So, the original Ninja Warrior is a riot. The announcers with their hyperactive Japanese. The crazy… no, the INSANE course. The energy of the crowd. It all adds up to a great show. I’m not a regular viewer, but the episodes I *have* seen, I loved.
Now, will the Americanized version have that same energy? I can’t say. There’s something in being the ‘original’ of something, having the novelty. The American Ninja Warrior doesn’t have that novelty, so it has a large hole to fill. Hrm, lets see how it goes!