G4 must have had decent ratings for "Ninja Warrior" (Tokyo Broadcasting System's "Sasuke" offshoot on their "Muscle Ranking" show)... as they've started another season today at 6:30p (and a possible repeat at 11p). Actually, they've gone backwards in time as the last 'season' was a 2006 run ending with Makoto "Posiedon" Nagano ruling the roost and this version's stage one seems... well... archaic to other ones.
Still fun to watch, though, and here's hoping that G4 is smart enough to bring over No. 1 Athlete Championship, too.
I agree, the first stage this year seems to have been made easier (though quite a few of the first 50 were eliminated still). This has got to be one of my favorite new shows, especially considering the translation of the announcers are hilarious. In fact I think all sports hould have announcers like that "Peyton Manning carries the hopes of a city on his back, will he be triumphant or shame his ancestors with failure"
Lisa: Poor predicatble Bart, always picks rock Bart: Good ole rock, nothing beats that
Was there anyone of relevance on that bus? There was a clear shot of everyone when they boarded just before it went off the cliff, and I want to say some of those characters were familiar, but I don't recall explicitly.