So, completely by accident the other night Cathy and I stumbled across Ninja Warrior.
Ninja Warrior is a show on G4 that is, basically, the ultimate obstacle course. It consists of four stages that competitors must get through in order to win. Let's just put it this way, they've had nearly 25 "Sasuke" (that's the name of the show in Japan) competitions, and out of the several hundred people that try out for each one, there have only ever been TWO people that have finished the entire thing.
It's amazingly insane, the course. Just watching it makes my body sore!!!
We have watched most of the seasons of it, and were really glad to stumble across it this time. This is the 23rd competition, and it's just really enjoyable TV. It's competitive, suspenseful, and features some athletes that are just absolutely epic.
This is my favorite competitor. Nagano Makoto.
He was the second guy to win the competition. He's a 37 year old that owns his own fishing boat, and he just seems like he's an awesome athlete. He's humble, good at what he does, and always cheering on his competition. It's just amazing to watch him compete.
If you've never seen the show, I really suggest giving it a shot. If you're a fan of sports, you'll be amazed by some of these guys strength. If you're a fan of suspense and drama, it's full of that as you watch guys ALMOST make it, then come up just short.
Good stuff. I'm glad we stumbled across it the other night.