10 out-of-context thoughts from the season 13 Semifinals

We’re back! And this is what we can tell you. We’re back! We’re still not fully caught up on sleep, but the American Ninja Warrior season 13 Semifinals are in the bag. The show returned to the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot for the first time since that historic day in 2020 when the pandemic shut down production just hours before the cameras turned on. It was good to be back! It was a challenge to return to overnight, outside tapings. But the Ninjas were troopers and didn’t miss a beat. We kicked off a little tradition this year when we […]

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This is what we’re watching for in the Semifinals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC American Ninja Warrior is so close to recording the next round of competition. There are a few things we’re keeping an eye on. American Ninja Warrior is so close to taping the season 13 Semifinals on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot. That’s about all we can say! Things are going to be pretty secretive from here on out. We did want to let you know that we’ll be attending the taping for the next week or so, which means things will be quieter here on the site. Hope you don’t miss us too much. 🙂 We can’t get […]

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G4 will bring Sasuke back to American audiences

American Ninja Warrior’s predecessor has found a new broadcasting home in the US. So there’s one thing every American Ninja Warrior fan should know. The wildly popular show has its roots in the deeply beloved Japanese show, Sasuke (also known as Ninja Warrior). That show found a place with American audiences when channel G4 broadcast episodes years ago. G4 went away. American Ninja Warrior moved to NBC, and here we are. (You can read more about the history of American Ninja Warrior here.) But when G4 announced its impending relaunch last year, we were curious. Could this mean something for […]

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The first-ever American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship will air on May 9

12 of the show’s top female athletes will put it all on the line for $50,000 this Mother’s Day. We’ve been waiting so long to tell you about this! The first-ever American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship will air on Sunday, May 9 (Mother’s Day) from 7-9 pm on NBC. 12 of the top female Ninjas took part in this special competition. We’ll see two rounds of action on the obstacles. The third round will be a Power Tower playoff featuring the top competitors with a prize of $50,000 on the line. Who will we see? Oh, just the best of […]

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Meet Overpass, Ninja Warrior’s gripping new obstacle for season 13

Overpass is all about timing and complete commitment. We’re giving you a first look at one of American Ninja Warrior’s brand new obstacles for season 13: Overpass We saw Overpass in action during the Tacoma Qualifiers and it’s a thing of beauty. When a Ninja nails it successfully, it’s a stunning ballet of athletics and timing. When they don’t nail it… Well, there are two options. Make a huge, daring move, or make a huge belly flop. We practically begged the show’s producers to allow us to release info on this obstacle and they kindly decided to give us all […]

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Broken Bridge and Diamond Dash are balance favorites for fans

Elizabeth Morris/NBC If you can call any balance obstacle a “favorite.” It seems like two balance obstacles might be fan favorites. Well, “favorites” is a strong word. No one really gets excited when faced with a balance obstacle on American Ninja Warrior, but it does seem like viewers would pick two obstacles over others if they were up there on the course. The Broken Bridge and Diamond Dash are almost tied for the lead in our poll that asks readers to pick a balance obstacle to face. The poll was inspired by season 13’s new “Split-Decision.” On both the Qualifying […]

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Tell us about the ‘recovered runs’ you’ll never forget

Elizabeth Morris/NBC When it looks like a Ninja is down for the count, but they pull off a buzzer, that’s a “recovered run.” American Ninja Warrior is known for its heart-pounding runs. Watching the competitors battle their way through obstacle after obstacle, never knowing if things are going to come to an end in the blink of an eye gets your blood pumping. We love a good “recovered run” moment. It’s a moment during a run when you think you’ve seen the end. Maybe you even scream a tiny bit for the Ninja. It’s that one-handed catch, that trip on […]

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This is exactly how much time is left before season 13’s debut

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Need to know how much longer you have to wait for more American Ninja Warrior? We’ve got you covered. Welcome to the twilight zone. That’s how we affectionately refer to this strange time on our calendars. American Ninja Warrior season 13 is currently filming. However, the premiere date is still over a month away. So while we have so much we COULD talk about, we can talk about… not much. If anyone else is as obsessed with anticipating the debut of season 13 as we are, we’ve created a handy-dandy countdown clock. There are still 48 days standing […]

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Which balance obstacle would you pick if you were faced with a ‘Split-Decision’?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The Ninjas all must make a choice. What would you do? The news of season 13’s “Split-Decision” has American Ninja Warrior fans excited, and the Ninjas a little concerned. The competitors will take their fates into their own hands this year when they must choose between two obstacles on the Qualifying and Semifinals courses. Both times, balance obstacles will come into play. The Ninjas will have to make a choice. What would you do in that situation? If you had to face a balance obstacle, which one would you rather attempt? We’ve gathered up several options from the […]

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This Ninja Warrior rookie wrote an entire rap to celebrate season 13

Jeffrey Qaiyum commemorated his first season on American Ninja Warrior with a catchy rap. The Ninja Warrior community never ceases to amaze us. Not only is it made up of talented, athletic individuals who are always ready to support one another, but a lot of them are also really darn creative. Jeffrey Qaiyum and Kevin Byrne recently took part in the American Ninja Warrior season 13 Qualifiers. Both rookies over the age of 40, they couldn’t help but notice the differences between themselves and some of the younger competitors. But they had a great attitude about it. Jeffrey even wrote […]

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