Fuwa Takes on Matsuda’s Course
Today we see #48 Fuwa-chan (フワちゃん) over at the home of #36 Daisuke Matsuda.
Fuwa is a popular YouTuber who has broken into the Japanese television scene over the last two years. In April 2021, she was announced as a new lead host on the current iteration on Banzuke, called Taiiku Kai TV. Ever since then, she has been a staple at TBS and was expected to appear alongside her real life best friend, #19 Toshiaki “Audrey” Kasuga (春日俊彰).
Given that Fuwa is a rookie to the world of Sasuke, this visit was useful for her to get acquainted with the obstacles she can expect to see on the course.
Fuwa and Kasuga have been training together for the last few years, taking on lifting competitions, and current training their aerobics skills to head off to a national competition. It’s safe to say physical skill isn’t an issue… although given their goofy nature it’s possible they might play up the drama during their runs.
Earlier this year, Fuwa was also invited to compete on Sports Danshi Grand Prix (the new version of Sportsman No.1). Sadly, it ended up being a prank and she was quite upset, so at least this time she will get a fair shot to compete.
Competitor Profiles – #6 – #10
#6 Kento Miyahara (宮原健斗) is a Pro Wrestler making his Sasuke debut. He’s been in the wrestling scene for 13 years now and it’s safe to say he’s got the physical skills to take on the course!
#7 Boru Neesan (ボル姉さん) is the mascotcharacter with the goal of increasing fitness. During the Sasuke 39 auditions they shocked viewers by being a surprisingly strong competitor. While Boru Neesan’s identity is not known, they have extremely strong climbing skills. Boru even has their own merch! Boru has held up their promise to run the course in costume, so it should be a great run to watch.
#8 Fujimoto Shota (藤本翔太) is a cram school teacher, and one of this seasons new participants from the general public. He came in through auditions, and impressed with his extreme strength, being able to do a flagpole while someone stands on him!
#9 Saikawa Koji (才川コージ) is an action actor known for doing stunts in several stage shows, as well as the popular Japanese series Kamen Rider. Despite the low number, Saikawa broke onto the SASUKE scene by making Stage 2 in both of his first two tournaments. He definitely has the potential to be one of the new generation stars of the show!
#10 Karen Macaron (competing under her stage name KAREN) is a model and cosmetics entrepreneur now returning for her 7th ninja appearance. While her best result was reaching the Dragon Glider in Kunoichi, she appeared on the athletics competition Spotainer Japan which showed off her training routines and athletic skill. In her interview this year, she said her goal for Sasuke 39 is to reach the crossover point in the Fishbone Kai. Let’s wish her luck to reach that goal!