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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sasuke 30 Spoilerific Review - Part 4

Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 30.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned ( ^ . ^ ) (Just remember.. there is NO USA Broadcast of this. NBC has renegotiated out of their contract to show Sasuke on USA soil. Yes.. you read that right.. Now with the death of G4 official and NBC not giving a damn about Sasuke Japan, we will never see Sasuke Rising on US television (or any overseas country for that matter unless everyone buys the original 4 hour broadcast from TBS). For a preview of this event, please see SASUKE 30 NAVI an hour preview of Sasuke Rising with a review of the Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup and fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke. There were even a couple of runs that were cut from the official broadcast! I'm taking my time on the blogs. I'm still getting cluster headaches during the day so I have to pace myself when I do these blogs.

(Massive thanks to TBS for posting the names of all 100 competitors!  Thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English!!)
So, with Yamada deleted from the show for being and ass we go to this.  If you needed further proof that no one is sacred in Sasuke, queue the All-Stars Fast Forward Montage!  Prepare to Fast Forward!

Sasuke All-Star Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

Takeda celebrating and the guys are already walking back to the start! LOL

Happy that these All-Stars are here until they want to leave on their own. I enjoy watching them.

Nagano and Shingo buggering off going "yay okay he made it.. time for Shingo now.." 

Takeda raising the ante so Shingo can't screw up now.

Comedian Kinnikun Nakayama なかやまきんに君  - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

I'm so happy they didn't zoom up to his short shorts without underwear..

And just like that we have 14 clears after 81 competitors. You didn't see 7 of them so you aren't confused. It just wasn't shown. LOL

With those two clears out of the way we are up to Wakky ワッキー

Clear on Long Jump

Clear on Log Grip

Taking his time eyeballing the Hedgehog

And clear on the Hedgehog

Stops just short of the Jump Hang Kai

Backs up to reset

And it paid off!  He gets it!

Carefully crossing the right side of the cargo net

Clear on the first wall

Resets to make sure he gets a good run up to the 2nd wall (I don't like when they do this..)

But it works for him again as he clears it on the first try.

Up to the Tarzan rope with plenty of time

Clear on the Tarzan Rope

Going up the Lumberjack Climb

Herds of time!

Already celebrating!


Don't know his kid's name!  His name is Haku 羽孔

Prepare to fast forward AGAIN!  Any faster and I'll get friggin' whiplash!
Koki Someya 染谷幸喜 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!


Shunsuke Nagasaki 長崎峻侑 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

I mean seriously.. people want to see HIM! He's also very consistent and he's always fast forwarded now?  Is is because he was from the Monster 9 era?  Seriously TBS..

Wow even Taiwan's Lee En Chi リー・エンチ is fast forwarded!  FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

Okay TBS spent time to do fluff pieces on Drew so they better not fast forward him!

Oh he gets another fluff piece!

Ya'll remember the Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup (if you haven't where have you been? LOL Been blogging about it for months and it's all on Navi!)  From Team America アメリカ, Quadruple Gold medalist Drew Dreschel ドリュー・ドレッシェル

You have no idea how happy it makes me that they actually went to Houston, Texas to get this video. I know it's a pain and I know it's expensive but I'm really happy they did this instead of relying on the ANW video of him breaking his leg in Sasuke 27.

Here he works training the next Ninja Army!

Ninja Training for everyone goes on here!

Sports Instructor!

They had a montage of him training on a few of the obstacles in the gym.

Drew arriving to Japan with buddy Mike Bernardo from Team America as support!

If ya'll blinked you might have missed that we are up to 18 clears now! Yeah.. you missed a lot when you blinked didn't ya?

Drew not helping by standing still for me long enough for a good shot! LOL
Drew Dreschel ドリュー・ドレッシェル

Long Jump Clear

Log Grip Clear!

Hedgehog Clear

Jump Hang Kai Clear!

First wall clear!

and the second!  LOL I'm not doing this on purpose.. he's going this fast..

Worst part of this is that he's not going "GOING" fast.. he's just.. fast naturally.

Whooooah.. he clears the Tarzan Rope

And up the Lumberjack Climb

Again he's not hauling or anything.. he just had a nice fast pace.

And he clears the first stage on his 2nd try!  No hospital trips this time!  YAY Drew!

Drew Dreschel ドリュー・ドレッシェル - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

And the All-Stars watching in awe!

They like the speed and decency of Drew with no histrionics or showboating!

Now their attention goes to the next guy on deck!

One of their own with Shingo next for the Sasuke All-Stars.  See the stagger of All-Stars and New Generation mixed in for the last 9 guys to run? I like that. Wish they didn't fast forward so much because I would love to see that.

Up to the 19th clear and Drew has the top time beating No. 2969 Taiga Hoshikawa 星川大我s time on a run we never saw! LOL  (Hoshikawa was part of the Clear Chart™ that was inexplicably introduced this tournament)

Ah.. I see TBS trying to drum up the "rival" thing with Asa/Drew again.

LOL are we going to see ANY of the All-stars full runs today? So help me I'll throw something if they Fast Forward Bunpei...

Sasuke All-Star Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

 LOL I see Nagano already turning his back on Shingo to go back to the start.

 Sucks when it happens to you doesn't it? LOL

Wow.. being 2-Time and Defending Champion doesn't mean anything anymore... 2nd tournament in a row his first stage is fast forwarded.. TBS wants to know why people aren't bonding with the new stars?  HERE is an example. Stop fast forwarding your Champions and Finalists.

  2-Time Grand Champion Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 (Cliffer #3)

 New Generation Star Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒
He's a plumber now despite him soldering pipes

Ever the Sasuke fan he has kept his journals since he was a kid

In probably the neatest penmanship ever from a kid, he refers to his notes of when he wanted to be Sasuke Champion.

For the kids who don't know what these things are.. these are VHS tapes!

Ah yes.  Thanks TBS for pointing this out.. the time when Ryo almost died because he trained too much under water for the stupid backstream...

 Ryo was hospitalized because he was suffocating.

They had to perform surgery to puncture into his lungs and chest cavity to allow him to breathe freely.

He developed 気胸 - Pneumothorax 

It took months for him to recover to the point of being able to lift weights.

Cute but rare photo of Ryo smiling.

I wonder when was the last time Ryo actually had fun DURING Sasuke.. I miss his smile on set. Now with the weight of the title and expectations given to anyone with the name "Star" on it, he seems to have lost the spark that made him unique to me.

 Anyway, clear on the Long Jump

Clear on the Log Grip

Clear on the Hedgehog

Left side on the Jump Hang Kai

Btw yes that's the time.. you can tell though he's GOING for fast time as opposed to Drew who was naturally fast and didn't look like he was exerting himself.

Clear on 2nd wall

almost takes a header going for Tarzan Rope

almost again since it's painfully clear he's doing this as a time attack.

Going up the Lumberjack Climb


Yep. He was totally gunning for it.

Everyone reacting to the fast time


His mother Miki 美樹 (remember the whole story of why her being here is extremely important)

Now Ryo has the top time to beat as they have made it into a time attack (the way the All-stars used to do back in the day).

New Generation Star Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR

 And then there were 6 left including Makoto.

This is funny.. Nagano gets the itch to address the crowd!

He yells out something with mina-san (which means everyone)

And then giggles and everyone laughs

Then just as quickly stands next to Takeda like nothing ever  happened leaving the audience to laugh.

AGAIN?  He's seriously has to be one of the most fast forwarded guys in the history of the show...

 Make way for the KONG EXPRESS!
Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

Oh he had a great time as well!

LOL He is now making a ritual of dramatically taking each of his elbow pads one by one and throwing them to the crowd below! ahahahhahahaha

You know.. he's clearly a narcissist at this point..

Yep.. he loves his body more than anyone else.. 

 New Generation Star Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 - FIRST STAGE CLEAR!

Kanno's wife Emiko 笑子 with their son Yuuto 雄仁

YAY!  They aren't going to fast forward him!!!

High Fives from the All-Stars!

This is touted to be the Swan's Last Song as he's expected/requested to retire at the end of this tournament. I for one am sad because I loved watching this man compete. He's the gentleman in the group of the All-Stars with his quiet demeanor and consistent record.

Sasuke All-Star Bunpei Shiratori 白鳥文平 is from Chiba 千葉県. Many remember he lives far up in the mountains in Inba Village.

He's the equivalent of a social worker where he volunteered years ago to dedicate himself to helping the aging population in the rural village by keeping them active and healthy.

My goodness... this was almost 12 years ago?  A very young Bunpei made his debut in Sasuke 9.

Where he stunned viewers one footing the Jump Hang trampoline successfully.

He's also a former Sasuke Finalist back in 2003 during Sasuke 12.

He's had a few health problems prop up over the years that has prevented him from competing more consistently. Mostly back and then more recently knee problems.

The last time he participated in Sasuke was waaaaaay back in 2008 during Sasuke 21 where he lost his balance (due to a nagging back injury that has never healed).

Most people remember Bunpei as the owner the "Shiratori Shrine" which was the name of his backyard course he built after Sasuke 11.

On rare occasions he had the rest of the All-stars come over to train with him.  It was rare since they only ever met during the tournament since they all live so far apart from each other. This was the introduction to course years ago to Akiyama, Takeda and Nagano.

Yamada has come on his own a few times to train. This was one of those occasions.

However, this is the status of his home now.  A pristine lawn with no obstacles. Sometime in 2009 he dismantled the course.

He still has photos on his phone of the course he still has fond memories of.

Many people thought he'd never return. I always held out hope (as did TBS) since he was always listed as injured but not retired.

So I'm elated to see him wearing a number and in Sasuke as a competitor. I really wished this isn't his last run.

Bunpei always comes with a bus filled with Inba Village supporters.

And always the gentleman he politely bows to everyone in the crowd and everyone recording the show.  Which always makes this difficult to screenshot! LOL

Sasuke All-Star Bunpei Shiratori 白鳥文平

 Clear on the Long Jump

Lol did the Log Grip get a patch job? I suddenly noticed this now...

 Clear on Log Grip

Oh camera people are having a field day with the awesome angles during his run!

Taking his time NOT to Takeda™ this Hedgehog.

.. really taking his time..

K there's the opening and he's taking it nice and easy.

And clear. Yay!

aaaann.. wait no that doesn't look right!!!!!!!

wait what happened? He was looking up and not paying attention to his feet or something?

He had zero lift.. 

A horrified crowd sees the dismount

And the splash!

Drew and Morimoto are left to wonder what went wrong

Sideview of Bunpei running in the background..

And you hear the splash as Takeda facepalms

Shingo and Takeda can't believe what they are seeing.

Wow Shingo didn't crack up he's just dismayed.  Takeda is just happy that's not him.

Nagano seems to have seen this coming apparently.

He's just as disappointing as I am!  You don't want to see this as the "last" run on a mistake like that.

Bunpei can't believe he missed the Jump Hang of all obstacles.

Truly heartbreaking.

K let's see what happened.. oooooooooooh I see it.. 

TBS reminding us that in the past he was famous for one footing the trampoline

And generating his own height from the technique developed through years of triple jumping.

His mistake which is common for this tournament, is that he over shot the trampoline and hit the metal frame.

I'm curious if they shortened the run up to the Jump Hang a bit and it's throwing everyone's timing.

Now since Morimoto is the final competitor they ask him the stupid questions and spare the All-Stars. LOL  Lucky him.

Classic Nagano: "Mottainai" もったいない "What a waste" or basically "That's a shame wasted potential on a mistake like that".

Sasuke All-Star Bunpei Shiratori 白鳥文平 - Death by Jump Hang Kai

He's so frustrated... 

Added from SMF (Thanks midoriyamanosaru) because I hope he left himself an opening...

Interviewer: How's your knees and lower back / hips?
Shiratori: Well, I didn't feel any discomfort while I was running the course.
Interviewer: How about the next one (Sasuke)?
Shiratori: Well… Let me see...
Interviewer: You mentioned that you will take responsibility... (and will decide to retire officially?)
Shiratori: Yes, but after I've done it, well, as long as I could still run...mmmm


thebobmaster said...

I am sooo hoping that Shiratori makes it back again. And I guess this proves that NBC doesn't have a monopoly on crappy digests/cuts. :P

2D2Will said...

"Shiratori: Yes, but after I've done it, well, as long as I could still run...mmmm"

So you're saying there's a chance?

Unknown said...

I wish I was unbanned from SMF, because I believe I was banned for a stupid reason literaly 1 DAY after I joined just as how i'm forced to not do any editing on
Sasukepedia. OK, back to RR: Great blog! I look forward to seeing Asa, Nagano, and Morimoto.

Arsenette said...

LOL Bob on the crappy edits. I had to scratch my head on a few editing choices myself... especially considering that editing became my major in college...

LOL Will on the Dumb and Dumber reference.. though I'm still hoping that there is a chance! I'm hanging on to that!

Getting banned on the first day takes some skill. I support the mods on the hard work that they do as volunteers. Besides, I've had to delete about half of your posts here in RR. I don't think you understand basic tact when asking questions or disseminating information.

Unknown said...

I had a feeling that i'd probably on the virge of being banned because Anritsumai (The person who told me I can't do any editing) is on SMF. So when I opened to SMF being welcomed by a blank screen saying "You have been banned from this forum." I was a bit frustrated, but not at all surprised. I did manage to accomplish 53 posts though.

Arsenette said...

Anshin is mod on SMF and owner of the server sasukepedia is on. The fact that you don't understand why you were banned is more cause for concern. You keep doing the same issues here and I'll have to keep deleting some of your posts because of it. Step back a sec and understand WHY you are being banned on SMF and heavily edited on RR.