INDIA: Takeshi’s Castle was a renowned Japanese show that became a cult classic and a worldwide phenomenon among ’90s kids. Takeshi Kitano, a well-known Japanese comedian, hosted the show. According to reports, a revamped version of the show will be accessible on Amazon Prime Video.
Takeshi’s Castle was a Japanese game show which aired from 1986 to 1990 and featured hundreds of contestants competing in peculiar physical tasks. After completing all of the games, the qualified candidates must compete in Showdown, the last challenge in which players must capture Takeshi’s Castle. It was challenging for the contestants to compete for 1 million yen (6,20,346.10 INR) in prize money. There have been nine players who have competed in the Showdown of Takeshi’s Castle.
Out of surprise, 75-year-old Takeshi Kitano is slated to return for the revamped edition of the show, much to the amazement of fans. The show will be resurrected under the name Fukkatsu! “Return of Takeshi’s Castle,” or Fuun! Takeshi-jo.
The popularity of Takeshi’s Castle in India
The game show has proven to be a revolution in the game show genre in the television industry from its debut airing. Although the show was discontinued in the 1990s, it was relaunched in India on the Pogo TV channel on March 1, 2005.
The Hindi commentary of Jaaved Jaffrey made the show extremely popular in India. His witty and hilarious quips raised the show’s humor to new heights. However, it’s unclear whether he’ll return for the show’s Indian premiere.
Takeshi’s Castle consisted of a tremendous number of games. Out of which following are widely popular:
- Honeycomb Maze
- Sumo Rings
- Skipping Stones
- Bridge Ball
- High rollers
- Rice Bowl Down Hill
- Knock Knock
- Mushroom Trip
- Showdown (V2)