(PART ONE) (PART TWO) (PART THREE)
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!!)
Ugh.. and I thought the tournament was doing well.. /facepalm.. anyway.. really friggin' annoying announcer is back.. Wataru Ogasawara
And we are back and he's already harping how USA is on the map and Japan has zero.. buckle up sparky.. this is going to turn nationalist..
TBS giving him a nice generous fluff piece. They seem to have been moved by his strutting the course shirtless and wearing sunglasses.. just to piss them off .. LOL (it was damn sunny he said and G4 kept confiscating them.. LOL)
And because TBS loves diversity.. they like him being a musician!
And they reaaaaaaally love adoration.. David has created a full Sasuke course...
And.. wait.. he's got shorts? Mwahahahahah way to be different there David! Ehem.. zero problems on the Step Slider
Geronimo over the swing.. he don't need no stinkin' swing..
You hear this roar from the crowd..
Speaking of which.. Naoki Iketani has officially crapped a brick..
And apparently Yamada got a pulse during his retirement.. he's actually impressed!
He's even getting Shingo's attention..
Yamada: Daaaaaayum.. Iketani (and by extension Miyazaki) needs a defibrillator..
Anyway back in candyland.. David is pwning the course..
I expect his brain is doing the whistle.. (mine is harder.. mine is harder.. nyah nyah)..
This ought to be a piece of cake...
and it is!
LOL The All-Stars are psychoanalyzing him..
Yep.. Shingo tilting his head to make sure he gets to see him
And Nagano is reaaaaally intent in watching David.
What's interesting is hearing that people thought they were pissed.. I see something different.. they are seeing someone do this course with ease..
So everyone is watching with a sharp eye to see WHY he's doing this with ease and try to emulate it later. THAT is why they are last.. so they see the mistakes and triumphs and learn from it so they can advance. See the difference? This is Nagano hyper analyzing mode™
Meanwhile back in Candyland..
Whoah.. trouble in paradise..
But his quick thinking saved him!
Far better than the last time.. LOL (cough.. Sasuke 22
This time he can pwn this stupid net without leaving a couple limbs.. Go Go Gadget Feet!
OMFG.. look at that time..
ANW guys having kittens.. wait no.. subdued.. still not right.. intent?.. dumbfounded? LOL
Finish line in site and he can stop and make coffee...
At this point you hear a chant "David" "David" coming from the crowd with various drums and whatnot!
David soooooo happy he avenged his Sasuke 22 demise!
Okay sorry.. the shirts look cool. Hat Tip to G4 on these.
Nephew and company finally showing some emotion
Meanwhile back in stunned-land..
LOL Yamada who got nothing from Shingo switches to a new person.. no wait.. nooooo get away from Sato..
Sato just shakes his head in disbelief as Yamada is still stunned
Meanwhile the gushing continues as they talk about reincarnated Ninjas crossing the oceans, and performance.. yada yada what's funny though about performance is that they usually use that word with Levi hopping around like a circus clown.. THIS was a performance.. simple, efficient.. breathtaking.
And the part that made them gasp.. he just.. hopped.. (.. kinda like Shiratori.. okay that's spooky..)
Again.. he don't need no stinkin' swing..
And the joys of grabbing the rope wall (as I call it) almost at the top! LOL Awesome job!
Btw David.. you are a American Sasuke Maniac (ehem.. said by the announcer.. LOL)
"Sugoi" (or "Cool" or "amazing")
.. stopping for greatness.. because I can..
Masumi Yagi 八木真澄 of the comedy duo Savanna サバンナ
wait.. weren't we in the 80's? he's.. oh nvm..
Of course we knew he was going to fail.. we saw it in the commercials...
Masumi Yagi 八木真澄 - Death by Step Slider
Aaaaaand we got fast forwards again..
Takurou Mori 森拓朗
and they make it a point that Japanese men CAN jump.. lol
Takurou Mori 森拓朗 - Death by Rolling Escargot
Basketball player Takaki Ishida 石田剛規
Takaki Ishida 石田剛規 - Death by.. you guessed it.. Rolling Escargot.. I mean.. not even a revolution out of it..
Eiichi Sekiguchi 関口栄一 - Death by.. wow he got far.. Half-Pipe Attack
And they are fast forwarding David Campbell's nephew - Travis Furlanic
and had no problems with the Giant Swing
LOL mixed reviews
.. Shingo has a fascination with his tongue..
Would that be the equivalent of biting one's tongue?
He's been berated that the Japanese are getting slaughtered by the Americans.. I'd be miffed too.. Btw.. Chart for who's coming up next.
Meanwhile given the same information Miyazaki wants to cry..
Uhm.. scratch that.. he just had a heart attack..
Naoto is now officially crapping bricks.. as they put the International Suckitude Chart™ Bloody Americans with 4 guys and Japanese sucking
.. and they have hope in.. HIM? /facepalm...
wtf.. this is stock footage!!! (during David's run.. provided they used the correct video.. LOL)
Anyway we are back! Ogasawara basically saying Americans are kicking our a$$.. Japanese need to step it up..
We are magically back up in the 80's again.. and they actually have someone who has passed the first stage before!Terukazu Ishikawa
石川 輝一 from Muscle Musical
Doing well on the Step Slider
He swings for the Hazard Swing
Sorta.. he only swung it forward then jumped off immediately
Now for the Rolling Escargot...
Whoah... his foot came off..
Naoto all impressed
Jumping Spider no problems (trying to block out stupid Ogasawara talking about Japanese ninja's...)
Wow neither is the half pipe attack!
Easy Warped Wall!
Crowd is getting into it!
nice job on the Giant Swing!
Seems someone woke up Shingo
Took some time getting off this obstacle..
Still plenty of time though!
Sato checking out how much time he has left.. Shingo back to looking like he's sulking.. see? Concentrating!
Wow he took that wall low.. anyway he should have plenty of time..
slowly.. but surely...
.. get. up.. there...
FINALLY! Avenging the loss of his Muscle Musical teammates! We've finally got a Japanese clear!
And pandemonium for the Muscle Musical members!
I think we got a Hellz yeah from Shingo.. LOL Both arms raised.. LOL! Now playing the part of Shingo today.. is LOL Yamada with his arms folded.. wtf.. they are both mental..
And Nagano is happy
Miyazaki the emotional basketcase is now happy a Japanese man can clear this stage.. LOL
stop pointing to yourself you diva.. you ain't passing the rolling escargot...
Anyway.. take a drink we got replays
They replaced the bored reporter chick with a younger one..
Naoto now getting mentally prepared as he's coming up soon
Meanwhile the less annoying Iketani brother is up
Voted Number #9 in the "scientific" Top 10 invented ZOMG they will totally Kanzenseiha list that random people picked from pictures they recognized on a board of pictures.. is Naoki Iketani
池谷直樹 - Muscle Musical
TBS reminding us he sucks...
As they flash that chart for 2 full obstacles.. LOL!! He hasn't done jack since 2005.. LOL!!
he survives the Rolling Escargot
MUCH healthier looking in the Jumping Spider.. seems he ate before he got on this thing..
LOL he pulls a Miyazaki and has to go back to push off the wall
And.. carefully dismounts the Half Pipe Attack
... I .. HATE when they "walk" the wall.. as if it magically changed distance.. Dude.. you practice this thing almost on a daily basis as your JOB!.. RUN THE DAMN THING...
Well now that his idiot brother is not here.. he can actually jump a wall..
Nice :) He jumps the pole and onto the cargo net
Lost a bit of time on the Giant Swing but still doing well
Took a while but he's cleared!
TAKE THAT YUKIO YOU IMBECIL!
YOU OWE ME 100 BUCKS!
And the crowd is happy more Japanese are in.. as we hear Ogasawara screaming about Japan's glory or some nonsense..
Yamada wasn't cool enough for the bunch so they got Kenji instead! Mwahahahha ehem.. why is Sato still there? Dammit.. there goes my theory
meanwhile the amazing hair... net is next
Awww I see he's getting more optimistic
Meanwhile back in Family land wife is ecstatic!
池谷直樹 - First Stage.. CLEAR!!.. after 5.. long.. years..
Er.. wife and kid name?
Wow.. Naoki is reaaaally somber..
Up soon.. sponsors of Sasuke 26.. EXILE..... not all of them.. one of them.. and not the big one.. one of the smaller lesser members.. oh wtf TBS is happy he has one!PART FIVE
Had I not been away so long I probably would have known about the "International Suckitude Chart", hahaha (and ticked off about it a long time ago)! It bugs me that they're comparing the contestants like that. It's really sucking away the spirit of what embodied Sasuke in the first place! On the bright side, your ability to coin patented terms for things is uncanny!
As always, thank you for the recaps and keep up the good work!
LOL Hey you welcome back :) Yeah they've always had it.. just coined the phrase a few tournaments ago out of nowhere.. I think they are using it heavily now rather than before for special circumstances.. then again.. the show is 13 years old .. so now they got a bunch of crap to put up in charts!
Teheheheh don't be a stranger and talk to you soon! I miss the awesome snarky comments! Mwahahah
ahhahaha you called Sato a Diva this time? Win :) The other part that made me smile was You Owe Me a hundred bucks!
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