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Japan has given us a few television gems over the years. A lot of memorable anime series, sure, but a fair share of live-action programming as well (what, you want me to make a list?). But for the country that practically defined "game culture," not a lot of interesting game-related programming has come through. But can we really fault them? Like the rest of the world, most of the video game stuff on Japanese TV has been kids’ shows, a news story every so often or, these days, nerdy DVDs — nothing really, truly memorable.
Game Center CX is different. It’s comedic, dramatic, even a bit mental, but altogether it’s an unforgettable show about what sounds like a forgettable concept: a guy trying to beat old Nintendo games. I was late to the party when I saw it, but once I did, I had to see all of it. After that, I decided I had to share it the best way I could, and this episode guide is the result. You could call it "spoiling" (well, yeah, it kinda is), or at least "insane," but I’ll gladly wear those badges if anyone else finds the show and loves it as I have.
The very big final update: The rest of season 15, a new Virtual Console episode, and the biggest of the big: a writeup of the latest GCCX live show!
Table of Contents
The Host – Just who is Arino the kacho?
The Segments – He doesn’t just play games, you know.
The Staff – Arino’s helpers and the other folks behind the camera.
The DVDs – What’s on the Japanese box sets?
The Books – Official episode guides and other fun stuff.
The Games – Have you played Retro Game Challenge?
External Links – Who else is talking about GCCX?
GAME CENTER CX © Fuji Television Network, Inc.