This past weekend, Japanese TV Station TBS aired KUNOICHI 11! Kunoichi is a women’s obstacle course competition in Japan, and is basically a spin-off of SASUKE–the famous Japanese Ninja Warrior obstacle course for men.
The word “kunoichi” literally means “female ninja”, so I like to think that all of the ladies competing are ninja warriors–they are all pretty tough, fast, and strong. Oh yeah, did I mention that they are all very beautiful too? Because they are! Check out the competitors here:
Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if I was captured by these kunoichi, haha.
But seriously, I think this show is great because women of all ages and from different backgrounds can compete to become the top Kunoichi. You have everything from bank tellers, students, baseball players, cross-fit trainers, models, and more! And you would be surprised at which of these actually complete the various stages. (See the videos below!)
As I mentioned before, KUNOICHI is an obstacle course and it consists of different colored stages. Round 1 is the Red Stage, in which the Kunoichi have to get past all obstacles and hit a buzzer in 110 seconds. Only those that finish this stage can reach the Blue Stage, in which they have to get through all obstacles within 80 seconds. If you get past these two stages, then you can try the Black Stage. Here you don’t have a timer, but you have to get through some very tough obstacles–very few kunoichi ever get past this stage. But if you are skilled enough to get past the Black Stage, then the FINAL STAGE awaits you. Here, you have a 10 meter “spider climb”, followed by a 5 meter rope climb–and you have to do this in 35 SECONDS! Yeah, only 2 Kunoichi have ever finished the Final Stage.
I’m sure that now that you know about the competition, you probably want to see it, right? Well, today is your lucky day because I am bringing you all of the Red Stage runs for KUNOICHI 11! Don’t worry, I’ll be bringing you the Blue Stage, Black Stage, and Final Stage runs later this week, but for now sit back and enjoy all of these beautiful and strong Kunoichi!
Yuka Ogura: Japanese Gravure Model
Angela Mei: Japanese Model
Karen: CyberJapan Dancer
Aya: Cross-Fit Trainer
Asashina Aya: Japanese Model
Sakai Ayaka: Japanese Pole Dancer
Asakura Kanna: Mixed Martial Arts Queen
Ikeda Miki: Japanese Model
Kataoka Ayumi: Ibaraki Golden Golds Baseball Player
Kato Yu: Saitama Astraia Baseball Player
Matsuda Karen: Japanese High School Student
Matsumoto Yayoi: Japan Swimming National Team Member
Matsuzaki Moeka: Takeda Toshihiro’s Niece
Miseki Kurumi: Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Rescuer
Miyagawa Maya: Japanese Best Body Finalist
Miyahra Kanon: Japanese Actress
Okabe Sakiko: Japanese Gymnastics Instructor
Oshima Ayano: Japanese Shinkin Bank Teller
Rena: Japanese Idol and Member of Idol Group “Vanilla Beans”
Rokkaku Ayako: Japanese Baseball Player
Saiki Reika: Japanese Muscle Idol
Sudo Miyo: Japanese Champion Slackliner
Taoka Natsumi: Japanese Pro Surfer
Tsuboi Honami: Japanese Bronze Medal Gymnast
Yu Takahashi: Japanese model
Yuko Mizuno: Japanese Muscle Idol
See you soon!