Takeshi's Castle

Tokyo Broadcasting System (ended 1990)


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A Japanese game show featuring the famous and well respected Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano, or should I say "Beat Takeshi". The show began with 142 contestants, many were challenged with games and challenges, all who failed were eliminated. The remaining players faced Count Takeshi, those who won the challenge he presented them, received 1 million yen. The show also contained many colorful characters such as the Takeshi, his advisers, and costume "foes". A comedic show, which challenges the reflexes and luck of contestants. The show originally aired on Japanese TV in 1986, and was later shown in other countries in later years.

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  • fantastic its great

    if you want something to laugh at takeshis castle is it

    craig charles is a great presenter of the show the chalenges are great and japenese look like idiots when they try some of the chalenges it is hilarious one of the funniest prrograms you will watch there are never any winners there is about 1 winner a series but overall you will love it im that much of a fan i get up at 4 in the morning to watch it you will find it on challenge or virgin virgin 1 you wont be disapointed it is ace yes acemoreless
  • The funniest gameshow ever, bring it back!

    Takeshi's Castle is an instant classic amongst gameshows that involve wacky games and crazy contestants. Craig Charles's voiceover is the icing on the cake, whenever a contestant is eliminated he say "New ribs please!" or "You wazzock!" in such a gut-busting manner which makes it even more funny.

    The games look pretty hard and it gets repetitive whenever the contestants never win, but sometimes you have to look really hard to watch an instalment when the consestants do win.

    In short, Takeshi's Castle is perfect gameshow entertainment for all ages. No other gameshow comes close to bettering it. Bring it back now!moreless
  • Only the Japanese could think of this......

    Definately the best game show on TV! ! With hilariously stupid games, giant costumes and people getting hurt, it's all a game show needs to be! ! The best games for me are Stepping Stones, (running across stones ,but some of them move! !) Honeycomb Maze (one exit, two guards, several doors leading to water and a pot of black ink! !) and Wipe Out ( a moving surfboard, pink whales and a naughty Pochahontas! !). They don't sound that funny , but believe me, you'll be in stiches in 5 minutes! ! And, it's made even funnier with Craig Charles' commentry! !

    WATCH IT! ! !moreless
  • Brilliant

    I was hooked from the first evertime i seen this show.Its just the best.One thing i like about the show is that the contestants dont see the dangers.....like they are willing to do anything.And its funny how theres hardly any winners.

    I also like the episode where there is the parent and the child together.

    But its sad how its not on anymore...it would be briliant if it came back
  • It's hilariously cruel, an idea that only the Japenese could come up with. If only we could view more Japanese game-shows here in Britain.

    This is basically edited highlights of the original run of the show from Japan, condensed into a thirty minute slot and voiced over by Craig Charles, he of Robot Wars and Red Dwarf fame. Expect to see all kinds of wierd things going on here, including throwing yourself at a plank of wood, spinning on a giant mushroom, leaping across some rolling logs that spin easily, and spending a lot of time in a ditch or three of muddy water. The original show is over fifteen years old but you'd never know, it looks brand new.

    It's strangely compelling as well - and self explanatory. Don't expect to see any winners though - this game is ridiculously tough. The rules though are deliberately ambigious it would appear and so makes for interesting viewing in some cases. Look out for the kids special episode for something involving General Lee that you won't see across the rest of the run.

    Originally a cheap import, it's probably recouped its import costs many times over by now. If you're the sort of person who wants to know what happens when you throw somebody wrapped in velcro at a wooden wall, or want to see new and painful ways of bending your body in half on the high rollers, check this show out. Or if you just want to see what all the fuss is about, tune in. Of course, if you just want to see wierd people play even wierder games and fall into the muddy ditches with an aplomb (or at least act like it) then you'll love this.moreless
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