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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!!)
And now the moment TBS was waiting for! Time to cram all the advertisement, drag out as long as possible and zomg extend this run even if he fails the first obstacle.. LOL j/k.. we saw the commercials.. he at least gets to the Jumping Spider..
And if you don't know who this guy is.. what EXILE is.. YOU ARE NOT READING!
anyway.. I don't even need Kanji for his name.. they don't use it..
and apparently he's part of another group (cough of which are here)
And voted #7 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... NAOTO!
Hmm.. doesn't have a number.. I'm sure that's going to freak out the kids on SMF..
As predicted.. he's past the first obstacle! Already better than 95% of the celebs invited in the last 3 years...
He uses the swing on the Hazard Swing
Actually doing pretty well on the Rolling Escargot without any major hiccups
Crowd is happy he hasn't fallen in already..
aaand on the Jumping Spider!
Replay of this shot a million times..
ah yes.. right on cue.. time to pay the bills.. here is literally a wall of ads..
That continues well into his run.. I mean.. I saved you all the trouble.. only showed these two..
wtf is that...
and for good measure.. they rewound him so they can put more ads..
Okay.. this is as far as they shown him in all the ads.. does he just DROP from the sky?? LOL
Nope.. HPA eats him!
He actually did pretty good!
Now starts the attack of the giggles
Naoto - Death by Half Pipe Attack
Oh they are going to milk this interview aren't they?
LOL Dramatically long replay.. a lot with zoomed camera.. as he slowly goes down the Rolling Escargot.. it's like they expected him to die here.. they had so many angles of this..
ooh reverse angle.. take a drink!
And if one interview wasn't enough.. we got TWO!
as his fellow J Soul Brothers chyme in
Seems they are teasing each other and thus ends the EXILE portion of this program..
International Suckitude Chart™ Japan 2.. America 4!
oh boy.. and here comes their strongest competitor.. TBS announcer is going to have a cow..Brian Orosco
And he jumps it as well.. though I think the Japanese are desensitized by now..
actually.. Brian is MOTORING through this course..
.. and it doesn't go unnoticed!
Nagano has to laugh.. Shingo is too busy psychoanalyzing
And he's past the Rolling Escargot with speed
and quickly onto the Jumping Spider as Ogasawara keeps calling him Mr. Ninja Warrior, Mr. USA, Ninja Warrior #1, yada yada
Doesn't even stop to rest as he motors into the HPA
as he motors through Shingo's grave from previous years with no issues
barely a pause as he motors through this in one go
Nagano and Shingo intently watching
As they agree how well he's tearing this course apart
/sigh.. I miss having a lot of these exchanges.. so I'll drag these out as long as I can
and rare that Shingo actually talks to anyone else while watching a run..
but they are both really impressed with Brian
and onwards to the Giant Swing
hmm and elects to go down the cargo net
oh.. he's taking a loooooot of time here.. there goes his massive lead..
Finally out of the Giant Swing's cargo net but still an eternity left for him to go up the Rope ladder as TBS is showing you who's left in the lineup to come
wow that's pretty low... even for him
And he passes with the 2nd fastest time of the day!
And perfectly placed flip.. AFTER THE TIMER IS STOPPED.. ehem :)
as the TBS announcer is lamenting the shellacking the Americans are putting on this course.. though... that's it for the Americans as the Japanese big guns are on their way
Hmm seems the audience was chanting Orosco (with an accent.. almost like Spanish tehheheeh)
Nagano is thoroughly impressed
LOL you never know with Shingo.. though he is smiling.. so that's a good sign
More sugoi remarks
Geez Nagano looks like he needs a nap
yet more sugoi remarks from Kenji this time
ブライアン・オロスコ .. aawww she likes him :) Talking to him in the little English she knows - She said "Brian congratulations! Too fast"
"You know.. I think.. I definitely got.. I wanted to go really fast.. and I'm very tired right now"
LOL Shingo looks annoyed by the questions again.. he's been badgered about the Americans pwning the course
Yeah yeah yeah.. blah blah blah..
and Kenji Takahashi
高橋賢次 all are coming up.. we don't have numbers for everyone.. but they are coming up regardless.. LOL
And voted #8 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.. Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟
Wow they managed to get him smiling! Actually laughing!
Hmm different chart for him today! They now show him beating the 1st stage 14 times, the 2nd stage 9 times, and he beat the 3rd stage twice but hasn't beaten the Final stage yet.
as they like showing the progression of his career throughout the 13 years he's been on the show
okay that's a cool shot :)
ahahahah he's trying to make sure he hears the sound of the starting buzzer..
in the past he hadn't heard it and was busy waving at the crowd without knowing the time was ticking down
ah but he backs up as he actually hears it clearly
and off he goes.. er.. backwards..
He uses the swing
and onwards to the Rolling Escargot
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo.. you actually hear him grunting as he peals off this thing right at the bottom!
Damn Damn Damn Damn..
Even Yamada passed this one..
At least he has a genuine reaction..
Ah I see Tajima was there
and Nagano yelling encouragement as he can't see jack from the other side
but he can see splashes of water...
at this point he's walking away from the camera
but the camera is totally chasing him...
even has to RUN AROUND HIM..
Nagano is just gutted.. he's the last of them .. again..
Yuuji now has a migraine.. again..
for every high profile fail... their pressure ramps up..
Shingo is genuinely stunned..
and silently tries to get a moment alone.. in disgust..
but Nagano won't let him sit there in the dirty water.. as he comes over to get his friend out of there
it's rare you do see this. You can tell Shingo was a bit surprised to see him there
Shingo is still devastated..
and can't even face the camera
and as the reporter runs over to try to talk to him he just avoids her to try to get some time alone
Here he is going down the Step Slider
Managed to get turned all the way around the rope
he was struggling all the way down
Right about here you hear a loud grunt and then a scream
nothing could save him :(
Dude.. I totally hate that thing...
for the All-Stars so far.. this was not a good tournament. Thrown together at the last possible moment.. it's like they mentally weren't prepared to be here
Wow we got fast-forwards but I figured they would be since we started to run out of numbers but we had too many high profile people who hadn't run yet
菅野仁志 - Death by Rolling Escargot (and yes.. the commercials were right..)
Well judging by the fresh towel and glisten of septic sludge the kids can psychoanalyze where Kanno fell in the grand numbers scheme...
at this point for the Japanese .. this might as well be Sasuke 19 all over again
As you can tell there is a funk going on in the air that's starting to control everyone
Nagano can't even watch at this point
and just walks away from the camera who's stalking his every move
菅野仁志 - Devastated as glory from that Final stage run.. disappears from him
Awww.. another Fast Forward.. KONGO!
So sad he went out so early as well.. Friggin' snail has snagged a lot of good guys.
Awww his wife Yuri is stunned!
Daughter Ain 愛夢 and Son
Yeah.. similar fail to Miyazaki where literally his butt was sticking out too far and threw his legs out from underneath him
even so that Iron GRIP tried to hang on!
I hope to see KONG EXPRESS kick butt again!
No comments on Brian's Super Mario/Luigi moustache? We, here in Japan, freaked out. Does that impress American chicks?
The fact that I don't leave comments doesn't mean I don't enjoy your blog immensely! ;)
Dang it! I wanted to see Shingo clear the first stage! I'm still hoping for Sasuke 27. Then Shingo can get his revenge on the Rolling Escargot and clear the first stage! Go Shingo!
LOL about Brian's mustache :) Yeah.. that was .. interesting.. maybe because I've seen it for a few months I was a little desensitized? Ahahaha
Hey Jelena :) Glad you are enjoying it! Sorry it's going up so slow... brain not helping lately.. stupid headaches..
Oh agreed Tiger. I was hoping he did pass this time :( And agreed I want a 27!!
1) MY DAUGHTER Ain is back. :-)
2) Rio's line "Does that ( Brian's mustache ) impress American chicks?" got me Laughing! :D
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