It should be a great competition. I'm looking forward to seeing what new obstacles the producers created for this one.
I've also been watching some of the early competitions on G4. Shingo Yamamato has been a part of Sasuke/Ninja Warrior from the very beginning when the first competition was held indoors at a large auditorium in Tokyo. Katsumi Yamada was also a participant in Sasuke 1. Kazuhiko Akiyama (the first man to complete the entire course) began participating with Sasuke 2. The other All Stars did not compete until a few seasons later.
UPDATE: Sasuke 22 will air on June 21, 2009, on G4 as part of Ninja Fest 4.
Edited on 05/31/2009 2:57am