Who will we see? What will we know? Why do we care? It's SASUKE Navi!
Takuya Kimura ensures that I will never buy Levi jeans.
Here we go! And they already show some people falling the opening.
We see Miyazaki. Yamamoto from ロバート.
People! Are! Waiting! In! Line! Feel the excitement!
Kazuma Asa 朝一眞 has something written on his back again.
Lots of comedians. Wakky ワッキー. Moeyan モエヤン. The wine guys. Dammit, I need to figure out their names. I know who they are but don't remember. OK, they are 髭男爵 (Higedanshaku). The guy with the beard is Louis Yamada the 53rd 山田ルイ53世 and the other is Higuchi-kun ひぐち君.
Mitsuomi Takahashi gets in a few words.
Wait, are all. No never mind. Only Hiroshi Yamamoto 山本博is going to compete from ロバート. He's talking about getting his pro boxing license. There was a TV special about him trying to get his license before sometime last year. Adriaaaan!
Lookit the constant OA graphic in the left corner.
Dante! ダンテ! I hope they show him screwing up on the Shot-Gun Touch again. Instead they show his latest softbank commercial. Dante does the Monster Box from last year's Geinojin Sportsman No. 1.
He's a bit worried. He goes to a gym to do some in-door rock climbing. This is scintillating! Oh, OK. Pulling yourself up on the grips is pretty cool.
And Dante didn't know that only 2 people have ever completed the course out of 2000 tries.
Masaki Nomura 野村将希 and Kenjiro Ishimaru 石丸謙二郎 are a combined 109 years old!
Passion Yara! パッション屋良 He lifts weights!
Hiromichi Sato 佐藤弘道. In his SASUKE debut he fell to the Flying Chute. Then the Log Grip in 19. In 20 he made it to the Flying Chute again but couldn't get to the platform in time.
Wakky! He's still the current Geinojin Sportsman No. 1 since they haven't had one this year yet. He got a car for that I believe. We look at his run from 20 again. He didn't make it to the platform at the Half-Pipe Attack.
His goal this time is to complete the course!
Beijing Olympics footage! CMs.
Um. OK. Dark Temptation? Oy vey.
The actual commercial for the show shows some people wiping out and someone doing a neat little useless flip befor the Jumping Spider.
We see footage of Tomohiro Matsunaga 松永共広, who won the Silver medal in men's wrestling at the Beijing Olypics. Then we see the man that beat him, Henry Cejudo ヘンリー・セジュード arriving at the airport.
Henry calls it Ninja Warrior! Dammit man!
Daisuke "Balls" Miyazaki 宮﨑大輔 and his handball teammates, Katsuyuki Urawa 浦和克行, Sho Iwanaga 岩永生 and Masakatsu Izuma 猪妻正活!
Let's go back to the January Asia Handball championships. Unfortunately, Japan didn't make it but the team is getting ready for London '12!
They show the failures of the Miyazaki and his teammates from SASUKE 20. For those who bitch about the fact that Miyazaki has such a high number (97) the newspaper should say it all. Famous athletes bring more coverage to the show. Ratings go up. Show stays on the air.
They show footage from the handball event in Muscle Park from August. Handball looks really fun. Men and women got the hots for Daisuke!
They go into Muscle Park and do the Kick Target, the pitching one that I forget the name of - wait, it's called Struck-Out - and Kinjiro. He talks about his Sportsman No. 1 experiences. He's only the second person to win two Sportsman No. 1s.
They go into Ranking Park, which is more about agility and balance than strength.
CMs. Bad day for college football for me today. Notre Dame beat Michigan which is good but Notre Dame still has a ways to go, UH got blown out by Oregon State and a giant blimp did not smash onto the field during the OSU-USC game.
Back! Another probable commercial for SASUKE. We see Cejudo, Matsunaga, Dante, Wakky, Nagano and Miyazaki.
Miyazaki tries out one of the events in Ranking Park.
Then we see handball boys try out the Salmon Ladder in Sasuke Park.
Let's relive Koji Yamada and Yuuji Washimi's failures from 19.
It's hard for the others to do the Salmon Ladder so let's see Daisuke try! And he does! Then he goes for the Shin-Cliff Hanger. But he can't get the grip on it to start off.
And it's the Muscle Musical people!
They show them at work and umm..work. Who will be there!
Hey! It's. Um. I don't know their names. One of them is Eiji Satoda 脊戸田英次. I think the next one is Tomoyo Haga 芳賀友也. Takayuki Kawashima 川島孝幸! They show his attempt at the Final Stage during SASUKE 1 in 1997.
Tatsumi? 龍美? Is that his name? He's an acrobat artist.
And there's Naoki Iketani 池谷直樹. He's been on 13 times and made it to the 3rd stage 6 times but he failed on the Spider Walk portion of the Jumping Spider.
And Daisuke Nakata 中田大輔! He's been on 8 times and reached the 3rd stage 4 times. Looks like he's in good shape. But is the arm OK?
So did they run from the theater to the...oh wait. They are training for the course. Wow, Hiromitsu Takahashi 高橋博光 is trying again. My that's a lot of them. About 12 of them? And no females this time. Hrm. Sexists.
The SASUKE All-Stars! Nagano looks like he's cut his hair. Wait, they showed Nagano, Takeda, Yamada and Yamamoto. They lied to us! They lied to us!
And there's Arsenette's Miyazaki Beach Sports event footage. Or maybe not. They show Nagano finishing the course in 17. Then they cover Takeda. I never got a chance to steal one of those posters.
OK, there they are at the beach. Takeda is white white white.
Then they say screw you Miyazaki and go to the Maguro Festival. Show Takeda and the little girl again! Haha. Takeda is such a show-off doing everything so damn fast.
Oh. There's something new. Need to look that event up.
BUG IN MIKI!
And then they DO go to the Beach Sports Miyazaki event. They do the beach flags. There's an arm-wrestling event. Then the main event!
Swing Ladder. Pipe Slider. Rope Maze. Salmon Ladder. Whoa. Nagano is DARK. Salmon Ladder into the Jumping Bars. Old version Cliff-Hanger. So did anyone make SASUKE from here?
They go down to Kagoshima prefecture. Makoto Nagano 長野誠 is just sort of cruising around. Perhaps looking for chicks? Nagano doing the thing that he does most of the year - training. Hey, he does have another T-shirt.
They remind us that he wiped out on the first obstacle of the 2nd stage at 20.
This time he thinks he can get to the 3rd stage!
Let's go to the forests of Gifu where Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 is looking at
At SASUKE 19 Takeda timed out before reaching the Flying Chute. At 20, he was so close but he was just short.
He has a dream to reach the rope of the Final Stage. Certain jobs really do lend themselves to practicing for SASUKE, don't they?
And it's Mr. SASUKE. OK, I think that was the Random Muscle Park Guy who failed at the Log Grip. WAS THAT LEVI DOING THE FLIP?
The new SASUKE game for the keitai!
Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟! Katsumi Yamada 山田勝己! They show their past success and failures. AND OF COURSE THEY SHOW THE CLIP OF YAMADA CRYING! I love you TBS.
They re-run the Muscle Park event clips from SASUKE Maniac because they have to plug the game somehow. Nothing much new here. They show the rope part of the Final Stage. Is that all there is to the Final Stage? If someone sends me 8000 yen I can find out for sure.
Shingo seems so awkward doing public appearances.
Shingo goes to Mt. Fuji! Yeah yeah. But what about the guy who had to carry the freaking camera up the mountain?
OH WAIT. There's Bunpei Shirotori 白鳥文平. Okaerinasai! He's back!
Last time he was there he took too long on the Soritatsu Kabe and timed out at the Flying Chute.
At Narita airport! It's Levi "Hits" Meeuwenberg リーヴァイ・ミューエンバーグ! Let's show that freerunning clip again!
We look at his run from 20. Of course we know that he was the only person to make it to the 3rd stage where he failed at the Shin-Cliff Hanger.
He feels even more confident! And there are the other ANC winners.
Back to Narita. The three ANC winners! OK. It was definitely one of these people who did the flip.
Lee Yen Chi! Or Lee Enchi if you want リー・エンチ. Whatever. He's back! He WILL clear the 1st Stage! Or so he says.
And that's it! See everyone later tonight for SASUKE Maniac!