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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 4


(PART 1) (PART 2) (PART 3)

Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 27.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D (Just remember.. the USA Broadcast of this.. will be.. well.. March, 2012.. Yes.. you read that right.. another 5 months after taping this event back in July... Thanks to everyone for being so patient. Got sick with headaches again this year and am still recovering from an inner ear infection.. yum.. Anyway.. For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE 27 NAVI 1 hour review of Sasuke 27 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 ANW3 on this blog especially since it aired a couple months ago and I prefer to blog about everyone at once.. not in isolation! Thanks!


(Massive thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English and Japanese of all the competitors!!)

and.. the inevitable happened... anyway.. really friggin' annoying announcer is back.. Wataru Ogasawara 小笠原 亘

And of course we've seen numbers all over the map today.. but TBS is updating graphic to let us know where we should be.. 50 down.. 3 competitors moved on to the 2nd stage!

The Malaysian Cat's turn!

As was extensively covered in SASUKE 27 NAVI, TBS went to Malaysia to help run their very first Trials event called appropriately "Sasuke Malaysia"

Of course according to news.. more than 50% of the population is fat.. so this was an effort to promote healthiness and sport. They even posted the pic of Nagano meeting the Prime Minister

This banner was posted on top of the Final stage tower

and some poor soul getting eated by the Jump Hang

YAB Deputy PRIME MINISTER YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Where Nagano got the chance to shake hands with

and even after a huge rainstorm they still had the spunk to do a very lively line up yell!

Where the puke green water is replaced with blood red in Malaysia! LOL

Aww not sure who this is but this is one of the 5 finalists

He couldn't get up the Spider Climb portion of the final though

much to the agony of his supporters!

awww the kids look cute! Hope some day Malaysia gets around to finally televising this.. it's ridiculous how long they've waited.. this was in May!

Anyway this is Cat's preliminary run where he just flew past everything

making the course look ridiculously easy

including the final of which I was told he was not only the only one who completed it.. he did it very quickly!

モハメド・パリド・イシャム Mohammed Farid "Cat" Isham (Sasuke Malaysia Winner)

LOL That has to be the world's smallest landing platform.. and HOW many are up there? LOL

LOL They gave him a Championship Belt as if he was a wrestler or boxer!

LOL he has a good sense of humor about it

モハメド・パリド・イシャム Mohammed Farid Isham (Sasuke Malaysia Winner)

easily moving through the Step Slider

actually it's a smooth and effortless run

Hmm.. standing up high on the Rolling Escargot..

Ack.. it's like he didn't get himself set close to the obstacle and just ripped right off it

awwwww no wonder he was disappointed

Sasuke Malaysia cheering section

Nagano already seeing the problem before it happened

and the fall...

LOL he's so cute.. as if the Americans can understand him he immediately turns around and starts talking to Drew about strategy

LOL Poor Drew.. he has no idea wtf he's saying!

But dammit.. listen to Nagano.. so he does. Good boy Drew! Good boy! Kudo points

No words can express how disappointed he was. Really a shame because he really really is good. Just a bad day.

モハメド・パリド・イシャム Mohammed Farid Isham - Death by Rolling Escargot

and more of that cool Sasuke Wipe

Yeah he was sticking out way too much and the momentum just threw him off the obstacle

awwwwwwwwww so sad to see him so crushed

and as usual TBS loves to show this type of raw emotion.. Come back again Cat we know you can do well!!! Hang in there! This obstacle has eaten Champions!

Next in the lineup are feet I don't recognize..

Oh!!!! It's ASA! Yep I know who he is.. but most people who don't follow my blog even really know who he is.

This is 朝一眞 Kazuma Asa whom I always refer to just as "Asa" simply because I just got used to it. LOL He looks so quiet and peaceful trimming hedges.. LOL

But in reality Asa is a loud rambunctious person! Some may even refer to him as "spazzy" LOL You know who you are!

For those few that have been following my blog for 3 years (thanks guys it really means a lot :) you then recognize this picture. This was from Sasuke Trials in Sasuke 21. This was actually my first trials blog back when Sasuke Maniac on TBS television still existed during the summer of 2008. If you look carefully Asa is on the left of the screen and Ryo is on the far right. They were the 2 to survive this heat.

Asa went on to qualify being top 8 during the Finals individual fast run of this stage and competed in Sasuke 21 timing out at the Warped Wall

I remember this.. /cries.. Sasuke 22 Trials where he was thrown in a tug of war.. and Ryo's and Asa's group lost (Kanno, Yuuji and Koji were part of the winning group)... that losing group had to do 800 meter run and and only the top 10 of the 30 were able to advance.

That's Asa in 3rd of the 30 (top 10 advanced) that were forced to do the 800 meter run for losing the tug of war. He didn't get past the next round though.

Asa's been easy to spot with his pension for elaborate body painting. Each with their own meaning. This was from Sasuke 21's trials. This one was 夢 "yume" which means "dream"

サスケ道、Sasuke "doh", "the way of Sasuke" (like judo, sado (flower ceremony), it means "the way" In Chinese, it's the tao of Taoism), all martial arts use "do" as in training for it, you will reach enlightenment... hard to explain in English, in Japanese, it just makes sense

and this one showed up in Sasuke 27's trials which are yet to be aired. Seems M9 want us to pay for it... anyway... 頂 Itadaki, the peak, the top of... they often call the top of the tower Sasuke's itadaki

I could be wrong but I think this was Sasuke 27's trials

This I know most definitely was 22's Trials where he couldn't get up the Wall and failed to go on to the next elimination round

Okay seemed he had problems again at the Warped Wall in Sasuke 27 Trials

oh and he failed to complete it! Wow and he's here?

Then lineing up at the end of the day. I assume many didn't finish the course as they are waiting for their names to be called. Then out of nowhere #9 was called

which corresponded to Asa's saddlecloth. This is him finding out he did manage to come back to Sasuke after 3 years!

So TBS/M9 gave him a chance even though he didn't finish the course in Trials

Getting a second chance to come back from his last defeat in Sasuke from Sasuke 22 which was way back in 2008.

Here he is in Sasuke 27 ready to take his turn at redemption!

and this tournament's message: 魂:meaning spirit or soul, so his back is meant to read "The spirit of Sasuke or the soul of Sasuke"

朝一眞 Kazuma Asa - I'M BACK BABY!!!!!!!

LOL ever the spazz .. I love him for it :)

waiting 3 years for this shot he's not taking any chances and is doing quite well past the Step Slider

now for the Rolling Escargot

LOL he jumps off it at the end

Luckily he was well within the landing mat

Just fine on the Giant Swing

and just fine at the Jumping Spider!

He's doing really good!

reaaaaaally wild high on the Half-Pipe Attack...

Doooooh.. do I hear a ding????

.. glad I'm female.. LOL I don't even want to know.. LOL

sucking it up and going to the wall.. oh... nice still of this.. see that small wood piece? that's the entry to the Warped Wall! LOL I see they are doing everything to stop people from "Takeda'ing" up the wall.. speaking of.. I haven't seen him all day.. but I know he's there...

taking a gander.. most of the time I hate when they do this.. but he's been beaten a lot on this.. so I forgive a once-over..

andddddddd.. Nooooooooooooo.. he missed...

Asa. your pants are sited to your socks.. you can't lift them..

gaaaaaaah he missed again!!!

one more big breath.. c'mon.. c'mon...

YES!!!!!!!!! he's got it!!!!!!!!

and the crowd appreciating the effort!

LOL Kinnikun is busting a vein in his neck and Koji still hasn't caught on..

Okay Kouji caught on and both Okuyama and Shingo are staring at the clock..

oh.. does he have time??? oh oh.. cannonballs..

I see TBS finds that a good time for commercials.. LOL

and we are back and whoooooooooo.. he's almost taking a header!

His heart must be racing LOL "should" be enough time.. he's at the Tarzan Rope

oh oh taking time to unravel himself from the Tarzan Rope at the bottom of that rope wall thing

LOL he takes a gander at the clock...

and the emotion of seeing he's got PLENTY of time is starting to overtake him

and he's DONE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Asa has passed the first stage!!!!!!

and he's doing a Kongo-worthy celebration and he jumps up and down!

and totally loses his marbles!

and then utterly collapses LOL

and the crowd is going nuts!

Wow Okuyama is really really smiley today! Shingo clapping the effort

Kouji who has competed against him at trials at least 3 straight times (I didn't know about Sasuke trials before that) understands how sweet this feels

and the screaming continues! I'm so happy for him!

TBS showing how close he was to losing this

seeing that he was about to take a header he straightens out and rides the momentum forward and not downward..

朝一眞 Kazuma Asa - STAGE ONE CLEAR!

Yuuji who also competed against him in Trials is just as happy! Lord knows he of all people understands as well how sweet this feels

heh.. I see Kawaguchi's head to the right of the screen. I wonder if he is going to be shown? Did he compete?

Oh check it out. Yamada (who was at most of the Trials - Definitely 22 and 27) is there to greet him. Wow.. he's really mellowing out and actually caring!

PDA!!!! LOL This is just too sweet. Shocking TBS kept this since usually this type of behavior is never shown

Tehehehehe Yamada smiling at the sheer raw emotion of Asa losing his marbles and weeping in his friend's arms

Okay the first of the Americans! Cool I figured TBS would show his run. They are fascinated by mysterious people

The next competitor earned his way through American Ninja Warrior (3 to be exact) which of course we knew since this aired in August, 2011 on G4 and then on NBC so I'm 100% spoiled for this.. /sigh

Here are the poor souls who had to work their asses off to be here. ANW's top 10 (out of more than 300 iirc). It's a shame I hated the format of the show.. anyway... David Rodriguez who is up next is on the far right

デイヴィド・F・ロドリゲス David Rodriguez is a Freerunner and TBS is using him as the Levi jumping replacement this year LOL

as he's packing he's pointing to what intrigues everyone that sees them

his collection of face masks each with their own meaning and marking a period in his life

again this fascinates a lot of people especially TBS

not entirely sure what the graphic says

デイヴィド・F・ロドリゲス David Rodriguez and not showing a number though we know he had one.. Given how much TBS is jumping around today it kinda doesn't matter..

ANW representin'

nicely across the Step Slider

curious how he's going to do here... well actually I'm not.. I've seen this already LOL

freaking everyone out when he jumps off the Rolling Escargot midway through the run

and taking the spot of Levi today is...

see? LOL Mixed reaction actually...

Nagano wishing Takeda was next to him so he can mess with him about not being able to do that.. so he just smiles..

Shingo.. not at all amused...

and someone must have given Yamada a lobotomy because zomg he's actually showing emotion!
(LOL just check out the background.. everything from smiles to wtf faces.. )

onwards to the Giant Swing with no issues

/sigh you know my feelings on the ridiculous showboating so moving on...

easy stick on the Jumping Spider

wide swing on the HPA

So he has to readjust... and try again..

and that one was just as bad..

LOL it's like the course is going wtf stop making fun of me.. here take that!

Brent is now staring at the clock (LOL So is James behind him to the left)

okay back to the show already in progress

slows down to regain composure

and an easy jump on the wall to clear the Warped Wall with plenty of time still left

Strat representin'

whoooooah.. also forward momentum.. had the Viking Cannonball Run's spacing been here.. we would have seen a different result

and still ridiculous time left as he approaches the Tarzan Rope

actually caught it really low. I'm a little surprised

LOL wtf is Shingo talking about? Usually has some smartypants response to things..

Young Flip taking a gander at the time knowing he's perfectly safe on his very first try at Sasuke!

calmly stops the clock and we have our first American Clear! (well at least that TBS has shown us LOL)

デイヴィド・F・ロドリゲス David Rodriguez - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

ANW representin'

All-Stars applauding

and TBS commenting on the "performance" of the run..

God I wish that they didn't do this.. /sigh whatever I'm in a losing battle with this.. I'm getting old

LOL he's older than me so who knows what he said here


三好真史 Masashi Miyoshi (Elementary School Teacher) - Death by Jumping Spider

ah.. we get to see the conclusion of the commercial they played during Navi..

The commercial stopped right... here.. most of you might recognize him from the previous Navi's (and trials) where he actually had Bunpei Shiratori speak at his wedding! He was also the dude with the object people couldn't figure out.. it was a television antennae!

gah.. that's what happened..
日置将士 Masashi Hioki - Death by swan dive on the Giant Swing


oh.. I see they are going to do fast forwards on the Americans as well.. but we know they are clears thanks to NBC a couple months ago.. anyway here we go! Paul! I thought they would show you..

This is such a sad story though.. really. A month before Sasuke his girlfriend died in a hiking accident with her father

Makana Von Gortler 1991-2011

ポール・キャゼミア Paul Kasemir - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

ライアン・ストラティス Ryan Stratis

Also a FIRST STAGE CLEAR despite problems on the HPA

wait.. WTF.. Strat is not 37 years old?? LOL!!!!!!!!! Your SMF, Sasukepedia and Youtube accounts says your 28!!!

now Bret's epic survival from the Spin Bridge

ブレント・ステフェンセン Brent Steffensen - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

and they are just lumping everyone in one group! Out of 9 that they are showing 8 of them passed (David will be shown later I'm sure) and Drew Dreschell was cut since he broke his leg on the HPA and TBS isn't about to show that..

ジェイク・スミス Jacob Smith - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

トラビス・ローセン Travis Rosen - FIRST STAGE CLEAR (now we know he is 37.. so maybe they screwed up the birthdays for Strat and Travis? We'll find out in stage 2 :p )

and I thought they would show him given how much time he had left in the first stage.. LOL
トラヴィス・ファーラニック Travis Furlanic - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

and last but not least.. who the hell is ジェームス・マクグラス James McGrath? (sorry SMF joke)
Just tell them "I'm James McGrath Beotch!"

that's 8 out of 9 so far! I totally lost track how many cleared first stage now.. they jumped all over the place including 70's in that last fast forward.. oh well.. onwards!


Kamran said...

Tut, tut such a lenient time limit, and keep up the good work your blogs are awesome

Kamran said...

I wonder why Akiyama and Shiratori aren't competing

Arsenette said...

Unsure why they aren't competing but in the past, especially Shiratori, it's been injury related.