The last Kunoichi competition prior to this was in 2009, that was after coming back after the first time it ended with the last competition being in 2007, competitions were once a year, the majority of your list was at their peak of competition in the earlier tournaments. The rise of the female ANW competitors clearing has only been the past few years. Do people somehow not see how that'd be a bit skewed as far as competition.
Also for perspective, also in 2009 was the last time Nagano Makoto made it to the final stage in Sasuke, he has also since had his family grow and age catch up to him which both caused a restrict in training which led to a stage 1 failure streak and the choice to retire. I'm not saying Nagano is a perfect comparison here but this is more a point being made on the perspective of time of why it'd be an unfair edge to the ANW womens team.
The taping location has an English website for those who want a glimpse at where it is. Since it's a private event, it's not listed in the events page (not that I expected it to be considering there's still no official public name and only a tentative one on top of there only being the audience that's allowed for the lottery).
Hmm.. that's about the same size but different configuration. iirc Sportsman used the circle event hall (from interviews, etc.). Spodan I'm not sure they actually showed the outside so I can't compare without asking around. Either way the rooms are huge so it should be pretty big inside and all of them are larger than the arena used for the original Sasuke 1. That building was tiny and is now defunct anyway.
Edit: It is the same place as Sports Danshi. So if you want a comparison or what can fit in that size arena just look at that event.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2017 11:43:51 GMT -5 by arsenette
Yeah no one is talking about the format and I immediately saw the "Final" stage being after the 2nd. Given it is a reboot and they are changing the format to begin with I'm not freaking out. This is after all the exact same hall used for SpoDan. I'm looking forward to it. It's not like it was for 8 where we EXPECTED it to be just like 7 then wtfisthat came out. LOL As for it taping on Thursday.. it's a TV show. ANW would like a word with you. LOL Heh.. historically Sasuke used to be taped on a Monday so the fact that it moved to weekends during the Rising era got people kinda spoiled.