Sasuke 27 - Spoilerific Review - Part 13

SASUKE 27!!

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Sasuke spoilerific review ;) Warning.. incoming blog of Sasuke 27.. if you don’t want to know.. you have been warned :D (Just remember.. the USA Broadcast of this.. will be.. well.. March, 2012.. Yes.. you read that right.. another 5 months after taping this event back in July... Thanks to everyone for being so patient. Got sick with headaches again this year and am still recovering from an inner ear infection.. yum.. Anyway.. For a preview of this event.. Please see SASUKE 27 NAVI 1 hour review of Sasuke 27 with fluff pieces of all the major players in the upcoming Sasuke and even a couple of runs that were cut from the official broadcast!. Oh.. and as Ube says: If you are from the G4 Forums, DON'T POST THIS THERE. They expect everyone to stick their head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.. P.S. I will NOT be covering ANW3 on this blog especially since it aired a couple months ago and I prefer to blog about everyone at once.. not in isolation! Thanks!

UBE'S Sorta-LIVE-BLOG FOR SASUKE 27 IS HERE!

(Massive thanks to Ube for his help on the names in English and Japanese of all the competitors!!)

Okay! Now with one through to the final we have another one lined up for his chance! Technicolor mohawk!

Terukazu Ishikawa 石川 輝一 from Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル

For those few that remember him.. he's actually a former 3rd stage competitor!

This is him on the Body Prop though sadly that's as far as he got.

now he's back for revenge!

You know.. with Naoki's smirk.. and a with the shirt folded like that.. he would be a &itch.. LOL

LOL Okay okay.. Naoki and the rest of MM are actually cheering!

Terukazu Ishikawa 石川 輝一 from Muscle Musical マッスルミュージカル

Doing well on the Arm Bike

TBS throwing random clips of Nagano doing the arm bike in his chair..

though when you see him in this picture.. he's clearly not moving around.. LOL Damn TBS inventing stuff again...

anyway back to the Flying Bar which I actually like go figure

He's swinging awful hard...

HOLY CRAP!

Omg.. He at least was smart enough to save himself!

Yeah because this isn't instilling confidence in Nagano either..

Yeah I'm just as shocked!

Right about here Ishikawa is somersaulting

aaaaand Nagano is right back in his unhappy place™

LOL MM is totally going wtf was that??

Poor Ishikawa..

Okuyama is just .. stunned..

Yuuji just got sucked into the vortex of Nagano's unhappy place™ too

okay let's see wtf.. happened.. seems he was reaaaaaaaally swinging hard.. trying to get a good momentum to get to the 2nd landing area

but he put a bit too much OOMPH into it and literally rolled off the first platform and started heading backwards!

right about here the gasps could be heard

but he was thinking quickly and decided to shift his momentum away from falling face first into the water still holding the bar...

so he somersaulted forward in a way he can control and thus not get injured

really smart thinking on his part but sucked he had too much power swinging to cause the disaster in the first place :(

Terukazu Ishikawa 石川 輝一 - Death by Flying Bar

aww.. he has a sense of humor though. Glad he didn't hurt himself.

meanwhile we are getting another FF

this is ポール・キャゼミア Paul Kasemir

also couldn't hang on to the small ledge

ポール・キャゼミア Paul Kasemir - Death by Ultimate Cliffhanger

Okuyama stretching

Okuyama familycam™

Okay! We should know who he is by now - Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行

He's been a very consistent competitor as we see him getting to the UCH with frozen fingers back in Sasuke 25

He got a bit further in Sasuke 26

agreed with Ube.. this really is precarious practicing with that much stuff underneath you...

and because he works long hours.. he has to train at night

oh and yes he is a Gym Instructor (or what we call Personal Trainer)

He usually learns from his mistakes and does much better the next time around advancing past where he failed before as evidenced by his beating the Shin-Cliffhanger in the past

also avenging his loss to the Spider Flip that ate him before!

Sasuke 24 he made it all the way to the final

yay he smiles.. sorta..

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行

Wife Sachiko and kids Takaya and Lilia. Not sure if that's his or her sister.. I'm thinking hers.. but dunno

doing well on the arm bike

he chooses Sasuke Spray over chalk

now his turn on the Flying Bar

doooooooh he missed it!

seems he didn't have the bar straight on the right and it completely missed the platform

and yet another example on how to miss the obstacle..

yep.. Nagano sucked Yuuji into his vortex of despair™..

Family seems a bit confused..

okay this shot looks funny..

.. okay. I had it straight so wtf...

oooooh Nagano is sooooooo not having it today.. it's like you can SEE him visualize him failing in spectacular ways on the Flying bar..

meanwhile TBS replaying (take a drink)

yep.. left bar was nowhere near the platform to land on.. he was too busy trying to line up the right

Yoshiyuki Okuyama 奥山義行 - Death by Flying Bar

Yuuji looking nervous as he awaits his turn

Nagano not at all confident..

meanwhile David is told to sit and wait his turn

coming up next is the returning Stage 3 competitor from Sasuke 26

and if someone (coughs) would send in his responses to my interview (cough) we'd know what he was thinking right here...

anyway.. typical TBS.. You have one of these at home.. you shouldn't suck set ups

TBS milking the crane rental fee for every last yen..

and he's finally introduced.. Ogasawara adding the bit about him getting the 44 second fastest first stage clear and him being America #1 and best hope for Kanzenseiha

Oh yeah.. Ogasawara is adding like 14 paragraphs of expectations on David LOL

David Campbell デイヴィッド・キャンベル

No problems on the Arm Bike

LOL did he lie down??

Yuuji being told to get ready as well while Ogasawara is spouting about Japan vs. USA again

his turn at the Flying Bar

Fine on the 2nd rung

and clear!

Sasuke spray needs to be properly aired..

LOL did he put too much?

screw that he got chalk now.. LOL

fine going up to the 3rd ledge

LOL Ogasawara is reading a friggin novel..

Kongo Cross™ to the 4th ledge is successful this time

Ready to jump to the small ledge..

AMERICA NUMBAH ONE!

and landed on the last ledge!

Paul happy he cleared it!

and all he has to do is get off the obstacle..

DOSHITA!!!!!
yeah.. I saw that on NBC as well and I'm STILL heartbroken :(

Oh.. I don't even want to know how many expletives are in his head right now...

Paul is devastated

So is Lee and Nagano

and Nagano slithers back into unhappy land™

yeah.. no pressure there Yuuji..

No kidding.. I would be devastated as well

I just don't think people understand how utterly draining the ENTIRE day is plus the obstacles

we know he can do this sucker in his sleep!

Just was not happening that day.
David Campbell デイヴィッド・キャンベル - Death by Ultimate Cliffhanger

and now for wtf question of the tournament..
Chick: How did you feel being the number 1 US competitor?
wtf lady.. you ask that BEFORE he fails you blithering idiot..

I have to commend David for keeping his composure and answering the question. Levi would have blown this so badly I can't even imagine wtf would have come out of his mouth..
David: It's a big honor to be furthest of all the Americans to be you know the Number 1 American but.."

David: I feel like I could have gone so much further

you can hear more of David in the background

Nagano can't stop shaking his head.. he's just about given up if someone like David couldn't get through

Geez.. Yuuji looks like he's about to cry

Up next is the current Sasuke Champion

TBS really has done much disservice to him. While I have blogged the hell out of him most people really don't even know how long this guy has been competing. They see him only from Sasuke 22 and coming out of nowhere

back in 22 it was cool to have his (Cliffer #3) shirt on but I'm sure TBS asked him to wear the sponsored shirts from then on..

24 was his breakthrough tournament where he not only made it to the final he beat it on his first try while others failed it.

Hmm I don't think I've ever seen this room before

either way this is one way for training on the Cliffhanger

though for other obstacles he just goes to Okada's house

will he be 2 time winner?

Ryo is already there.. will his fellow Cliffer join him? Nah.. TBS didn't say that LOL I did!

geez.. Friggin' Ogasawara spent like 10 minutes just comparing Yuuji to how he's not like Nagano..

Leader of the New Stars Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 (or for me (Cliffer #3)

and all Nagano can do.. is sit there and listen to Ogasawara spout nonsense again..

clearing Arm bike with no issues

.. Nagano's getting annoyed...

meanwhile Yuuji is kicking ass on the Flying bar as Ogasawara is talking about the Sasuke All-Stars during his run again...

and he clears

yay! we see more cliffers! Middle is Keita (Cliffer #4) (next to him in the orange clogs is Ryoma) and next to him in the UNCLI shirt is Matsuda (Cliffer #1) (to his right is Kanno)

Nagano's turn to get up and get ready for his run

must be annoying to listen to this idiot announcer.. I would be so irritated..

anyway seems Nagano now has a clear view of Yuuji on the UCH

and he's making this look.. friggin'.. easy..

Who do you wanna call?

.. apparently Bruce Willis....

anyway we are back from commercials and Yuuji is utterly raping this thing...

a fast and smooth run on this thing..

it looks.. so damn effortless!!!

and just like that the EASIEST looking clear of the UCH to finally shut up these damn forum children that the UCH is impossible.. It's fugly .. but not impossible.

STQ'ers are happy!

See? You just need Cliffers is all :)

Nagano happy

Ogasawara still badgering.. now bringing in the All-Stars again...

btw.. just for future reference.. THIS.. is a total Nagano annoyed look..

he finally just snaps to laughter because seriously.. this is friggin' ridiculous to keep bringing him up during Yuuji's run

he just has to shake his head and ignore him.. just.. ignore the stupid announcer..

speaking of ignoring it's obvious that Yuuji is doing everything he can to ignore the stupid announcer and concentrate on his run..

C'mon.. you can do it.. just.. stay.. focused..

Just one other person has passed this and he's a Cliffer.. so you can do this.

okay on the first ring...

Nice! 2nd Ring and immediately got the ladder

finally gets around

leans forward..

and quickly grabs the 2nd set of chains!

and immediately grabs the ladder on the other side to get off this damned obstacle!

STQ'ers are in awe of such display!

turns himself around and .. starts to go up the ladder.. really high

Hmm unsure why he's that high.. but whatever..

yeah.. you can't swing that far when you are crammed up so high there Yuuji..

manages to grab the 2nd rope

and finally on the green bar of safety

er.. wtf is he doing? LOL

Ryo intently watching

okay.. he sat down.. LOL Was getting worried there for a moment..

okay! off he goes!

approaching the jump up..

doh he gets stuck but powers through it

okay.. will he stay on the stopper? We've seen him fly off it before..

Nagano intently watching

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! 3 time finalist baby!! WE GOT AN UNCLI FINAL!!!!!

waiting for the jump..

and he did it! LOL they are not as rambunctious as the last time he was there!

Nagano approves

Ryo is cheesing!

I'm flipping out just like Ube was at this time LOL We both got on twitter and lost our marbles ahahahahahha

Damn right!

and.. Ogasawara is at it again.. /sigh

say.. what?

oh.. Ogasawara is pissing of Nagano again....

Yuuji Urushihara 漆原裕治 - THIRD STAGE CLEAR!

sooooo happy for him!!!

replay of that easy looking clear.. it was just so effortless looking it was breathtaking honestly

This also shocked me how quickly he got through this.. I still don't like the obstacle though

and all those years practicing the pipe slider dismount at play here

He's back at the final and I'm sure TBS is not happy.. LOL

we've got 2 in the final..

will we have more?

he doesn't think so...

LOL sorry.. his faces with that spray is just priceless

but no he's not confident at all...

Here is our 2nd ever winner of Sasuke

Sasuke Ambassador around the world. Here he is with the Prime Minister of Malaysia

meeting fans in ANW2 last year in the USA

Meeting Levi

meeting Lee

meeting Ryo way back when all of UNCLI and the other STQ'ers chased the All-Stars around Japan in every event they did (and Bunpei actually competed...)

being bowed to when Yuuji won his final in Sasuke 24 showing how intrinsically linked the STQ'ers and UNCLI are to the All-Stars

TBS reminding us Ryo is in the final

and now is Yuuji. Both of whom he's seen grow and get better year by year

Nagano training at his boat

still in mourning

and raising his family

as we see Nagano and Asami has taught their child...

how to cane him.. LOL

My goodness how much time flies.. he's 2 now..

LOL Looks like they woke up Yamada and Shingo is cold?

LOL he's always got a mischievous grin on his face...

Damn.. he looks so damn lonely without Takeda there..

looks like Kaiou is finally out of gas and is asleep

Allstar - Makoto Nagano 長野誠

geez this intro is long LOL

well we know he won't need a step stool...

Ha! Clear without any issues

Lee pimping the Fanclub that doesn't exist yet..

Poor Asami looks worried..

doing okay on the Flying bar!

phew.. he clears the flying bar and immediately starts to look for the spray..

Yay he cleared!

Oh.. I see he has a Dad radar.. he woke up LOL

shhh.. go back to sleep..

hhmm... I was told that he said at some point that he wasn't going to pass this thing.

I assume it's here..

you can hear the other All-stars talking to him..

and he's just saying No.. shaking his head over and over and over..

See? They are trying to encourage him..

or at least trying LOL Look at Shingo cheesing...

Even Lee is trying to communicate to him with body language

but it's not happening..

he's already decided he's failing this..

with that established.. here we go..

first time on it.. so who knows right?

You know.. I did make a wisecrack about Kirin (beer) missing from the broadcast.. and of course.. NOW is when they come up..

anyway.. it's Nagano time so obviously all the sponsorship information gets plastered on his run

going up...

good he makes it!

and.. going for the small ledge...

Yuuji yelling encouragement while Ryo looks like he's enraptured..

Poor Asami...

he touches the ledge..

Gaaaah can't hang on!!

You can even see Lee losing it on the far right

he was really close too.. I wonder if he was in a better frame of mind he might have actually gotten this!

UNCLI hopes dashed as they wanted him in the final with them

contrary to some weird rumors.. they all really respect each other.. Hell these guys just about idolize him

waiting for the jump..

and the agony..

Shingo feeling it internally

and the jump...

And Asami gives her poor child a heart attack LOL

You know lady.. if you wanted me awake I can do it..

LOL Poor kid Poor wife

Allstar - Makoto Nagano 長野誠 - Death by Ultimate Cliffhanger

LOL and he's still cracking up.. raises his hand ...

to slap the water..

wish he had a better frame of mind though.. saying he was going to fail is almost like making it happen.. ya know?

LOL and so they fade off the Stage 3 with Nagano in the Septic Sludge..

All UNCLI Final coming up!

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