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Top Three Japanese Game Shows

Today on the show we talked to Gavin Purcell , the blogger behind TV in Japan, about the magic of Japanese game shows. This week ABC premieres its new show "I Survived A Japanese Game Show." Purcell gave us some good insight on what makes these shows so fun to watch, and why they might not translate perfectly to mainstream American audiences.

Of course, Japanese game shows have been bringing joy to YouTubers for years. Frankly it's a wonder it took a major American network this long to start ripping them off. Here's my personal top three. I don't even know what most of them are called, but they're awesome. Vote for which one you like best, and submit your own for consideration...

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NUMBER ONE

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