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!!)
YAY! It's Nagano time! Oooooh even better.. ritual caning™
Kaiou: Hey.. what are we doing?
(L-R) Nagano, Takeda, Mr. Sasuke, Kaiou 塊王 (Nagano's son) and Shingo
Surrounded by All-Stars and his (then) youngest son (actually he's 4 years old not 3)
Kaiou: Hey.. can someone help my daddy? He's fallen and he can't get up..
Takeda winding up!
Kaiou: Uhm.. Mr. Takeda.. what are you doing?
WHACK! And no .. Nagano barely flinches..
Kaiou: Daddy are you okay?
Kaiou is here with daddy because Makoto's wife Asami was just about to give birth to their second child (who was born a week later)
Kaiou: I'm going to tell Mom you hit him in her absence!
Personally I missed this from the previous Sasuke's.. hopefully this trend continues. He usually does much better when whacked!
Kaiou: I promise you Mr. Takeda.. she will be most displeased at your actions today
veeery slowly Nagano starts to move..
Makoto: That's okay kiddo.. I'm still kickin'..
Makoto: Don't tell Mom okay? I'll treat you later to some ice cream.
Kaiou: You.. sure about that?
Makoto: yeah.. gimme five!
Kaiou: Double scoops and we got a deal!
Makoto: Right on! Double scoops it is!
Kaiou: and THAT my friends is how I roll..
Yes.. this is an actual McDonald's Commercial
Kaiou: Hey! Driver.. get me off this stage I want a better view over there.
Shingo: Yes Master Kaiou Sir!..
Seemingly gaining necklaces every tournament..
Yep.. time to hike up dem pants!
TBS reminding us that he was the 2nd person to ever be crowned Champion
Recently (Sasuke 24) he has been screwing up a bit.
Sasuke 25 also down in the First Stage
26 again making it 3 times in a row..
And 28.. wait.. what happened to 27 when he made the 3rd Stage? LOL Conveeeeeeenient
As the New Generation craps a collective brick
And he gets yelled at by his wife for giving up..
Gosh this place is gorgeous...
I love the coast.. sorry.. having geography envy right now..
Nagano on his new boat showing he's still in shape
Getting more footage that undoubtedly will be reused for years to come :)
God the weather they got there is gorgeous.. The view ain't bad either :)
because I can..
Meanwhile back in Sasuke 29 and still feeling the sting in his back from Takeda's whack...
Nagano going through the normal emotions he usually does.. nervousness and doubt. All-stars are 1 for 2 today with him up next..
Taking the time to actually look down the runway properly
sees the long run up and distance between the end of the platform and the start of the sand pit
" omg it's further than I thought.." (Paraphrase of course)
As a reminder.. if you were sleeping the past hour.. You missed 99 people and we have yes.. you read that right.. 21 clears! (Not going to beat the record today)
God this guy is a basket case LOL
Once and All-star.. always an All-Star..
Sasuke Legend Makoto Nagano 長野誠
Moving those short legs like crazy! Remember.. he can actually match Takeda's speed!
wtf... he's.. sideways??
Phew.. okay he landed with plenty of space but that was ugly..
He's friggin' hurt.. dammit I KNEW it didn't look right...
K.. cleared log grip by miracle..
This.. is sooooo.. not.. happening..
This.. is just not fair..
Gingerly getting set up for the Hedgehog that took out Takeda
calmly walking across it..
I.. do not have high hopes for this now...
Smart man.. Keep those legs up.. he's soooo friggin' close to the water
Dude is a friggin' iron man..
.. yeah I don't see him passing this...
k he managed the first wall..
but. he's feeling it now..
Anyone ever pull a hamstring can empathize right now...
He.... he has no hope on this..
Sure looks taller today..
Digging deep.. he knows he doesn't have juice for the rest.. but he's going up this wall or die trying..
dooooooooooooooh.. right at the tip of his fingers
oh.. and he's going to try again!
Everyone holding their breath
Asa trying to pass his Mexican jumping beans to Nagano telepathically
Yuuji verifying the time.. he knows this is over.. just waiting for the clock to run out
Kaiou in the arms of .. I think that's Nagano's brother (I need to verify that)
and dude knows it..
Even Chibi Nagano knows what he's watching
Wakky looking intently before the jump
camera pans quickly to the left to show the rest of the group having a heart attack. Lee looks like he's going to die right now and Takeda about to drop all of his gear..
They can't believe he's out in the same obstacle from last time
worse that they know he's hurt.. and badly....
but.. he's trying to muster enough strength to try again..
probably so his wife won't yell at him for quitting like he did last time..
ouch not even close...
omg he's going for it again? You can see how much pain this dude's in!
block it out.. one more time... block it out..
and the timer goes off but he's nowhere near the top
and it's over.. OMG what a shame! He was soooo ready for this..
he just collapses..
Kaiou clearly concerned
actually trying to get to him..
omg he's in pain..
He's having a hard time just sitting there..
trying to stretch it out..
OMG THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING TO WATCH
I'm sure he's looking up as if to say "why do you hate me right now...."
replay on how he got injured.. he just totally threw everything he had to get across that gap..
He's FLYING across...
but mid-air he felt it..
and with full momentum he's literally being thrown sideways now..
but he jumped so hard that the momentum alone threw him across the gap
and almost face first into the sand pit
another angle so we can see it better
all the momentum on that right leg...
ouch.. and he's starting to contort midair..
completely out of control trying to wrangle himself mid-flight
and almost face first..
family and friends holding the sign
that's always been there for him for the past 12 years
and true to form.. he's smiling now..
God I love this guy.. true sportsman
I'm sure if I didn't do that my wife would have yelled at me!
She's at home about to deliver our baby and omg if I phoned this in I would have been in a heap of trouble..
Get well bud! Come back in Sasuke 30 and kick some serious ass!!
Oh yeah.. seems redundant now..
Sasuke All-Star Makoto Nagano 長野誠 - Death by Time up on Double Warped Wall (*Injury)
Recap of the clears:
Sasuke All-star Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟
Sasuke 24 Finalist Kouji Hashimoto 橋本亘司
Taiwan's Lee En Chi リー・エンチ
Daisuke Morikami 守上大輔
Taiga Hoshikawa 星川大我
Hidekazu Inoue 井上英和
Hiromasa Katakabe 片伯部浩正
Toshiharu Takami 高見俊治
Terukazu Ishikawa 石川輝一
Masashi Hioki 日置 将士
Yusuke Morimoto 森本 裕介
Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次
Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行
And more clears for the total of 21:
Yuuya Kadono 上遠野裕也
Keitaro Yamamoto 山本桂太朗 (Cliffer #5)
Sasuke 17 Finalist Shunsuke Nagasaki 長崎峻侑
Then New Generation:
Kazuma Asa 朝一眞
Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志
Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2)
2-Time Grand Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 (Cliffer #3)
Now that that's over with.. back to the room..
nothing of importance other than talking about Asa.
Next up.. The Second Stage for 21 competitors!
Kaiou's lines were priceless.
He is so adorable!
(Rod) Yeah, that's awfully strange they left out Sasuke 27.
My main concern is that Nagano several years ago noted that the legs would be the main concern as he got older. He meant strength related to the warped wall at the time, but this still is a bit discouraging. I hope he comes back better than ever next time. Better yet, I hope they find a way to bring him and Yuuji to the U.S. (although not showing Sasuke here is discouraging, too).
Oh well, graceful as always, that's Nagano.
Thehehehe Hi Chaki :) I had a little fun with him :) He's soooooo cute!
Hello Rod! I know 28 served as a wake up call as to whether he wanted to come back. With his friends wanting to come back he's been trying to find the fire again. Hopefully though even with this he comes back stronger. Unlike the other times.. he seemed to WANT to be here and give all he had. He gave a little too much though LOL. Happy to see a smile after that painful run. That's better than the frustrated look during interviews lately.
Agreed on wanting to see them here in the USA. It's been a dream of mine for several years now. Hope some day something can happen to make it work.
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