But the announcement of Japan’s Got Talent has netizens wondering if Japan is really ready for an international-style talent show.
There ‘To have talent‘ is one of the biggest television franchises in the world, with the show airing in over 194 countries around the world. There have been original spinoffs in 72 different countries since the show launched in 2006, but for Japanese artists like Yuriyan Retreiver or Mr. Uekasa, the lack of a local “Japan’s Got Talent” meant they had to travel overseas to get their talents on a To have talent arrange.
But a recent announcement from Japanese streaming service Ameba TV means that any Japanese artists dreaming of being on To have talent may no longer need to travel too far, because Japan has talent finally becomes a reality.
The shape of Japan has talent will be the same as the other payments of the To have talent series; hopeful contestants will showcase their talent in front of a panel of judges. If their skill is good enough, they will advance to the next round, but if the judges deem their performance unworthy, they will press their X-buzzer, and if all the judges press their buzzers, the contestant is automatically eliminated from the competition. The winner of the contest will win a cool prize 10 million yen (US$69,913) in prize money.
As for who will press the buzzers, the famous acid-tongued Japanese comedian Masatoshi Hamada, best known for being one half of the legendary comedy duo Downtown, was announced as one of the judges. The three remaining judges on the jury have yet to be announced.
Hamada commented, “Each judge will have their individual preferences on what they think is good or fun, but I’ll be interested to see something that makes me say ‘Oh!! I did not expect to see this! »
But while Hamada looks excited, Japanese netizens aren’t exactly buzzing with excitement at the news. In a society like Japan, where people try to avoid conflict by not using direct language, many wondered if a Japanese version of the hit series would be able to create the same kind of strong emotion.
“The foreign versions work because the judges are direct with their criticism, sometimes even too harshly. I can’t imagine that Japanese judges could be so open and honest.
“These kinds of shows that Japan imports from overseas are random, but having Hamada as a judge is really interesting to me.”
“When I hear ‘Got Talent’, I immediately think of Simon Cowell. He’s produced so many famous artists, so he’s clearly a capable judge of talent. Hamada is a great presenter, but I’m not sure he’s adept at finding new talent, unless it’s an actor or something.
“There are so many negative comments here, but I for one can’t wait to see this! We have a lot of talented people in Japan, and I can’t wait to see amazing and surprising acts.
Japan has talent will air in February 2023 on Ameba TV. In the meantime, you can entertain yourself with the multitude of talented Japanese artists appearing on other iterations of To have talentlike Travis Japan.
Source: Oricon News Going through otakomu
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