• Publication date: December 14, 2011

100 Competitors, One Obstacle Course Ninja Warrior: Test Your Physical Ability

NINJA-WARRIOR

NINJA-WARRIOR

Ninja Warrior is a Japanese sports entertainment television special in which 100 competitors attempt to complete a four stage obstacle course. An edited version, renamed Ninja Warrior, is screened in at least 18 other countries.

Program data

Duration: 45

MBC Action:

Tuesday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Saturday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Monday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Friday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Thursday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Wednesday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Sunday, 08:15 (GMT) ~ 11:15 (KSA)

Ninja Warrior is a Japanese sports entertainment television special in which 100 competitors attempt to complete a four stage obstacle course. An edited version, renamed Ninja Warrior, is screened in at least 18 other countries.

Shot on location at Midoriyama, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, it airs on the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) between Japanese television drama seasons.

Each 3-hour special covers an entire competition. There have been 26 specials, approximately one new special per season (twice per year).

Applicants are interviewed or auditioned and trial rounds are held to test their physical ability until the field is narrowed to 100 competitors.

Sasuke consists of four stages of increasing difficulty; competitors must complete a stage to advance. Before the 18th tournament, a 1200-meter run was held in order to determine the competitors' starting positions.

Each competition is taped prior to the air date, edited for time, and broadcast as a 3-hour show.

An online game based on G4's edit of the show has been made and is available on the network's website.

 

Starring:

  • Stuart Hall
  • Dave Wittenberg
  • Norman Coester