Friday, September 11, 2009

SASUKE 23 Possible Competitors!

9/21 Just a few more

9/19 And a few more names.

9/16 Tacking on a few others. Mostly from the latest TV magazines.

9/14 Taping was today. Added a few names.

Update: Get some more info over at the Rambling Rican.

Well, the taping is coming up soon so some people have already started shilling themselves online.

One way to start looking for information is to obsessively click refresh on the TBS SASUKE 2009秋 page until some names appear. Other than that...

Aside from those mentioned in the TV magazine...

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 (who also has it confirmed on his site)

We also have...

K-1 Fighter Go Yokoyama 横山剛 who is already making the rookie mistake of training with Mr. SASUKE. I wonder if Yamada advised him that working on his tan is important, too.

Lee Yen Chi リー・エンチ says it with a wink.

Is Katsuhide Torisawa 鳥澤克秀 going to be there? Not sure. Weird post for someone (not him) to make if he's not.

Itou Yoshiki 伊藤圭槻 was the winner of the Miyazaki Beach Sports Number One competition.

*Sigh* Tetsuro Degawa 出川哲朗 has it on his schedule.

As does agency mate Eiko Kano 狩野英孝.

Seriously Monster 9? Yuti ゆってぃ?

ものまね specialist Beauty Kokubu ビューティーこくぶ.

Lest you think that it's only a bunch of comedians and overly tanned K-1 fighters going don't forget that...

G4 is sending the ten winners of the Snake-Eyes/Michael Dudikoff/Lee Van Cleef Memorial American Ninja Warrior contest to Japan.

And Monster 9 just held a SASUKE Trial and six out of the sixty pre-approved will make it on to the big stage.

No idea who this person is but they are going. So good for them.

Football player Kohei Satomi 里見恒平 was there. He's been on Sportsman No. 1 more than a few times.

Model/Race queen Nanami Tsukamoto 塚本奈々美 was there.

No. 48 is Ryouma Katou 加藤僚馬 from the Trials.

ザブングル Zabungle will be there. Probably Katou Ayumu 加藤歩again. He made it to the Half-Pipe Attack in 22.

Kazuhiro Fujiwara 藤原一裕 of comedy duo License ライセンス is making people excited for some reason.

Also, they have new shirts for 23.

Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 , who made it to the 3rd Stage in 22, was there.

Thanks to the SASUKE Maniac forums for:

Actor and MMA fighter Musashi Kubota 久保田武蔵 was there.

Aichi Oono (AKA Spinboy Aichi) 大野愛地 was there.

According to TV Life テレビライフ for 9/19 to 10/2 the following should be appearing:

Wakky ワッキー
Takeshi Nadagi なだぎ武
Hoshan ほっしゃん
Someone from the duo Savanna サバンナ.

Also former Japan National Team soccer player Takashi Fukunishi 福西崇史.

As well as former MMA fighter Genki Sudo 須藤元気.

The magazine also mentions a 北京五輪体操跳馬金メダリスト - the gold medal winner in the vault at the Beijing Olympics. Since I'm pretty sure that the woman's winner probably won't show up since she's from North Korea, I'm assuming that they mean Leszek Blanik of Poland レゼク・ブラニク.

Seems like jewelry designer Ryk Maverick is in Japan for SASUKE.

A graduate of Nippon Bunri University 日本文理大学, Fukutaro Umemoto 梅本福太郎 was there.

And also idol/talent Momoko Tani 谷桃子.

Some TV sites have Olympic swimmer Junichi Miyashita 宮下 純一 and rugby player Tomoki Kitagawa 北川智規 as being there. Both were in SASUKE 22.

Akira Omori 大森晃 AKA Monkiki (or Monkickey) モンキッキー makes his return after many a SASUKE. Thanks to scnoi for the information!

According to Kazuha Sakiyama 崎山一葉 boy band Shinsengumi Rien 新撰組リアン were at the taping but I have no idea how many of them participated.

Talent and model Yuji ユージ was also there.

More as loose lips sink ships.


Arsenette said...

Aahahahahha I love your posts :) I rely on just lists and you put things like Snake-Eyes/Michael Dudikoff/Lee Van Cleef Memorial American Ninja Warrior contest..

Keep up the great work! Gotta love giddy people thinking they are going to be on TV!

RCPlanes59 said...

I heard a rumor that David is going ;)

The Loose Lipper said...


Levi is IN
David is IN
Brian Orosco is IN
Ruselius Perry is OUT

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