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Nakayama Kinnikun (なかやま きんに君) is a Japanese comedian who has had the most success on SASUKE as a comedian, save for Ōmori Akira. He displayed great strength, but not much speed, as he usually timed out late in stage one. He has timed out or failed with less than ten seconds remaining in all of his attempts except SASUKE 13, SASUKE 27, SASUKE 30, SASUKE 33.

Nakayama debuted in SASUKE 8 where he performed well, reaching the Soritatsu Kabe, however timed out there. He returned for SASUKE 9 where he managed to finally clear the First Stage, with a narrow window of 0.5 seconds left, however he was slow on the Second Stage and slipped from the Spider Walk with less than 10 seconds remaining. His next attempt was in SASUKE 10, however he struggled with the Soritatsu Kabe, and once he cleared, he slipped from the Tarzan Rope just as time was about to expire.

SASUKE 11 was his best competition to date. He had no real trouble on the First Stage and managed to clear with 5.5 seconds left. In the Second Stage, he cleared the Spider Walk at a slightly faster pace than in his previous run on the stage, but although he managed to battle all the way to the finish buzzer, he was a fraction of a second too slow. Since then, he has struggled to clear the First Stage. In SASUKE 12, he timed out at the Rope Climb, and in his next attempt, he surprisingly exited the competition early when he slipped off the Cross Bridge. Nakayama then appeared in SASUKE 15, where he failed the Soritatsu Kabe which he had never failed since his first attempt. He finally returned to SASUKE after a 6-year hiatus in SASUKE 27, but his run ended early when he didn't push enough body weight on the Rolling Escargot, where the disc rolled the other way. He returned for SASUKE 28 and wore 81 where he exacted revenge on the Rolling Escargot, but timed out on the second wall of the Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe. Ιn SASUKE 29, he performed much better than the previous tournament clearing every obstacle with ease. However, he was slow on Tarzan Rope while trying to untie the rope and almost missed his step at Rope Ladder. He timed out there. In SASUKE 30, Nakayama cleared the First Stage for the first time since SASUKE 11, however in the Second Stage, he failed the Cross Slider when he jumped off the pads to land on the mat too early. Nakayama's next appearance came in SASUKE 33 with his lowest number to date which is 1, in which he made it up to the Double Pendulum before failing.

He also is a five time Celebrity Sportsman No. 1 champion.

His real name is Nakayama Shōji (中山 翔二).

In Super Big Product Fun Show (which airs on G4 with Ninja Warrior). He is listed as "Zigfried Batsu".


SASUKE # Result Notes
8 36 Failed Soritatsu Kabe (First Stage) Time Out.
9 41 Failed Spider Walk (Second Stage)
10 956 Failed Tarzan Rope (First Stage)
11 41 Failed Wall Lifting (Second Stage) Time Out, Cleared all three walls, but time expired just before he could hit the finish buzzer.
12 41 Failed Rope Climb (First Stage) Time Out.
13 41 Failed Cross Bridge (First Stage)
15 27 Failed Soritatsu Kabe (First Stage) Time Out.
27 30 Failed Rolling Escargot (First Stage)
28 81 Failed Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe (First Stage) Time Out, 2nd Wall.
29 85 Failed Rope Ladder (First Stage) Time Out.
30 2981 Failed Cross Slider (Second Stage)
33 1 Failed Double Pendulum (First Stage)