Top Ten Worst Sasuke (Japanese Ninja Warrior) Events

While the Japanese Version of Ninja Warrior have a lot of great events, there are a fair share of bad ones. Here are the top ten worst Sasuke events of all time.

The Top Ten

1 Sasuke 19

Anyone who has watched Sasuke 19 knows how bad it was. This event had the opposite problem of Sasuke 27. It was way too hard. The Jumping Spider and Flying Chute were both way too difficult. The only two that passed Stage 1 must've gotten lucky because they both had terrible performences in Stage 2 both failing on the second obstacle, one even almost timed out on it. Many consider this the worst Sasuke ever.

One of only 3 I aggree with man - austintheninjabeast

it sucks

Very few people like Sasuke 19 but it's in my say top 3 favorite tournaments.

There was so much drama, I love it. The only disappointment I noticed was Washimi Yuuji on the stage 2.

But 2 making it to stage 2, all the all stars and top competitors failing stage 1, so much drama.

2 Sasuke 27

If there was ever a time the Sasuke course looked easy, this was it. The course's difficulty was needed consideriably, causing 27 Stage One Clears. But that was only the beginning. While Stage 2 was perfectly fine, Stage 3 was even more nerfed. The Roulette Cylinder and Doorknob Grap were both replaced with the pathetic Arm Bike, and the Ultimate Cliffhanger became the 3rd obstacle. None of the other obstacles after it were any more difficult, as only one person who beat the Cliffhanger failed the stage. Then the Final Stage was the worst ever. It was just a rope climb that gave competitors way too much time. In fact, the winner managed to clear it with over 6 seconds left. Shortly after this event, Monster 9 who owned the rights to the event, went bankrupt.

No way if Drew didn't injure his knee then all 10 american's woudlve cleard stage 1. And that was not the worst fanil stage ever it was proboly one of the best I mean a 20 metter rope climb in 40 seconds is hard plus Yujji is just good at climbing ropes just deal with it. - austintheninjabeast

3 Sasuke 21

Unlike most entries on this list, this entry isn't on here due to bad obstacles, or being too hard or easy, but because of one of the cheapest eliminations of all time. Yes an unlucky Nagano Makoto (the names are said backwards in Japan) was the victim of an incident known as the Grinding Ring Incident (not really, I just made that term up), where on the Gliding Ring, where it was supposed to slide down the track, it got stuck causing him to fail. However despite the blatant malfunction, it was still ruled that Nagano had failed. Making it the cheapest Sasuke ending of all time. Plus Levi Mewenburg failed on the Salmon Ladder, fun.

That's no reasoan 3 people made it to stage 3 and Takeda was the first to beat the cliffhanger. - austintheninjabeast

4 Sasuke 25

Coming off of a kanzensheha (forgive my potential grammar issues), Sasuke 25 should've have been really good. Unfortunately, they dropped the ball with this one. First of many of the obstacles were pretty bad. The Dome Steps, Bridge Jump, and even the Rolling Log felt out of place. Second, the re-designed Stage 1 was barely any harder than before. Plus, it had the lowest rating of any Sasuke at all at 7.5%. Stage 2 was better, but it barely changed at all, and the new Slider Drop was the worst 1st obstacle of Stage 2 ever.

Was one of the main reasons why sasuke was almost canceled

I agree but Slider Drop is hard - austintheninjabeast

5 Sasuke 1

The first Sasuke event, was definitely not a great beginning. The scenery was extremely generic, and there were several Stage 1 obstacles that were stupidly easy. The Spinning Log, Rapid Descent, and Hill Climb were just pathetic. Stage 2 was better, but the Reverse Conveyer Belt was terrible. Stage 3, was the worst though, not a single obstacle was difficult. I could clear it.

Half of the time, the rolling log fell into the water. - Animefan12

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6 Sasuke 18

This is around the point where they aren't bad, but disappointing. It did have some great obstacles like the Rope Glider (which sadly was removed due to injuries caused), Log Grip, Jumping Spider, Salmon Ladder, and Shin-Cliffhanger but the bad obstacles far outnumbered them. The Pole Maze, Bungee Bridge, Great Wall, Net Climb, Balance Walk, Arm Bike, and Curtain Swing were terrible. It wasn't bad, but it sure could've been much better.

I want to scream with this one! This was the tournemnt after Makato's total victory plus everysingle stage 1 obstacle was new. Also what's wrong with Rope Ladder? I saw you talk trash by a rope climb in saskue 27 so what the heck is suppesed to be the last obstacle. What about 28,22,14,6,10,11,12 - austintheninjabeast

7 Sasuke 16

While some may disagree, in my opinion 2003-2006 was one of the best times in Sasuke history, right behind the Shin-Sasuke Era (between the 2nd and 3rd kanzenshehas) Of this time period, this was the worst of the bunch. The Rope Reverse, Reverse Fly, and Grip Hang were atrocious. Stage 1 was ridiculously easy with ten completions in a row, and it would've been more of Yammamoto hadn't messed the Jump Hang up.

This wasnt a bad tournemnt this was when Yamadacame the closet to beating stage 1 since saskue 12 just a few feet awway from the top of stage 1. I don't agree with most of these - austintheninjabeast

8 Sasuke 23

Like Sasuke 21, this was a controversial event. Why? Because once again, Nagano Makoto got screwed over due to a malfunction. But this time, they let him restart, and he ended up almost achieving kansensheha once again. But sadly Urishihari (sorry about any misspellings), failed in Stage 2 making his last attempt look like a fluke.

Why? Another good tournemnt Kenji made his famous "Kong Cross" and it had 2 fanilests. - austintheninjabeast

9 Sasuke 7

This event was on this list for one reason specifically. Yammamoto Shingo falling off the Spider Climb in the Final Stage.

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10 Sasuke 29

The Contenders

11 Sasuke 8

This was also a very controversial event, due to the heavy rain that fell on the course, causing many people to fail much sooner than they would've if it were dry, and potentially prevented Kane Kosugi from achieving kansensheha. This caused him to become frustrated, and coupled with his unauthorized use in a recent video game, he never competed again.

I don't think this is a bad tournemnt because compteitors woudlve never trained their hardest and nagano woudlve never won and we would be stuck with the jump hang forever - austintheninjabeast

12 Sasuke 12

Nagano coming up 0.11 seconds short and still saying he lost

13 Sasuke 28
14 Sasuke 32

The worst broadcast ever.Including Nagano's run and retirement ceremony being cut.Also Takeda's run was cut and the good competitors were cut in favor of jokes and comedians.

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