History Series / NinjaWarrior

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=]

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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 [=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.
13th Feb '16 9:27:28 PM Dreth
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* JokeCharacter: "The Octopus", "The Butterfly", "Superman", and a cavalcade of comedians, {{cosplay}}ers, near-nudists, and humorous pro wrestlers. They usually don't get very far in Stage 1. Only twice did one of these guys both times comedian Kinnikun Nakayama manage to get to Stage 2.

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* JokeCharacter: "The Octopus", "The Butterfly", "Superman", and a cavalcade of comedians, {{cosplay}}ers, near-nudists, and humorous pro wrestlers. They usually don't get very far in Stage 1. Only twice did one of these guys both times comedian Kinnikun Nakayama manage to get to Stage 2. Subverted in SASUKE 31 with "Wreath Man", known by his real name: Ragivaru Anastase. He managed to power through the first stage, while wearing a wreath, and achieved the fastest time in the tournament, and made it up to Stage 3.
14th Oct '15 12:06:31 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Oct '15 1:12:48 AM KJMackley
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* {{No OSHA Compliance}}: It's mostly notable compared to the American Ninja Warrior counterpart. While the platforms have some padding it's often just carpeting and there are a few obstacles look worn and even involve sharp sheet metal edges. There have been instances of competitors falling off the course and onto the ground, usually due to an obstacle that requires a short run. The American courses have thick padding all around every platform, the obstacles themselves look newer (at least with a fresh coat of paint) and there are fewer obstacles involving sprints or running leaps.
18th Aug '15 8:02:05 AM dangerdan97
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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 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 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 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 thirty-one competitions -- about two per year -- have happened since the show's inception.



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'' is currently filming for a summer 2015 airing.

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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'' is currently filming for a summer 2015 airing.
aired in July 2015.



* RegularCharacter: Yamamoto Shingo has run in all 30 ''Sasuke'' courses. He is the ''only'' competitor to do so.

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* RegularCharacter: Yamamoto Shingo has run in all 30 31 ''Sasuke'' courses. He is the ''only'' competitor to do so.
16th Jul '15 1:23:30 PM thatoneuser
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* BadassGrandpa: He's not ''that'' old, but Kenjiro Ishimaru is the oldest competitor to clear the first stage, being in his 50s and in excellent physical condition. Of course, fans of ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' already knew how awesome he is.

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** American gymnasts and brothers Morgan and Paul Hamm competed twice. Paul made it to the end of the Second Stage while Morgan made it to the Third Stage.
* BadassGrandpa: He's not ''that'' old, but Kenjiro Ishimaru is routinely makes it deep into the oldest competitor to clear the first stage, First Stage, being in his 50s and in excellent physical condition. Of course, fans of ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' already knew how awesome he is.
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