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Intro

SASUKE 3, official name: SASUKE1999春 (literally: SASUKE 1999 Spring), was the third SASUKE tournament, airing in Spring 1999. Three new obstacles were added to the First Stage. The Rolling Maruta eliminated 41 competitors and since then achieved reputation as a feared obstacle. While the new Tarzan Jump and Rope Climb made the end of the stage even tougher, 13 competitors were able to clear the First Stage, severely fewer than other tournaments at the time, and six competitors cleared the Second Stage.

In the Third Stage, the killer obstacle in the previous tournament (the Pipe Slider) only eliminated Hasegawa Ken, while the other five competitors cleared the Third Stage, a record which has only replicated once (in SASUKE 24). Ōmori Akira cleared the Third Stage for the third time in succession (once again, a record which has only replicated once by Nagano Makoto from SASUKE 11 to SASUKE 13), leading to changes to the stage in the following tournament. No one was able to achieve kanzenseiha, including future All-Stars Yamada Katsumi and Yamamoto Shingo. Yamada came the closest coming within inches of the goal, but unfortunately timed out. It was due to this performance that he earned the nickname as Mr. SASUKE (or dubbed as Mr. Ninja Warrior during G4's broadcast of Ninja Warrior).

First Stage

Obstacles

Maruta Nobori 丸太登り

^Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太

Yureru Hashi 揺れる橋

Maruta Kudari 丸太下り

Sosoritatsu Kabe そそり立つ壁

^Tarzan Jump ターザンジャンプ

^Rope Climb ロープクライム

Time Limit: 60 seconds

^ Denotes New Obstacle

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
1 Konuki Taro (27) JSDF Tarzan Jump ターザンジャンプ Time Out. First to beat Rolling Maruta.
4 Unknown Unknown Unknown Shown in intro of Ninja Warrior. Wears blue jersey.
5 Paul Quark (25) English teacher Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
10 Hasegawa Ken (26) Nikko Edo Wonderland Ninja Clear (3.5 seconds left) First to beat Tarzan Jump and Rope Climb.
13 Yamamoto Shingo (24) Gas Station Worker Clear (18.8 seconds left) Fastest First Stage clear of the tournament.
17 Tateyama Masaaki (28) Tile Craftsman/Former Stuntman Clear (12 seconds left)
19 Ayakura Waka (18) High School Student Yureru Hashi 揺れる橋
28 Shane Kosugi (22) Actor Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
34 Asaoka Hiroyuki (27) Amateur Boxer Clear
39 Sakamoto Takashi (32) Stuntman Maruta Nobori 丸太登り
42 Tatsukawa Tomihiro (34) Office Worker Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
47 Kōya Tadashi (28) Former Soccer Player Maruta Nobori 丸太登り
49 Matsumoto Minoru (29) Construction Worker Clear (6.53 seconds left)
50 Yabe Tarō (21) Tokyo Gakugei University Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
54 Yamamoto Tatsuya (28) Carpenter Clear (9.23 seconds left)
55 Yamamoto Yoshihito Truck Driver Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 All Cut.
57 Unknown Unknown Rope Climb ロープクライム Time Out. Wore navy jersey.
58 Unknown Unknown Rope Climb ロープクライム Time Out. Wore blue jersey with white pants.
69 Morita Junpei (18) Nihon University Affiliated High School Truck and Field Club Clear (4.33 seconds left)
70s Unknown Unknown Yureru Hashi 揺れる橋 All Cut.
72 Miyazawa Haruhisa (30) House Painter Clear All Cut.
73 Unknown Unknown Unknown Shown in intro of Ninja Warrior. Wears red top.
81 Itō Tadao (26) Warehouse Business Worker Clear (4.61 seconds left)
82 The Great Sasuke (29) Professional Wrestler Sosoritatsu Kabe そそり立つ壁 Time Out. First person to fail the Sosoritatsu Kabe.
83 Miura Eiichi (31) Construction worker Maruta Nobori 丸太登り
84 Tanaka Hikaru (26) Gymnastics Team Member at Atlanta Olympics Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
87 Atarashii Ichirō Fitness Club Instructor Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 All Cut.
89 Yamada Katsumi (33) Propane Tank Delivery Driver Clear (9.4 seconds left)
91 Hanyūda Tadakatsu (34) Former Baseball player Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
93 Tanabe Chie (27) Stuntwoman Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest.
94 Unknown Nikko Edo Wonderland Ninja Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest.
95? Unknown Unknown Yureru Hashi 揺れる橋 External Information.
97 Yoshizaki Hiroaki (23) Tokyo University Gradudate School/Former Gymnastics Club Rope Climb ロープクライム Time Out.
98 Kujirai Yasutoshi (31) Professional Life Saver Clear (9.2 seconds left)
99 Akiyama Kazuhiko (25) Former Crab Fisherman Clear (3.6 seconds left)
100 Ōmori Akira (30) Comedian/Previous finalist Clear (14.3 seconds left)
Unknown Firefighter Unknown All cut. Failed somewhere after Maruta Kudari. Seen falling off Sosoritatsu Kabe in G4
Total 100 Attempts 13 Clears

Second Stage

Obstacles

Spider Walk スパイダーウォーク

Ugokukabe 動く壁

Spider Climb スパイダークライム

Goren Hammer 5連ハンマー

Gyakusō Conveyor 逆走コンベア

Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング

Time Limit: 50 seconds

Length: 65.5 m

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
10 Hasegawa Ken (26) Nikko Edo Wonderland Ninja Clear (3.9 seconds left)
13 Yamamoto Shingo (24) Gas Station Worker Clear (13.6 seconds left) Fastest ever Second Stage clear until SASUKE 7.
17 Tatayama Masaaki (28) Tile Craftsman/Former Stuntman Spider Walk スパイダーウォーク
34 Asaoka Hiroyuki (27) Amateur Boxer Goren Hammer 5連ハンマー
49 Matsumoto Minoru (29) Construction Worker Clear (4.2 seconds left)
54 Yamamoto Tatsuya (28) Carpenter Clear (2.6 seconds left)
69 Morita Junpei (18) Nihon University Affiliated High School Truck and Field Club Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング Time Out. Cleared all three walls but did not cross the finish line in time.
72 Miyazawa Haruhisa (30) House Painter Spider Walk スパイダーウォーク Digest.
81 Itō Tadao (26) Warehouse Business Worker Spider Climb スパイダークライム
89 Yamada Katsumi (33) Propane Tank Delivery Driver Clear (2.5 seconds left)
98 Kujirai Yasutoshi (31) Professional Life Saver Ugokukabe 動く壁
99 Akiyama Kazuhiko (25) Former Crab Fisherman Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング Time Out. First Wall.
100 Ōmori Akira (30) Comedian/Previous Finalist Clear (2.0 seconds left)
Total 13 Attempts 6 Clears

Third Stage

Obstacles

^Pole Jump ポールジャンプ

Propeller Untei プロペラ雲梯

③ *Hang Move ハングムーブ

Pipe Sliderパイプスライダー

^ Denotes New Obstacle

* Denotes modified obstacle

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
10 Hasegawa Ken (26) Nikko Edo Wonderland Ninja Pipe Sliderパイプスライダー First to beat the Pole Jump.
13 Yamamoto Shingo (24) Gas Station Worker Clear
49 Matsumoto Minoru (29) Construction Worker Clear
54 Yamamoto Tatsuya (28) Carpenter Clear
89 Yamada Katsumi (33) Propane Tank Delivery Driver Clear
100 Ōmori Akira (30) Previous Finalist/Comedian Clear
Total 6 Attempts 5 Clears

Final Stage

Yamada Katsumi S3

Yamada Katsumi missed kanzenseiha

Obstacles

Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (15m)

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
13 Yamamoto Shingo (24) Gas Station Worker Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (15m) About 12.5m up.
49 Matsumoto Minoru (29) Construction Worker Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (15m) About 8m up.
54 Yamamoto Tatsuya (28) Carpenter Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (15m) About 8m up.
89 Yamada Katsumi (33) Propane Tank Delivery Driver Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (15m) About 14.5m up.
100 Ōmori Akira (30) Previous Finalist/Comedian Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (15m) About 8m up. One of three to be the Last Man Standing three times in a row.
Total 5 Attempts 0 Clears

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