The Nagano one is on this forums .. find the "official Sasuke Mania" thread (sorry too fried to look for it myself) and I'm sure blt stripped the picture and put it on the thread.
There are 5 pictures that exist .. Yamada, Takeda, Nagano, Akiyama, Yamamoto.. not sure about Shiratori.. haven't seen it if they did take it. I'm sure it was Sasuke 18 they took these. So far we have HQ's of Nagano and now Takeda.
I thought it was 17 since there was one of Akiyama (which we've seen but we haven't seen it high res)
Dang you are right.. it was 17.. I'm thinking before 18 and immediately wrote 18.. /sigh.. I have to think more before writing.. it is 17.
Hey, don't feel bad... you're getting fried with all the Sasuke 24 and ANW stuff and all like that.. Hell.. I'M getting fried by all of this and have no clue what time all the Navi and the Clip Show and the main broadcast of 24 is...
Right now I put up the initial information on my site (always check the top since the 24 information is there) and once we know it's actually for real (only Sato Hiromichi has it on his site and he has been pretty good in posting correct information.. but just being safe) I'll post links and time conversions.. at your age though you should be able to do them yourself
What's screwing me up too is Sasuke 23 in Taiwan still waiting on confirmation of the one in the USA and 24 in Japan information all mixing in my brain.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2009 13:21:33 GMT -5 by arsenette
Definitely NOT 20.. those set of pictures have existed for a long time and have been used by Muscle Park for when the park actually opened (After his victory and this month they celebrate the 3 year anniversary). Now I'm confused because I know Akiyama was not there for 18 and to my knowledge I haven't seen a Bunpei picture (doesn't mean it doesn't exist.. just saying). As for the race track.. it's actually a BMX course that's always there.. though I'm still confused as to when this happened... I'm still thinking 17 only because Nagano isn't tan at all in these pictures.
Hmm and just like that (just checked..) they added more information on Takeda's appearance this Sunday. blog.livedoor.jp/musclepark/archives/51442307.html Seems they are having another workshop thingie with him. These are actually pretty popular and they require a sign up just to participate. The bottom of the blog also mentions that there is a special guest on the 20th. No news yet who that person is.
Nevermind I went to SasukeMania site and they announced who's coming:
I don't think those are from 17. I remember seeing a brief shot of Nagano and Shingo before their third stage runs in 17. They were both barefoot and I remember noticing that Shingo's legs and feet were as dark as his arms and face, whereas Nagano's feet were pale compared to his arms and face. Nagano was definitely tanned during 17. Also, notice how bright Nagano's hair is in that pic? It looks like it had been dyed recently. In 17 his hair was darker, with only a little red in it. It had probably been a while since he'd dyed it and most of the color had grown out. My guess is that the picture is from 16. In 16 his hair looked like it had been dyed recently. I doubt the pic was before 16 because in 11, 13, 14, and 15 he didn't have his hair dyed at all, and in 12 only the top of his hair was dyed. Sasuke 17 was filmed in October, and the weather must have still been warm, considering that Nagano and Shingo went barefoot between their 2nd and 3rd stage runs and Shingo was barefoot and wearing shorts after his 3rd stage run. In 17 the weather was still warm enough for Nagano to have a tan. 16 was a winter tournament, so he wouldn't have a tan. Those pics are probably from 16.
16 - That's too far back. As for comparisons.. Nagano didn't look this way during 16. (Remember the break between 16 and 17 was almost a year). Also, more importantly - Muscle Park didn't even exist back then. My guess is that it's 18 or before 18. Just because this was in Midoriyama doesn't mean it was connected to a tournament.. which would explain Akiyama being there. I'm sure they were just publicity shots taken there. Nothing stops them from traveling to TBS for promotional stuff.
Last Edit: Dec 11, 2009 16:48:14 GMT -5 by arsenette