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Final Stage Podcast Episode 22: "Kunoichi Is Back! Esquire Is Dead! Beastmaster has Arrived!"
Published on Feb 3, 2017
After 7.5 years of inactivity, Kunoichi 9 is finally here! William and Arsenette preview the newly revived show and all the new changes and obstacles the show features. Also, we get ready for Ultimate Beastmaster's debut on Netflix and discuss which two Sasuke competitors will be competing on the course. Unfortunately, we have to discuss the announced cancellation of the Esquire Network and what effect it may have on Sasuke and Ninja Warrior in the future.
William: Twitter - TwoDashTwo - TwoTwentyTwo Productions
Arsenette: Twitter - Rambling Rican - YouTube - Instagram
3:03 Arsenette's month and updates
4:45 William's month and updates
William is going to the National Ninja League Finals!
9:54 General news updates
on Netflix! We discuss the format and latest trailer.
- USA/Canada Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vnKLujMDTU
- Japan Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aFbfI_oT8
- IMDB Page (with format description)
Sasuke Veteran - Comedian Kinnikun Nakayama なかやま きんに君
2-Time Sasuke Grand Champion - Yuuji Urushihara 漆原 裕治
Country booths from trailer
32:21 Are the Ultimate Beastmaster episodes region specific?
Proposed Fake thumbnail referring to 2D2Will's question
38:08 Do you think Ultimate Beastmaster will threaten ANW's hold on the "Obstacle Course Show" in any meaningful way?
Team Japan and host ©TVLife
47:11 Do you wish to have any another Sasuke star to compete on Ultimate Beastmaster? If so, who?
49:20 Kacy Catanzaro appeared in a WWE ring. Wait, what?!
- YouTube link of the WWE Tryout
1:02:20 Esquire Network is shutting down and will be re-purposed as a digital platform. What does this mean for Sasuke/Ninja Warrior?
- Main Variety article: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/esquire-network-1201962261/
- Deadline Hollywood: http://deadline.com/2017/01/esquire-network-end-linear-digital-only-carriage-loss-1201889015/
- Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/esquire-network-cable-channel-shutter-will-relaunch-as-digital-brand-965597
- NBCUniversal/Esquire contract: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/nbcu-esquire-network-1201968897/
- Original announcement of G4TV/Esquire branding (metrosexual) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbcuniversal-hearst-corp-close-deal-399481
- Sasuke’s return
1:31:47 The Sasuke 33 auditions happened! The show tapes February 11th and 12th
Viewer Questions Part 2:
1:39:12 Do you think anyone will make it to the final stage for Sasuke 33?
New Generation Star Kazuma Asa and Current Defending Sasuke Champion Yuusuke Morimoto (Osaka Sasuke Auditions) ©Masato Inui
1:46:39 Who do you hope will return for the 20th anniversary of SASUKE?
For those wanting to see how he would do on 32's course.. Yamada is up next.. (Wednesday Downtown)
1:54:30 With Katsumi Yamada's return to Sasuke, what is un-ironically your favorite run of his?
- Katsumi Yamada's official last run - Sasuke 28 (TBS video)
Omori's Pink hair
2:00:16 Favorite style of Omori's hair?
2:03:58 Do you think there will be an American Ninja Warrior video game designed for the Nintendo Switch, XBOX One & PS4?
50 women for Kunoichi 9 ©Shoot Boxing
Sasuke Stars at the Kunoichi taping
(Ayano Oshima, Mika Watanabe, Ryo Matachi, Katsumi Yamada, Masashi Hioki, Yuuji Urushihara and Shingo Yamamoto ©Shingo Yamamoto
Viewer Questions Part 3:
Kunoichi 9's course ©Miho Mahara
2:41:37 Was Ninja Warrior UK/Sasuke 1 an inspiration for Kunoichi 9 (because it's indoors)?
Facility used for Kunoichi 9 ©TBS
Kunoichi 9's Final Stage ©TBS
2:48:30 What do you hope to see in KUNOICHI 9? Final Stage?
Yuko Mizuno showing the hoodie ©Yuko Mizuno
2:49:44 We want that hoodie!
Kunoichi 9's course ©Masato Inui
2:51:05 What do you think of the colors use for Kunoichi 9?
Blue Stage lights up ©ayu_s10267
2:53:42 What are your personal expectations for Kunoichi 9?
Tomomi Arimatsu 有松 知美 during Kunoichi 8's Final Disqualification
Hiromi Satake splashes down in Kunoichi 8
Final Stage from other side of room ©Masato Inui
3:00:20 What do you think the ratings for Kunoichi 9 will be?
3:02:21 Do you think Kunoichi would be better off with the three stage format?
3:06:09 Get ready for a lot of stuff these next two months!
- Kunoichi photos/preview on Arsenette's YouTube
"Picture Panic v2"
by: Isaac Wilkins