American Ninja Warrior Season 5 Episode 15


  • gomgrady
    gomgrady
    8 months ago

    First, it's important to understand that the Japanese program's name has nothing to do with either ninjas or warriors. "Sasuke" means something like "excellence" in Japanese. It has much the same flavor as the Greek concept of arete, the pursuit of excellence as a defining life goal. G4's marketeers clearly decided that their ADHD-addled core audience of video gamers was unlikely to find a show called "Excellence" compelling enough to warrant paying attention, so they decided to jazz it up by invoking ninjas, instead.



    http://dancingwiththestarss15e05.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/watch-now-button.gif?w=300&h=80


    http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/files/2013/05/ninjaNUP_149089_2235.jpg

     

  • gomgrady
    gomgrady
    8 months ago

    First, it's important to understand that the Japanese program's name has nothing to do with either ninjas or warriors. "Sasuke" means something like "excellence" in Japanese. It has much the same flavor as the Greek concept of arete, the pursuit of excellence as a defining life goal. G4's marketeers clearly decided that their ADHD-addled core audience of video gamers was unlikely to find a show called "Excellence" compelling enough to warrant paying attention, so they decided to jazz it up by invoking ninjas, instead.



    http://dancingwiththestarss15e05.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/watch-now-button.gif?w=300&h=80


    http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/files/2013/05/ninjaNUP_149089_2235.jpg

     

  • TheOrangutan
    TheOrangutan
    8 months ago

    @gomgrady - closed, as will all others like it be closed.

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