Oh and some lil behind the scenes info from friends who were in the audience at the taping: -They were told they could not jump from the top of Rolling Hill -They were not allowed to try to run across the Pipe Hold -Every time someone grabbed one of the poles on the Fishbone they would stop filming to check everything for safety and reiterated "Do not grab the poles!" -One girl clung onto a pole to try to stop herself falling and went almost all the way upside down. This wasn't shown in the broadcast but friend wasn't surprised as they had to emergency stop the Fishbone (and yell at everyone again to not grab the poles!) -People in the audience were pretty convinced at one point that nobody would pass and were thinking the time limit was impossible (then were later proved very wrong lol) -Some of the competitors went to hang out in the audience afterwards -The stunt woman from Taiwan who had both her runs digested was apparently a lovely person and they were mad she wasn't shown. -Despite being indoors, it was freezing, which (other than logistics of creating pools) might explain why there wasn't much water.
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Post by RiderLeangle on Feb 12, 2017 16:14:14 GMT -5
So my thoughts after watching the broadcast:
Aesthetics (as in graphics and lighting, NOT Inui perv choices) were great, and the in building choices seemed to be inspired by ANW and I mean that in a good way because aesthetics are something ANW is good at.
Can't wait to see the Fishbone in 33, it was a good obstacle
X Bridge was much bigger than I expected, I expected a scale closer to the Floating Tiles it was based on. (I assume this is how it would be if X-Warrior ripped off ANW7 instead of ANW6 )
That Surfer at #19 gave me war flashbacks because her Fishbone fail was pretty much a mirror of my Bridge of Blades fail in ANW6, like different obstacle but it was exactly the same
Competitor ordering should have been done better, seemed like they grouped everyone with a shot near the end which made the middle part of the Red Stage really drag on...
Although speaking of that Mizuno's fail was pretty surprising
Blue Stage needs an overhaul, it was nice seeing some Sasuke carryovers like the Spider Walk and Cliffhanger but it seemed like only 2 obstacles were giving anyone any chance of failing, Sponge Bridge (I.E. the ONLY failed obstacle in the stage) and Waver Bridge, didn't seem like there were any struggles elsewhere...
Final Stage was a good design, time limit seems fair but it's not too easy of a stage either.
Very satisfied with how the tournament went, I saw the commercials so I had an idea of who went where recognizing their attire, but going as long as the show did without a clear still shocked me. I loved the presentation/graphics; some elements I prefer to Sasuke at the moment in that regard. I like how up front the "STAGE CLEAR" graphic was as opposed to the subdued nature of Sasuke where a clear is only marked by the nameplate.
There were only 6 competitors that weren't shown in either broadcast or Navi, which I think is solid, if not unfortunate for them. I also didn't like Chen being digested both her runs, especially with how long it took to get them. Fishbone took out 21 I believe, some of those, like Rena and Mizuno were really unfortunate. Between Sasuke and Kunoichi, if an obstacle is called the X-Bridge you can expect it to be ineffective lol. When Izumi cleared, I was convinced we had two Blue Stage clears because I was sure Ayano was going to clear. Shame neither got to do 33. Hopefully Kana does well. Even in a reboot, Sponge Bridge may have a different name but it's still a significant competitor killer, everyone failed there outside of Izumi's clear.
If someone is going to be an idiot.. I have the right to call them out for what they are. Lord knows everyone does it to me when I do it.
Post by dudesky1000 on Feb 12, 2017 16:43:05 GMT -5
As others have said, I think this was an awesome reboot to Kunoichi and it really bodes well for the future of the franchise. The presentation was excellent, the editing was some of the best we've seen in the Sasuke pantheon, and there was plenty of drama considering there were only a handful of familiar competitors and only 50 total.
On the balance I actually think the Red Stage was tougher than the Blue Stage. The only obstacle in Red that was kind of useless was the X Bridge– everything else was a serious threat. The only ones in Blue that seemed really difficult, as Rider mentioned were the Sponge Bridge and Waver Bridge. While it was nice they brought in the Spider Walk and Cliffhanger, I felt they were nerfed a bit too much. The Conveyor on the other hand has the potential to be epic. Imagine if we get a kanzenseiha and the Conveyor gets put on an upward slant! I think the Spider Walk would have been better in Red and the Cliffhanger would have been a bit more intimidating if the platform were a bit further away (making them climb across the second ledge a bit further). If I hadn't been spoiled going into it, I would have seriously began to doubt that anyone would clear Red once Mika failed.
Of the new obstacles, I liked the Fish Bone, the last one in Red with the ball, and the Ledge thingy in Blue. The Slider Walk (?) seemed strangely easy/awkward, and the Pole Ride/Grab/Ratings Grabber (?) was hilarious, cringeworthy and kinda hot at the same time. The Final Stage just looked ultra cool and proved itself to be a formidable challenge.
I have no idea what Yamada was doing there and what he was saying but I found it very amusing. I thought it was really cool that they made an effort to show nearly every single competitor, and I thought the digests were necessary. The results they had to deal with in post could have made this show a grueling slog, but it managed to stay exciting and unpredictable. Love the opening/animation/overall aesthetic.
I really hope this will live on as its own show and not have to ride the coattails of SASUKE, because it really proved itself here. Hopefully it is actually Kunoichi which will help SASUKE in this case, by reminding everyone that it still exists and start building hype.
Higher! Higher! We can't stop the tower's gettin' higher! Higher!
This is a slight aside/tease related to Kunoichi, but Sasuke Indonesia teased a version of the sponge bridge for their season 2 last night. After the mayhem it caused in K9, it'll be interesting to see how it works in Sasuke, especially on an earlier stage.
Post by LusitaniaAngel313 on Feb 12, 2017 20:30:14 GMT -5
I was able to watch it and I'm with everyone. VERY GOOD REBOOT! I recognize the other announcer as the one who commentated SASUKE 31 a bit. I know it because of Shingo and Toshihiro's run back then. Anyways I do hope they can continue doing this every so often.
Kunoichi was an awesome tournament. The red stage was amazing but the blue stage blew me away. Obstacles like the conveyor belt,spider walk and cliffhanger really surprised me. I always loved that version of the final stage. It reminds me of the sasuke final stage from tournaments 5-17 and 29-31. Even though there wasn't a winner, this tournament lived up to the hype.
SASUKE 35 Guessing Game: 29th Place SASUKE 36 Guessing Game: 8th Place SASUKE 37 Guessing Game: 18th Place SASUKE 38 Guessing Game: 17th Place