(PART ONE) (PART TWO)
Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 26.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D Thanks to everyone for being so patient. Got sick with cluster headaches again this year.. not during Sasuke 26 but just right after.. so this blog is late .. Anyway.. For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE 26 NAVI 1 hour review of Sasuke 26 with fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke and even a couple of runs that were cut from the official broadcast!. 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.. P.S. I will NOT be covering ANW2 on this blog. Thanks!
UBE'S Sorta-LIVE-BLOG FOR SASUKE 26 IS HERE!
(Massive thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English and Japanese of all the competitors!!)
.. isn't that a Chinese Dragon?
LOL and apparently there were 2 people in there!
Quoting Ube.. "he's buff!"
Freshly dyed hair.. LOL
Clear on the Step Slider
Okay through the Hazard Swing
No problems on the Rolling Escargot
Or the Jumping Spider
Doing great through the Half Pipe Atack
Oh.. even EXILE is impressed!
Finally.. we got someone to the next obstacle! ⑥ Soritatsu Kabe
そり立つ壁 (what G4 calls the Warped Wall)
.. and he fails the first chance..
.. and the second..
Finally up on the third..
But TBS wants to sell you a car!
LOL Commercial during the first person to this obstacle.. there's a shock
Money shot™ within a sponsor shout out! FTW!!
mmmmm.. I want pizza now...
I actually like this obstacle.. LOL
Wow.. he took a LOT of time on this thing..
Yikes! Klaxon blaring!!!
With virtually no hope.. he touches the ⑧ Tarzan Rope
EXILE all crushed...
Muscle Musical however...
I swear this man is cursed.. he's always the first guy to get this far and STILL time out..
TBS milking the crane for every last yen.. Craneshot™ shows 60 people have gone.. wait.. wtf.. they just deleted like 30 people.. ahahhahahahahahhaha.. ehem.. anyway.. doesn't matter.. they all sucked.. Welcome to 2 hours less than what we are used to.. LOL
Meanwhile here come the Americans! First up on the TBS broadcast is Paul Kasemir
Here's the entrance to American Ninja Warriors preliminary and Semifinal's course in Venice Beach (p.s... Boot camp sucked.. LOL) ehem.. anyway.. Los Angeles, California
Where Nagano and company signed autographs and shook hands with the fans
And posed for pics!
over 300 competed but 10 came to Japan!
One of them was Paul Kasemir
ポール・キャゼミア who's a software engineer and drew my support when I found out he was a walkon to ANW and drove from Colorado to compete.. forgot his shorts and competed in JEANS! LMFAO And here he is in Sasuke.. Good Grief what a a great story!
Cough.. stock footage.. Don't believe me?
THERE! from Navi
! Mwahahhahahaha ehem.. (apparently they were looking at Brian Orosco's run.. so we are expected to believe...)
er.. not sure what he's doing.. Donkey Kong fist pump?
No problems on the Step Slider
Or the Hazard Swing
Casually walks off the Rolling Escargo with no issues
LMFAO Shingo and Yamada just stunned at how easy this guy is making the course look...
Jumping Spider: Check!
Spider Walk: Check!
Kenji: Dude.. he's scrawnier than you and he's looking awesome
Yuuji: Yeah.. and he's making it look easy..
You hot for him or something? I'm still yours right?
Dunno.. I'll let ya know after this run..
Paul beating the HPA like a rented mule...
LMFAO Paul is just waltzing through this course... making it look easy..
ANW guys cheering on their teammate
Shingo looking like he's got something sour in his mouth he's trying to swallow.. while Yamada again not paying attention...
LOL Yamada animated? wtf.. he's got a pulse in Sasuke 26..
Ooooooooh he's checking out the time to see how much is left..
Katsumi he's at 47 seconds left...
Paul jumping onto the Giant Swing
.. and one handing it...
Ooooooooooh I think I am hot for him..
LOL He's scrawnier than you and still looking hot!
Okay I have to clap for this display of geek love.. he's totally smoking this course..
meanwhile back at the Giant Swing..
he's taking his time down the back of the net though..
Shingo: Dude.. 5 bucks he times out..
Katsumi: You are totally on..
See that? he's running out of time..
Katsumi: Word.. I got this.. Hmph..
Katsumi: You have faith in me right?
Oh.. he's got only 15 seconds left and he hasn't jumped.. he has to haul a$$ up that rope...
Oh no.. my geek child is going to lose...
Yeah.. he's a goner..
He's hauling up that rope as the klaxon is SCREAMING...
DIVE PAUL DIVE!!!!!!
And.. did he? The gate isn't going up...
He did it! Gates up! Music Blaring.. smoke in the air.. G4 doing the chicken dance!
Uhm.. is he busting a move?? Looks more like.. oh nvm... oh look they have their names on the back of their shirts.
The crowd.. is literally.. STUNNED!!!!
Brian and Levi are having kittens while the crowd is going wtf just happened???
Dude had like a sliver of a second left.. Look!
Grats Scrawny American.. Grats!
Shingo is dumbfounded LOL
Dude.. did he? Really???
Lemme see the time.. hang on..
Dude are you blind? it's .8 seconds left.. he made it!
OOOOOOOH that's what that number means..
Yay for scrawny man!!
Yuuji's hope now raises +1...
Ladies and gentlemen at home.. yes.. he did make it.. 0.84 seconds left on the clock!
ポール・キャゼミア proving that it's not the fastest time that wins.. it's completing the stage within the allotted time! TAKE THAT G4!!!
And we got another Shingo Tongue™ siting..
LOL a penny for his thoughts..
61 have gone (even if we didn't see more than half of them.. ehem..) and 1 clear!
Replay of Paul's easy Warped Wall clear
and his one handed grab on the Giant Swing
and his MIRACULOUS rope ladder climb that saved him!
Even here though Paul wasn't sure if he made it
Very awkward interview.. LOL He doesn't know what to say
Posing for his friends in ANW
Hmm.. TBS doesn't seem to like him.. he's been fast forwarded
And since I saw the G4 broadcast.. I know he's a clear..
Much more time than Paul. He clears with 8.2 seconds left on the clock
Aaahahahha Yuuji looks like he's in pain clapping for him
Matsuda (#1) and Nagasawa don't seem enthused..
LOL is that person in front of Matsuda hiding his face in disgust?
Yay! They dragged Nagano from his rented bus!! LMFAO
Meanwhile we are back with a cyclist
Daisuke Morikami 守上大輔 (Ube says pro MTB rider)
Whoah.. he did clear the Step Slider
Zero problems on the Hazard Swing
Easy clear on the Rolling Escargot
Just fine on the Jumping Spider
Clear on the HPA (MM guys are actually doing well LOL)
First try on the Warped Wall
His jump to the Giant Swing
And .. LOL he forgets to let go!!!!
.. and he swings back...
Finally lets go and grabs the cargo net
wasting massive time though on this obstacle...
Slowly getting to the Rope but he's got time
.. or so I thought.. dude.. did he just STOP when he got there???
I swear I can't escape this man.. /facepalm
NO he spent way too much time on the net!!!!
Time already up before he even touches the red button!
.. aww.. he thinks he cleared..
Now realizes he didn't... that's a shame!
Kunoichi Champions/Muscle Musical all happy he cleared...
Now realizing.. wtf.. he didn't???
Nooooo he didn't!
Poor Daisuke now thinking.. why didn't I grab the cargo net the FIRST Time on the Giant Swing...
Daisuke Morikami 守上大輔 - Death by Time Up on Rope Ladder.. ooh that was painful..
Meanwhile the prerequisite stretching/running/we are training before our runs video clips of the stars to come. This is Yamada
I said Stars dammit.. /sigh.. Sato.. Wait.. I see TBS is going on the Japan 0 America 2 nonsense this early.. 80 have competed btw..
Daisuke Miyazaki and his amazing hair.. net..
Naoto.. for whom this entire show was created.. this time.. LOL
Current Champion Yuuji blowfishing..
Will Nagano stop stretching now that the camera is on him?
Omg shock.. he didn't? Stopping for greatness ...
I wouldn't call G4's best time format unwise, since the intent is to separate the slow from the quick. It's trials so they have to have best times, Sasuke it's different.
Yanno, I'd be sad sad sad if Sasuke were to end. However, I'd totally be up for a Yuuji/Kenji buddy show. Think of the possibilities:==)
Snowy, I'm with you. Loved those Kenji/Yuji shots as well. Batman and Robin like.
Disagree Venus.. ANW should be a trial for Sasuke.. it's best to get used to the set up. Anyway.. I won't post more G4 stuff :p
Agreed Snowy :( I hope it wasn't the last one..
Though it was funny how Ube talked about them doing a buddy movie.. LOL
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