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INTRODUCTION

Takeshi's Castle is a Japanese comedy game show devised by, and staring, Takeshi Kitano.

Takeshi plays the lord of a castle, the grounds of which he fills with silly, but
Takeshi's Castle

tough, games in an attempt to stop attacks from General Tani. To help him protect the castle, Takeshi has a team of guards who will try and stop Tani's army progressing any further.

Each episode 'General' Hayato Tani gathers over 100 contestants in an attempt to storm the castle.
Army of Contestants
He wants to take ownership of the castle for himself, so leads his army of contestants through the games, around eight per episode, and onto the castle to try and overthrow Takeshi.

Skipping Stones
The games whittle down the contestants until the last remaining few reach the final battle. In this 'Show Down' the contestants have to break Takeshi's paper ring, or set-off his sensor, to win. If a player is successful in doing this they have beaten Takeshi, stormed the castle, and won one-million Yen.




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Takeshi's Castle originally aired on TBS from 1986 until 1990. Each regular episode was around 47 minutes long (w/o ads), with occasional special episodes being extended.

The intro of each episode sees Tani and his army of contestants chasing some of the guards through the castle grounds. A shot of every contestant is quickly run-through on screen.

Takeshi and Guards


To begin, originally, Takeshi and his advisor (Saburo or Higashi) have a brief discussion, with the line-up of the day's guards also being introduced. In later episodes the show begins with a comedy sketch involving Takeshi and Higashi; usually introducing a theme for their sections of the episode.

Next, Tani is in the woods at the edge of the castle grounds giving a pep talk to the contestants. He speaks to the viewers at home, chats to a few contestants, and then leads the charge into the first game. Before this first game, the Battlefield Reporter introduces himself.

Takeshi appears between each game. To begin with, in these sections, Takeshi and his advisor sit and talk
"Job Machine" Sketch
about what has happened, what's coming up, and generally provided a comedy interlude. Later these sections became sketches where Takeshi, Higashi, and usually some of the other guards end up in weird situations or play games. The Battlefield Reporter occasionally features in his own sketches and also signs off before each break.

After all the games it's time for the final battle.
A Winner

If the contestants lose Tani gives his thoughts on the disappointing result and then runs off to get ready for his next attack. If a contestant wins Takeshi awards them their prize and Tani celebrates with the remaining members of his army.

To end, Takeshi and his advisor talk about the day. Finally the contestants are thanked, and listed in the credits, while memorable moments from the episode's games are shown in the background.

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There were three different monetary prizes up for grabs in each episode:

Regular Prizes
Type Amount Given to... Given out...
Main Prize ¥1,000,000 The contestant/team that beats Takeshi in the 'Show Down'. Upon a 'Show Down' win.
Fighting Spirit Award ¥100,000 The contestants who give their best effort, or are the most amusing. To select contestants every episode.
Special Fighting Spirit Award ¥100,000 All contestants in the 'Show Down'. Upon a 'Show Down' draw, or if Tani shoots Takeshi's sensor.



Other prizes were occasionally awarded in special episodes:

Special Prizes
Type What? Given to... Given in...
Winner's Award ¥1,000,000 Fastest man and fastest woman to complete the 'Ultimate Show Down'. Episode 131.
Final Prizes Prizes include:
¥1,000,000,
holiday,
camcorder,
bike,
Game Boy.
Contestants that manage to shoot down the corresponding boxes. 'Shoot 'N' Loot' - Episode 133.


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A timeline of notable episodes and events in Takeshi's Castle's history:

1986
2nd
May
Ep 1 First episode of Takeshi's Castle is broadcast, on TBS.
30th
May
Ep 5 First cart 'Show Down' (v2).
8th
Aug
Ep 11 First special regular episode, featuring children only, airs.
22nd
Aug
Ep 12 First International Special airs.
5th
Sep
Ep 13 First Family Special airs.
3rd
Oct
Ep 17 First Special episode, Guard SP, airs.
19th
Dec
Ep 27 Final episode of 1986 airs.
1987
2nd
Jan
Ep 28 First episode of 1989, the New Year SP, airs.
23rd
Jan
Ep 31 First winner -
contestant beats Takeshi (Doll) in the 'Show Down'.
27th
Feb
Ep 36 First Couples Special airs.
3rd
Apr
Ep 41 Teams SP airs.
18th
Sep
Ep 60 First Middle School Special airs.
2nd
Oct
Ep 62 Monster SP airs.
30th
Dec
Ep 73 Final episode of 1987, End of Year Winter SP, airs.
1988
8th
Jan
Ep 74 First episode of 1988 airs.
15th
Jan
Ep 75 First College Girls Special airs.
1st
Apr
Ep 86 Spring Snow SP airs.
22nd
Apr
Ep 88 First Laser 'Show Down'.
5th
Aug
Ep 100 100th Episode airs.
12th
Aug
Ep 101 Peace Agreement, a special clip show, airs.
16th
Sep
Ep 105 High School Special airs.
7th
Oct
Ep 106 International Battle Special airs.
30th
Dec
Ep 116 Final episode of 1988, End of Year SP, airs.
1989
6th
Jan
Ep 117 First episode of 1989 airs.
24th
Mar
Ep 127 Final regular episode airs.
7th
Apr
Ep 128 Part 1 of the Final Episode, a clip show, airs.
14th
Apr
Ep 129 Part 2 of the Final Episode, a clip show, airs
6th
Oct
Ep 130 Takeshi's Castle Returns! SP airs.
1990
30th
Mar
Ep 131 Spring Break Obstacle Course SP airs.
8th
Apr
Ep 132 100 Greatest Scenes, a clip show, airs.
19th
Oct
Ep 133 1000 Contestant Attack SP airs.
2005
2nd
Apr
X Mini Takeshi's Castle special
in "All-Star Thanksgiving Spring '05".
2009
6th
Aug
X Official Takeshi's Castle DVDs announced.
20th
Nov
X First official DVD set is released.
2010
26th
Feb
X Second official DVD set is released.
2012
3rd
Jun
X "Takeshi's Castle" trends worldwide on Twitter.
2013
7th
Feb
X Hayato Tani returns, as the General, to film links for Challenge's new series.
9th
Jun
X Hayato Tani and producer Kunihiko Katsura are interviewed
for Swedish documentary "Programmes that Changed TV".

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Regular Episodes

In special editions of regular episodes, the contestants are made up of certain groups of people:

- Children: All contestants are children.
- College Girls: The contestants are all young female college students.
- Couples: Contestants are made up of pairs of husbands and wives
                  /boyfriends and girlfriends.
- Family: Contestants are made up of pairs of a parent and their child.
- High School: The contestants are all aged between 15 and 18.
- International: The contestants are all of different nationalities,
                          except Japanese.
- Middle School: The contestants are all aged between 12 and 15.
- Rank Holder: Contestants are all top of the field in their professions/pastimes.

Special Episodes (SP)

These special episodes are longer than the regular episodes, and always include something different to the usual shows.

- Guard/Monster SP: Tani is now the owner of the castle. Takeshi has to try and get it back by either playing the games himself, with the 'Emerald Guards', or by sending a team of monsters through the grounds to storm the castle.
- New Year/End of Year SP: Tani travels around different prefectures to find contestants. In each location, the locals play three games. Tani then brings the best contestants back to the castle to play as usual.
- Teams SP: Contestants come as a part of various teams and play through this bumper episode as usual.
- Snow SP: The same as a regular episode but played in a Niigata ski resort.
- Takeshi's Castle Returns! SP: Just like a New Year/End of Year special, but instead of taking the best contestants from each location back to the castle, Tani takes them to Taiwan to compete in "Ever Victorious". The winners here are then finally taken to the castle for a final 'Show Down'.
- Obstacle Course SP: Tani visits different prefectures and, in each location, puts local contestants though an obstacle course. The winners then all travel to the castle and take on more courses, in an attempt to reach the 'Ultimate Showdown'.
- 1000 Contestant Attack SP: Tani gathers his biggest ever army, 1000 contestants, to play through games on a Yokohama beach. The winners all then travel to the castle to play as usual, except this time they're playing for prizes in the final - and not taking part in a 'Show Down'.

2005 Live Reunion

As part of TBS's 50th birthday celebrations, Takeshi's Castle returned for one night only. In the live show "All-Star Thanksgiving Spring '05", a group of 10 celebrity contestants played 'Skipping Stones', and then four moved onto 'Bridge Ball'. Tani was there to lead them through the games, while Higashi and Takeshi Doll sat at the sidelines just as they used to.

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Takeshi's Castle has been broadcast around the world in different formats.

UK
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: Challenge
Originally Aired: 2002-2004, 2013
Approx. Length: 23 minutes/44 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Craig Charles (2002-2004),
                     Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood ("Rebooted" - 2013)
Extra info: The first episode of Takeshi's Castle aired on Challenge TV on the 9th November 2002. Each episode was edited down to 30-minutes with only the games being included. Craig Charles provided an English voice-over.

The show proved a surprise hit. This lead Challenge to commission three more series' in 2003, ending with 10 special hour-long episodes. In these episodes some of the non-game footage was left in; mainly at the start of the show to create a story. The final new episode, the "A-Z", was aired on New Year's Day 2004. Three (four for series 1) 'Best Of' episodes were also created at the end of each series, featuring highlights from that run.

Several mistakes were made, especially during the first series, which include winners in the final 'Show Down' being ignored and announced as another loss instead. Craig also states that exactly 100 contestants begin each episode, with only 88 moving on from the first game, etc. Lots of games were also cut out to make the shows fit the half-hour time slot. On a few occasions, games cut from one episode were stuck into another to pad out the show. A couple of episodes are made up entirely of previously cut games.
Other errors include referring to characters by the wrong name - most notably General "Lee".

Craig created may catchphrases through out the series' that have become synonymous with the show ("What a wazzock", "Happy Clappy Jappy Chappies", "As my old dad used to say"...), as well as coining the term "Keshi-heads" as a name for fans of the show.

Takeshi's Castle became one of Challenge's most popular and best-loved shows, and because of this it was repeated daily for years. Runs of the series have also aired on Trouble and Ftn/Virgin 1.

In 2009 the series underwent a slight makeover. The graphics in the titles were changed, and some colour and brightness issues in series 1 were fixed. This 'new-look' launched on the 7th September.

Over the weekend of the 2nd-3rd June 2012 Challenge aired a Takeshi's Castle marathon, with back-to-back episodes broadcast from 11am-6pm over the two days. On the second day the stunt was proving so popular that "Takeshi's Castle" became a Worldwide Trend on Twitter - ranked above terms related to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which were also being broadcast on the same day. Several Japanese news outlets picked up on this and ran stories about the "sudden phenomenon" on their websites.

On the 2nd August 2012, Sky Active (Sky Digital's Interactive service) launched an exclusive Takeshi's Castle game. The aim is to hop between 'Skipping Stones' picking up stars, Darumas and other bonus items, to earn points while avoiding capture by the Boxing Monster.

In 2010 we launched a campaign in an attempt to get Challenge to produce a brand new seires of Takeshi's Castle using previously unused footage. It was a success! On the 13th December 2012 Challenge officially announced that the new episodes would air in early 2013.

Challenge originally asked Craig Charles if he would like to return for this new series, and Craig said yes. However, Challenge sadly changed their minds. Instead they brought in Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood to provide the voice-over. As a surprise, Hayato Tani returned to his roll as the General to film some exclusive footage for the new episodes.

The new series, named "Takeshi's Castle Rebooted", premiered on the 8th March 2013 with brand new titles, graphics and music. The first episode, a new A-Z, was hosted on-screen by General Tani.

This "Rebooted" series disappointed fans, with many complaining about Craig being replaced. Challenge received more negative comments about Takeshi's Castle Rebooted, on their social media accounts, than any other show in the channel's history. The series never once hit the top ten rated shows of the week and, due to Challenge deciding to change almost everything that made the original series' so popular, Takeshi's Castle Rebooted was a massive flop.
The classic Craig-voiced episodes returned to Challenge after Rebooted ended its run. In stark contrast to the newly produced series, these old episodes entered the weekly top ten rating shows almost instantly upon their return.

Challenge versions

Several other countries also use the Challenge-edit.

Finland
Name: Hullut Japanilaiset ("Crazy Japanese")
Channel: JIM
Originally Aired: 2008
Approx. Length: 23 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Craig Charles
Extra info: The Finnish version keeps Craig as the voice-over. Subtitles are added, translating what he says.

France
Name: Takeshi: à l'assaut du Château ("Takeshi: Attack on the Castle")
Channel: M6
Originally Aired: 2006 - 2007
Approx. Length: 23 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over and hosts: Thierry Roland and Moon Dailly
Extra info: As well as voicing-over, the hosts appear onscreen at points in the show.

Germany
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: RTL II, Comedy Central
Originally Aired: 2007-08 (RTL), 2009-10 (CCentral)
Approx. Length: 23 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Marius Gotze-Claren, Monty Arnold
Extra info: A new font, and later new backgrounds, was used for the 'game name' screens. The voice-overs changed over the series'.

India
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: Pogo TV
Originally Aired: 2005 - 2007
Approx. Length: 23 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Jaaved Jaffrey
Extra info: Earlier episodes were dubbed by comedians, however, now all episodes have been re-recorded with just a voice-over.

Italy
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: GXT
Originally Aired: 2005 - 2009
Approx. Length: 23 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-overs: Lillo and Greg, Marco Marzocca and Stefano Sarcinelli, Roberto Ciufoli and Faber Cucchetti, Trio Medusa
Extra info: The same series' have been remade several times, but with different voice-overs.


Least Edited versions

These versions include the most original footage.

Arab League
Name: The Fort
Channel: Kuwait TV
Originally Aired: Early 1990s
Approx. Length: 45 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over and host: Ryadh Shararah, Jemaal Reyaan
Extra info: The complete original show, with very few small edits. The host appeared on screen, in front of the original footage, at the start of each episode.

Germany
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: DSF
Originally Aired: 1999 - 2001
Approx. Length: 39 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Armin Burger
Extra info: One of the most popular edited versions, not just in Germany, but worldwide. A DVD was released in 2008, which included 12 early episodes. Volumes 2 and 3 were promised, but were cancelled for unknown reasons.

Spain
Name: Humor Amarillo ("Yellow Humour")
Channel: Cuatro
Originally Aired: 2006 - 2007
Approx. Length: 30 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Fernando Costilla and Paco Bravo
Extra info: A popular edit which includes a lot of clips not seen in any other version. However, a few games were cut from each episode - most notably the 'Show Down'.

Thailand
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: True X-ZYTE
Originally Aired: 2007 - 2008
Approx. Length: 47 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Extra info: The complete original show with a bilingual Thai/Japanese soundtrack.


Clip Shows

These are shows that feature clips of Takeshi's Castle.

France
Name: Menu W9
Channel: W9
Originally Aired: 2006 - 2009
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over and hosts: Benjamin Morgaine and Vincent Desagnat
Extra info: Clips of the games are presented by the two hosts, amongst sections of other Japanese TV shows.

Germany
Name: ClipCharts
Channel: Kable Eins
Originally Aired: 2006
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Gudo Hoegel
Extra info: During this home videos show, clips of two games were shown each episode.

Italy
Name: Mai Dire Banzai ("Never Say Banzai")
Channel: Italia 1
Originally Aired: 1989
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over: Marco Santin, Carlo Taranto and Giorgio Gherarducci
Extra info: Various clips are shown amongst sections of other Japanese game shows.


Re-filmed

In between the original footage, locally filmed sections are added.

Australia
Name: Castle Sports
Channel: The Comedy Channel
Originally Aired: 2002 - 2004
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Hosts: Shannon Cleary and Nathan Morris
Extra info: Clips of games were given a 'comedic' English dub, but it kept to the original premise of the show. The hosts were seen in a studio between the footage.

Philippines
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: IBC
Originally Aired: 1990 - 1991 Approx. Length: 45 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over and hosts: Anjo Yllana as Takeshi and Smokey Manoloto
Extra info: Originally the Japanese dialogue was completely dubbed into Tagalog, the major language in the Philippines. Then, in later episodes, new in-studio sections were shot, with the Filipino hosts playing Takeshi and Saburo, to replace the original scenes.

Philippines
Name: Takeshi's Castle
Channel: QTV, GMA7
Originally Aired: 2006 - 2008
Approx. Length: 23 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter
Voice-over and hosts: Joey de Leon and Ryan Yllana
Extra info: In between clips of the original games, the two Filipino hosts act out sketches and new games with guests.


Changed and Redubbed

In these versions the show has been edited in a way that completely changes the format, and all the original audio has been removed and replaced.

USA
Name: MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge)
Channel: TNN/Spike
Originally Aired: 2003 - 2007
Approx. Length: 19 minutes (w/o ads)
Includes: Games, intros, non-game sections, Reporter (all without sound)
Voiced by: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer
Extra info: A completely re-edited and re-dubbed version of the show. None of the original audio can be heard, and the American dub changes all the speech, usually to something innuendo filled. The plot of the show is changed so that "two teams" battle each other for "points". Only four games are shown and the 'Show Down' is cut.


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Takeshi's Castle has been completely remade in various countries around the world.

Games only

These shows remade some of Takeshi's games to use as a part of their programmes.

Brazil
Name: [Part of] Olimpíadas do Faustao ("Faustao's Olympics")
Channel: Rede Globo
Originally Aired: 1988 - 1998
Host: Fausto Silva
Games include: 'Rice Bowl Down Hill', 'Knock Knock', 'Bridge Ball'
Extra info: Numerous games were remade for contestants to play.

Brazil
Name: Gincanas ("Playtime")
Channel: SBT
Originally Aired: 2008 - 2016
Host: Silvio Santos
Games include: 'Skipping Stones', 'Run Way', 'Mushroom Trip', 'Knock Knock'
Extra info: As part of the show Programa Silvio Santos, contestants take part in lots of remade Takeshi's Castle games.


Full Shows

These are full shows based on Takeshi's Castle.

Germany
Name: Entern oder Kentern ("Board or Capsize")
Channel: RTL
Originally Aired: 2007
Hosts: Sonja Zietlow and Gotz Otto
Games include: Skipping Stones, Slippery Wall, Bridge Ball, Catch It
Extra info: The host has had her treasure stolen by a pirate and his crew, so she gathers groups of contestants to try and get it back. In three celebrity-lead teams, the players work their way through the pirate-themed games and onto the final. Here the teams need to make their way onto the pirate ship, avoiding having their boats sunk by the evil crew. The first team onto the boat wins.

Indonesia
Name: Takeshi's Castle Indonesia
Channel: MNCTV
Originally Aired: 2017 -
Games include: Skipping Stones, Mushroom Trip, Wipe Out, Extinction
Extra info: The most faithful remake of Takeshi's Castle. General Fero leads an army of contestants through a series of games and onto the castle with the aim of beating King Takeshi.

Holland
Name: Way of Life
Channel: TROS
Originally Aired: 1988
Host: Ron Brandsteader
Games include: Great Wall, Knock Knock, Skipping Stones, High Rollers
Extra info: Contestants play various games in an attempt to reach the final, which was always Avalanche. One of the show's original games, 'Bridge Bowl', was featured in a special International episode of Takeshi's Castle.

Taiwan
Name: "Ever Victorious"
Channel: CTS
Originally Aired: 1988 - 1998, 2011
Games include: Honeycomb Maze, High Rollers, Bridge Ball, Rice Bowl
Extra info: In each episode the contestants, in teams, play through a series of games. By winning a game, the contestants earn points for their team. The team with the most points at the end of the show win the game.

Taiwan
Name: "Determination Derby"
Channel: ETTV Asia
Originally Aired: 2006 - 2009
Host: Jacky Wu
Games include: Honeycomb Maze, Bridge Ball, Wipe Out, Bridge the Gap
Extra info: A new version of "Ever Victorious". Four teams, including a host of celebrities, play through a series of games. By winning a game, the contestants earn points for their team. The team with the most points at the end of the show win the game.

Thailand
Name: Takeshi's Castle Thailand
Channel: Channel 7
Originally Aired: 2014 - 2016
Games include: Over 20 of the original Takeshi's Castle games
Extra info: A faithful remake of Takeshi's Castle. General Shahkrit leads an army of contestants through a series of games and onto the castle with the aim of beating Shogun Takeshi. For lots more info, visit our Takeshi's Castle Thailand site.

USA
Name: King of the Mountain
Channel: Fox
Originally Aired: 1990
Host: John Matuszak, John Mulroony and Judy Cole
Games include: Knock Knock, Skipping Stones, Avalanche, Mushroom Trip
Extra info: A group of contestants play through games on a mountain. The better contestants do in each game the more points they win. Only two pilot episodes were made, with only one making it onto the TV.

USA
Name: Storm the Castle
Channel: CBS
Originally Aired: 1993
Host: Michael Burger
Games include: Honeycomb Maze, Skipping Stones, Wipe Out, The Gauntlet
Extra info: 30 families play through, brightly coloured, remade Takeshi's Castle games, avoiding famous monsters, to reach the castle. In the 'Show Down', played on water, the two remaining families have to pop balloons on each other's hovercraft. The family that pops all their opponents' balloons first wins. Only one pilot episode was made.

Vietnam
Name: Takeshi's Castle Vietnam
Channel: VTV3
Originally Aired: 2017 -
Games include: Honeycomb Maze, Slip Way, Sumo Rings, Blueberry Hill
Extra info: A remake based on the newer Takeshi's Castle Thailand, rather than the original series. Each episode begins with Slippery Wall, and only two main games; before Final Fall and then the Show Down - which is played with boats on a lake.


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On the 20th November 2009 the first ever official Takeshi's Castle DVD set was released in Japan. This first volume, comprising of three DVDs, contains three original episodes (heavily edited down), three special compilation episodes, and numerous game and sketch highlights. Also included in the case is a 28-page booklet.

Volume 1

Disc 1
1) Fighting Spirit Award Winners Special  [26:36]

    Episode 100
       Honeycomb Maze
       Skipping Stones
       Ball Cupping
       High Rollers
       New Dragon Lake
       Sumo Rings
       Poles Apart
       Wipe Out
       Show Down (v2)
2) Fighting Spirit Award Winners  [65:22]
       Honeycomb Maze
       Gauntlet

       Home Run
       Mushroom Trip
       Catch It
       Slippery Wall
       Great Wall
       Avalanche
       Big Bird
       Grid Iron
       Bridge Ball

       Dino Ride
       Knock Knock
       New Dragon Lake
       Sumo Rings
       Slip Way
       Ball Cupping
       Dragon Lake
       Mud Ball
       Poles Apart

       Rice Bowl Down Hill
       Fish Food
       Tug of War
       Velcro Fly
       Dominoes
       Wipe Out
       Run Way
       Skipping Stones
       High Rollers
3) Short Story: "Lion Dance"  [04:44]
4) Short Story: "Let's Study History"  [03:59]

Disc 2
1) International Compilation Episode  [35:46]
       Knock Knock

       Honeycomb Maze
       Skipping Stones
       Dragon Lake
       Gauntlet
       Sumo Rings
       High Rollers
       Wipe Out
       Bridge Ball
       Show Down (v2)
2) Rank Holder Special  [19:55]

    Episode 95
       Knock Knock
       Skipping Stones
       Wet Paint
       Sumo Rings
       Show of Hands
       Wipe Out
       Show Down (v2)
3) Collage Girls Compilation Episode  [38:47]
       Great Wall
       Honeycomb Maze
       (Bum) Sumo Rings

       Grid Iron
       Home Run
       Skittles
       Skipping Stones
       Run Way
       Wipe Out
       Dragon Lake
       Quake
       Rice Bowl Down Hill
       Bridge Ball
       Show Down (v2)
4) Gundan's Game Struggles  [07:08]
       Skipping Stones: Rakkyo Ide & Yurei Yanagi
       Poles Apart: Duncan
       High Rollers: Utaemon Omori
       Rice Bowl Down Hill: Great Gidayu
       Slip Way: Edamame Tsumami
       Dragon Lake: Matsuo Bannai
       Walk the Plank: Edamame Tsumami & Great Gidayu
       High Rollers: Rusher Itamae and Matsuo Bannai
       High Rollers: Yurei Yanagi
       Knock Knock: Gadarukanaru Taka
       High Rollers: Great Gidayu
       Skipping Stones: Group "Apache War"

Disc 3
1) Guard SP  [30:39]
    Episode 17
       Slippery Wall

       Honeycomb Maze
       Skipping Stones
       Mushroom Trip
       Sumo Rings
       Slip Way
       Bridge the Gap
       Poles Apart
       Indestruct-a-ball
       Bridge Ball
       Show Down (v2)
2) Family Compilation Episode  [52:15]
       Brat Sack

       Slipped Disks
       Honeycomb Maze
       Pushy Parents
       Dominoes (Doubles)
       Walk the Plank
       Mushroom Trip
       Sumo Rings
       High Rollers

       Roll Out the Barrel
       Poles Apart
       Whack the Stack
       Quake
       Bridge Ball
       Final Fall
       Show Down (v2)
3) Game Collection  [10:45]
4) Short Story: "Rusher Itame's Murder"  [09:04]

Booklet
    "Takeshi's Castle Encyclopaedia 1"  [28 pages]


On the 26th February 2010, the second official Takeshi's Castle DVD set was released in Japan. The second volume, also comprising of three DVDs, contains two original special episodes (edited), two special compilation episodes, Takeshi and Higashi highlights, a collection of battlefield reports, and more. Also included in the case is a 31-page booklet.

Volume 2

Disc 1
1) The Beginning of Takeshi's Castle  [17:20]
    Takeshi News Network
       Building the Castle
       Slippery Wall, Slipped Disks, Square Maze
       Skipping Stones, Mushroom Trip, Knock Knock
       Skittles, Dragon Lake, Slip Way, Sumo Rings
       Mud Ball, Ride the Wave, Blueberry Hill,
                               Poles Apart, Uphill Garden

       Leap Frog, Indestruct-a-ball, Avalanche,
                               Bridge the Gap, Bridge Ball

2) 1987 New Year Special  [37:12]
    Episode 28

    Kyoto:
       Giant Maze
       Ride the Wave
       Knock Knock
    Okinawa:
       Deep Float
       Slip Way
       Sumo Rings
    Hokkaido:
       Blueberry Hill
       Snow Ball (Mud Ball)
    Castle:

       Slipped Disks
       Mushroom Trip
       Catch It
       Skipping Stones
       Quake
       Dominoes
       Bridge the Gap
       Bridge Ball
       Show Down
3) Takeshi and Higashi  [34:21]
       Higashi's Intensive Training

       Scientific Experiments
       Messengers
       Crossing Water
       Performing Guards
       Attacking Tani
       Strength Reinforcement
       Japanese Traditions
4) Junji Inagawa's Battlefield Reports: 1  [06:46]

Disc 2
1) Final Episode - 1000 Contestant Attack  [47:48]

    Episode 133
    Yokohama:
       Drop in the Ocean
       Sandscript
       Sand Flee
       Jetskid
       Gauntlet
       Catch It


    Castle:
       Wipe Out
       Skipping Stones
       High Rollers
       Swing Sling Fling
       Mud Ball
       Bridge Ball
       Shoot 'N' Loot
2) Family Compilation Episode  [46:28]
       Bite the Bun

       Pushy Parents
       Honeycomb Maze
       Grid Iron
       Ball Cupping
       High Rollers
       Velcro Fly
       Berryz Go-Go
       Whack the Stack
       Bridge Ball

       Final Fall
       Show Down
3) Punishment Cave  [06:30]
       Water Snakes
       Air Lift
       Double Air Lift
       Night Air Lift
       Water Air Lift
4) Junji Inagawa's Battlefield Reports: 2  [06:46]

Disc 3
1) Specials Compilation Episode  [1:16:44]
    Okinawa:
       Turtle Hurtle
       Sumo Rings

       Slip Way
    Hokkaido:
       Toboggoff
       Take it Snow
       Show of Hands
       Puck Over
       Stock Pot Racing
       Cheeze-berry Hill
       Corn Cop Trip
    Osaka:
       Catch It (Nets)

       Knock Knock
    Hiroshima:
       (Sea) Match Maker
       Slip Way
       (Giant) Dragon Lake
    Saga:
       Mudskippers
       (Mud) Show of Hands
       Ball Cupping
    Kagoshima:
       Catch It (Nets)

       Knock Knock
    Niigata:
       Knock Knock
       Blueberry Hill
       Toboggoff
       Snow Ball (Mud Ball)
       Sumo Rings
       Ride the Wave
       Show Down
2) Short Story: "Balloon Attack!?"  [02:29]
3) Short Story: "Cannon Attack!?"  [02:39]
4) The Days the Castle Fell (Winners)  [18:53]
       23rd January 1987 (Ep 31)
       5th February 1988 (Ep 78)
       22nd April 1988 (Ep 88)
       22nd July 1988 (Ep 99)
       9th December 1988 (Ep 113)
       13th January 1989 (Ep 118)
       17th February 1989 (Ep 123)
       3rd March 1989 (Ep 124 - Tani shoots Takeshi)

Booklet
    "Takeshi's Castle Encyclopaedia 2"  [32 pages]

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