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TBS-Japan Ninja Warrior Returns to U.S

Following a multiyear licensing agreement between Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) and Esquire Network, Ninja Warrior is now back in US ten years after its premiere on G4.

The Japanese obstacle course competition series makes its U.S. return with a Labor Day Weekend marathon on Esquire Network, beginning Saturday, September 3, at 7 a.m. that will run through Tuesday, September 6, at 4 a.m. The marathon will feature 26 Sasuke tournaments and 7 Women of Ninja Warrior (Kunoichi) tournaments. In addition, all-new Sasuke tournaments will air for the first time in the U.S. on Esquire in 2017.

“As there have been so many requests to bring Ninja Warrior back in the U.S., we are very happy and excited that Esquire is bringing back Ninja Warrior and Women of Ninja Warrior along with the brand-new episodes based on Sasuke #28 and beyond, which were never broadcast in the U.S.,” said Makito Sugiyama, chief of TBS Global Business.