This tournament will lack something once the shock value of the first viewing is removed, but it was still excellent.
Couldn't agree more. It was great because of the shocking and unexpected results. But if you take some time to reflect on this competition and the other 21, you'll realize that it was not the best...but pretty damn good.
I said it's one of the best becuase kind of like how in 10, Yamada was the only All Star to continue on to stage 3; in 19, it was the first time that none of the All Stars made it past stage 1 and it ended on stage 2; and here we are with this tournament, once again, none of the All Stars made it past stage 1, but we've got someone new to advance all the way to Final.
Other than having the usual rag-tag bunch to see perform well to advance, this season's 1st stage truly brings a new sense of skill and old fashioned luck to advance further.
I found it more of a mix between 19 and 7. 19 because the All-Stars let us down once again (that seems to be their theme these days), but 7 because the people who made it to Stage 2 generally did pretty well, and of course we had a new finalist.
Post by japantv1210 on Mar 31, 2009 15:30:26 GMT -5
I put it as "It was great, but it wasn't the best." I agree with the shock value statement, but I also feel that this could be the beginning of a new group of top serious competitors. Therefore, I feel that this tournament could be a top tournament in the future years.
I voted that it is up there, but not the best tournament ever.
I think it was a mix of several tournaments, and it really seemed to be the dawn of something new in Sasuke.
To me, it was the exact opposite of Sasuke 21. 21 was "traditional", mostly predictable, and the people with the highest numbers went the farthest. This was completely different and completely unpredictable.
Post by VenusHeadTrap on Mar 31, 2009 16:23:39 GMT -5
I see that it was great but not the best to most people, this one felt more psychologically depressing than the last one because of the 1st stage. It became more fun once the 2nd and 3rd stages came, just the 1st left a nasty bump on me after the show ended (Terek, Levi, David, Nagano, Yamada, and many more.) If I say it was great and wasn't the best, I'd put only 21 and 18 above it.