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Long wait almost ends, on July 8, ABC will air the premier of 2nd season of I Survived A Japanese Game Show at 9 pm EST. I’m so excited, I put a reminder on my cell phone 😀 Anyways, TVView.TV has a list of players for the 2nd season, check it out here.

To see the recap of last season, see my Japanese Game Show page, here. Or, if you want to watch the episodes of the first season, there’s someone who uploaded the videos on YouTube. Enjoy 🙂

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Well, the open calls for new season of I survived Japanes Game Show has been wrapped up in LA, the last stop for the audition. I didn’t go though, I decided I’m not a reality show type of material because I’m so boring 😆 I do want to participate on the games, just no cameras when I’m making fool of myself please 😛 So yeah, no more auditions available for the show, but I’m not sure if they still accept application through email. But if you just found out about this and wanted to apply, you can always send the application email. Click here for the email address and other information. Also, there is a link to apply for wipeout.

Other than that, Burn Notice is back! Just watched it yesterday on USAnetwork.com/burnnotice. Continuing the last episode, Carla said that it wasn’t her (or her men) who tried to blow Michael up, so Michael was assigned to find out who wanted him dead. All new Burn Notice episode on Thursday, Jan 29 on 10 pm EST.

Good news everyone, ABC is casting 2nd season of I Survived a Japanese Game Show and Wipeout. I might go to audition too 😛 

For I Survived a Japanese Game Show, you can either email your information (name, age, contact info, photo, and a brief description why you want to be on the show) to JapaneseGameShowCasting@yahoo.com OR you can go to the open auditions. Here’s the schedule for the open calls:

PHILADELPHIA, PA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17TH
DAVE & BUSTER’S
PLYMOUTH MEETING MALL
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA19462
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17TH
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
801 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

MIAMI, FL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17TH
ONE SOURCE TALENT
18305 Bisayne Blvd. Ste 301
Aventura, FL 33160
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

NEW YORK, NY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20TH
ESPN ZONE
1472 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

PHOENIX, AZ
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND
DAVE & BUSTER’S
DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DALLAS, TX
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND
MAIN EVENT – LEWISVILLE
2070 S. Stemmons Fwy.
Lewisville, TX 75057
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

LOS ANGELES, CA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24th & SUNDAY, JANUARY 25TH
FITNESS EXPO
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER – SOUTH HALL
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
9:30 AM to 6:30 PM – Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Sunday

You must be at least 21 years old to participate.

For Wipeout, you only need to be 18 years old or older and must live in California (sorry for non-Californians). Visit this website to apply: www.mysticartpictures.com

Good luck and Hai~Majide!!

Also, some Japanese games can be very harsh for some people. But for the Japanese, the games are fun and made to make people laugh, and that’s all they care about.

The famous “spank-for-laughing” game: the Batsu (Punishment) Games.
The best-known video is the english-lesson video part of the season 3 where the guys had to spend a day in high school:

The graduation day – more spanking!

Hillarious, even the spankers can’t help laughing.

There are 5 seasons of the No Laughing game:
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn (2003)
No Laughing in Yugawara (2004)
No-Laughing High School (2005)
No-Laughing Police Station (2006)
No-Laughing Hospital (2007)

The group is called Gaki no Tsukai. To watch all videos with English sub, click here. He has all 13 video of Gaki No Tsukai Onsen Batsu 1.

There’s another recently well-known game played by Gaki no Tsukai, the Silent Library Game. So much for the name, the game isn’t silent at all even though they are trying so hard. It’s really funny!
Part 1:

Part 2:

No sub for these videos, but there aren’t much talking.
Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

Again, as always, there’s some other version, like this one by Binghamton University students:

The ones below are pretty extreme. Yes, they are funny, but I don’t quite get it, a little bit out of the line IMO.

This one is simply OUCH:

If you think I Survived Japanese Game Show is stupid and humiliating, you may be right. The Majide show itself might not be a real show, but that’s how other game show is in Japan. They wear silly outfits (even the host is wearing a dress), the challenges are crazy, the audience is loud and the background is flashingly colorful, but the show is hillarious. Take a look at these videos, they are from the same game show (Majide-type of games) 

The famous spinning platforms:

This one is similar with one of Majide’s challenge, but with boxing twist:

Rope Swing:

Here’s another video:

Note: If you are wondering why those people run to the ice bucket after they fall to the pool, it’s because the pool is full with hot water. Japanese people is well-known for their hot bath, and apparently fond of spinning too. You can see the pool is steaming in the video below:

Treadmill madness:

Next time, I’ll write about other types of Japanese game show, and of course, more videos! 🙂

So FOX is going to air their version of Human Tetris this coming September (I’ll keep you posted on the exact date of the season premier). If you don’t know what Human Tetris is, check this video out.

For those of you who cannot wait until FOX air Hole in the Wall, you can catch the Ellen Degeneres’ version of it “Thru the Wall of Take a Fall”:

Human Tetris is game show invented by Japanese (duh) and become a big hit like Takeshi Castle so that many countries make their own version of the game.

On her show, Ellen sometimes play another japanese game show, the “Marshmallow” game. Well, she’s not actually playing the game, it’s some women from the audience who play.

It’s just hilarious, I never knew human face can be that distorter. 😆

The Japanese version:

This marshmallow game also has affected everyone. And because the game is fairly simple and easy to play, people can play it at home too, like this video below:

Even by kids:

After reading abc’s message boards, I worried a little and wondered if abc will make a new season of the show. ABC President, Steve MacPherson said that if the ratings didn’t improve then we probably wouldn’t see another season of the show. Now that season 5 is over, there is no news about this at all. Fans at abc message board are planning to do more than making video to save the mole, they’re going to send MacPherson lemons with a sad face on it 😯 (Paul drew a face on a lemon in one of the episode). One fan offers a suggested letter that makes other lemon references: “Consider this an avid fan of throwing lemons at you if you don’t renew The Mole for another season. You know what they say when life gives you lemons? You make lemonheads and renew another season of The Mole!”

While researching some more, I found this website: http://molecasting.com/show1.html (UPDATE note: The website is no longer available) for The Mole Casting. I’m not sure if it was for the 5th season or for the new one, abc’s official website has no info about this. I guess they take applications while waiting for green light from abc. Or maybe not, I don’t know.

Another info that I’d like to share about other shows how to participate in Wipeout. They are still open casting, so if you’re interested, visit this site: http://www.mysticartpictures.com/wipeout.htm Other than Wipeout, other people have been asking me about how to play in I survived A Japanese Game Show. To be honest, I have no idea. So far, there is no news on the 2nd season, maybe the producers are still thinking about it. I’ll keep you posted if any news comes up about this game. (UPDATE: They’re casting 2nd season of Japanese Game Show, go check my latest post! 🙂 )Lastly, Hole in the Wall: they have finished casting for the first season. Here’s the official link: http://www.fox.com/hitw.htm


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