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SASUKE 31 OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sasuke related updates - Nico Nico broadcast


Today we got some pretty awesome news.  It all started out with a few tweets this morning from the official Sasuke TBS Twitter account.  They were posting about some Nico Nico broadcast for Thursday, March 12 (It says 29:00 soo.. 5 am on the 13th Japan time).  So if my conversion is correct, those of us in the west can see on March 12 during the afternoon.


Friday, March 13, 2015 - 05:00 AM JST
  4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) (THURSDAY Afternoon)
1:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) (THURSDAY Afternoon)
(Please note the time-change for Daylight Saving)

(L-R) Sasuke Producer Hiroki Kikuno 菊野浩樹 and Sasuke Director Masato Inui 乾雅人, Sasuke All-Star Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 along with New Generation Stars Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 and Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒 (Nico Nico broadcast - July 3, 2014)

For those who are curious.. what is Nico Nico?  This is the online streaming service that was used during the Sasuke 30 broadcast that had commentary on the tournament while it was airing live in Japan.  I'm assuming that this particular stream will only be Inui on there (since the man doesn't sleep...) talking briefly about the entries and then announcing the winner (more on that later).

Here are the tweets in question: Tweet One, Two and Three. And Inui's confirming that as well.

(Tweet One)
【拡散希望】3/13(金)ニコニコ生放送でSASUKE“ユーザー参加型”新エリア考案会議を生放送しちゃいます!!題して「キミの考えたエリアが実現するかもよSP」!下記ニコ生番組ページの応募方法を参照してドシドシ応募して下さいね☆☆

The long and short of it is that TBS is holding a small contest directly tied to the Sasuke 31 tournament airing later this summer.  Ube found some information for us on how this works (Thanks Ube!) and did a quick translation of what it is.

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live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv211958456

Ube's post on SFM:  Keep in mind this is a quick look at everything.
 
TBS is asking for fans to submit their ideas for SASUKE obstacles. They will go over the ideas live on Nico Nico on the 12th. The winners will get their obstacles made (or modified) and earn a chance to go to the show.  The deadline is March 12th although since that's the day that they are doing the live stream, you should probably try to get it in earlier.

What to do:
Draw a picture of your obstacle. Put your name on the back. (Or the obstacle name, it's not very clear).
User paper from A4 to A3 size.
Put a brief clear description of how to clear the obstacle.
It can be for the 1st or 3rd Stages.

Send to:
〒107-8006 東京都港区赤坂5-3-6
TBSテレビ「SASUKE 新エリア会議」

〒107-8006 Akasaka 5-3-6 Minato Tokyo
TBS Television SASUKE New Area Conference

I don't want to get people down but I'm going to bet that they'll lean more towards Japanese entries mainly because those will be easier to understand.

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Sasuke 21 obstacle designs ©TBS/Monster9

I personally am happy to read that they are doing this. As many of you know I've been critical of TBS in the past for not showing enough love for their own franchise. Seems they now are taking it seriously and doing small things here and there to help keep Sasuke relevant and on everyone's mind. The nice thing on top of getting fan interaction is the fact that they are giving one lucky fan a chance to actually contribute to show they love by adding an obstacle and have a chance to see said obstacle in person. I think that's really awesome! For those who have been OBSESSING about obstacles, now's your chance.  Granted, just like Ube said, priority will be to the Japanese entries but it's nice that they are listening to their hardcore audience!

Btw as a reminder, Sasuke 31 is set to air later this summer on TBS. No date is set for that airing yet. Once we find  out I'll post about that. In the meantime, thank you all for your awesome and generous support! I'll be going to see the tourney live!  As best I can and still keeping with the NDA I'll post here of my adventures. Please remember that I'm limited as to how much information I can disclose until after the official airing later this summer.

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