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Sasuke Shuriken YAMADA Koji (山田 康司) jpn.png
Born: 1974
Hometown: Gujo, Gifu, Japan
Occupation: Fire Fighter
Sasuke Debut: SASUKE #12

YAMADA Koji (山田 康司) - a fireman from the Gifu Prefecture (like TAKEDA Toshihiro) with just three percent body fat. In his debut in the 12th Competition, he wore No.1 and became the first and only person to wear that number and make it to the third stage, (however, he's the second No.1 to make it to the second stage). In that competition, he made it all the way to the 3RD Stage obstacle, the Cliffhanger, before failing. In the 13th Competition, he failed on the redesigned Jump Hang and in the 14th Competition, he timed out on the Warped Wall. He made it to the third stage in the 15th and 16th competitions failing the Jumping Bars and the Pipe Slider, respectively. In the 17th Competition, he failed the second stage obstacle, the Metal Spin. He was also one of the only two competitors to pass the first stage of the 19th Competition, ultimately timing out on the Salmon Ladder. Like TAKEDA, YAMADA competes in a pair of orange firefighter trousers, but unlike TAKEDA, he competes shirtless, presumably to show off his muscular upper body. Also, TAKEDA is from Ibi in Gifu Prefecture, while YAMADA comes from Gujō in Gifu.

Note: While his given name is Koji, G4TV dubs his first name as Yasushi possibly to avoid confusion with YAMADA Katsumi (think about their initials) or just because of translation issues.


Sasuke #19 - 1ST Stage - Flying Chute - フライングシュート

Sasuke #19 - 2ND Stage - Downhill Jump - ダウンヒルジャンプ

Competition Date
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL Result
Sasuke 28
December 2012           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 27
October 2011           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 26
January 2011           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 25
March 2010           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 24
January 2010           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 23
September 2009           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 22
March 2009           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 21
September 2008           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 20
March 2008           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 19
September 2007 79
    Failed - Salmon Ladder - サーモンラダー
Sasuke 18
March 2007           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 17
October 2006 95
    Failed - Metal Spin - メタルスピン
Sasuke 16
December 2005 91
  Failed - Pipe Slider - パイプスライダー
Sasuke 15
July 2005 70
  Failed - Jumping Bars - ジャンピングバー
Sasuke 14
January 2005 57
      Failed - Soritatsu Kabe (Warped Wall) - そり立つ壁
Sasuke 13
April 2004 88
      Failed - Jump Hang - ジャンプハング
Sasuke 12
October 2003 1
  Failed - Cliffhanger - クリフハンガー
Sasuke 11
March 2003           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 10
September 2002           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 09
March 2002           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 08
September 2001           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 07
March 2001           DID NOT COMPETE
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
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