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In Ninja Warrior, each SASUKE tournament is split into several 30-minute episodes. The tournaments usually range from 3 to 6 episodes in length. The Japanese commentary is subtitled, although this is often incorrect or heavily stylized. Voice actor Dave Wittenberg provides introductions and analysis.
The running order of the competitors, which is usually direct in the original TBS broadcast, is shuffled around to give a wider range of results per episode. Episodes featuring the second and third stages usually begin with the competitor who failed the earliest, and the third stage usually ends with the competitor who got the furthest.
The Ninja Warrior format is shown in many different countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Finland, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Serbia, Denmark, Singapore, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa.
Since G4 began its American Ninja Challenge for SASUKE 19, tournaments have been shown in one-night specials called Ninjafest, with bonus features before and after focusing on the American competitors and showing behind the scenes footage of SASUKE.