Reality Compeition Program

Looks for Japan's

Luckiest Person

By Barry Walsh, Realscreen / GTP

December 15, 2011 / January 21, 2012


The reality competition series will air on Japan’s Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It will feature contestants who consider themselves lucky in life, competing against each other in a series of chance-based challenges for a cash prize and the honor of being known as “Japan’s Luckiest Person.”

Pilgrim Studios CEO, Craig Piligian and Yoshimoto Entertainment USA CEO, Aki Yorihiro, will serve as exec producers.

“When we learned of this format idea from Pilgrim Studios, we instantly knew we wanted to become their partner to develop the format and launch it first to Japanese viewers who are enthralled by competition shows, yet always looking for the next twist,” said Yorihiro.”This show taps into the universal fantasy of ‘lucking’ into a great windfall, and in an environment often defined by competition, the show is a fun and welcome diversion.”

To showcase the format internationally, an English language version was taped at the Tokyo Media City studios using the same Japanese crew.   Adapted and directed by Richard DiPirro, the completed episode and sales presentations are hosted by Marc Istook.

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