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Born: March 30th, 1972
Hometown: Miyazaki, Japan
Occupation: Commercial Fisherman
Sasuke Debut: Sasuke/Ninja Warrior #07
Website: http://www.takasui.co.jp/main/sasuke/

NAGANO Makoto achieved KANZENSEIHA (total victory) in SASUKE #17.

He is a commercial fisherman living near Kagoshima and the second man (the first being AKIYAMA Kazuhiko) ever to complete SASUKE. He spends 300 days a year at sea captaining his ship, the 28th Konpira Maru, where he works as a commercial fisherman as well as trains for the competition. Clips of him training are shown frequently during the broadcast and include him doing sit-ups off the side of the boat, handstands on the top mast, and hanging off a bridge crossing it like the Cliff Hanger obstacle. In 2005 his height and weight were recorded as 5 feet, 3 inches and 134 pounds.

He debuted in the 7th competition, where he failed to scale the Warped Wall. After failing to scale the Warped Wall again in the 8th Competition, Nagano made it to the 3RD Stage's Pipe Slider in the 9th. He failed the Jump Hang in the 10th competition and since then has reached the 3RD Stage in every competition except the 15th in which he failed on the Metal Spin (2ND Stage), the 19th where he failed on the Flying Chute (1ST Stage), and the 20th where he failed the Downhill Jump (2ND Stage). He has reached the FINAL Stage four times (in the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th Competitions), more than any other competitor, and finally completed it in the 17th Competition. His three consecutive FINAL Stage appearances are a record shared with Akira Omori, who accomplished the feat in the first three competitions.

As of 2008, Nagano has completed the 1ST Stage 11 times, the 2ND Stage 9 times, the 3RD Stage 4 times, and the FINAL Stage once. Nagano made his first US appearance at the Chibi-Pa Festival in September of 2008.

Nagano currently holds the speed record on both the 1st and 2nd Stages of Sasuke. Even though he claims he wasn't as ready as he would've liked, he finished the 1st Stage in Sasuke 13 in only 51 seconds. Along with his reputation in Sasuke, Nagano is the only man to have ever made it to the final stage (Final Viking) of Viking: The Ultimate Obstacle Course, coming within 5 feet of the finish before running out of time. He has also trained his older sister, Taeko Uchida and his wife Asami Nagano so they could compete in Kunoichi, the female-only spin off of Sasuke.

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Video

Sasuke #23 - 3RD Stage - Gliding Ring

Sasuke #21 - 3RD Stage - Hang Climbing

Sasuke #18 - 3RD Stage - Curtain Swing

Sasuke #17 - FINAL Stage - Tsuna Nobori (Rope Climb aka Final Rope)

Sasuke #17 - 3RD Stage - Devil"s Swing (Devil Balanço)

Sasuke #17 - 2ND Stage - Spider Walk

 
Memorable Moments
SASUKE/Ninja Warrior #17 was a "Fall "Classic" for sure. Since it was when NAGANO Makoto, after three unsuccessful attempts, achieved KANZENSEIHA (Total Victory). ENJOY!
 
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SASUKE Record
 
Competition Date
#
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL Result
Sasuke 28
December 2012 100 Failed       Failed - Second Warped Wall
Sasuke 27
October 2011 100 Cleared Cleared Cleared Failed Failed - Ultimate Cliff Hanger
Sasuke 26
January 2011 99 Failed       Failed - Jumping Spider
Sasuke 25
March 2010 99 Failed       Failed - Circle Slider
Sasuke 24
January 2010 100 Failed       Failed - Jumping Spider
Sasuke 23
September 2009 100 Cleared Cleared Cleared Failed Failed - G Rope
Sasuke 22
March 2009 100
Failed
      Failed - Slider Jump
Sasuke 21
September 2008 100
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Gliding Ring
Sasuke 20
March 2008 2000
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Downhill Jump
Sasuke 19
September 2007 100
Failed
      Failed - Flying Chute
Sasuke 18
March 2007 96
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Disqualified - Cliff Hanger *
Sasuke 17
October 2006 99
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
CLEARED Final Stage (2.5 seconds to spare)
Sasuke 16
December 2005 100
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Devil's Swing
Sasuke 15
July 2005 100
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Metal Spin
Sasuke 14
January 2005 100
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Jumping Bars
Sasuke 13
April 2004 100
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
Failed - Final Rope
Sasuke 12
October 2003 100
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
Failed - Final Rope (by 0.11 seconds)
Sasuke 11
March 2003 96
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
Failed - Final Rope
Sasuke 10
September 2002 999
Failed
      Failed - Jump Hang
Sasuke 09
March 2002 61
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Pipe Slider
Sasuke 08
September 2001 41
Failed
      Failed - Warped Wall
Sasuke 07
March 2001 87
Failed
      Failed - Warped Wall
Sasuke 06
September 2000         DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 05
March 2000         DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 04
October 1999         DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 03
March 1999         DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 02
September 1998         DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 01
September 1997         DID NOT COMPETE

* NAGANO grabbed the ledge of the third gap instead of the bar; instead of continuing, he admitted his mistake and disqualified himself.

 
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