Prime Video will revive the successful Japanese contest ‘Takeshi’s castle‘, previously known in our country as ‘Yellow Humor’, which will be released in Japan at the end of April and will have a special Spanish version that will be available exclusively for Prime Video members in Spain later, also this year.
The new reboot of eight episodes it will return to the screens together with the famous ‘zamburguesas’ and the mythical war cry ‘¡Al turrón!’, accompanied by more exciting tests and new slogans. comedians and scriptwriters Jorge Ponce Y javier valerafrom the production company Encofrados Encofrasa (La Resistencia), will be the executive producers, and Ponce will also dub one of the main characters.
‘Takeshi’s castle’ in Spain will also feature other well-known Spanish comedians, who they will put their voice and personal touch to the Japanese contest. In addition, the emblematic duo of Ferdinand Rib Y Paco Bravowho participated in the program in its reissue in the 2000s, will return to the recording booth to participate as a secondary cast in this new installment.
“We are thrilled to bring Prime Video back the iconic show ‘Takeshi’s Castle’which in its day transcended many languages and cultural barriers internationally,” said James Farrel, Head of international Originals on Prime Video. “‘Takeshi’s Castle’ made millions of people laugh and we can’t wait for our audiences around the world to relive this new and reinvented gem of comedy on Prime Video.”
The original Japanese program of the 80s showed how 100 contestants were trying to bring down the impenetrable Takeshi Castle facing numerous tests outdoors. The public accompanied the contestants as they faced challenging tests that required great physical effort. Crossing a pond made of springboards, going through a maze full of enemies or surviving a suspension bridge while being attacked by balls was necessary to gain entry to the unconquerable Takeshi Castle, with a final prize of 1 million yen.
The reissue of the contest with a comic vision was issued in Spain between the years 1990 and 1995, becoming a phenomenon with millions of weekly viewers, especially children and young people. The dubbing was in charge of the comedians john herrera Y Miguel Angel Coll, bringing the local touch to the program. In 2006, the contest returned to popularity when another network recovered the format to attract the new generations together with the comedians Fernando Costilla Y Paco Bravo.