Takeshi's Castle 20 years old

Takeshi's Castle

Takeshi's Castle was a Japanese game show that aired between 1986 and 1990 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System. It featured the Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano as a count who owns a castle and sets up difficult challenges for players to get to him. Contestants throw themselves into daunting physical challenges as they attempt to storm Takeshi's Castle and win the grand prize of one million yen. The show has become a cult television hit around the world. A special live "revival" was broadcast on April 2, 2005, for TBS's 50th anniversary celebrations.



Name Character
Mary Scheer She was 39 , now 59 years old
Takeshi Kitano He was 55 , now 75 years old
Saburo Ishikura He was 55 , now 75 years old
Joey de Leon He was 56 , now 76 years old
Craig Charles He was 38 , now 58 years old


Name Job title
Takeshi's Castle poster
Takeshi's Castle (20 years)


  • First Air Date: 2002-11-01
  • Runtime: [30,54] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 122