“SASUKE†to invade U.S. prime time

nerefir

私の占いは当たる
From http://www.tokyograph.com/news/27th-sasuke-to-invade-u-s-prime-time

U.S. television network NBC is planning to broadcast the popular TBS sports variety program “SASUKE†in a prime time slot this fall. This is said to be the first time that one of the four major U.S. broadcast television networks will air a live-action show from Japan.

“SASUKE†started in 1997 and has become known for pitting contestants against an extremely challenging obstacle course. The show has been broadcast in some form in 153 countries worldwide.

The cable channel G4 brought it to the United States under the name “Ninja Warrior,†and the remake called “American Ninja Warrior†is one of the channel’s highest rated shows. NBC, in an apparent partnership with G4, will broadcast the 27th “SASUKE†competition as the climax of the third season of “American Ninja Warrior,†which is scheduled to start this August. NBC has not yet announced a date for its broadcast.

It has also been announced that G4 and TBS are collaborating for a disaster relief project that will raise funds to be donated to the Red Cross. From April 29 to May 1, they plan to broadcast “Ninja Warrior Japan Relief,†a 50-hour-plus marathon that will be encouraging donations and running a charity auction.
Does Owner still come on this show?
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
So "Ninja Warrior" will now be on NBC... Alternative for G4.

I like the women's version as well. Rie Komiya... :wub:
 

Mr G

Fighting evil makes me thirsty
Awesome! I lost G4 when I changed satellite packages a while back. I'll be nice to see some "SASUKE" again.
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
:laugh: for some reason I had "once twice" on that post... :laugh:

Yeah, there are other game shows like Sasuke. The other one that I know of is: Viking: The Ultimate Obstacle Course, which also featured a few of the Ninja Warrior All stars.

I do hope that when NBC/G4 brings over Sasuke, that they'd also tag Kunoichi along. :anime:
 

Lynxara

Nice post!!
Bouken Red was there too.
I remember that episode! The announcers made a crack about him being the man who brought Japan all those tasty sausages. :D

I'm glad this is going to a new network, I always really enjoyed watching it. It kinda embodied the part of playing video games I see called "fiero"... the excitement that only comes with attempting a great challenge, whether you pass or fail.

I also like that Sasuke is so friggin' hard, even failing it can make you look really cool. It's all about how you carry yourself.
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
Later versions of the course became really hard as most of the All-star cast have been able to build themselves a comparable setup. The earlier revisions were not as much. The very first one with Shingo Yamamoto was done indoors and they had those short shorts on... :laugh:
 

FreedomR8G6B1

New Member
Does Owner still come on this show?
I can tell you that Kenjirou Ishimaru (aka Owner/Station Manager) and Genki Sudo (Luna Dopant) are the only two competitors in history to manage taking the rolling log with them when they fell into the water and it occured in the same tournament too.:laugh:
 

Kivat

Some kind of Beast mode
Later versions of the course became really hard as most of the All-star cast have been able to build themselves a comparable setup. The earlier revisions were not as much. The very first one with Shingo Yamamoto was done indoors and they had those short shorts on... :laugh:
lol Seriously? I thought NW started in the late 90's. That's when short short were getting out of "style" lol.
 
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