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Friday, February 26, 2016

Unofficial Sasuke Update Show #5 on Nico Nico!

I'm happy that the Update shows are going on at a timely basis!  Previous shows (February, January, December and October).  November was the big month where he and Ryo were building Sasuke Indonesia and produced 13 behind the scenes videos on Nico Nico. There was an announcement this week on their new Twitter account that the next one is approaching fast. The name of the Twitter handle is S ura channel (which means Sasuke back channel).
Online Streaming Service Nico Nico (placeholder - page will be available March 5)
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 20:00 (8:00 PM - Japan) JST
   6:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time) (SATURDAY Morning)
  3:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time) (SATURDAY Morning)
For those who are curious.. what is Nico Nico?  This is the online streaming service that was used during the Sasuke 30 and 31 broadcasts that had commentary on the tournament while it was airing live in Japan. Over the past Sasuke 31 season, it was used often for community updates and additional content.   This particular channel is new as this is a channel started specifically by the Sasuke Director himself. I mentioned this before, but it bears repeating:  I need to reiterate something about the channel.  This is not an official channel for TBS.  This is his own personal channel and the views and impressions on this broadcast/channel are not the official views of TBS.  For those who are unaware, Mr. Inui was hired to direct Sasuke after the collapse and eventual bankruptcy of Monster 9.  He is now creative owner for the televised image of Sasuke and he serves not only as Executive Director but sole Editor of the televised show.  However, he is President of FolCom and considered to be an outside independent contractor hired by TBS.  Remember that while what he discusses about the composition of the show (which he controls), he does not serve as representative of TBS. TBS controls the license of the show and is the only one certified to announce any official plans.  He wanted to make sure everyone knew that up front and there are certain answer he is just unable to give since he has limited control of the show and cannot possibly speak for TBS in an official capacity. 
 Poster for the new Nico Nico Broadcast ©Sasuke Back Channel

New Poster is up!  The line-up for Broadcast #5 is smaller but has Director Inui at the helm as host along with 2 Sasuke Stars to answer fan questions now that Sasuke 32's Official Application is now live!  They expect a lot more questions now that it is official (and probably a lot of begging. LOL) so having a smaller cast may be advantageous to getting a lot of answers to those fan questions.
Host - Sasuke (Japan) Director Masato Inui 乾雅人 ©Masato Inui
Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒 ©Ryo Matachi
Tomohiro Kawaguchi 川口朋広  ©Arsenette Reiter

The hope was for this informal channel is to provide a monthly update on the world of Sasuke from his perspective and provide an opportunity to engage the community live.  They seem to be doing more this time by not just keeping up with the Nico Nico live chat but also engaging the Twitter chatter and hinting in expanding to other platforms to interact with a larger audience..  They are actively working on the sound and video quality so it is their hope they aren't plagued by tech issues. He'll answer what he can so again, there are some topics he cannot formally address as it's either out of his hands, political or he just doesn't know the answer.


Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of Sasuke 32/World Cup news coming from this episode? Its just I haven't watched any yet, so don't know what to expect

Arsenette said...

Definitely Sasuke 32. However, ALL of it is in Japanese so it may be useless to watch sadly. I always have to wait until someone translates them for me to know wtf is going on. LOL