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Shin Sedai (新世代) literally New Generation or Shin Sei (新星) literally New Star, are a group of elite SASUKE competitors who first grew to prominence in the Shin-SASUKE era (SASUKE 18 to SASUKE 24). They are considered younger, newer counterparts to the older SASUKE All-Stars, having effectively replaced them as the premier "contenders" on the show, owing to the ageing, retirements and waning competitiveness of the All-Stars as a whole.

History

At the time of the group's inception, many prospective members were still in high school and college, with some having tried to compete since 2003 and SASUKE 11's Monkey Bars event. For example: Urushihara Yuuji failed many times over the span of several years before finally getting a chance to compete.

The term Shin Sedai was first coined in SASUKE 18 where Nagasaki Shunsuke was referred to as such for his performances from SASUKE 14 to SASUKE 17. However, he would end up taking a hiatus from SASUKE following SASUKE 19 and the producers shifted their focus to SASUKE Trial Qualifiers: young, unknown competitors who trained relentlessly for the show, including considerable overlap with more niche competitor groups such as the "Unlimited Cliffers". These competitors were framed as "rivals" to the All-Stars, but as the show progressed and the results of the Shin Sedai began to eclipse those of the "All-Stars", this rivalry was gradually phased out.

Today, the Shin Sedai are rarely promoted as a cohesive unit, with newer tournaments instead tending to focus on prominent competitors and their rivals/friends more individually. However, the list of "official" New-Stars has still been updated over time, to include SASUKE Rising stars such as Morimoto Yusuke and Tomohiro Kawaguchi, and to accommodate several members having retired entirely (for example, Kenji Takahashi and Hashimoto Kouji).

Emergence

The Shin Sedai first emerged in SASUKE 22. Although several members had competed prior, this was the first tournament in which the group's members made a serious impact, with the show's focus beginning to shift in their favour. At the same time, all of the All-Stars (for the second time in history, and the second time in seven tournaments) failed the First Stage, further helping this shift to occur.

The two new stars to perform well were Kanno Hitoshi and Urushihara Yuuji both competing for their second time. Kanno and Urushihara matched and went past Takeda Toshihiro's and Nagano Makoto's runs from SASUKE 21. Kanno, made it past the Shin-Cliffhanger which only Takeda and Nagano had beaten the tournament before and even went farther than Takeda before getting disqualified on the Spider Flip. Urushihara went even further. He beat the Gliding Ring which Nagano failed in SASUKE 21 and was the first one to clear the Shin-SASUKE Third Stage after Nagano's kanzenseiha in SASUKE 17. There, he came inches from the goal.

Over the next two tournaments, the group consistently did well with several of them clearing each tournament. Urushihara, who had made it to the Final Stage in SASUKE 22, made it back for a second time in SASUKE 24. This time, he cleared the Final Stage with 3.57 seconds left, becoming the third person to achieve kanzenseiha. He was officially named the leader of the Shin Sedai. After that, he went on to clear the Final Stage in SASUKE 27, with 6.71 seconds left, becoming the only SASUKE competitor to achieve kanzenseiha twice.

With Urushihara and Kanno retaining their statuses, a third member: Hashimoto Kouji was named following his near-miss on the Final Stage in SASUKE 24.

Starting with SASUKE 28, the navi has named it's official members. Urushihara and Kanno retained their status for their past performances while two new members Matachi Ryo (for his performance in SASUKE 27) and Asa Kazuma were added.

However, Hashimoto's membership was inexplicably stripped. It has been speculated that his failure on the Spin Bridge was the reason for this while Asa was added due to his performance in 28. This lead to controversy, with many in agreement that his membership prior to 28 spoiled the results of the tournament, as his record was arguably not sufficient enough to be called Shin Sedai.

Nevertheless, Asa's results began to become more consistent while Hashimoto would end up retiring after SASUKE 29. Also, Nagasaki would end up returning to the show after a 9 tournament hiatus.

Asa would retire in SASUKE 33 as well, leaving four active members.

Members

There are eleven competitors that have been officially considered as a Shin Sedai (with no fixed number of members). three of them (named in italics) are retired members or semi-retired members while the other eight (named in bold) are currently active members. they are:

Nagasaki Shunsuke

Nagasaki, a trampolinist who is one of the most promising of recent competitors. This skilled trampolinist, who is called "Prince of the Trampoline", has won several medals in the Trampoline World Cups and Doha Asian Games. Competed since SASUKE 14, he clear the First Stage but timed out on the Wall Lifting. He made it to the Third Stage 4 times consecutively in SASUKE 15 until SASUKE 18 and made it to the Final Stage in SASUKE 17 but he failed Flying Chute in SASUKE 19. He didn't compete on SASUKE 20 due to preparing for 2008 Beijing Olympics. He showing his preparation for SASUKE 22 with Cliffhanger training but he never made it to SASUKE. After 6 year hiatus, he made it back in SASUKE 29 but timed out on the Passing Wall. Made it to the Third Stage again in SASUKE 30 and failed the Crazy Cliffhanger. He timed out on the Lumberjack Climb in SASUKE 31. He revenge his failures last tournament with make it to the Third Stage again but he failed the Flying Bar on the second transition in SASUKE 32 and failed the same place again in SASUKE 33. Unfortunately, in SASUKE 34, he failed In the Second Stage on the Spider Walk and failed the Spider Drop in SASUKE 35. Shockingly, Nagasaki failed on the Dragon Glider in SASUKE 36 after mistiming the transition onto the platform, then the Fish Bone Kai in SASUKE 37. Nagasaki has completed the First Stage 12 times (5 consecutively), the Second Stage 7 times (4 consecutively), and the Third Stage once.

Urushihara Yuuji

Urushihara, considered the leader of the Shin Sedai, spent upwards of five years trying to qualify through the SASUKE Trials. Finally, he qualified for SASUKE 21, and in the next tournament became the first competitor to reach Shin-SASUKE's final stage. He got his Final Stage attempt in SASUKE 22, but he failed it close to the button. In SASUKE 24, he became the third person to achieve Kanzenseiha, and in SASUKE 27, he went on to become the first person to achieve it twice. He is also Unlimited Cliffer No. 3. In SASUKE 28, he failed the Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 29, he failed the Backstream. In SASUKE 30, he timed out on the Wall Lifting. In SASUKE 31, he took more time to clear the Tackle and timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 32, he was one of the notable competitors who failed on the new obstacle Double Pendulum when he failed the transition to the red sandbag. In SASUKE 33, he started off quickly though the Quad Steps but slipped on the first cylinder of the Rolling Hill and fell there, marking his third consecutive First Stage failure. In SASUKE 34, he would declare retirement if he failed the First Stage once again, luckily he completed the stage, only to time out on the Reverse Conveyor in the Second Stage. In SASUKE 35, he timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 36, he made a comeback by beating both the First Stage and the Second stage where he surprisingly completed all the obstacles until he failed on the Vertical Limit Kai. He took revenge in the following tournament, and was set to become the oldest competitor ever to make it to the Final Stage (at age 41), however he made a fatal error when starting the Pipe Slider. He dragged the left side too far when mounting it and it slipped off the tracks.

Kanno Hitoshi

Kanno has been considered one of the most serious contenders to kanzenseiha. In SASUKE 22, he just barely made it to the Third Stage which he became the third person to beat the Shin-Cliffhanger but ended up failing on the Spider Flip. In SASUKE 23, when Nagano Makoto joined him in the Final Stage, it was heard that Kanno was the leader of the Shin Sedai. After that in SASUKE 24, Kanno timed out on the First Stage, then in SASUKE 25 he failed the Balance Tank on the Second Stage. Then in SASUKE 26 he failed the Rolling Escargot on First Stage and in SASUKE 27 he withdrew before the Salmon Ladder on the Second Stage. Then he reached the Third Stage in SASUKE 28 , 29, 30, and 31, failing the Crazy Cliffhanger the first three times, but clearing it on his fourth attempt. He failed on the next obstacle, Vertical Limit Kai. He timed out at the top of the Soritatsu Kabe in SASUKE 32, after dislocating his shoulder. He returned for SASUKE 33, looking to get back to his usual form, but a misjudgment in his dismount from the Rolling Hill saw him end up in the water. With this result, Kanno had failed in two consecutive First Stage appearances for the first time. On the landing on his jump from the Rolling Hill, he tore his Achilles Tendon. He skipped the next tournament but he healed up enough to attend SASUKE 35 where he failed the Dragon Glider. He once again took a tournament off due to his haunting shoulder injury but returned in SASUKE 37. He performed strongly throughout the first half of the First Stage, however failed the Dragon Glider again, this time failing to release his grip from the end of the first track, and timing out as the obstacle was rendered impossible to complete. This marked his fourth consecutive First Stage failure.

Hashimoto Kouji

Hashimoto qualified through the SASUKE Trials in three straight tournaments. He failed the First Stage in his early performances, in SASUKE 21 & SASUKE 22. In SASUKE 23, he finally cleared the First Stage, failing on the Salmon Ladder and in the next tournament, he made it all the way to the Final Stage, along with Li En Zhi, Urushihara Yuuji, Takahashi Kenji, and Okuyama Yoshiyuki, where he ultimately timed out mere centimeters from the goal. In SASUKE 25, he failed the Ultimate Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 26, he surprisingly failed at the Metal Spin when he lost his grip. In SASUKE 27, he became the first person to cross the Ultimate Cliffhanger, but soon after, he failed the Chain See-Saw. In SASUKE 28, he surprisingly failed at the Spin Bridge when he lost his balance on the third bridge. In SASUKE 29, he failed the Backstream. After this competition, Hashimoto decided to retire from competition due to the pressure involved with being a Shin Sedai member.

Satō Jun

Sato, the second youngest of the Shin Sedai, is also a repeat qualifier from the SASUKE Trials. In SASUKE 23, he made it to the Second Stage, only to meet the obstacle that would become his nemesis, the Salmon Ladder. After two straight defeats, he finally cleared the Salmon Ladder, now the Double Salmon Ladder, in SASUKE 25, only to fail the next obstacle. He took a 7 tournament break to focus on his studies abroad before returning to compete in SASUKE 32, where he went the furthest of any domestic competitor, failing on the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 33, his attempt in the Third Stage quickly came to an end as he was felled by the Flying Bar. Sato, the second youngest of the Shin Sedai, is also a repeat qualifier from the SASUKE Trials. In SASUKE 23, he made it to the Second Stage, only to meet the obstacle that would become his nemesis, the Salmon Ladder. After two straight defeats, he finally cleared the Salmon Ladder, now the Double Salmon Ladder, in SASUKE 25, only to fail the next obstacle. He took a 7 tournament break to focus on his studies abroad before returning to compete in SASUKE 32, where he went the furthest of any domestic competitor, failing on the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 33, his attempt in the Third Stage quickly came to an end as he was felled by the Flying Bar. In SASUKE 34, managed to beat the Flying Bar and to attempt the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger where he fell again. He again failed the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger in SASUKE 35. In SASUKE 36, he managed to beat the first transition of the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger but failed on the second transition. He once again failed the Cliffhanger, this time the Cliffhanger Dimension, in SASUKE 37, on the second transition. Since the inception of a new generation in SASUKE 36, Sato is currently a member of the Morimoto (Sasuke-Kun) Sedai.

Matachi Ryo

Matachi has competed ten times, failing the first stage in his first three tries, but in SASUKE 27, his best performance, he made it to the Final Stage, timing out mere inches from the buzzer on the Tsuna Nobori. In the next two tournaments, he failed the Passing Wall and Backstream, respectively. However, in SASUKE 30, he made it to the Final Stage where he almost got to the buzzer, but time ran out. In SASUKE 31 however Ryo fell a victim to the Soritatsu Kabe along with Nagano and Yuuji due to the endurance needed in order to complete the Tackle . In SASUKE 32 , he timed out at the Tarzan Rope, after having trouble with the Tackle and Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 33, Matachi continued his string of First Stage failures, as he was taken out by the Fish Bone and the Double Pendulum the next tournament. In SASUKE 35, he managed to beat all obstacles in the First Stage only failing to the Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 36, he made a huge comeback (Which coincidentally, so did Urushihara) and made it to the Third Stage, he cleared the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger with a One Hand Save and managed to reach the third ledge of the Vertical Limit Kai. However, in the following tournament, his First Stage troubles persisted where he attempted to rush the Fish Bone Kai by running through it, however this backfired as it caused him to slip off one of the platforms.

Asa Kazuma

Asa, known for his extreme emotion in both victory and defeat, is the seventh member of the Shin Sedai and he made his debut in SASUKE 21, however he timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 27, he made his First Stage clear, but he failed the Double Salmon Ladder after he losing his grip. Asa was considered an official member following his trip to the Third Stage in SASUKE RISING. He has made it to the Third Stage four times in a row, in SASUKE 28, 29, 30, and 31 failing the Crazy Cliffhanger in all four attempts. Being one of the very few people to ever fail one obstacle four times in a row. In SASUKE 32, he surprisingly failed early at the new obstacle, the TIE Fighter. SASUKE 33 saw Asa return to form in emphatic fashion. In his return to the Third Stage, Asa navigated the the Drum Hopper Kai in a composed manner. However, his run came to an end on the Flying Bar, when the bar slipped as he attempted to transition to the third set of rests. He then retired from SASUKE after obtaining an injury after SASUKE 33.

Hioki Masashi

Hioki is one of the latest members to join the Shin Sedai. He failed the SASUKE 21 Trials at the Jumping Ring. He made his SASUKE debut in SASUKE 25, he failed the Circle Slider. He failed the First Stage in SASUKE 26 & SASUKE 27. He has cleared the First Stage every tournament since SASUKE 29 but he failed the Passing Wall after he lost his stamina in Backstream. He made it to the Third Stage in SASUKE 30 and SASUKE 31, both tournaments failing at the Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 32, he is the first notable competitors to failed surprisingly early on the new obstacle, Double Pendulum. SASUKE 33 saw a return to form for Hioki, who made a valiant effort in the Second Stage, but eventually timed out on the Reverse Conveyor. Eventually, he made it all the way to the Third Stage in SASUKE 34, only to fail on the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger. He returned to the Third Stage in SASUKE 35, only to fall victim to the newest third stage obstacle, the Planet Bridge, and the only competitor to fail it thus far. In SASUKE 36, he managed to beat Planet Bridge but he failed on the second transition on the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger. He once again reached the Third Stage for a fourth consecutive time in the following tournament, however once again fell victim to the modified Cliffhanger Dimension, this time on the first transition.

Morimoto Yusuke

Morimoto is the youngest member of the Shin Sedai, known as "SASUKE-kun." He made his debut in SASUKE 18 when he was 15 years old where he failed the Jumping Spider. In SASUKE 19, he defeated the Jumping Spider but failed the Half-Pipe Attack. In SASUKE 21 & SASUKE 22, he failed the First Stage. In SASUKE 27, he cleared the First Stage for the first time, but in the Second Stage, he failed the Metal Spin. In SASUKE 29, he cleared the Second Stage for the first time with only several milliseconds left. In the Third Stage, he became the first person ever to beat the Crazy Cliffhanger and the Vertical Limit, but he failed the Pipe Slider. He was a participant in the SASUKE ASEAN OPEN CUP 2013 & 2014. Due to his performance in the previous tournament, in SASUKE 30, he donned the #3000 bib. He failed the Wall Lifting on the third wall when he lost his stamina. In SASUKE 31, he reached the Final Stage and became the fourth and the youngest person to achieve Kanzenseiha, with 2.59 seconds to spare. He didn't compete in SASUKE 32 due to his work. In his return in SASUKE 33 at the Third Stage, with the other competitors already eliminated, Morimoto carried out his attempt as the last man standing. He got past the Drum Hopper Kai, but was unable to beat the Flying Bar, and the tournament ended with no Third Stage clears. In SASUKE 34, he got his revenge on the Flying Bar and made it all the way to the Vertical Limit Kai, only to fail there halfway through. In SASUKE 35 he made it through the Vertical Limit and cleared the Third Stage. Due to getting caught up on the Salmon Ladder, he timed out around 5m from the buzzer. In SASUKE 36, he managed to beat the Third Stage again. In the Final Stage, he made a decent effort barely missing the buzzer 0.5 seconds off. In SASUKE 37, he was expected to reach the Final Stage for a third consecutive tournament, if not achieve total victory due to his near miss in the previous competition. However, he shocking timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe, owing to bad weather, his first First Stage failure in 10 years (since SASUKE 22). ince the inception of a new generation in SASUKE 36, Morimoto is currently a member of the Morimoto (Sasuke-Kun) Sedai.

Kawaguchi Tomohiro

Kawaguchi has competed nine times, qualified through the SASUKE Trials. He made his debut in SASUKE 21. He cleared the First Stage for the first time in SASUKE 24, but he failed the Unstable Bridge. He failed the First Stage back to back in SASUKE 25 and SASUKE 27. In SASUKE 30, he cleared the Third Stage and made it to the Final Stage. However, he was slow on the Spider Climb and timed out at the Tsuna Nobori about 8m from the buzzer. In SASUKE 31, he failed to repeat his performance from the previous tournament, when he failed the Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 32, he failed at the Flying Bar when he ran the obstacle in bad weather. In SASUKE 33, he fell after his transition over to the sandbag on the Double Pendulum. This result saw him eliminated in the First Stage for the first time since SASUKE 27. Eventually, he got his revenge on the obstacle and made it all the way to the Third Stage in SASUKE 34, only to fail on the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 35 he got his revenge on the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger, but subsequently lost his grip on the next obstacle, the Vertical Limit Kai. In SASUKE 36, he shockingly failed the first transition of the Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger. In SASUKE 37, he started strong, but fell victim to the Soritatsu Kabe combined with the poor weather conditions that caused other competitors, such as Morimoto, to fail as well.

Kishimoto Shinya

Kishimoto has competed seven times, having made his debut in SASUKE 25, when he failed the Dome Steps. He competed again in SASUKE 26, he failed the Rolling Escargot. In SASUKE 27, he failed at the Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 29 he failed in Hedgehog. In SASUKE 30, he cleared the First Stage and Second Stage for the first time. In the Third Stage, he was the third person ever to clear the Crazy Cliffhanger, but he failed the Vertical Limit when he lost his grip. He was on SASUKE 31 but he skipped his run due to a back injury. In SASUKE 32, his run was all cut but from external information, it is known that he failed at the Soritatsu Kabe. In SASUKE 33, wearing #80, his run was all cut as he was shown in a trailer, showing that he shockingly failed the first obstacle Quad Steps, his foot slipping after jumping too high to the pad. He did not compete in SASUKE 34 onwards.


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