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Takeshi's Castle

2003-03-14 00:57:20.572483+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

The latest Japanese TV show that I expect to kick major buttock over here, at least in cult circles, looks like American Gladiator[Wiki] on acid: Takeshi's Castle[Wiki] looks something like Mario Brothers[Wiki] played in real life. Here's a machine translated page with still captures.

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#Comment made: 2003-04-26 05:22:53.605085+00 by: Mr Tee

Hey guys. Do you know any sites where I can download episodes of Takeshi's Castle from?

#Comment made: 2003-04-26 17:07:59.64259+00 by: Dan Lyke

Nope, but you might try poking around over at J-List, if anyone's selling compilation DVDs over in Japan they could probably ship 'em to you in the U.S.

#Comment made: 2003-04-29 22:38:57.239883+00 by: ghasty [edit history]

or just watch TNN's overdubbed Most Extreme Elimination Challenge and turn the sound down...but then again, with sound is painfully hilarious. Fav quote from this weekend, "I have blood in my stool"

WeirdAss mention has created a HUGE google attack from new fans

#Comment made: 2003-05-06 18:53:14.327711+00 by: jrobbio

You can find some videos here at the Top Fun Websites Takeshi's Castle section.

#Comment made: 2003-05-07 04:13:49.558428+00 by: Mars Saxman

Hey, this looks familiar! Back when I lived in Reno there was a little hole-in-the-wall sushi bar that ran videos of bizarre Japanese television shows. This one featured prominently. I had no idea it was all one show back then, but many of those photos look familiar. Well, now I know what that was all about...

#Comment made: 2003-05-14 11:10:45.262304+00 by: General_S [edit history]

There is another good Takeshi's Castle site with games and all that here

#Comment made: 2003-05-15 00:07:33.764066+00 by: ghasty

and another