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YTV launches new interactive game show

Canadian broadcaster YTV is launching its new game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! on November 5. The game is adapted from I Survived a Japanese Game Show and will be complemented by a web series and a second-screen experience.
October 2, 2013

Canadian broadcaster YTV is launching its new game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! on November 5.

Announced back in July, the series, produced by Toront0-based marblemedia, has contestants hurling themselves against Velcro walls, sliding on their bellies in penguin suits and wiping out on spinning disks, all in front of a live studio audience. The game show  is adapted from I Survived a Japanese Game Show and will be complemented by a web series and a second-screen experience.

The interactive web series will be streaming on www.japanizi.com in the weeks leading up to the broadcast launch. The site will act as a prequel that tells the story of how Judge Masa was chosen for his role. Written in the style of a choose-your-own-adventure book, at the end of each episode kids decide which door Masa goes through to get to the next episode.

The second-screen experience will offer multiple-choice games and viewpoints from helmet cameras, and will be available via a downloadable app for mobile devices as well as online.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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