Ōmori Akira (大森 晃) is a Japanese comedian who is best known for his early performances. He reached the Final Stage three consecutive times (in the first three SASUKE tournaments), a feat that has only been replicated by Nagano Makoto in SASUKE 11 to 13. However, he never made it more than 12 meters up the Tsuna Nobori.

In SASUKE 1, he cleared the First Stage with more than 24 seconds remaining, followed by a narrow Second Stage clear with less than a second remaining. The balance-oriented original Third Stage posed no problem for him, and in the Final Stage he performed the best out of all the competitors timing out only 3 metres from the buzzer.

In SASUKE 2, he wore 99 due to going the furthest in the last competition. As expected, his success was repeated, again beating the First Stage with time to spare and narrowly beating the Second Stage. In the Third Stage, he defeated the Pipe Slider that had eliminated 7 out of the previous 8 competitors to become one of only two to move on to the final. However, he got a very slow start on the Tsuna Nobori and didn't even make it halfway before timing out.

SASUKE 3 saw Omori return to the Final Stage once again, this time wearing 100, however similar to SASUKE 2 the tougher course had posed its toll on his body, and he once again barely made it halfway up before timing out.

He is currently the only competitor to have a 100% clear rate on the Third Stage with more than one clear.

In SASUKE 4, he shocked the world and failed the Rolling Maruta, an obstacle that he had passed once before. This began a string of four First Stage failures. In Tournament 5, he failed the Jump Hang even though he had both hands on the net. When he failed Tournaments 6 and 7, a competitor who started competing around the time was laughing at his failures. Omori was tired of it, and he retired after SASUKE 7.

After eight years, he returned to SASUKE and participated in SASUKE 23, where he competed under his stage name, Monkikkī (モンキッキー). He initially stumbled on the Jyunidantobi, but managed to clear and made it all the way to the Jumping Spider before failing to stick to the walls. In SASUKE 24, he struggled on the Jyunidantobi, and failed there.

After nine years, he returned to SASUKE again and competed in SASUKE 37 with #4, his lowest number ever. He was able to beat the Quad Steps and Rolling Hill in a fast pace, but unfortunately he failed on the Wing Slider. His fellow competitors were disappointed and Shingo was telling them how he should have done the obstacle by showing them. Interestingly, despite being over the age of 50 during this tournament, he did not get the additional time given to over 50s, for unknown reasons.

Ōmori also competed in several events in Kinniku Banzuke and was known as Osaru, including Bamboo Derby. He failed the Stepping Stones in Bamboo Derby 1 event. He also failed the Conveyor Belt in Bamboo Derby 2. He failed the Extra Kendama event in the Small Cup part. His first attempt in Sponge Bridge was all cut, but the announcer said he failed the yellow zone previously. His 2nd attempt he failed the red zone, half way past the red zone almost making it.

He also competed in Celebrity Sportsman no. 1.

Results

SASUKE # Result Notes
1 97 Failed Tsuna Nobori (Final Stage) Time Out. Made it about 11 meters up the rope.
2 99 Failed Tsuna Nobori (Final Stage) Time Out. Made it about 7 meters up the rope.
3 100 Failed Tsuna Nobori (Final Stage) Time Out. Made it about 8 meters up the rope.
4 99 Failed Rolling Maruta (First Stage)
5 99 Failed Jump Hang (First Stage)
6 81 Failed Rolling Maruta (First Stage) In the replay on the G4 broadcast, he is identified as Miura Eiichi.
7 34 Failed Jump Hang (First Stage)
23 80 Failed Jumping Spider (First Stage)
24 87 Failed Jyunidantobi (First Stage)
37 4 Failed Wing Slider (First Stage)

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