History Series / NinjaWarrior

6th Jan '18 8:31:02 PM nombretomado
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** In the UK, Creator/TheBBC cancelled Series/TotalWipeout - and {{ITV}} promptly commissioned Series/NinjaWarriorUK, thus reversing this trope.

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** In the UK, Creator/TheBBC cancelled Series/TotalWipeout - and {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} promptly commissioned Series/NinjaWarriorUK, thus reversing this trope.
19th Oct '17 10:53:03 PM safind
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At its core, ''Sasuke'' works like an obstacle course [[PlatformHell with the difficulty knob turned up to "Nightmare Mode" before getting broken off]]. A competitor gets one attempt at a [[NoDamageRun perfect run]], and if they go off-course on any obstacle or [[TimedMission run out of time]] on timed segments, they must wait until the next competition for another shot. ''Sasuke'' eventually turned into a national phenomenon in Japan, where regulars and champions from the course get near-instant recognition. A total of thirty-one competitions--about two per year--have happened since the show's inception.

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At its core, ''Sasuke'' works like an obstacle course [[PlatformHell with the difficulty knob turned up to "Nightmare Mode" before getting broken off]]. A competitor gets one attempt at a [[NoDamageRun perfect run]], and if they go off-course on any obstacle or [[TimedMission run out of time]] on timed segments, they must wait until the next competition for another shot. ''Sasuke'' eventually turned into a national phenomenon in Japan, where regulars and champions from the course get near-instant recognition. A total of thirty-one thirty-four competitions--about two per year--have happened since the show's inception.



* In Stage 4, any remaining competitor(s) must ascend to the top of a large tower within a stringent time limit. One version features a two-stage climb of 75 feet that uses a spider-wall method for the first half and an open rope climb the rest of the way. Another version challenges competitors to make a straight-up fifty-foot rope climb. A third version replaces the Spider Climb with a rope ladder. A fourth version of this stage--first seen in the 27th competition--reduces the tower in height to 66 feet and brings back a rope climb similar to the first version of Stage 4. A higher 75-foot high variation of the fourth version was used in the 28th competition, but was replaced by a 78-foot variation of the Spider Climb/Rope Climb version in the next competition.

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* In Stage 4, any remaining competitor(s) must ascend to the top of a large tower within a stringent time limit. One version features a two-stage climb of 75 feet that uses a spider-wall method for the first half and an open rope climb the rest of the way. Another version challenges competitors to make a straight-up fifty-foot rope climb. A third version replaces the Spider Climb with a rope ladder. A fourth version of this stage--first seen in the 27th competition--reduces the tower in height to 66 feet and brings back a rope climb similar to the first version of Stage 4. A higher 75-foot high variation of the fourth version was used in the 28th competition, but was replaced by a 78-foot variation of the Spider Climb/Rope Climb version in the next competition.
competition. The current version (As of SASUKE 32), which is 82-feet, consists of a Spider Climb followed up by a Salmon Ladder for the first two-thirds, before ending with the rope climb.



Out of the 3,200 attempts across all 32 competitions to date, only '''four men''' have ever defeated the entire course--a success rate of 0.125%. [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to Stage 4, and each one failed. In another, a re-designed course with harder obstacles ensured that ''no one'' made it past Stage 2.

''Sasuke'' allows women to compete, though only one woman has ever completed Stage 1--but the all-female ''Kunoichi'' gives women their own spotlight. ''Kunoichi'' follows the same rules as ''Sasuke''--and even films at the same location--though it occurs less frequently (only eight competitions have occured to date, which averages out to one per year) and uses obstacles that focus more on balance and speed. Out of the 800 attempts across all eight competitions to date, one woman (Ayako Miyake) completed the entire course '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome three times in a row]]''', and two other women also finished the entire course (both accomplished the feat during the 8th competition).

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Out of the 3,200 3,400 attempts across all 32 34 competitions to date, only '''four men''' have ever defeated the entire course--a success rate of about 0.125%.118%. [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, competition (SASUKE 3), a half-dozen competitors made it to Stage 4, and each one failed. In another, a re-designed course with harder obstacles ensured that ''no one'' made it past Stage 2.

2 (SASUKE 19).

''Sasuke'' allows women to compete, though only one woman has ever completed Stage 1--but the all-female ''Kunoichi'' gives women their own spotlight. ''Kunoichi'' follows the same rules as ''Sasuke''--and even films at the same location--though it occurs less frequently (only eight ten competitions have occured occurred to date, which averages out to one per year) and uses obstacles that focus more on balance and speed. Out of the 800 attempts across all eight competitions a total of ten tournaments to date, one woman (Ayako Miyake) completed the entire course '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome three times in a row]]''', and two other women also finished the entire course (both accomplished the feat during the 8th competition).
competition). ''Kunoichi'' went on an eight year hiatus between the 8th and 9th competitions, finally resuming in 2017. The most recent tournaments have taken place indoors, similar to the first ''Sasuke'' competition, but only have 50 competitors compete instead of 100. In addition, the stages have become more similar to their ''Sasuke'' counterparts, featuring more obstacles from the men's course.



Back in Japan, ''Sasuke'' went on an extended hiatus following the 27th tournament due to the bankruptcy of [=Monster9=], the show's original production company. After a year-and-a-half, TBS revived the competition with the 28th competition in December 2012 and the 29th competition in June 2013, under the title of ''SASUKE RISING''. The 30th tournament, which aired in July 2014, broke the twice-a-year pattern in favor of an annual one. By this time, ''American Ninja Warrior'' had [[ChannelHop moved]] from [=G4=] (shortly before the network itself disappeared from the airwaves) to {{Creator/NBC}}, with repeats airing on both the NBC-owned Esquire and USA networks.

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Back in Japan, ''Sasuke'' went on an extended hiatus following the 27th tournament due to the bankruptcy of [=Monster9=], the show's original production company. After a year-and-a-half, TBS revived the competition with the 28th competition in December 2012 and the 29th competition in June 2013, under the title of ''SASUKE RISING''. The 30th tournament, which aired in July 2014, broke the twice-a-year pattern in favor of an annual one. one, as well as returning to the original ''SASUKE'' title. By this time, ''American Ninja Warrior'' had [[ChannelHop moved]] from [=G4=] (shortly before the network itself disappeared from the airwaves) to {{Creator/NBC}}, with repeats airing on both the NBC-owned Esquire and USA networks.
networks. 2017 would later have the twice-a-year pattern return, though it is unknown if it will remain that way for now.



* DistaffCounterpart: The ladies-only spin-off ''Kunoichi'' (''aka'' "Women of Ninja Warrior") has a different set of obstacles focusing on balance and agility instead of upper-body strength. As mentioned above, it's still very difficult.

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* DistaffCounterpart: The ladies-only spin-off ''Kunoichi'' (''aka'' "Women of Ninja Warrior") has a different set of obstacles focusing on balance and agility instead of upper-body strength.strength, though strength has become more prominent starting from the ninth competition. As mentioned above, it's still very difficult.



* FauxActionGirl: Yuko Mizuno; she's a very accomplished woman, but has suffered a lot of bad luck lately.

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* FauxActionGirl: Yuko Mizuno; she's a very accomplished woman, but has suffered a lot of bad luck lately.in later tournaments.



* GameBreakingBug: Every now-and-then some obstacle on the course comes apart, and causes the contestant to lose. The Barrel Roll of early competitions is possibly most notable for randomly falling off the tracks every now and then.
** Most recently, [[spoiler: Levi Meeuwenburg took on the second stage and jumped on a sliding bar obstacle when the bar jumped the track and dropped him into the water, disqualifying him.]]

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* GameBreakingBug: Every now-and-then some obstacle on the course comes apart, and causes the contestant to lose. The Barrel Roll Rolling Log of early competitions is possibly most notable for randomly falling off the tracks every now and then.
** Most recently, [[spoiler: Levi Meeuwenburg took on the second stage and jumped on a sliding bar obstacle the Slider Drop when the bar jumped the track and dropped him into the water, disqualifying him.]]



** Makoto Nagano fell victim to one of these during Stage 1's slide jump. While the obstacle worked fine for everyone else, part of the rope attached to the slider was stuck on the outside railing, which caused the slider to stop too many feet away from the net, and made the jump towards the net impossibly long. After Nagano complained about the rope getting cut off, the officials took a second look, and agreed with him, thus disqualifying his attempt. The good news and bad news: Nagano has to do the ''entire course'' over again. [[spoiler: He succeeds]].

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** Makoto Nagano fell victim to one of these during Stage 1's slide jump.Slider Jump. While the obstacle worked fine for everyone else, part of the rope attached to the slider was stuck on the outside railing, which caused the slider to stop too many feet away from the net, and made the jump towards the net impossibly long. After Nagano complained about the rope getting cut off, the officials took a second look, and agreed with him, thus disqualifying his attempt. The good news and bad news: Nagano has to do the ''entire course'' over again. [[spoiler: He succeeds]].



** SASUKE 32 suffered from very damp conditions that caused several competitors to slip on obstacles like the TIE Fighter and Flying Bar. Drew Dreschel nearly timed out on the Warped Wall because of this.



** Trampolinist Daisuke Nakata was the victim of a hit-and-run prior to Sasuke 17, leaving him with severely weakened grip strength. The effects are clearly seen when he attempts the third stage of the tournament, unable to make it past the Arm Rings, the first obstacle. He competes again in Sasuke 20, but he's unable to get past the Salmon Ladder.

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** Trampolinist Daisuke Nakata was the victim of a hit-and-run prior to shortly after Sasuke 17, 13, leaving him with severely weakened grip strength. The effects are clearly seen when he attempts the third stage of the tournament, unable to make it past the Arm Rings, the first obstacle. He competes competed again in Sasuke 20, 21, but he's he was unable to get past the Salmon Ladder.



** Makoto Nagano injured his hamstring in Sasuke 29, and barely managed to make it to the Double Warped Wall before timing out.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Makoto Nagano on one occasion had the actually rather clever idea to grab the resting bar before the Devil's Swing to build up momentum. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, this only resulted in the obstacle repeatedly getting stuck behind the resting bar. And then [[UnwinnableByMistake when he tried to make the jump to the final obstacle, he accidentally knocked it out of reach and failed the course.]]]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Makoto Nagano on one occasion In Sasuke 16, Bunpei Shiratori had the actually rather clever idea to grab the resting bar before the Devil's Swing to build up momentum. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, this only resulted in the obstacle repeatedly getting stuck behind the resting bar.bar when Makato Nagano attempted the strategy. And then [[UnwinnableByMistake when he tried to make the jump to the final obstacle, he accidentally knocked it out of reach and failed the course.]]]]



** [[RealityEnsues And unfortunately, this has caused several competitors to be injured. The Rope Glider for instance, caused several injuries, prompting its removal in the next competition.]] SASUKE 28 and onwards have been doing relatively well to subvert this trope as a result.



** The best of these is Levi Meeuwenberg; in the 20th Competition, he got further than any other competitor..is ''immediately asked back'' for the next tournament.

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** The best of these is Levi Meeuwenberg; in the 20th Competition, he got further than any other competitor..is competitor and was ''immediately asked back'' for the next tournament.



* RegularCharacter: Yamamoto Shingo has run in all 31 ''Sasuke'' courses. He is the ''only'' competitor to do so.

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** [[spoiler:After SASUKE 32 however, Nagano retired for real. Bunpei Shiratori has also stopped competing, his last tournament being SASUKE 30.]]
* RegularCharacter: Yamamoto Shingo has run in all 31 34 ''Sasuke'' courses. He is the ''only'' competitor to do so.


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** SASUKE 32 saw the creation of the Ultra-Crazy Cliffhanger, where you have to jump backwards ''twice'', with the second ledge curving inwards. The final ledge also moves up and down automatically, making the second jump even more difficult to time. Oh, and remember the Vertical Limit? It comes '''directly after the Cliffhanger with no break zones''', and it's been divided up into three sections, with each section being further from the other. As of SASUKE 34, no one's been able to make it to the first transition of the Vertical Limit.
23rd May '17 10:57:14 PM StevieWillShowYou
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''Ninja Warrior'' serves as the American title of ''Sasuke'', a Japanese sports entertainment program -- no, not that kind of [[ProfessionalWrestling sports entertainment]] -- made famous through Creator/G4TV's Americanization. ''Ninja Warrior'' has grown in popularity thanks specifically to its heightened exposure via American television, it even airs regularly in Australia on Creator/{{SBS2}}. G4 would continue to air ''Ninja Warrior'' in the US through 2013.

At its core, ''Sasuke'' works like an obstacle course [[PlatformHell with the difficulty knob turned up to "Nightmare Mode" before getting broken off]]. A competitor gets one try at a [[NoDamageRun perfect run]], and if they go off-course on any obstacle or [[TimedMission run out of time]] on timed segments, they don't get another shot until the next competition. ''Sasuke'' eventually turned into a national phenomenon in Japan, where regulars and champions from the course get near-instant recognition. A total of thirty-one competitions -- about two per year -- have happened since the show's inception.

The ''Sasuke'' course sits at the base of Midoriyama, regardless of weather conditions; competitors have to learn how to adjust to extreme heat, cold, or rain if they hope to beat the course. Each competition traditionally begins in the afternoon, then continues for as long as it takes all one hundred competitors to either fail or complete the course. The individual stages and obstacles can change from one tournament to the other, but the general purposes of each stage remain the same:

* In Stage 1, competitors have to clear obstacles focused on testing speed and agility within a set time limit.
* In Stage 2, competitors have to clear obstacles focused on testing strength and endurance -- especially upper body strength -- within a set time limit.
* Stage 3 has no timer thanks to the obstacles focusing more on a competitor's overall strength. The last three obstacles don't have a place to stop and relax, which further ratchets up the challenge factor.
* Stage 4, the last stage, generally works the same no matter what: any competitor lucky enough to get this far must ascend to the top of a large tower within a ''very'' stringent time limit. One version features a two-stage climb 75 feet using a spider-wall method for the first half and an open rope climb the rest of the way. Another version challenges competitors to make a straight-up fifty-foot rope climb. A third version replaces the Spider Climb with a rope ladder. A fourth version of this stage -- first seen in the 27th competition -- reduces the tower in height to 66 feet and brings a rope climb similar to the first version of Stage 4 back. A higher 75 feet high variation of the fourth version was used briefly in the 28th competition, but was replaced by a 78 feet variation of the Spider Climb/Rope Climb version in the next competition.

Each stage, including the final stage, ends in one of two ways: a competitor fails via falling off an obstacle or not finishing in time or failing via disqualification on certain obstacles[[note]]Cannot use hands on Slack Ladder or Dancing Stones. Also, Spider Walk and its variants must be done barehanded, which comes after Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction required gloves for safety reasons.[[/note]], or they clear the stage and hits the trigger button (or crosses a finish line) at the end of the stage. A competitor could technically clear every obstacle during a stage and ''still'' fail the run because they didn't hit the trigger in time. (In one case, the competitor didn't even '''know''' about the trigger.)

Out of the 32 competitions (3,200 attempts) to date, only '''four men''' have defeated the entire course (a success rate of 0.125%). [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to the final stage -- only for each one to systematically fail. In another, thanks to the redesigned course, ''no one'' made it past level 2.

''Sasuke'' allows women to compete, and only one woman has ever completed Stage 1 -- but the all-female ''Kunoichi'' gives women their own spotlight. ''Kunoichi'' follows the same rules as ''Sasuke'' -- and even films at the same location -- but it occurs less frequently (only eight competitions have occured to date, which averages out to one per year) and uses obstacles that focus more on balance and speed. Out of the eight competitions (800 attempts), one woman -- Ayako Miyake -- completed the entire course '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome three times in a row]]''', and two other women have also finished the entire course (both accomplished the feat during the 8th competition).

In 2007, G4 held an "American Ninja Challenge" and chose the best competitors from this challenge to try out for ''Sasuke'''s 19th competition. From then on, G4 would run a new "Ninja Challenge" that coincides with upcoming ''Sasuke'' competitions. The popularity of the contest eventually led [=G4=] to film the first-ever ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'', an all-American edition of the competition. [=G4=] filmed this competition in Japan on the ''Sasuke'' course, but limited the competition to ten finalists. The eight-part special, which covered both the tryouts and the actual competition in Japan, premiered in December 2009.

In later years, the show has worked like a ''Series/{{Survivor}}''-type reality show, with three teams of five men competing against each other to receive a shot to compete at the actual ''Sasuke'' competition. Then, in 2012, ''ANW'' took on a new format for its fourth season. Competitors now try out in regionals across the county to earn a shot at the finals in Las Vegas, where a fully complete ''Sasuke'' course has been created for the American contestants. The finals are similar to the traditional ''Sasuke'' tournaments, with a full list of 100 competitors taking a shot at the four-stage course, and a cash prize for a final reward. This new format has continued through to the present seasons.

Meanwhile, back in Japan, ''Sasuke'' went on a long hiatus in Japan following the 27th tournament, due to the bankruptcy of Monster9, the original production company. After a year-and-a-half long wait, TBS revived the competition for 28th tournament in December 2012 and the 29th tournament in June 2013 under the title of ''SASUKE RISING''. The 30th tournament, which aired in July 2014, broke the twice-a-year pattern in favor of an annual one. By this time, and shortly before the network itself disappeared from the airwaves, ''American Ninja Warrior'' [[ChannelHop moved from]] G4 to {{Creator/NBC}}, with repeats on the Esquire Network.

''SASUKE RISING 31'' aired in July 2015.

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''Ninja Warrior'' serves as is the American title of ''Sasuke'', a Japanese sports entertainment program -- no, not that kind of [[ProfessionalWrestling sports entertainment]] -- made famous through Creator/G4TV's Americanization. ''Ninja Warrior'' has grown in popularity thanks specifically to its heightened exposure via American television, television; it even airs regularly in Australia on Creator/{{SBS2}}. G4 would continue to air ''Ninja Warrior'' in the US through 2013.

Creator/{{SBS2}}.

At its core, ''Sasuke'' works like an obstacle course [[PlatformHell with the difficulty knob turned up to "Nightmare Mode" before getting broken off]]. A competitor gets one try attempt at a [[NoDamageRun perfect run]], and if they go off-course on any obstacle or [[TimedMission run out of time]] on timed segments, they don't get another shot must wait until the next competition.competition for another shot. ''Sasuke'' eventually turned into a national phenomenon in Japan, where regulars and champions from the course get near-instant recognition. A total of thirty-one competitions -- about competitions--about two per year -- have year--have happened since the show's inception.

The ''Sasuke'' course sits at the base of Midoriyama, regardless of weather conditions; conditions, which means the one hundred competitors have looking to learn how to finish the course that day must adjust to extreme heat, cold, or rain if they hope to beat the course.rain. Each competition traditionally begins in the afternoon, then continues for as long as it takes all one hundred competitors to either fail or complete the course. The individual stages and obstacles can change from one tournament competition to the other, but next, yet the general purposes purpose of each stage remain remains the same:

* In Stage 1, competitors have to must clear obstacles focused on testing speed and agility within a set time limit.
* In Stage 2, competitors have to must clear obstacles focused on testing strength and endurance -- especially endurance--especially upper body strength -- within strength--within a set time limit.
* In Stage 3 has no timer thanks to the 3, competitors must clear obstacles focusing more focused on a competitor's testing their overall strength. The This stage has no timer, and the last three obstacles don't have a place do not allow the competitor to stop and relax, relax between obstacles, which further ratchets up raises the challenge factor.
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* In Stage 4, the last stage, generally works the same no matter what: any competitor lucky enough to get this far remaining competitor(s) must ascend to the top of a large tower within a ''very'' stringent time limit. One version features a two-stage climb of 75 feet using that uses a spider-wall method for the first half and an open rope climb the rest of the way. Another version challenges competitors to make a straight-up fifty-foot rope climb. A third version replaces the Spider Climb with a rope ladder. A fourth version of this stage -- first stage--first seen in the 27th competition -- reduces competition--reduces the tower in height to 66 feet and brings back a rope climb similar to the first version of Stage 4 back. 4. A higher 75 feet 75-foot high variation of the fourth version was used briefly in the 28th competition, but was replaced by a 78 feet 78-foot variation of the Spider Climb/Rope Climb version in the next competition.

Each stage, including the final stage, ends can end in one of two ways: (1) a competitor fails via falling off an obstacle or not finishing in time or failing via disqualification on certain obstacles[[note]]Cannot use hands on Slack Ladder or Dancing Stones. Also, Spider Walk and its variants must be done barehanded, which comes after Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction required gloves for safety reasons.[[/note]], or (2) they clear the stage and hits the either hit a trigger button (or crosses or cross a finish line) line at the end of the stage. A competitor could technically clear every obstacle during a stage and ''still'' fail the run because they didn't do not hit the trigger in time. (In one case, the competitor didn't did not even '''know''' know about the trigger.)

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Out of the 3,200 attempts across all 32 competitions (3,200 attempts) to date, only '''four men''' have ever defeated the entire course (a course--a success rate of 0.125%).125%. [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to the final stage -- only for Stage 4, and each one to systematically fail. failed. In another, thanks to the redesigned course, a re-designed course with harder obstacles ensured that ''no one'' made it past level Stage 2.

''Sasuke'' allows women to compete, and though only one woman has ever completed Stage 1 -- but 1--but the all-female ''Kunoichi'' gives women their own spotlight. ''Kunoichi'' follows the same rules as ''Sasuke'' -- and ''Sasuke''--and even films at the same location -- but location--though it occurs less frequently (only eight competitions have occured to date, which averages out to one per year) and uses obstacles that focus more on balance and speed. Out of the 800 attempts across all eight competitions (800 attempts), to date, one woman -- Ayako Miyake -- (Ayako Miyake) completed the entire course '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome three times in a row]]''', and two other women have also finished the entire course (both accomplished the feat during the 8th competition).

In 2007, G4 [=G4=] held an "American Ninja Challenge" and chose the best competitors from this challenge to try out for ''Sasuke'''s 19th competition. From then on, G4 would run a new "Ninja Challenge" that coincides coincided with an upcoming ''Sasuke'' competitions.competition. The popularity of the contest eventually led [=G4=] to film the first-ever ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'', an all-American edition of the competition. [=G4=] filmed this competition in Japan on the actual ''Sasuke'' course, but though it limited the competition to ten finalists.finalists rather than run the traditional 100 competitors. The eight-part special, which covered both the tryouts and the actual competition in Japan, premiered in December 2009.

In later years, the show has worked like ''American Ninja Warrior'' became a ''Series/{{Survivor}}''-type reality show, with three teams of five men competing against each other to receive a shot to compete at the actual ''Sasuke'' competition. Then, in In 2012, ''ANW'' took on a new format for its fourth season. season: Competitors now try out in regionals across the county to earn a shot at the finals in Las Vegas, where a fully complete ''Sasuke'' course has been created for the American contestants. The finals are similar to the traditional ''Sasuke'' tournaments, with a full list of 100 competitors taking a shot at the four-stage course, and a cash prize for a final reward. This new format has continued through to the present seasons.

Meanwhile, back Back in Japan, ''Sasuke'' went on a long an extended hiatus in Japan following the 27th tournament, tournament due to the bankruptcy of Monster9, [=Monster9=], the show's original production company. After a year-and-a-half long wait, year-and-a-half, TBS revived the competition for with the 28th tournament competition in December 2012 and the 29th tournament competition in June 2013 2013, under the title of ''SASUKE RISING''. The 30th tournament, which aired in July 2014, broke the twice-a-year pattern in favor of an annual one. By this time, and shortly ''American Ninja Warrior'' had [[ChannelHop moved]] from [=G4=] (shortly before the network itself disappeared from the airwaves, ''American Ninja Warrior'' [[ChannelHop moved from]] G4 airwaves) to {{Creator/NBC}}, with repeats airing on both the NBC-owned Esquire Network.

''SASUKE RISING 31'' aired in July 2015.
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!! ''Ninja Warrior'' / ''Sasuke'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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!! ''Ninja Warrior'' / ''Sasuke'' contains examples of includes the following tropes:tropes:



** Channel guides list the Kunoichi competitions as ''Kunoichi Women's''. A kunoichi is the term for a female ninja.

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** Channel guides list the Kunoichi competitions as ''Kunoichi Women's''. A kunoichi is the term for a female ninja.The word "kunoichi" essentially means "female ninja".



*** He topped that in the 24th tournament by becoming the third man to ever beat the entire course. Then did it AGAIN in the 27th tournament by being the only man to do it twice.

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*** He topped that in the 24th tournament by becoming the third man to ever beat the entire course. Then he did it AGAIN again in the 27th tournament by being becoming the only man to do it twice.



* BoringFailureHero: Katsumi "Mr. Sasuke" Yamada is a notable subversion. Not only has he never managed to obtain Total Victory, but from the 14th tournament on he hasn't even managed to complete the first stage. The fact that he's focused his life completely on this (which cost him his job and his family) makes it all the more heartbreaking. Nevertheless, he is considered an All-Star and fans (as well as the other All-Stars) continue to cheer him on for him to one day reach on top of Midoriyama.
* [[BoringInvincibleHero Boring Invincible Heroine]]: Averted with Ayako Miyake, who has managed to win the Kunoichi competition 3 times consecutively. It helps that the obstacles are replaced with new (and more difficult) ones which makes the odds of winning even lower, let alone doing so twice. Even more so as [[ShockingElimination she was actually eliminated at the second stage in her fourth competition]]. [[invoked]]
* ContestWinnerCameo: Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, G4 and ''Sasuke''[='s=] producers auctioned off a spot in the 27th tournament, with the proceeds going to the recovery efforts. The winner's run was shown, and though he failed on the First Stage he said he was honored to be there at all and glad that his money would be helping people.

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* BoringFailureHero: Katsumi "Mr. Sasuke" Yamada is a notable subversion. Not only has he never managed to obtain Total Victory, but from the 14th tournament on on, he hasn't has not even managed to complete the first stage. The fact that he's he has focused his life completely on this competition (which cost him his job and his family) makes it all the more heartbreaking. Nevertheless, he is considered an All-Star and fans (as well as the other All-Stars) continue to cheer him on for him to one day reach on the top of Midoriyama.
* [[BoringInvincibleHero Boring Invincible Heroine]]: Averted with Ayako Miyake, who has managed to win the Kunoichi competition 3 three times consecutively.in a row. It helps that the obstacles are replaced with new (and more difficult) ones which makes the odds of winning even lower, let alone doing so twice. Even more so as [[ShockingElimination she was actually eliminated at the second stage in her fourth competition]]. [[invoked]]
* ContestWinnerCameo: Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, G4 and ''Sasuke''[='s=] producers auctioned off a spot in the 27th tournament, with the proceeds going to the recovery efforts. The winner's run was shown, and though he failed on the First Stage he said he was honored to be there at all and glad that his money would be helping people.
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16th Mar '17 3:11:17 PM creepingdeath
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** Similarly with Rie Komiya, who's first name routinely pronounced like "Rye" by the announcer, when it should be "ree-yay".
4th Dec '16 5:47:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Pretty much all the serious competitors, and even a few somewhat silly ones like comedian Wakky.
27th Jul '16 3:54:57 PM nombretomado
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** In the UK, TheBBC cancelled Series/TotalWipeout - and {{ITV}} promptly commissioned Series/NinjaWarriorUK, thus reversing this trope.

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** In the UK, TheBBC Creator/TheBBC cancelled Series/TotalWipeout - and {{ITV}} promptly commissioned Series/NinjaWarriorUK, thus reversing this trope.
13th Jul '16 12:03:24 AM navaash
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Out of the 31 competitions (3,100 attempts) to date, only '''four men''' have defeated the entire course (a success rate of 0.13%). [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to the final stage -- only for each one to systematically fail. In another, thanks to the redesigned course, ''no one'' made it past level 2.

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Out of the 31 32 competitions (3,100 (3,200 attempts) to date, only '''four men''' have defeated the entire course (a success rate of 0.13%).125%). [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to the final stage -- only for each one to systematically fail. In another, thanks to the redesigned course, ''no one'' made it past level 2.
14th Jun '16 10:53:13 PM FordPrefect
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Out of the 31 competitions (3,100 attempts) to date, only '''four men''' have defeated the entire course (a success rate of 0.13%). [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to the final stage -- only for each one to systematically fail. In another, thanks to the redesigned course, ''no one'' made it past level 2.

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Out of the 31 competitions (3,100 attempts) to date, only '''four men''' have defeated the entire course (a success rate of 0.13%). [[spoiler:Yuuji Urushihara became the first man to beat the course twice when he completed the course during the 27th competition.]] In one competition, a half-dozen competitors made it to the final stage -- only for each one to systematically fail. In another, thanks to the redesigned course, ''no one'' made it past level 2.
29th May '16 6:35:46 PM MarcoPolo250
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-->--'''OpeningNarration'' of ''Ninja Warrior'' on [=G4TV=]

''Ninja Warrior'' serves as the American title of ''Sasuke'', a Japanese sports entertainment program -- no, not that kind of [[ProfessionalWrestling sports entertainment]] -- made famous through [=G4TV=]'s Americanization. ''Ninja Warrior'' has grown in popularity thanks specifically to its heightened exposure via American television. The [=G4TV=] version of ''Ninja Warrior'' even airs regularly in Australia on Creator/{{SBS2}}.

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-->--'''OpeningNarration'' of ''Ninja Warrior'' on [=G4TV=]

Warrior''

''Ninja Warrior'' serves as the American title of ''Sasuke'', a Japanese sports entertainment program -- no, not that kind of [[ProfessionalWrestling sports entertainment]] -- made famous through [=G4TV=]'s Creator/G4TV's Americanization. ''Ninja Warrior'' has grown in popularity thanks specifically to its heightened exposure via American television. The [=G4TV=] version of television, it even airs regularly in Australia on Creator/{{SBS2}}. G4 would continue to air ''Ninja Warrior'' even airs regularly in Australia on Creator/{{SBS2}}.
the US through 2013.



In 2007, [=G4TV=] -- which aired ''Ninja Warrior'' in the US through 2013 -- held an "American Ninja Challenge" and chose the best competitors from this challenge to try out for ''Sasuke'''s 19th competition. Since then, they have run a new "American Ninja Challenge" that coincides with upcoming ''Sasuke'' competitions.

The popularity of the contest eventually led [=G4=] to film the first-ever ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'', an all-American edition of the competition. [=G4=] filmed this competition in Japan on the ''Sasuke'' course, but limited the competition to ten finalists. The eight-part special, which covered both the tryouts and the actual competition in Japan, premiered in December 2009. In later years, the show has worked like a ''Series/{{Survivor}}''-type reality show, with three teams of five men competing against each other to receive a shot to compete at the actual ''Sasuke'' competition. Since then, ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'' has evolved again, and in 2012 took on a new format for its fourth season. Competitors now try out in regionals across the county to earn a shot at the finals in Las Vegas, where a fully complete ''Sasuke'' course has been created for the American contestants. The finals are similar to the traditional ''Sasuke'' tournaments, with a full list of 100 competitors taking a shot at the four-stage course, and a cash prize for a final reward. This new format has continued through to the present.

Meanwhile, back in Japan, ''Sasuke'' went on a long hiatus in Japan following the 27th tournament, due to the bankruptcy of Monster9, the original production company. After a year-and-a-half long wait, TBS revived the competition for 28th tournament in December 2012 and the 29th tournament in June 2013 under the title of ''SASUKE RISING''. The 30th tournament, which aired in July 2014, broke the twice-a-year pattern in favor of an annual one. By this time G4 had removed ''Ninja Warrior'' from its lineup, shortly before the network itself disappeared from the airwaves. While ''American Ninja Warrior'' was renewed for 2014, it is [[ChannelHop now based]] on {{Creator/NBC}} with repeats on cable channel Esquire. ''SASUKE RISING 31'' aired in July 2015.

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In 2007, [=G4TV=] -- which aired ''Ninja Warrior'' in the US through 2013 -- G4 held an "American Ninja Challenge" and chose the best competitors from this challenge to try out for ''Sasuke'''s 19th competition. Since then, they have From then on, G4 would run a new "American Ninja "Ninja Challenge" that coincides with upcoming ''Sasuke'' competitions.

competitions. The popularity of the contest eventually led [=G4=] to film the first-ever ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'', an all-American edition of the competition. [=G4=] filmed this competition in Japan on the ''Sasuke'' course, but limited the competition to ten finalists. The eight-part special, which covered both the tryouts and the actual competition in Japan, premiered in December 2009.

In later years, the show has worked like a ''Series/{{Survivor}}''-type reality show, with three teams of five men competing against each other to receive a shot to compete at the actual ''Sasuke'' competition. Since then, ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'' has evolved again, and Then, in 2012 2012, ''ANW'' took on a new format for its fourth season. Competitors now try out in regionals across the county to earn a shot at the finals in Las Vegas, where a fully complete ''Sasuke'' course has been created for the American contestants. The finals are similar to the traditional ''Sasuke'' tournaments, with a full list of 100 competitors taking a shot at the four-stage course, and a cash prize for a final reward. This new format has continued through to the present.

present seasons.

Meanwhile, back in Japan, ''Sasuke'' went on a long hiatus in Japan following the 27th tournament, due to the bankruptcy of Monster9, the original production company. After a year-and-a-half long wait, TBS revived the competition for 28th tournament in December 2012 and the 29th tournament in June 2013 under the title of ''SASUKE RISING''. The 30th tournament, which aired in July 2014, broke the twice-a-year pattern in favor of an annual one. By this time G4 had removed ''Ninja Warrior'' from its lineup, time, and shortly before the network itself disappeared from the airwaves. While airwaves, ''American Ninja Warrior'' was renewed for 2014, it is [[ChannelHop now based]] on {{Creator/NBC}} moved from]] G4 to {{Creator/NBC}}, with repeats on cable channel Esquire. the Esquire Network.

''SASUKE RISING 31'' aired in July 2015.
28th Apr '16 2:10:35 PM lovelylana
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* OverlyLongName: One competitor had such a long name that he was eliminated before the announcer had a chance to properly introduce him.

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* OverlyLongName: One competitor had such a long name that he Jayawaira Umagirya Kankaanamuge Ranbindara. He was eliminated before the announcer had a chance to properly introduce finish introducing him.
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