Kuramochi Minoru (倉持 稔) , widely referred to by his fans as Mr. Octopus, is a challenger of SASUKE. His main trademark is bringing octopi onto the starting line in an assortment of ways. Although he has founded a name for himself, competing in SASUKE 18 times, he has not been known as much of a winner; he has repeatedly failed the first obstacle of the first stage, making it to the third obstacle at best.
In SASUKE 11 he failed the Godantobi again.
In SASUKE 16 he was able to clear the Rokudantobi by clinging to the top of the 5th step before making it to the mat, but was subsequently eliminated on the Sandan Rolling Maruta. Failing there again in SASUKE 17 in an all cut performance.
In SASUKE 19 he cleared both the Rokudantobi and the Log Grip, but when he got to the Pole Maze he hesitated and ended up stranded on the pole unable to move it from it's start position. He spent most of his run clinging to the pole and even doing the splits to stay above water, however by the time he got back to the mat time expired.
In SASUKE 20 he missed the 5th step on the Rokudantobi and failed.
In SASUKE 26, Kuramochi gave his most impressive performance. He reached all the way to the Rolling Escargot where he failed near the end of the obstacle. Mr. Octopus over-passed many notable competitors as Kanno Hitoshi, Takahashi Kenji, Miyazaki Daisuke and Yamamoto Shingo.
His final tournament was in SASUKE 28 where he made it to the 4th step of the Godantobi, however he slipped and fell into the water.
In VIKING 3 and beat the Parley, but failed the Cannonball. He works and owns the Edokko Pub.
|9||47||Failed Godantobi (First Stage)|
|11||54||Failed Godantobi (First Stage)|
|12||22||Failed Yamagoe (First Stage)|
|13||54||Failed Prism See-Saw (First Stage)|
|14||29||Failed Ensuitobi (First Stage)|
|15||30||Failed Butterfly Wall (First Stage)|
|16||37||Failed Sandan Rolling Maruta (First Stage)|
|17||Failed Sandan Rolling Maruta (First Stage)||All Cut. Broadcast on SASUKE Maniac.|
|18||10||Failed Rope Glider (First Stage)|
|19||Failed Pole Maze (First Stage)||Time Out, some Cut.|
|20||1938||Failed Rokudandobi (First Stage)|
|22||34||Failed Rokudandobi (First Stage)|
|23||39||Failed Jyunidantobi (First Stage)|
|24||38||Failed Jyunidantobi (First Stage)|
|25||43||Failed Dome Steps (First Stage)|
|26||48||Failed Rolling Escargot (First Stage)|
|27||37||Failed Step Slider (First Stage)|
|28||53||Failed Godantobi (First Stage)|
|2||29||Failed Parley (First Marine Stage)|
|3||Failed Cannonball (First Marine Stage)|