as necessary to assure a good rating in Japan.

Good luck to all competitors in Sasuke 26!
Do your best! Ganbatte! がんばって!


Ganbatte - Do your best! Ganbatte - Good luck! ©Wired in Japan

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