The Hedgehog (ヘッジホッグ) is a First Stage obstacle that was introduced in SASUKE 29. It was a replica of the Rolling Saboten from DOORS.

Competitor must cross a 4m long rotating log that had several large pillars to slow down movement.

Due to safety reason, competitors were not allow to grab the pillars, albeit that the log would usually stop rotating if competitors were stuck on the log, leaving with the fact that competitors had failed the obstacle.

During its overall appearances, the obstacle eliminated some competitors such as Kishimoto Shinya, Takeda Toshihiro, and Iijima Toyohisa.

In SASUKE 31, the obstacle was replaced by the Orugōru.


Oto Koichi attempted the Hedgehog, SASUKE 30

Other Appearances

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SASUKE Vietnam 4's Hedgehog

Cầu Nhím (SASUKE Vietnam's official name for the Hedgehog) appeared as the third obstacle in Stage 1B from SASUKE Vietnam 1 to SASUKE Vietnam 5.

On SASUKE Vietnam 1, competitors were allowed to grab the pillars. Two competitors grabbed the pillars and got stuck in there as the log stopped spinning and ultimately fell into the water. To prevent this, starting on the next season, competitors who grabbed the pillars would be disqualified.

On SASUKE Vietnam 1, the obstacle had a 76.92% completion rate in Stage 1B, eliminating 24 out of 104 competitors who attempted it.

Competitor's Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
29 41 57 71.93%
30 48 61 78.69%
Total 89 118 75.42%
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