Amazon Prime Video has revealed the cast lineup for its upcoming Takeshi?s Castle Reboot, a remake of the original Japanese game show. The series, which will bow this April, will feature a host of new challengers as well as the return of Takeshi Kitano as Count Takeshi.
Other additions to the cast include comedians Osamu Shitara and Yuki Himura as chief retainers and vassals, respectively. They join the previously-unveiled cast members of Shinya Ueda, Naomi Watanabe and Ennosuke Ichikawa IV as governors of three castles guarding the center of the castle.
Takeshi Kitano is set to return as host of the iconic game show Takeshi?s Castle in a Prime Video Japan reboot. The Japanese original is set to premiere for Prime members in more than 240 markets in 2023.
The show started in Japan in 1986 and grew into an international smash with dozens of local versions. It combines martial arts and platform puzzles in a series of wacky challenges.
Count Takeshi (Kitano) leads 100 or so contestants through a series of games. Then, at the end of each episode, they compete in a final Showdown to determine who stays and who goes.
Ahead of the show’s April return, Amazon Prime Video has unveiled its cast lineup. Serving as a reboot of the original 1980s Japanese game show, TV host and actor Takeshi Kitano returns as a resurrected Castle Lord tasked with setting up challenging obstacles for his motley crew. The cast is led by Osamu Shitara (Star Wars Rebels) as the castle’s chief retainer and a horde of sexy ladies, including Yuki Himura (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Shinya Ueda (Pokémon Go) and Naomi Watanabe in the form of a trinket.
The aforementioned re-airing is set to be the biggest relaunch of the show in history. To make the experience even more immersive, it’s being dubbed and subtitled in more than 240 languages.
Katelyn Durgin, the voice of Rim in My Hero Academia and Ophiuchus Shaina in Saint Seiya, will star as a contestant on Takeshi Kitano?s upcoming Castle Reboot.
The show combines old-school game shows with modern technology to give contestants an adrenaline rush as they compete to win prizes and break through various challenges. This is a huge change for a show that was originally launched in the late 1970s.
The Castle Reboot will feature games similar to those found on Wipeout in the USA, with some incorporating proximity sensors and new obstacles. It will be filmed at TBS’s Midoriyama Studios during the summer of 2022.
Takeshi’s Castle was one of the most popular game shows in Japan. It aired on TBS from 1986 to 1989.
The show featured a group of contestants, all selected from a pool of applicants, who must conquer various tricky games. Some of the most popular games included Dragon God’s Pond (Ryujin-Ike), The Strait of Gibraltar, and Mushroom Trip.
In addition to the game challenges, the show also featured several character types. Some of these characters were based on Japanese pro wrestlers. Others were just mascots who tried to stop the contestants from reaching their goals.
Takeshi Kitano has resurrected his castle in an Amazon Prime Video ad. This is a remake of the original show from 1980, and will feature a whole host of well-designed physical challenges.
The original game show involves over 100 determined volunteers trying to take on an array of incredibly difficult challenges. Some are based on skill, while others are purely a matter of luck.
In 2010, fan site Keshi Heads launched a campaign to bring a new series of Takeshi?s Castle to Challenge, and they were successful. The show aired in March 2013 and featured games that were suggested by the site and never before seen.
Ennosuke Ichikawa IV
Ahead of its April return, Amazon Prime Video has revealed Takeshi?s Castle Reboot cast lineup. This reboot, which will serve as a revival of the original 1980s Japanese game show, will see Takeshi Kitano returning as a Castle Lord who sets up challenging obstacles for his participants.
Other cast members include Osamu Shitara (Star Wars Rebels) and Yuki Himura as the castle’s chief retainer and vassal, respectively. Comedians Shinya Ueda, Naomi Watanabe, and Ennosuke Ichikawa IV will appear as governors of three castles that guard the center of the castle.