The American Ninja Warrior (sometimes abbreviated ANW) is an American sports entertainment contest, a spin-off series of Japanese television Sasuke’s. It has hundreds of competitors trying to complete a series of increasingly difficult obstacles, to try to reach the national final on the Las Vegas Strip, a hope “American Ninja Warrior” to be.


First episode date: December 12, 2009
Original network: NBC
Theme song: American Ninja Warrior Theme Song
Genre: Sports entertainment and Sports competition
Created by: Ushio Higuchi
Directed by: Patrick McManus
Presented by: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Kristine Leahy


Comic and actor Matt Iseman again host the ninth season of the action-packed series along with former professional soccer player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and reporter Kristine Leahy. Participants addressed challenging courses in cities across the country. As the competition advances, more inspired competitors in the highly anticipated national finals in Las Vegas where they take a four-step course from the famous Mount Japan. Midoriyama. The series is based on the international hit “Sasuke”.