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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sasuke 29 Spoilerific Review - Part 3

Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 29.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D (Just remember.. the USA Broadcast of this.. will be.. well probably never honestly. Yes.. you read that right.. Now with the death of G4 official and NBC not giving a damn about Sasuke Japan (especially after boycotting Sasuke 28 AND Sasuke 29..).. we may never see Sasuke Rising on US television (or any overseas country for that matter unless everyone buys the original 3 hour broadcast from TBS). For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE Rising (29) NAVI a half hour review of Sasuke Rising 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!
(Massive thanks to TBS for posting the names of all 100 competitors!  Thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English!!)
 And we are back!  Just a reminder that 55 have gone and 2 have cleared! (Shingo and Kouji)
Ooooooooooh.. they introduced him as the Taiwanese Representative for (Sasuke Asean Open Cup) in Malaysia later this year!!!!!!  That's awesome! Congratulations!
Lee En Chi リー・エンチ
 and because there are so many versions of his name and this one is the one I kept for this long.. then it's going to stay! Taiwan's Lee En Chi リー・エンチ
 He's also a returning Sasuke Finalist. This was him in Sasuke 24
 He's also a celebrity in his country of Taiwan!
 Where he regularly appears in local television shows.
 He also suffered the disappointment of a flukey end in Sasuke 27
 and was eated by the Cannonball Run Spin Bridge in Sasuke 28
 And we are back in Sasuke 29 to show he easily cleared the Long Jump!
 cleared the Log Grip
 Taking his time....
 really taking his time...
 Phew!  Easy clear on the Hedgehog
 Taking his time again eying up Jump Hang Kai
 WOW that's high..
 No kidding that's high he wasn't playin!
 Just quietly going along clearing obstacle after obstacle.
 Easy clear on the first wall
 Also pole dancing..
 Easy clear on the 2nd wall
 A little short on time.. depends on how high he catches it..
 Holy moses THAT is how you catch the wall..
 Utter relief on his face.  Hopefully the asshats back in Taiwan can stop sending him death threats..
 Quietly touching the red button stopping the timer.
 Almost no celebration. He's extremely subdued this tournament.
 Oh cool he brought a fanclub!
 Kongo getting into the cheering action as well
 interesting response LOL
 Nagano noticed something
 which is causing a great deal of discussion
 LOL they yelling at Shingo for something?
 Yuuji feeling left out
 Kouji not giving a damn now that TBS is actually showing him.. omg Okuyama is shown as well.. Hot Damn this is Sasuke 29.. the TBS apology tour!
 Kanno getting jiggy with Hioki as Mr. Sasuke is pissed beyond recognition that someone else cleared and his assassins didn't.
 Wow he's more relieved than celebrating
 Taiwan's Lee En Chi リー・エンチ back in the 2nd stage baby! We got 3 folks!
 See now I'm curious wtf they are saying. usually I say some glib comment or make up some bromance or something. or noticing that Takeda is playing with his tongue...
 Nagano eagerly discussing something
 while some old lady eavesdrops.. LOL
 Gets a "meh" from Takeda LOL while Nagano gives me the stink-eye
Taiwan's Lee En Chi リー・エンチ - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!
 Prepare to fast forward.. yes again.. wait wtf. MORE FAST FORWARD CLEARS?
Pro MTB Rider プロMTBライダー
Daisuke Morikami 守上大輔
(that's 4 clears)
 Next clear is Vocational school student 専門学生
Taiga Hoshikawa 星川大我
(that's 5 clears)
 Maritime Self-Defense Force Member 海上自衛隊
Hidekazu Inoue 井上英和
(that's 6 clears)
 Sorry sweetie.. the commercial spoiled your 2nd stage run.. LOL
 Wow.. another clear.. Stuntman スタントマン
Hiromasa Katakabe 片伯部浩正
(that makes 7)
 Hauling up the rope to make 8 clears
 Medical student 医大生
Toshiharu Takami 高見俊治
 Oh I know him too! Izakaya manager 居酒屋店店長
Terukazu Ishikawa 石川輝一.
And that my friends makes it a massacre.. 67 people down.. 9 clears with all the favorites to go!
 Hey it's Shingo's Golfing buddy! (and no I'm not kidding)
 awwww Ryo helping Hioki's wife show their daughter Daddy staring in a game show
 She's only 2 years old awwwwww
wife Mayumi 真弓 and daughter Miyuna
 Masashi Hioki 日置 将士 (for those who have followed my blog he's an STQ'er)
 Here is a huge bunch of fellow STQ'ers.. (Sasuke Trial Qualifiers)
Just a few are Kouji, Kanno, Kawaguchi, Hioki, Yuuji, Nomura, Keita, Ryo, Kobayashi, Keitaro, Okada, Yahagi, Ryoma to name a few
 and even more, Yuuji, Ryo, Yahagi, Kanno, Shinya, Tajima, Okada, Ryoma to name a few.  A very close bunch of trials competitors that have gone through hell just to get on this show over a period of YEARS.
 Masashi Hioki 日置 将士 - Electronics Shop Employee
 Seeing him inside the store selling to some ladies
 He actually has a garage.. oh yeah he doesn't live in Tokyo that's why LOL (he lives in neighboring Chiba 千葉県 Prefecture)
 Wow this is taking me back.. For those with good memories .. we saw him briefly in Sasuke Trials during one of my very early blogs - Summer, 2008 for Sasuke 21 - He was in the group that represented the All-Stars - his was Bunpei
 he unfortunately did not get out of that group. He missed the ring (middle)
 HA! I spotted an error.. this was from 2009.. Poor guy was also in the Sasuke 22 Trials where he got to the final only to miss the final jump!
 And for those who have followed my blog long enough.. you know Hioki more for THIS picture more than anything.. GOD that's a gorgeous dress..
A moment for All-Star Bunpei Shiratori 白鳥文平 please.. BRING HIM BACK!!!!
 Now do you know who Hioki is? "Lucky bastard who got Bunpei to give a toast at his wedding".
 and his poor GERONIMOOOOOOOOO fall in Sasuke 25
 and the kids had NO idea what was the apparatus that his wife was holding. (It's a television antennae for your roof..)
 Meanwile back at the bromance going on
 While leader Yuuji is not amused by..
 Masashi Hioki 日置 将士
 WOW that was a huge jump!
 easy clear on the Log Grip
 SAFE across the Hedgehog
 hit the brakes before the Jump Hang..
 HE CAUGHT IT!.. wait.. on the left?
 Holy crap he's clearing it on the left.. usually people that go this way fail..
 Of course without seeing most of the clears we don't know if anyone else has done this.
 .. equipment failure as he has to tie back on his kneepad...
 phew.. clear on the first wall
 Pole dancing..
 Fine.. he cleared..
 look at your time dork!
 WOW that's low..
 most of his body on the wall as the time firmly in red...
 His heartbeat must be over 200 right now..
 HAAULING across..
 Did I make it? Did I make it??
 Kanno screaming his head off.. Yuuji looking in horror as his golf buddy is about to time out.. Hioki's wife Mayumi is about to break her daughter's back..
 Then elation!! Much hopping up and down..
 Wife using daughter to shield her crying face
 what is her name??  (Quoting a Ube line - child strangely unaffected)
 Meanwhile Hioki is in disbelief seeing how close he was to blowing his best chance at clearing stage one.  We got 10 clears folks and we are still in the 70's!!
 Someone hands over a towel
 That was Yuuji who apparently must have used it as well with the rest of the STQ'ers..
 Yuuji in the verge of tears and Kanno is already crying.. Shinya is wiping tears as well
 Ryo is the sick bastard (must be related to Takeda) for making fun of Kanno for openly weeping on camera
 Kanno blaming Yuuji so Ryo is now laughing at him too
 But.. that was epic man.. epic! (meanwhile Yuuji tweeted that he was embarrassed they used this shot on all the commercials) and that marks me and utterly wrong in thinking this was when he was named to the ASEAN Open Cup.
 Yuuji patting the girls head while she gives a death look.. "I'm not a dog you bastard.. touch me again I'll bite your face off"..
 replay of where it all went wrong... ooooh so wrong.. of course blowing over 5 seconds just walking on the wall didn't help either..
 Masashi Hioki 日置 将士 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR
 Now comes the PDA moment of 2013.
 Awwww she actually wants to go to daddy. I guess she's used to seeing him lose his marbles on a regular basis.
 I love this guy.  He's soooooooo atypical Japanese.  Emotions right out in the open.  Polar opposite of Okuyama who's clinically dead.
 sweetie.. you are dropping our daughter..
 sorry.. take her back..
Shinya: So.. do you think I have the bigger guns?
Hioki: Of course you do!
Shinya: I love you man!
Kanno: but you said we were friends..
Ryo: Sorry man. you totally got replaced..
 LOL Now he's going for hugs anywhere he can take it.. Mr. PDA himself Kongo!
 Prepare to fast forward.. WHAT.. AGAIN???
Sorry we saw him already didn't we? yeah in Navi!
Masaaki Kobayashi 小林 正明 - Death by Jump Hang Kai.. twice!
 and next.. NNNnooooooooooooooooooooooooo no no no...
 FARK! Tokyo Waterworks employee 東京都水道局
Keita Tomino 富野恵太 (Cliffer #4) - Death by Jump Hang Kai
Oh well I hope he returns!  I'm happy he finally made it.
 Elementary school teacher 小学校教諭
Makoto Nanbu 南部誠 - Death by Jump hang Kai
 Awwwwwwwwww he failed as well...
 Car mechanic 自動車整備
Yuuji Washimi 鷲見裕二 - Death by Hedgehog
 Hang oooonnnnn (I was hoping someone was strong enough to go all they way around and back up the Hedgehog.. LOL)
 Marketplace delivery man 市場での配達仕分け業
Kyosuke Maeda 前田京介 - Death by Hedgehog
 Rafting guide ラフティングガイド
Masashi Toyoda 豊田将士 - Death by Jump Hang Kai
And next with a hype from Navi it's Morimoto!


jenn said...

1. Please tell me that was a joke about the asshats in Taiwan. Otherwise, we might have to take care of some business (it's too bad the Yamada Gundan aren't a Gundam - giant robots can solve anything).

2. Katakabe, did you take that outfit from the JAE office/dojo? It looks like some of the suits suit actors wear under monster/hero suits.

3. Holy crap, I didn't recognize Ishikawa with normal hair!

4. Re: Hioki: LMAO - when I saw the competitor list, and saw him on it, my exact thought was "Hey, isn't that the lucky bastard who got Bunpei to toast him at his wedding?" All credit to you. I also LOVE the STQ PDA afterwards (don't worry, Yuuji, now that we know why you were so moved, we completely understand!), as well as the fact that Hioki seems to have the only totally cheesy happy competitor profile picture.

5. Speaking of Yuuji and the STQers, WTF is his expression in that first flashback pic??????

6. Kanno, Hioki had temporarily lost his mind at that point. It's okay, your lasers are still supreme. Let Shinya have a happy moment, since we like him also.

7. Keita may have gotten fast forwarded and may have failed, but at least he made it on - and you know that STQers and Cliffers usually need more time to shine. His time will come!

Pussyfoot said...

Great amount of info, thank you!

Unknown said...

(Rod) (1) Lee En Chi got death threats from Taiwan?!?
(2) Is there any word that Bunpei WANTS to come back? Since the injuries, he's been quiet (Sasuke 24 the last one he showed up?), I thought, and, correct me if I'm wrong, but he wasn't at the final "retirement dinner" (without food) either. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I WANT him to come back, but he's been the least visible from what I recall reading your blog.

Arsenette said...

1. No I was completely serious about the asshats in Taiwan sending death threats. :( And agreed...
2. snort giggles..
3. YES! No technicolor mohawk now that he has a job in the real world!
4. I find it funny that if I DON'T Post that then people don't know who that is by name. I can understand simply because he's not shown much to begin with so when they see him they think he's new .. until I bring that up.. ahahaha. Scary how 5 years later I'm STILL posting from those early blogs..
5. The fish? or the Yuuji cover? LOL
6. Giggles
7. OMG yes! I was very happy he made it. We had 4/5 UNCLI this time! We need Matsuda (#1) back in shape to make it a full run. Though I wish they'd wear their shirts again...

Thanks pussyfoot :)

1. Yes.. sadly..
2. I don't know if he's openly said he doesn't want to come back. I'm still pushing though. He is one of the All-stars we have the least information on these days.

jenn said...

As I manage to have time after getting a stupid cold and therefore not being at work to be online...

1. OK, we definitely need to take care of business in Taiwan then, because WTF. What happened to Lee in 27 was just a bizarre fluke, and the Spin Bridge was eating people alive in 28 who had passed it before.

2. I have seen waaaay too much behind-the-scenes stuff from tokusatsu shows. (grins - complete suit actor fangirl)

4. Well, it does help, since sometimes Sasuke forgets people's history (plus, sometimes it helps with running jokes like Yamada's assassins). At least there is proof of what the STQers have been through to make it and why they do deserve respect.

5. I don't know WTF that expression is in that first flashback pic in Hioki's fluff piece. Is there a rule that in every STQ picture someone has to look dorky?

7. Has there been any news about Matsuda trying to qualify?

Oh, as for Bunpei news, at least he doesn't mind taking pictures with other competitors (that Shunsuke pic). I wonder if Hioki can manage to get him to come to be a morale booster, since he does have that magic touch. (g)

Arsenette said...

Aww Jenn hope you get better soon!

1. Sadly because the TV stations botched a trials they were going to do (but backed out) they blamed Lee thinking he was the one trying to keep himself as the only rep. Then M9/TBS cutting off all overseas people from Sasuke made it worse. They felt he stole "their" spot. Americans had the same issue here throwing their hate towards the USA team that was sent in the past. Only difference was in Taiwan they concentrated on one person and sent death threats. Cowards obviously.
2. giggles :)
4. I know a lot of people here in the US are split with the new guys. They can't seem to want to "replace" the old memories they have with the All-stars and more importantly they are inaccurately comparing themselves to the "new" guys in an attempt to bolster their own egos. That's the problem with them being the same age as the wannabees here.
5. LOL They are goofy by nature. :) Me likes it.. plenty of caption fodder!
7. Unsure but I've seen him around in pics. Maybe he doesn't want to anymore?
LOL I agree. I want Bunpei around as much as possible. I hope he's being welcome by this "new" TBS crew. I know I keep asking for him.