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Ninja Warrior Is Campy TV At It's Finest!

Updated on January 7, 2011

Ninja Warrior is the King of campy cable tv

Have you seen an episode of Ninja Warrior or American Ninja Warrior on the G4 network yet? If you haven't, you are missing out on some great campy TV! This from someone who doesn't care a whole lot for television, Ninja Warrior is pulling me in.

Contemporary Japanese Pop Culture roars to life when you turn on an episode of Ninja Warrior. Bright colors and loud narrators put the fun back in fundamentally campy programing. I recommend watching the original Ninja Warrior first before indulging in American Ninja Warrior to get the real sentiment of what it's all about.

Expect to see lots of brightly colored costumes worn by a wide array of physiques ranging from completely muscular and fit to ordinary bordering on flabby. Which brings me to another highlight of the show, regular people compete alongside of athletes! Plumbers, union painters, school teachers, salespeople just to name a few. They all come out in the begining and you'll be surprised who makes it to the final rounds!

Each contestant runs a gauntlet of obstacles ranging from swinging ropes to mountain climbing grips. I was surprised at how engaging the show became when seemingly none of the potential Ninjas were able to get past the dreaded "cliffhanger". Basically, it is several bars laid horizontally that the athlete grabs onto, where the last one is spaced far enough that they have to jump and reach to grab it. One after another we watched as men and woman plunged to the water below after missing the last rail. Finally, we watched one of the experienced Ninja warriors grab on with both hands, then on to the next obstacle! Whew whoooo!

The show is a lot of fun in a strangley ironic way. You partly feel as though you are watching a group of individuals that are part athlete, part nerd and no where near as threatening as what you'd expect a Ninja to be. You do see "Freestyle Runners" which if you don't know already, is where people run around various concrete and metal structures in their cities then jump, flip and climb over them in a gymnastic way. I felt I would be frightened to meet one of these types of Ninjas in a dark alley, but mainly because you wonder where they get the inspiration?

Ultimately Ninja Warrior is a great show to watch with your family or buddies. It's a lot of laughs mixed with sincere engaging athletism. You can't help but root for a guy dressed up as a Supernerd who was formerly an army Sergeant! Just as you can't help but laugh when someone is overly ambitiouis as they run the course then slip and fall as they bang their crotch on a rubber wall and fall with a large splash into a pool below. Good times. Tune into Ninja Warrior on G4 next time you get the chance, and see who will struggle to win! They are the NINJA WARRIOR!!!

Ninja Warrior will kick your banal behind!!! Hiyah!!!

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    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      E.y.d!!! I've been told by my wife and daughter...I would love to try out. The new American ninja warrior looks promising, I'll get a write up of that show soon.

      Good luck to your farewell son.


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      7 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      I love ninja warriors and we watch it often. It is even good for a few laughs. My husband and I tried to convince our son to try out, but he would have no part of it. He is a daredevil type so we thought it would be perfect for him. I like the line, "You partly feel as though you are watching a group of individuals that are part athlete, part nerd and no where near as threatening as what you'd expect a Ninja to be." Good article. Thanks for sharing. I will read more.

    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      I'll bet they do now, I heard it was in something like over 20 countries now including Turkey! You might be able to find it on or youtube but I'm not sure. Let me know if they like it Duchess!

      When you firt turn it on, it's so glaring they might react like, "what the?" but if they give it a minute, they'll probably get it!

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      8 years ago

      Sounds like something my three men would like. I'll have to find out if it's in Canada

    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      sabreblade: Isn't it though! It's like the old time karate movies but better! Thanks for stopping by!

      Catherine R: I think your boys would love it! My daughter does. I heard they just increased the range to something like ten more countries including Turkey so I'll bet it's already on in Australier! Maybe you can download them from or but I'm not sure.

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      Catherine R 

      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      sounds great! My boys will surely love it too. I hope we get it down under - will look out for it.

    • sabrebIade profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      It IS a great show!

      I used to watch the original one.


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