The world's top fighters, wrestlers, and athletes compete in one of the most difficult physical contests ever devised. Of the 1,900 people that have attempted to complete stage one since 1997, only about 200 have succeeded. Of the 200 that passed stage one, only 3 people have gone on to complete all four stages and have the title of Ninja Warrior.
Welcome to the Takeshi's Castle, a Japanese game show involving 100 to 140 contestants who try to go through a series of silly physical challenges designed to eliminate them. Designed like a live-action Mario game, thousands of people have come to take on Takeshi's Castle to try and win the ¥1,000,000 prize but hardly anyone does! Each episode was filmed over the entire length of the day, with some challenges going well into the night.
Unbeatable Banzuke is a "crazy" Japanese game show. It comprises of 20 challenging obstacle courses varying from doing hand stands to riding bikes.
A spin-off of the popular Sasuke (Ninja Warrior) obstacle course with exclusively female competitors. Kunoichi, as it is known in Japan, focuses on speed, technique, and balance. Only three competitors have attacked the course and come away with Total Victory.