Tatayama Masaaki holds the current record for longest gap between appearances, competing in Sasuke 29 for the first time since Sasuke 3. The runner up is a tie between Omori Akira and Iijima Toyohisa, who each had a 15 tournament break (Sasuke 7 to Sasuke 23 for the former, Sasuke 14 to Sasuke 30 for the latter).
I'd love to see Tomokazu Tanaka beat that.
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Post by peytonblitz on Oct 19, 2014 9:21:12 GMT -5
Whenever I post facts I usually post them in bulk like this. Every renewal competition the first person to beat the first stage has never beaten the second stage. Yano Shinichi was the first person to beat stage one in Sasuke 1 but failed the Spider Walk(not going to specifically tell what part because it was considered three obstacles). Toshihiro Takeda was the first person to beat stage one in Sasuke 5 yet failed the Spider Walk in stage two. Takamasa Nagasaki was the first person to beat the new stage one in Sasuke 18 yet failed the very feared Salmon Ladder. Jun Sato was the first person to beat the first stage in Sasuke 25 yet failed the Unstable Bridge in stage 2. Koki Someya was the first person to beat stage one in Sasuke Rising 28 yet failed the new Swap Salmon Ladder in stage two.
Kazuhiko Akiyama's brother Kimihiro took on Sasuke twice (11 and 17) in his first attempt failed the new Balance Bridge and in his second and last attempt he failed somewhere in the first stage but was cut.
Most people do not know that Yuji Washimi (one of the two stage two competitors in Sasuke 19) competed in Sasuke 29 yet failed the Hedgehog.
Takuya Kawahara has competed 10 times and out of those has timed out on the first stage atleast 5 times. Some of his attempts are unknown because of cuts. Speaking of cuts Oyama Hirokazu has competed 5 times and has sadly been cut 4 of those times and the only showing being a digest.
These are all the facts I have right now and I'm too lazy to find more at the moment so yeah.