Handsome Part-TimersTakeru & Tsuyoshi Moroboshi
25 years old. Full-time part-timers. This pair, known as "Mr. Handsome", has participated in the tournament more than any other team. They have a reproduction obstacle course in their neighbor's garden, which they rebuild every time it gets destroyed. Their hobby is making "kamaboko" fish cakes.
New Asian Bird-menYutaka & Shigeru Miyazaki
Olympic pole-vaulters and former record holders in Japan. 28 years old. They always aim higher, and thus have their sights set on absolute tournament victory. Businessmen at a major firm. Their motivation exceeds the value of their paychecks, which is already pretty high. They enjoy watching baseball.
Maid in JapanNatsumi & Harumi Ozawa
University students. 21 years old. They dress in cute maid costumes in the hopes of catching the eye of a rich CEO who will employ them as his secretaries. Each frill on their order-made costumes is weighted for training purposes. They are known for their aggressive Dip.
Men Who Make it Rain RiceIchiro & Jiro Ozu
Sushi Chefs. 61 years old. Masters of a conveyor belt sushi restaurant. With Ichiro manning the right hand and Jiro the left, the two work in perfect harmony to make a single sushi. However, it's much faster and tastes better if they make each piece alone. When people call out “Master!” they reply “Yes!” in unison.
Passionate Beach AmazoniansSophia & Isabelle Costa
Beach volleyball players. 24 years old. Joined the tournament believing it to be beach volleyball. Hot-headed and rash, they spiked a ball at manager's head upon discovering they'd been tricked. The execution of the maneuver gained them many fans. Representing Brazil in the tournament.
Mr. Safety DriveKen & Ryo Kurosawa
Taxi drivers. 52 years old. Motivated to join the tournament after listening to live coverage on their car radios. Trained by walking in the pool, but never managed to make it to the other end, a mere 25 meters away. By gaining supremacy in the tournament they hope to change their taxi signs from "On Duty" to "On Top".
Russian to the Top of the Food ChainYuri & Lazarus Reventrov
Hammer throwers. 27 years old. They look aggressive, but are kindhearted men who love flowers and vodka. Their Bounding is deployed from muscles so massive they could likely kill a bear.(Kills: 3.) Representing Russia in the tournament.
The Fighting Fraternal Odd CoupleRyuichi & Hideo Chiba
The elder is a nationally registered dietitian, the younger a pro wrestler. 27 years old. The only thing they seem to have in common is their shoe size. This prompted Tournament headquarters to perform a Genealogical DNA test. As it turns out, they are indeed fraternal twins.