Post by arsenette on Jun 22, 2013 4:15:02 GMT -5
- Cutting mid-run into commercials: TBS LOVES to cut in the middle of runs. So you get
something like "oh he's about to jump".. (Insert beer commercial...)..
Then they are back from commercial and immediately right where they left
off. On rare occasions the person is back on the start line. Usually though it's literally right where they left off before the commercial.
- Frequency of commercials: - With the exception of Sasuke 28 (that started at 6:30 local time) they
usually don't get a lot of commercials in the first hour. As the night
progresses you will get more and more commercials. Last hour I assure you.. you will be screaming at the amount of commercials.
- There will be a news break: Usually around the middle of the 2nd stage (on average) we get a 5-10 minute news break. Just hang in there.. it will be over before you know it and they resume right where they left off.
- They don't finish at exactly top or bottom of the hour: Here in the USA we are used to (for the most part) having shows finish at exactly :00 or :30 however Japan doesn't do that. Even the main broadcast you will be finishing at 21:49. I know this trips up a lot of people when they first watch Sasuke.
Hopefully this will give you a heads up. Personally I love watching it even if I don't know all that they are saying. The commercials during the broadcast usually are just as fun as watching the tournament itself and adds to the experience. For those who want a glimpse of what to expect on Thursday, I strongly recommend watching Sasuke Navi on Sunday morning. That's a half hour preview of the show. Enjoy the broadcast!