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G4 is taking us to Mount Midoriyama for American Ninja Warrior

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 30th 2009 9:02AM
Ninja WarriorG4 has been bringing Japan's Ninja Warrior to the states for a few years now. And for those of you who haven't seen it, it's one of the most addictive and difficult challenges in the world. The past several runs, they've even worked to send a group of Americans over to Japan to compete in the competition alongside a whole bevy of Japanese personalities and athletes.

Now they're taking it a step further, creating an all American Ninja Warrior. Unfortunately, the plan is to send ten American competitors over there to compete on Sasuke, the official Ninja Warrior obstacle course. I'd have much rather them build an American version of the course here. That way, like in the Japanese version, they can have 100 competitors from all walks of American life.

Just imagine. We'd have actors plugging crap giving it a try, and reality show contestants trying to extend their fifteen minutes. And most of them will fail and land in the water. The fear I have is that if we only have ten contestants in Sasuke, what happens if they all blow the first of four stages? Show's over?

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But I love the Japanese announcer screaming.

You can't have an American Ninja Warrior without the Ninja Warrior All-Stars.

Bottomline: No Makoto Nagano, No Ninja Warrior. He's quite possibly the baddest dude to have ever lived.

July 30 2009 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Freak Mojo

Funny thing on an American version.... I love Ninja Warrior and think the whole thing is great. But when they did the last NW tryouts here and had a measly mock course... each person that tried it had so much safety gear on that it was ridiculous.

I can't imagine it working over here in the lawsuit happy country of the USA. I'm not even sure how Wipeout gets away with the carnage they produce. I love it though :)

July 30 2009 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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