So recently I've noticed that there is a very large number of countries with their own versions of Sasuke nowadays. Every time I log on here I am learning of a new country or two. I think this is awesome but can someone clarify which countries are involved and give a summary of each of these new shows?
So far I know of: Japan USA UK Singapore Vietnam Turkey Sweden Saudi Arabia China EDIT: Also Malaysia Bahrain Denmark Possibly Russia
Am I missing any?
Can we get a summary of how each competition in each country will work (Is is the full four stages, is it a Japan qualifier, are there regional qualifiers?), who is running or associated with it (Inui, TBS, NBC?), and where to find episodes of each (maybe organized in the place)?
I think it would be awesome to have all this info organized. Thanks guys!
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2015 22:37:39 GMT -5 by cole77000
SASUKE Guessing Game Results: 26 (VI): 2nd (114 points)
There's Sasuke Malaysia, which served as a qualifying trials for Sasuke 27, as well as Ninja Bahrain.
X Warrior (China's Ninja Warrior) mentioned in its show description something about Russia being present in the finals. I don't know whether or not this is an indication of Russia having its own Sasuke spin-off.
Post by narcissus1916 on Jun 26, 2015 2:54:26 GMT -5
From what I gather... here's the stuff that has aired so far -
Ninja Warrior Sweden - spin off of ANW. One season, about eight episodes. Good, no frills ninja fun. Ninja Warrior UK - Just finished its first year, I think its tied to ANW too. The early episodes lean a bit heavily on laughing at people who fail obstacles, but there's some super solid runs in the latter half. Some fun twists on obstacles, too.
Sasuke Vietnam - Two episodes in, clearly a spin off of Sasuke. Kinda fun and daffy, though the course leaves a lot to be desired thus far.
I think Turkey has filmed but has yet to air. There's also sasuke malaysia (in english!) that served as the qualifiers. Fun but kinda unessential, like a prologue to the main event (Sasuke 27).
fastest time to reach the top wins, stage 1 time is not taken into account
Some things/thoughts about it:
- lenient time. one guy finished the course in 38 seconds! - (too) many people testing the trampoline before the jump hang - there were quite a few celebrity runs, featuring local artistes. In later episodes female celebrities had the option to start from the tarzan rope and just swing over and climb the ladder to the end. - one of the above-mentioned celebrities managed to complete the course (he's a martial artist from Hong Kong who lives and works in Singapore, and became famous through a local tv show featuring expatriates in Singapore speaking Mandarin). He did not attempt stage 2 - announcers Mike Kasem (son of Casey Kasem) and Hamish Brown were really annoying (both of them are local radio DJs). Generally trying too hard to be funny and adding little value to the show. If there's one thing i've taken away from the international competitions, it's the beauty of the SASUKE style of having just one announcer.
- The show was broadcast as 2 seasons. (same obstacles/same format across both seasons). Originally Season 1 winner and overall fastest for Stage 2, Isaiah How was the sole representative for SASUKE 28. Season 2 winner Alan Zhang (who was the fastest for stage 2 in season 2 but was slower than Isaiah in stage 2) went to Japan to accompany Isaiah and help him in training, but was told in Japan that he could compete.