Prime Video wants to become the great platform for contests

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Prime Video wants to make a mark in Japan. A large part of its productions for the coming months will be completely oriented to that marketand although they can be enjoyed with an international reach thanks to the absence of barriers in the platforms of streamingAmazon has revealed several of its latest proposals focused on that market at an event in Tokyo.

Within them, there are programs as varied as the broadcast of the boxing bantamweight world title on June 7. Or a story of horror and romance aimed at a young audience and with specters of Japanese folklore on board, ‘My Undead Yokai Girlfriend’. Or adaptations of Ryota Kosawa’s best-seller ‘Angel Flight’ and the anthology series ‘Modern Love’, with top Japanese directors. And contests, lots of contests: the Japanese versions of ‘The Masked Singer’ or ‘The Bachelorette’ (in its second seasons), the premiere of ‘Bake Off Japan’… and to top it off, the return of a classic: ‘Humor yellow’.

Or ‘Takeshi’s Castle’, as it is known in Japan and Anglo-Saxon countries, because its host was Takeshi Kitano before he became an internationally renowned filmmaker. Kitano himself has appeared at the presentation to announce that he is once again commanding the peculiar cheating and punching contest.

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The original show aired in Japan between 1986 and 1989 and ran for 133 episodes. In Spain it made a deep impression thanks to the broadcast in the early days of the private ones on Tele 5, between 1990 and 1995. In this Hispanicized version, the announcers Juan Herrera Salazar and Miguel Ángel Coll invented a lore castizo for the program that made a deep impression among the viewers: invented characters (El Chino Cudeiro, Pinky-Winky), delusional names (“Las zamburguesas”, “Nakasone’s cannons”, “El labyrinth del Chinotauro”) and above all, a relocation of the tests, which lost their contest status and became epics in search of a flat or on the way to a wedding.

Now the only question left to solve is if Prime Video will opt for a rethinking of that creative dubbing Or they will opt for a more faithful adaptation of the already delusional original. Only Dolores Conichigua knows the answer.

Prime Video wants to make a mark in Japan. A large part of its productions for the coming months will…

Prime Video wants to make a mark in Japan. A large part of its productions for the coming months will…

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