Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong!
GenreJapanese Game Show
Game Show
Written byLisa Brooke
Directed byRene Dowhaniuk
StarringYoshi Amao
Masayuki Hashimoto
Bart Rochon
John Palmeiri
Country of originCanada
Original languagesEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes40
Executive producersMatthew Hornburg
Mark J.W. Bishop
Tim Crescenti
David Sidebotham
ProducerSusan Edwards
Production locationsToronto, Ontario, Canada
EditorsDanielle Jones
William Mitchell
Michael Kee
Running time22 minutes
Production companymarblemedia
Original release
Release5 November 2013 (2013-11-05) –
20 August 2014 (2014-08-20)

Japanizi "Going, Going, Gong!" ("ゴーイング、ゴーイング、ゴング!") is a Canadian children's physical game show with a Japanese motif where contestants compete with a teammate against other teams as they tackle obstacles and challenges to test their mental capabilities, strength, endurance, and smarts.[1] The series first aired on YTV starting 5 November 2013 and in the United States on Disney XD as of 4 November 2013.

Yoshi Amao hosts, with Masayuki Hashimoto as "Judge Masa". The show's characters include a group of ninjas led by the English-translator ninja Shinobi; and Glasses Man, who is one of the audience members.

Japanizi is a Canadian adaptation of the ABC reality show I Survived A Japanese Game Show, originally called Big in Japan, and was created by David Sidebotham. The studio-based kids' game show makes use of zany costumes, conveyor belts, dizzy chairs, giant fans and velcro walls with themed competitions and more.[2] The Japanese language is incorporated with the show, but it is mostly English.

Japanizi is produced by Toronto-based marblemedia,[3] the production company behind the game shows Splatalot[4] and The Adrenaline Project,[5] makes children’s programs for television, web and mobile.

On 20 August 2014, YTV & Disney XD dismissed increasing rumors that Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! had been cancelled, reporting rather that renewal of the series is undetermined as of the present.

About the show: 4 teams take on 3 courses, but only 1 team can win the impossibly large trophy. Ninja Shinobi also gives them a prize, which is not real, but makes the audience laugh.


The contestants for the show are adolescents aged 12–16 from across Canada.


This is a listing of the various challenges performed on the show.


  1. ^ "Marblemedia Gets the Greenlight to Produce New Japanese Game Show JAPANIZI: Going, Going, Gong!". TV Loon.
  2. ^ "Disney, YTV unleash Japan gameshow". C21 Media.
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (9 April 2013). "MIPTV: Disney XD Pre-Buys Canadian Kids Game Show 'Japinizi: Going, Going, Gong!'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Marblemedia". Splatalot. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Marblemedia". The Adrenaline Project.