A game show where upwards of 100 contestants (give or take) try to get through various wet, dirty, and wild obstacles and games for a chance to win the grand prize of 1 million yen (Approx. $10,000) by defeating Takeshi and his crew.
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Series cast summary:
Takeshi Kitano ...  Count Takeshi 6 episodes, 1986
Michiru Jo Michiru Jo ...  Commander Jo 4 episodes, 1986
Hayato Tani Hayato Tani ...  General Tani 4 episodes, 1986
Hideo Higashikokubaru Hideo Higashikokubaru ...  Councilor Higashi / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Bradley Jay Lesley Bradley Jay Lesley ...  Animal 2 episodes, 1986
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"Takeshi's Castle" is a surreal gameshow in which 100 contestants join General Tani's army and go through a series of bizarre and hilarious tests, being gradually whittled down, until the finalists take to their tanks in an attempt to overthrow Count Takeshi's castle. Written by Toni Rodriguez <willie_mcginty@hotmail.com>

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Japanese

Release Date:

1986 (Japan) See more »

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The elbow and knee pads were provided by D&M Supporter. See more »

Alternate Versions

A heavily reedited version, with humorous American dialogue replacing the original Japanese language, is broadcast on Spike TV in North America under the title "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" (2003). See more »

Connections

Edited into Takeshi's Castle Rebooted (2013) See more »

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Ridiculously hilarious!
10 December 2007 | by kimbo989See all my reviews

I agree with the previous review. The original Takeshi's Castle was so sublimely ridiculous and painfully funny, there was no need to try and 'spice it up' with the annoying and stupid American overdubs (in MXC). It really isn't needed because it's funny as it is. And I would really like to know what's going on and what everyone is really saying (I'm sure it's much more interesting), not some lame made up comment about farts or tarts.

I'm not quite sure why it's so hilarious to see people injuring themselves! How can you not laugh at people sliding awkwardly down hillsides in an over-sized teacup and trying to land upright in a lake?! Or people trying to cling on to a giant spinning mushroom being flown over a lake while people pelt volleyballs at them? A show that would never be allowed these days with indemnity insurance and lawsuits... bring back the chaos, I say! True to Takeshi Kitano's original vision, it really is a live action version of Super Mario! One of the stupidest and funniest shows around.


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