Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ninja Warrior for Amurr'cans

Note the twist in participant demographic there.

"Olympic Athletes, K-Fighters, Pro-Wrestlers..."

In other words, people who aren't you, living your regular lives. (- -_____)

You wanna know the spread in the original?

A sample:
Pub Owner
Sports Instructor
Teacher
Newspaper delivery man
Tokyo University Student
Classical Ballet Dancer
Postal Worker

I'm not saying all of them did well, but I want you to note that the spirit of the show is that anyone can compete. Not just professional athletes of one kind or another.

I wish it wasn't the case but COME ON.
Y U ALWAYS REMAKE THINGS TO SUCK AMERICA?  (سಥ益ಥ)س

On the plus side, when it came to actual participants that wasn't entirely the case. The top contenders were a couple of free-runners. That's basically parkour with an emphasis on acrobatics and tricking.
I do realize though that since the competition takes place in Japan it IS easier for the average person living there to try-out and attend compared to someone living in the U.S. without some kind of financial sponsor.