Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SASUKE 23 Airdate Announced! SASUKE 2009 秋!


Dear 月刊 TV Navi,



According to 月刊ザハイビジョン (Monthly The HiVision) and 月刊ザテレビジョン (Monthly The Television)...

It's official!

SASUKE 23 - September 27th, 19:00 - 22:54 JST on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).

Names mentioned are
Makoto Nagano 長野誠
Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩
Katsumi Yamada 山田勝己
Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟
Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治
Hiromichi Sato 佐藤弘道
It also mentions new HEROES (as in the ones from the last show) so that probably means Kanno as well.

No word on KUNOICHI though. The other dates I mentioned are still open on the schedules.

Rambling Rican has more for you non-Japan viewers here.

Original post which proves I am smarter than you. Wikipedia, you are off the hook.

As I was typing out this on the SASUKE Maniac Forums:

According to the latest 月刊 TV Navi (8/27 - 9/30) the following blocks are currently available on the TBS (or in this case RKB) schedule:

Tuesday 9/22
19:55 - 10:54 (no news break) NOTE: This is a national holiday
Wednesday 9/23
19:55 - 10:54 (no news break) NOTE: This is a national holiday
Friday 9/25
19:55 - 21:48 (no news break)
Sunday 9/27
19:00 - 22:54 (no news break)
Tuesday 9/29
19:55 - 23:24 (with a news break)

The last KUNOICHI was two hours long. It's entirely possible that they could slot in two different shows (KUNOICHI and something eles) into either the 22nd or 23rd. The 23rd and the 27th are weird in that almost none of the stations have anything announced for those time slots on those particular days.

Personally, I like the 25th for KUNOICHI and the 27th for SASUKE. The times fit (as much as I dislike the four hour SASUKE).

I go over to the Japanese SASUKE wikipedia page and someone put in:
just today.

Unlike the bogus KUNOICHI announcement for June this particular IP hasn't been suspended from Wikipedia (yet - as a clarification, earlier in the year someone had put in that KUNOICHI 8 would happen in June or something like that but the wiki editor who wrote the information was a questionable source since they had been suspended for violating wikipedia rules more than once) and while it's entirely possible that this is yet more bogus information it dovetails so well with my own theory that IT MUST BE TRUE.

So yeah, SASUKE 23 on September 27th, 19:00 to 22:54 JST. And probably KUNOICHI 8 on September 25th, 19:55 to 21:48.

If I'm wrong, I place the blame entirely on Wikipedia.