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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sasuke 31 Spoilerific Review - Part 10

Yay!  We got rid of the Rising! Whoot! 
Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 31.. 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). This is the 4th tournament in the Rising era (post Monster 9) and I'm happy that they got rid of the "Rising" part in the headlines!  For a preview of this event, please see SASUKE 31 NAVI a half hour preview of Sasuke 31 with fluff pieces of some the major players in the upcoming Sasuke. There were even a couple of runs that were cut from the official broadcast! Thanks for all of the support as I had a horrible month with my health.  I'm taking my time on the blogs as I have to limit how much time I can stare at a computer screen. I'm still getting cluster headaches but the cycle this time seems to be winding down long enough for me to work on getting these out!  I have a backlog of things to do but working through it slowly.  Last week we had the stomach flu hit our home.. yay.. uuuuugh..
(Massive thanks to TBS for posting the names of all 100 competitors!  Thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English!!)
Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 along with his wife Emiko 笑子 and their (sleeping) son Yuuto 雄仁

lol Yuuto is dreaming of boobs.. he's totally rolling up against hers.. Hitoshi smiles in approval..

Sasuke Janitor!

as a side hobby he does silver jewelry design and looooooves his skulls and bones!

TBS again showing the triple suckitude on the Crazy Cliffhanger!  This is Sasuke 28

and Sasuke 29

and again during the last tournament, Sasuke 30

each time with Emiko burying her head in shame.  Remember.. he promised to marry her ONLY if he got to the top of the tower.. she then got pregnant and then they got married..

A perplexed Kanno during the last tournament

Video of several finger strength training exercises in his room

Time flies!  His son Yuuto 雄仁 is now 1 years old!

Wife doing dishes at home.

6 down and only 1 clear!

Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志

Wife Emiko 笑子 is cheering on her man!

and after that fluff piece we begin!

Swinging reaaally far on the Drum Hopper

Clear on Drum Hopper

Getting ready for the Iron Paddler

geez.. I stick out like a sore thumb... ehem.. and yes the water was super gross looking..

Clear on Iron Paddler and uses rigging to climb off it

Testing out the Sidewinder

He's not too sure about this thing...

Finally getting on..

he's mostly using arm strength..

jjjjust held on..

Finally safe...

Yeah.. that hurt pretty bad..

Wife Emiko 笑子 is happy he's cleared the Sidewinder

Last minute test of the ledge.. his nemesis..

then takes time to get goop up.

Father Yoshimitsu 良光, Wife Emiko 笑子 and their (sleeping) son Yuuto 雄仁 and Mother Michiko 美智子

Btw he took a long time here.. not sure if it went past 30 seconds but it felt like an eternity.

Finally mounts the Crazy Cliffhanger

BUY BEER!!!!!!!!!

Last minute look up to the sky in prayer

and onto the first ledge!

transition to the third ledge..


Hanging on but he's cleared it!  FINALLY CLEARED IT!

This is the only clear shot I had of Yuusuke.. he shot up like a rocket out of frame.

Reaaaally excited for Kanno

Stars willing him over...



Asa can't keep still!

If anyone understands.. it's Asa.. he's sooo elated his friend cleared.

Smiles all around as everyone erupts into applause

Talking Heads (and grandstand) erupt in screams

Wife Emiko 笑子 can't contain her joy and bursts into tears and violently claps. Yuuto must be used to this because he doesn't wake up. LOL

Replay of the jump..

and the catch

and everyone in the background going nuts


Kanno collapses

At this point it's several things going on. He's hurting baaaaaad.. but he's also euphoric to have cleared.   Dude had some brass ones.. he WILLED that jump.

Emiko can't stop crying

At this point he's falling apart.  What is not shown was him wringing out his arms violently for a few seconds.

Tomo steps in to get him to focus on the rest of the course. A bit harsh but the Japanese are known for their bluntness.  Besides.. he was right:
Kawaguchi: Kanno!

Kawaguchi: Change gears buddy (or change your focus)!  There’s still more ahead so focus!

Kanno tries to calm down.  Most of the arm wringing happened during this break.  He winced the whole time.  most of us knew something was wrong by now.

Wife Emiko 笑子 is starting to panic as we all see what is going on.

He tests out the Vertical Limit

Father Yoshimitsu 良光, Wife Emiko 笑子 and their (sleeping) son Yuuto 雄仁 and Mother Michiko 美智子

Taking deep breaths he's channeling what he can to get through this

off he goes..

having problems.. but still going..

I swear this man has the willpower made of steel

Sadly.. he's squishy..

Doing everything he can to stay on in the transition..

but ran out of gas

and sadly the inevitable occurred

Seeing the struggle.. (Dad knows better by now..)

Emiko is utterly destroyed by now

seeing the struggle on the transition

I swear I'm related to Kawaguchi.. we smile a lot.. and mostly at the most inappropriate times..

uuuuuugh.. that sucks..

Oh crap.. that means I'm next..

Talking Heads in million depressions

replay of the struggle during the 1 foot transition between ledges

right hand gave out first

Smiles in disbelief of what's happening right now

replay of his ultimate revenge on the Crazy Cliffhanger. Notice how his arms were completely extended.. he willed that landing..

By the time he got to this.. he literally had nothing left.

So between the sapping of energy on the Sidewinder and the almost fail on the Crazy Cliff.. this was inevitable.

Talking Heads: you failed but you still have a huge smile on your face.
Kanno: Well you know, I failed the crazy cliffhanger 3 years in a row and I thought if I fell again there’s no chance for the future, so I definitely wanted to get it this time; so, since I did I’m happy from the bottom of my heart.

Kanno: Also this time I fell after completely running out of energy so I’m happy about my performance this time.

Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 - Death by Vertical Limit

A wave back from his wife who's smiling again after a really nice interview.

going to commercial and they go back to Morimoto's Vertical Limit clear

and a reminder that he is in the Final

with one man to go!

... laundry detergent?

He makes the funniest faces sometimes.. LOL

Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広

a reminder that he was in the Final during the last tournament Sasuke 30

and thanks to many mistakes on the Spider Climb he was barely up the rope

Replay of the previous fluff piece so I won't put all of it back.

the only thing they added was the rock climbing training.

Mother Hiromi ひろみ, Father Sugio 杉男 and Brother Youhei 洋平

7 have gone but only 1 clear thus far!

Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広 is the last man to go!

Here we go!

see what I mean by the funny faces?

he gets an attack of the giggles at the end (he also skipped the last time)

safely clears onto the small landing

checking out the rails

geez.. is that Iron Paddler.. bowing??

Clear on Iron Paddler

Time to take a seat before the Sidewinder

at this point everyone is giving advice since they all went through it

talking to his friends for last minute advice

Just grab it man.. just grab it..

and off he goes

SLAMMING into the stalactites

lots of readjusting like everyone else

and safely off the Sidewinder

audibly complaining about the pain

Damn this thing hurts...

Proof the following day at Bariante of the bruises the Sidewinder left on everyone's arms that went through that and the Log Grip during this tournament.  Remember that the bruises are showing and it's not even 24 hours later.. He told me both his arms went black and purple a couple days later.  Some of the guys even compared their bruising during the dinner. (I'll blog about the Shingo dinner after I finish with the tournament blogs)

Mother Hiromi ひろみ, Father Sugio 杉男 and Brother Youhei 洋平

staring at the Crazy Cliffhanger

more goop as he knows how to clear this since he did it in Sasuke 30 on his first try.

and here we go!

.. you shouldn't be surprised to see a commercial right now..

and we are back!

transition to the third ledge..

twist jump..


Mother Hiromi ひろみ and Father Sugio 杉男
Mom throws her head back in horror.  Dad is not impressed.

Talking head chick horrified

Morimoto STUNNED!!!!!

going into shock.. wait.. that's TOMO missing that?

checking to see if he's okay

you see how relaxed everyone is? They expected him to clear.. he's super consistent on this obstacle.

The horror of WTF IS GOING ON!!!


Kanno realizing he missed a full hand hold..

best reaction shot ever..

I'm right now burring my hands into my face..

and diving forward in horror.. I totally cursed him. I literally cursed him..

Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広 just smiles it off as he knows he totally choked.

the jump

paying attention to his left hand.. his right was nowhere near the ledge!

what's that.. about a foot off the ledge?

see his right hand flying in the air as he totally missed the ledge by a country mile

and down he goes

Kawaguchi: The pressure was heavy… being the top remaining competitor from last time.  I feel that I’m still not at that caliber yet.

Talking Head Chick: Yeah, but I’m sure your feelings have been conveyed to your parents.  

Talking Head Chick: Yeah I think your parents are happy with your performance.

Mother Hiromi ひろみ, Father Sugio 杉男 and Brother Youhei 洋平

Talking Head Chick: Having both your parents together to watch your performance next year would be nice.

Talking Heads: You were cool!  Please come and compete again.

Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広 - Death by Crazy Cliffhanger

Kawaguchi: That’s Sasuke for you!


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks to that (spoiler) preview video, we already know that Morimoto got complete victory in Sasuke 31 before final stage begin because he is the only one that made into final stage. I feel the win in Sasuke 31 already spoiled because of that preview video and my excitement when see Morimoto won Sasuke 31 became less than it should be.

Poor Kanno he got whopped in vertical limit, and I totally agree that Tomohiro totally miss the transition in crazy cliff hanger. Definitely brain fart.

Btw, who is the guy that fell in Sidewinder R in preview video? tester guy?