The 26th competition is the second tournament after Urushihara Yuuji's kanzenseiha in SASUKE 24. The tournament taped on October 19, 2010. The banners on the competitors' bibs read SASUKE2011, strongly indicating that the tournament will not air this year; the Japanese Wiki page lists an air date of January 3, 2011.

For the second time in three tournaments, no domestic trials competition ever materialized. East of the Pacific, however, a second American Ninja Warrior competition was held prior to this tournament (concluding the previous August), the first American trials since SASUKE 23; The U.S.A. will again send 10 competitors. A Taiwanese trials competition was also planned, but was subsequently canceled.

Confirmed to compete

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