Eugene Domingo, Smokey Manaloto, and Sassa Gurl Lead the Prime Video's Reboot of "Takeshi's Castle"

Seems that our childhood memories will return as the hottest streaming app, the Prime Video will reboot the iconic and popular 90's Japanese game show, the "Takeshi's Castle." And this time, it evolves to the modern age with more exciting games and challenges together with the combination of one of the original casts and a new set of actors!

Are you excited for its return? Well, let's check out this exciting story! Here it goes:

Prime Video, today,  announced the cast for the Filipino version of the Takeshi's Castle reboot, starring Smokey Manaloto, Eugene Domingo, and Sassa Gurl. The beloved Japanese game show’s reboot will be available on Prime Video  in the Philippines, starting November 16.

Smokey Manaloto, recognized as the original host of the Filipino episodes of the show, is making a comeback to the Takeshi's Castle universe. This time, he assumes the role of a  former employee of Takeshi, bringing back his signature snarky commentary and the insider’s insight into the game.

Joining Manaloto is the top-tier comedian Eugene Domingo. Known for her impeccable comedic timing and versatile acting, Domingo is celebrated for her ability to bring characters to life with her unique flair. Representing all the resident chismosas, Domingo is the resident marites of the group.

Internet sensation Sassa Gurl all set to infuse an extra  dose of wit and laughter, as she joins the Takeshi’s Castle gang. After garnering increased acclaim for her sensational portrayal as the Drag Runner in the Amazon Original reality competition show, Drag Den with Manila Luzon, Sassa Gurl has won the hearts of many with her contagious sense of humor and a commanding presence.  Expect to see her in her authentic self, ensuring that her fans and new viewers are in for a treat with her magnetic energy.

Rounding up the cast is internet comedian Jun Sabayton, playing Shitake, one of Takeshi’s henchmen, who explains the rules of the game. Each episode also features guest-star commentators, such as Maris Racal, Zanjoe Marudo, and Ketchup Eusebio.

The show is produced by Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone, under their production company Project 8 Projects, and is directed by cult-favorite filmmaker, RA Rivera.

As Takeshi's Castle made its triumphant return with a global premiere in Tokyo earlier this year, the Filipino reboot promises to be a delightful fusion of comedy and nostalgia, embracing elements that resonate with local audiences.

“Takeshi’s Castle, a cherished classic, makes a glorious comeback  with a locally relevant concept and an exception cast , reigniting nostalgia among the long time  fans and sparking a fresh sense of excitement for the new generation,” said Quark Henares, head of Philippines Originals at Prime Video. “We’re absolutely thrilled and look forward to entertain our Pinoy audience with this show.”

Takeshi’s Castle joins thousands  of other shows and films available on the Prime Video catalog, such as Linlang, Fit Check: Confessions of an Ukay Queen, Comedy Island, Ten Little Mistresses, Walang KaParis, and In My Mother’s Skin. Korean titles such as Heartbeat, Tale of The Nine Tailed 1938, and Jinny’s Kitchen, anime hits such as Demon Slayer, on top of award-winning and critically acclaimed Amazon Originals like Citadel, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Emmy and Golden Globe winners Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Prime Video members are able to watch films and shows anywhere and anytime on hundreds of compatible devices. In the Prime Video app, members can also download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for just PHP149 per month.

For more updates on Takeshi’s Castle, follow Prime Video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. Stream anywhere, anytime at or download the Prime Video app on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft. 

This is so nostalgic! We really can't wait to watch this new show! 11/08/2023 (TV Series Craze)

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