New Summer Olympic location (1964 and 2020), new currency and a new teammate for Team Hurdle (Xu QiFeng replacing JI LongXiang, from what I barely known of him, basically a civilian).
And it’s too bad the show did not make them swim or even canoeing to Tokyo Tower, it would be a trainwreck to watch people get losing canoeing.
Team Siblings: Damn you Kobe beef, our stomachs…no eating challenge, no-
Wheels of Wasabi Bomb (Luck + Guts)
Reused from Amazing Race US 15, a challenge after eliminating a team before they even have a chance to get their paid vacation.
At least this type of reset button is able to give the frontrunners a chance to finish before the bottom feeders arrive and wasabi bombs are quite a bitch to be eaten directly.
Finally, after 2 legs, we’ve got 3 teams choosing to quit the task and ironically, it’s the civilians that can’t chow down wasabi.
Judo Practice (Physical)
A decent Olympian challenge, flipping teammates alongside with flipping placements.
During some time, Xing Jing stopped being a bitch to her husband after failing to the point of being last. It seems that being sung in a German Lullaby calms her… for a while.
Detour, in Japan, Anime is Always Their Waifu
Sailor Moon (Mental)
Basic cosplay challenge, but seeing Liu Xiang posing as Sailor Moon is ridiculously funny, and I watch a lot of comedy skits of crossdressing men.
Detective Conan (Mental)
Easily one of the most unique challenge, and another high risk high reward challenge that either you finish quickly, or lag utterly behind because of the items itself or the placement.
Another unbalanced Detour it seems, and another massive placement shifting.
Roller Coaster Sight (Mental + Guts)
Basic thrill challenge with basic word combinations in a row, easy for every team that reads Chinese, except for Team Siblings (who needed Team SNH48 to give them the answer, and Team SNH48 seems to want many answer sharing alliances as possible)
But unknown to Team Siblings (and us until they reached the mat), it’s considered a rule breach, which slaps them another 15 minute penalty.
The Way Of The Ninja (Physical + Skills)
Only 1 of the 3 mini challenge (the rope maze, as step down from the France laser maze) is actually difficult for most of the teams, and somehow for the 3rd time in a row, Guo JingJing of Team Divers managed to flail back from first to bottom of the pack again for also having a bad aim on throwing shurikens.
The 2nd Express Pass given to Team Dancers, who them proceed to skip the Roadblock because they are the last penalized team at that time.
After another run of placement shifting due to penalized teams:
Team Dancers & Team Hurdle: 30 minutes (Both Wasabi challenge where 1 member failed to eat the task)
Team Siblings: 1 hour 15 minutes (Wasabi challenge where both opted out & didn’t complete the Roller Coaster challenge properly)
Seeing Team SNH48 getting 1st place, officially making them the strongest all female team of this celebrity series…
Eliminated: Team Dancer-
Team Actors: OBJECTION! We use the Save on them.
With that, this fun leg is done.