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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Official Sasuke 30 announcement!

Edit: Sasuke 30 has been officially recorded
Sasuke 30 Official Announcement!

Today we got confirmation for what we've been hearing for the past week.  A new Sasuke tournament is returning!  Director Masato Inui 乾雅人 is returning to direct another tournament.  Returning to numbers after a break calling it Sasuke Rising, Sasuke 30 is officially slated for "Summer".  TBS created a page for Sasuke 30 on their Sasuke Rising website. There was quite a bit of confusion when "Sasuke Rising" title came out for Sasuke 28-29.  To help explain it further though, in the past we only had "Sasuke" at the title all the way up to Sasuke 27.  After the bankruptcy of Monster 9 however, the title changed to "Rising" delineating when the tournament was under full TBS control.  For this one, commemorating their anniversary though, they are going back to numbers!  In fact, on the website they call it the 第30回記念大会開催! "30th Anniversary Show!" If history repeats, they will use the 2901-3000 saddle-cloths.  I'm excited!

Team Japan arriving in Malaysia
Sasuke All-Star Makoto Nagano 長野誠, Sasuke All-star Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟, Sasuke Veteran Yuusuke Morimoto 森本 裕介 with Shin Sedai (新世代) literally "New Generation" Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志, Sasuke Veteran and Former Finalist Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 and New Generation member Kazuma Asa 朝一眞 ©Yuusuke Morimoto

Along with the official Application is the announcement of Sasuke Trials, this time going around the country of Japan. (Sasuke 29 trials were set at Midoriyama and Sasuke 28 auditions were held in 2 different cities in the country).   The roaming trials will be held in different cities in Japan during the end of the month of April.  In fact the application process is very short!  Deadline for this tournament is March 31 now April 10!

It is unknown at this time how international competitors will be handled.  If I find more concrete information on the subject I'll post.  Though it is my understanding that future tournaments will handle foreign participation via Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup participation.


ad uk said...

Very excited to see number 30 but always perplexed by the short recruitment time good that it's roaming though.Also pleased Masato Inui is back

Unknown said...

Finally... Can't wait!!!

It'll be interesting to see how the Americans go in Japan.. We all saw how well they performed at home and in Malaysia.

Sasuke has had a great impact on myself and my family in Australia. We're always finding playgrounds to resemble some of the Sasuke obstacles.

Arsenette said...

The short time frame honestly isn't bad. In Japan they already have a list of people they know they want and this is just for trials (which is still a small percentage of the total 100).

No idea how the foreigners will be dealt with. This will be the first post ASEAN tourney, and it is a special one so I doubt there will be many in total. Still though, very curious how this tourney turns out being the 30th. said...

Yay we get SASUKE 30. And the numbering this time will be 2900-3000 right? In addition, Is there a stream or something so I can watch it here in the US. and if there is, what is it and where can I find it.

Arsenette said...

The only streams are for the TBS airing when it's complete. Sasuke is a closed television set and it usually takes about 18 hours to tape. said...

How do you do the spoilerific reviews then? Do you live in Japan?

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jenn said...

Damn, I want to do a happy dance but I don't want to get dizzy (stupid sinuses). I'll have to settle for a little arm waving of joy instead. (g)

Unknown said...

Aaaaah this is awesome!

Arsenette said...

Marcchoi the event is always aired on TBS Japan. I watch that broadcast via streaming when it airs in Japan. If you've read my previous posts you know I live in the USA.

Unknown said...

I can't wait!!!! WAY to excited already. Lol. Where will it be held?

Arsenette said...

Sasuke always takes place in the exact same place - Midoriyama Studios/TBS headquarters in Yokohama, Japam (West of Tokyo).

Unknown said...

Thanks Arsenette. I wish I could go and see my buds compete in person, that's my dream. Maybe they'll compete again sometime, soon in the US again. And do you think you could do me a favor?