Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.


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I survived a Japanese Game Show +

I Survived A Japanese Game Show

Well, it is official now. Japanese game shows has invaded the United States. On Tuesday, June 24th 9pm – 10pm EST on ABC, you will see a new game show that ABC hopes to be a hit. The show is called I Survived A Japanese Game Show. How appropriate. ABC writes,

This unscripted reality/game show takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 10 Americans – many of whom have never traveled outside the United States — who are whisked away to Japan and compete in the ultimate Japanese game show…with hilarious results. The final winner will take home $250,000.

I admit, I will watch it. And somehow, I think this is going to be a hit for ABC. I wouldn’t say Japanese culture is at an all time high, but it is poised to break into mainstream America, and not just for the anime and pop culture fans. You may see this as an insult, but in actuality, this is a good thing for fans. The more mainstream barriers Japanese culture breaks, the better for struggling anime and manga licensing companies state side. Check out the official page of I Survived A Japanese Game Show.

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7 Responses to “I survived a Japanese Game Show”

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    Shanell KolkerNo Gravatar Says:

    Today the EURO shows stability to come back:-)

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    Mark FaulknerNo Gravatar Says:

    i love the show very entertaining and fun . i want to play :) thank you

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    Japanese Bikini Zone Says:

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    ShannonNo Gravatar Says:

    Typical of American television, using that old “mocking them while pretending to like them” idea.

    The last time I saw it to this degree was when they took the beautiful and talented Pink Lady and put them in the crapfest known as Pink Lady and Jeff. A show that served only to constantly ridicule the girls because of their poor English abilities.

    It wasn’t funny in 1980 and it isn’t funny now.

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    wormgearNo Gravatar Says:

    Ooohhh… yeah… I agree with the previous post. I can’t see this being anything else but a stereotype festival, packed with the usual ignorantly-racist American humour. I’ll probably watch it to see what happens, but I have a feeling I’ll feel uncomfortable, embarrassed and compelled to apologise to my Japanese fiancee.

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    CruxayNo Gravatar Says:

    All I see from this is that it will be packed full of racist stereotypes and will constantly belittle Japanese entertainment. A show like this will probably set back the current efforts that are bringing North American and East Asian cultures together.

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