Sasukepedia Wiki
Advertisement


Intro

The twelfth tournament, official name: SASUKE2003秋 (literally SASUKE 2003 Autumn), is arguably one of the best and most successful tournaments to not have Kanzenseiha. It is also the eighth tournament since Akiyama Kazuhiko's Kanzenseiha.

The tournament was supposed to take place at early August 2003, but a typhoon called Typhoon Etau struck Japan during that month, postponing the tournament to 23 September 2003.

First Stage started out with Yamada Kōji clearing the stage with 13.70 seconds left on the clock, became only the second #1 to clear First Stage (with the third one would be Kanno Hitoshi in SASUKE 27) and the first #1 to do that in his debut. After a string of failures, #70-100 showed great success. All six SASUKE All-Stars (five at the time and future SASUKE All-Star Shiratori Bunpei) cleared First Stage for the second straight tournament (which turns out to be their last tournament clearing together). Due to the weather that still affected from the mentioned typhoon above, First Stage went into the night for the first time in SASUKE history (a trend that would continue for several more tournaments). Just like the previous tournament, First Stage had 11 clears, the first time ever in SASUKE history where two consecutive tournaments have the same amount of First Stage clears.

In Second Stage, a record eight straight competitors cleared. Had it not been for Yamada Katsumi's disqualification, there would have been a 100% Second Stage success rate, the only other tournaments where this has occurred being SASUKE 6 and later in SASUKE 32. It also would have been the only occasion all six of the All-Stars would have made it to Third Stage.

In Third Stage, competitors again went deep into the course. Out of the 10 competitors, nine of them made it to Cliffhanger Kai and five of them made it to Pipe Slider. In the end, three competitors cleared Third Stage (including Shiratori Bunpei, who cleared on his first Third Stage attempt, being the first one to do so since Jordan Jovtchev in SASUKE 8) to make it to Final Stage, the most since SASUKE 3. In Final Stage, Nagano Makoto came 0.11 seconds short from achieving Kanzenseiha, the closest loss at the time. Incidentally, Nagano Makoto's near-miss of Kanzenseiha in this tournament was aired only a week after Mizuno Yuko's near-miss of Kanzenseiha in KUNOICHI 2003. The appearances of Shiratori and Nagano in Final Stage marked only the second and most recent tournament where multiple All-Stars reached Final Stage, the first coincidentally being SASUKE 3.


First Stage

Obstacles

^Yamagoe 山越え

Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太

^Ipponbashi 一本橋

Jump Hang ジャンプハング

Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁

Tarzan Rope ターザンロープ

Rope Climb ロープクライム

Time Limit: 85 seconds

^ Denotes New Obstacle


Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
1 Yamada Kōji (29) Firefighter with 3% Body-Fat Clear (13.70 seconds left) First to clear Yamagoe and Ipponbashi. First appearance on SASUKE.
4 Yusa Masami (30) Lifesaver Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 All-Cut. External Information.
7 Noguchi Yuichiro (16) Second Year High School Student Ipponbashi 一本橋
10 Dega Benson (23) Roppongi Disco Clerk Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
16 Esper Itō (42) High Capacity Entertainer Yamagoe 山越え
17 Koike Aoi (26) Japan Second Ranked Body Boarder Yamagoe 山越え Digest 1-1.
18 Hirata Shinya (46) Japan Travel Tour Yamagoe 山越え Digest 1-2.
19 Harashima Masami (40) Hang Glider Man Yamagoe 山越え All-Cut. Shown in Opening.
21 Izumi Mika (24) Jazz Dance Instructor/KUNOICHI 2003 Finalist Jump Hang ジャンプハング
22 Kuramochi Minoru (55) Manager of Edokko Tavern Yamagoe 山越え
30 Sudo Genki (25) K-1 Fighter Jump Hang ジャンプハング
32 Takei Sou (30) 1997 Japan Decathlon Champion Jump Hang ジャンプハング Tried Shiratori Bunpei's one-foot jump technique, but failed.
35 Gokū (39) Stripper Jump Hang ジャンプハング
37 Kyle Younger (25) Stuntman Yamagoe 山越え Digest 2-1.
38 Hanami Takuya Member of Red King Comedy Group Yamagoe 山越え Digest 2-2.
39 Nakata Yosuke (22) Actor Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest 2-3.
40 Hara Moriki (23) Fed-Ex Driver Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 2-4.
41 Nakayama Kinnikun (25) Physical Comedian Rope Climb ロープクライム Time Out.
51 Igano Hibari (30) Action Actress Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Time Out.
54 Izumiyama Kitaro Unknown Unknown All-Cut. Wore white shirt and black pants.
57 Asano Kohei Quick Muscle Champion Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 All-Cut. Time Out. External Information.
60 Yamaguchi Kōsuke (22) Finswimmer Rope Climb ロープクライム All-Cut. Time Out. External Information.
61 Takahashi Hiromitsu (38) Ballet Dancer Jump Hang ジャンプハング
62 Arai Kenichi (33) Swimming Instructor Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 3-1.
63 Gamō Junichi (30) Actor Yamagoe 山越え Digest 3-2.
64 Mitsui Taichi (26) Men's 1999 Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 3-3.
65 Saito Tomoyuki (23) Model Tarzan Rope ターザンロープ Digest 3-4.
67 Okimatsu Hideaki (33) Karate Unknown All-Cut. Wore Karate outfit.
70 Satō Manabu (24) Gymnast Clear (00.75 seconds left) Almost broke the red button when pressing it.
72 Asaoka Hiroyuki (32) Chigasaki City Elementary School Teacher Clear (06.20 seconds left)
76 Kikuta Sanae (32) PANCRASE Champion Ipponbashi 一本橋 First ever First Stage's night run.
77 Shiratori Bunpei (36) Inba Village, Chiba Prefecture Office Worker Clear (03.92 seconds left)
80 Nagasawa Hidenori (37) Jaguar Mechanic Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 All-Cut. Time Out. External Information.
81 Iketani Naoki (29) Winner of 12th Geinojin Sportsman No. 1 Rope Climb ロープクライム Time Out.
86 Fujimaki Hirogi (14) Middle School Student/Student Council President Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 4-1.
88 Haguri Masanori (31) First-Class Architect Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 4-2.
89 Omameuda Mitsuhiro (27) Nursury Worker Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 4-3.
90 Yamada Miho (30) Former Olympic Rhythmic Gymnast/First Woman to Clear First Stage in KUNOICHI Jump Hang ジャンプハング
91 Ishimaru Kenjiro (49) Actor Ipponbashi 一本橋
92 Kobayashi Masaaki (28) Placed Third in Individual Gymnastics National Championship Clear (07.11 seconds left) Middle-Cut.
93 Kobayashi Shinji (32) Transport and Industrial Waste Jump Hang ジャンプハング All-Cut.
94 Nakata Daisuke (29) Pro Trampoline Player Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
95 Takeda Toshihiro (28) Gifu Prefecture Firefighter Clear (10.81 seconds left)
96 Yamamoto Shingo (29) Gas Station Director Clear (07.18 seconds left) Digest.
97 Akiyama Kazuhiko (30) Former Crab Fisherman Clear (04.85 seconds left)
98 Yamada Katsumi (37) Ironworker Clear (00.72 seconds left)
99 Jordan Jovtchev (30) Olympic Gymnast Clear (04.00 seconds left)
100 Nagano Makoto (30) Miyazaki Prefecture Fisherman Clear (15.82 seconds left) Fastest First Stage's Clear.
Total 100 Attempts 11 Clears


Second Stage

SASUKE 12's First Stage Clears A.png
SASUKE 12's First Stage Clears B.png

Obstacles

Chain Reaction チェーンリアクション

Brick Climb ブリッククライム

Spider Walk スパイダーウォーク

Balance Tank バランスタンク

Gyakusō Conveyor 逆走コンベアー

Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング

Time Limit: 70 seconds


Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
1 Yamada Kōji (29) Firefighter with 3% Body Fat Clear (01.9 seconds left)
70 Satō Manabu (24) Gymnast Clear (01.4 seconds left) Digest.
72 Asaoka Hiroyuki (32) Chigasaki City Elementary School Teacher Clear (03.5 seconds left) Digest.
77 Shiratori Bunpei (36) Inba Village, Chiba Prefecture Office Worker Clear (02.7 seconds left) Digest.
92 Kobayashi Masaaki (28) Placed Third in Individual Gymnastics National Championship Clear (05.2 seconds left) Digest.
95 Takeda Toshihiro (28) Gifu Prefecture Firefighter Clear (11.50 seconds left) Middle-Cut.
96 Yamamoto Shingo (29) Gas Station Director Clear (04.91 seconds left) Middle-Cut.
97 Akiyama Kazuhiko (30) Former Crab Fisherman Clear (05.2 seconds left) Middle-Cut.
98 Yamada Katsumi (37) Ironworker Spider Walk スパイダーウォーク Disqualified. See Yamada Katsumi's Glove Disqualification for further information.
99 Jordan Jovtchev (30) Olympic Gymnast Clear (02.68 seconds left) Middle-Cut.
100 Nagano Makoto (30) Miyazaki Prefecture Fisherman Clear (14.61 seconds left) Fastest Second Stage's Clear.
Total 11 Attempts 10 Clears


Third Stage

SASUKE 12's Second Stage Clears A.png
SASUKE 12's Second Stage Clears B.png

Obstacles

Rumbling Dice ランブリングダイス

Body Prop ボディプロップ

Lamp Grasper ランプグラスパー

Cliffhanger Kai クリフハンガー改

Pipe Slider パイプスライダー


Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
1 Yamada Kōji (29) Firefighter with 3% Body Fat Cliffhanger Kai クリフハンガー改
70 Satō Manabu (24) Gymnast Cliffhanger Kai クリフハンガー改 Digest.
72 Asaoka Hiroyuki (32) Chigasaki City Elementary School Teacher Clear
77 Shiratori Bunpei (36) Inba Village, Chiba Prefecture Office Worker Clear Middle-Cut.
92 Kobayashi Masaaki (28) Placed Third in Individual Gymnastics National Championship Body Prop ボディプロップ Digest.
95 Takeda Toshihiro (28) Gifu Prefecture Firefighter Pipe Slider パイプスライダー Middle-Cut. Failed Jump. Broke his shoulder while falling from Pipe Slider.
96 Yamamoto Shingo (29) Gas Station Director Cliffhanger Kai クリフハンガー改 Middle-Cut.
97 Akiyama Kazuhiko (30) Former Crab Fisherman Pipe Slider パイプスライダー Middle-Cut. Failed Jump.
99 Jordan Jovtchev (30) Olympic Gymnast Cliffhanger Kai クリフハンガー改 Digest.
100 Nagano Makoto (30) Miyazaki Prefecture Fisherman Clear
Total 10 Attempts 3 Clears


Final Stage

S12 Finalists.jpg

Obstacles

Spider Climb スパイダークライム (12.5m)

Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (10m)

Time Limit: 30 seconds


Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
72 Asaoka Hiroyuki (32) Chigasaki City Elementary School Teacher Tsuna Nobori 綱登り Time Out. About 20 metres up.
77 Shiratori Bunpei (36) Inba Village, Chiba Prefecture Office Worker Tsuna Nobori 綱登り Time Out. About 21 metres up.
100 Nagano Makoto (30) Miyazaki Prefecture Fisherman Tsuna Nobori 綱登り Time Out by 0.11 seconds. Last Man Standing.
Total 3 Attempts 0 Clears


External Links

Advertisement