Fremantle, Syco Entertainment and Yoshimoto Kogyo have launched a brand-new adaption of the "Got Talent" franchise: "Japan’s Got Talent," the first time the format will be made in Japan. The title is set to air in February 2023. “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Yoshimoto Kogyo to produce Japan’s Got Talent for the first time ever. ‘Got Talent’ is a beloved global sensation that has entertained millions and we are sure that the show will delight Japanese audiences as it has so many others around the world," Jens Richter, CEO of Fremantle International said. "We can’t wait for Abema TV to broadcast this brilliant new series.”
Licensed to Yoshimoto Kogyo from Fremantle and Syco, "Japan’s Got Talent" will be produced locally by Yoshimoto Kogyo and broadcasted by Abema TV. This latest adaption will give aspiring Japanese performers the chance to impress a panel of celebrity judges and a global audience with their talent. With a host of weird and wonderful performances, there are no limits as to what acts will appear as they all vie to win the ultimate talent show. The deal was brokered by Fremantle’s Katsuhiko Waza - SVP Distribution Japan, Paul Ridley - SEVP, International Distribution and Stephen Flint - Director of Operations, Global Entertainment Production.
Created by Simon Cowell and co-owned by Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, "Got Talent," launched in 2006, has been broadcast in 194 countries, with original versions in 72 countries and has been watched by over one billion viewers worldwide. Fremantle is the global distributor of both the finished tape and the Got Talent format."On our 110th anniversary, we are thrilled to announce that Yoshimoto Kogyo will be producing the Japanese version of ‘Got Talent’, one of the most beloved talent shows in the world. We hope that many people will enjoy watching the show on Abema TV," Akihiko Okamoto, CEO of Yoshimoto Kogyo said.
The panel of judges includes legendary comedian, actor, and singer from comedy duo – Downtown; Masatoshi Hamada, who brings his infectious energy to the screen. He is accompanied by fellow judges: actress Alice Hirose, musician GACKT as well as actor and producer Takayuki Yamada.“It’s always an exciting adventure when a new territory comes on board for a format as successful as ‘Got Talent,'" Stephen Flint, Director of Operations, Global Entertainment Production said. "We are looking forward to collaborating with Yoshimoto and Abema to bring Japan’s Got Talent to life and discover the best talent that Japan has to offer.”
We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Yoshimoto Kogyo to produce Japan’s Got Talent for the first time ever. ‘Got Talent’ is a beloved global sensation that has entertained millions and we are sure that the show will delight Japanese audiences as it has so many others around the world. We can’t wait for Abema TV to broadcast this brilliant new series.” Jens Richter CEO, Fremantle International