It's the Japanese equivalent of God or Jesus Christ. This is because of his immense talent as a filmmaker, comedian, writer, social commentator, satire, painter, killer, finger-cutter, hiker, athlete, stopping bullets with his chin, slapping drug-dealers around at public restrooms around 20 times in a single cut, storming and destroying magazine studios like "FRY DAY" who dare to tarnish his name, getting arrested after storming magazine studios like "FRY DAY" who dare to tarnish his name, resurrecting after mortal motorcycle accidents and coming back even more badass than before and discovering new talents, cooking, etc.

He is also the man Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer combined wish they could be.
"Takeshi Kitano died and came back to life! Now he has a broken wrist, an eyepatch, sticks chopsticks to Yakuza henchmen's eyes... and paints! God help us!
-Did you say 'God'?
-You're right--oh my..."
by mrkitano November 25, 2006
What all reality TV shows wish the could be. General Lee owns all reality tv and game shows.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 19, 2004
A Japanese TV game show in which contestants must complete several (usually about 5-6) challenges in order to defeat the enemy, Count Takeshi. Contestants are 'lead' by General Lee.
In the United States, this show is adapted and voiced-over, so as to make it a comical 'sports' show. This adaptation is dubbed "MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge".
by foolish samurai March 4, 2005
cult japanese game show, voiced over by craig charles. basically, loads of funny challenges that involve people getting hurt or muddy and looking like twats. genius
A)oh shit, there's 3 episodes of takeshi's castle in a row. we'll be up til 1 am
B) we could always not watch it

A and B) nah, that aint gonna happen
by wonderfool December 1, 2003
the REAL mxc, all of MXC is actually from takeshis castle a show in the 80s in japan.
i would really like to hear what the guys are really saying like guy ledouches real voice
by mxc September 20, 2004
amen Rider 1 (仮面ライダー1号 ,Kamen Raidā Ichi-Gō?, Masked Rider 1) is a fictional character and main superhero or henshin character featured in Japanese tokusatsu. He first appeared in the television series Kamen Rider, the first in the famous Kamen Rider franchise of tokusatsu programmes. The primary protagonist of the series, Kamen Rider 1 is a motorcycle-riding superhero modelled upon a grasshopper. One of the most recognisable and iconic characters in Japanese entertainment, Kamen Rider 1 is as irrecoverably burnt onto to the cultural subconscious as the series itself.

In the original series, he was portrayed by Hiroshi Fujioka, who also performed most of his own stunts. Later, he was portrayed by Masaya Kikawada in the film Kamen Rider The First and its sequel, Kamen Rider The Next.

The character, before being transformed into a powerful hero, Takeshi Hongo (本郷 猛 ,Hongō Takeshi?) was a college biochemistry student. Born in 15 August 1948, he is an intelligent young man who enjoyed riding motorcycles, in the first episode of the series he witnessed the murder of a scientist at the hands of a Shocker kaijin named "Kumo Otoko" ("Spider Man"). He is then kidnapped and forced to undergo a procedure that turns him into a super-powered cyborg, but escapes before he can be brainwashed to do Shocker's bidding.

After this initial introduction, the series becomes, as with most tokusatsu programmes of the era, fairly formulaic. Each episode sees Hongo meeting another of Shocker's mutants, interacting briefly with supporting characters, such as his mentor Tachibana Tobei, and ultimately defeating the enemy, often with trademark "Rider Kick" or "Rider Punch" attacks.

However, this formula was drastically altered during the filming of episode ten. Fujioka, while attempting to perform a stunt on his motorcycle, shattered his leg. The surrounding episodes were quickly edited or otherwise altered to account for this, but Fujioka's injury forced him to take a longterm hiatus from acting, so production company Toei hired a new actor, Takeshi Sasaki, to play a new Kamen Rider character, dubbed Kamen Rider 2. In the show, it was explained that Shocker had built a duplicate of their original Kamen Rider cyborg in an effort to combat the threat that Hongo posed to their organization. This new character was introduced in episode 13, as Hongo's character was gradually phased out, a process that had been occurring since episode 11.

By the time Fujioka had recovered from his injuries, Kamen Rider had become fairly successful, and Fujioka found other work, so Sasaki continued to portray the main character of the series until episode 49, when Fujioka returned to the series full time. During this time, the two characters worked together as the "Double Riders", and Takeshi's character was written out. By episode 53, through the end of the series with episode 98, Hongo was the sole protagonist, but Sasaki returned for guest spots intermittently, in episodes 72-3, 93-4, and the finale.

Kamen Rider 1 and his partner Kamen Rider 2 next appeared in the sequel Kamen Rider V3. The titular V3 was Kazami Shiro, a junior of Hongo's, and begged them to turn him into a Kamen Rider after the murder of his family by the Destron organisation. Despite initially refusing, when the young man was mortally wounded assisting them, the two Riders transformed him into Kamen Rider V3, possessing both Kamen Rider 1's "skill" and Rider 2's "strength". The Double Riders were apparently killed detonating an atomic bomb, but reappeared alive and well later on in the series.

The Double Riders would make appearances in most succeeding Kamen Rider TV series, with the exception of Kamen Rider Amazon, Kamen Rider Super-1 (although they show up in the Super-1's movie) and Kamen Rider BLACK. Kamen Rider 1 would lead the senior Riders one last time in the final episodes of Kamen Rider BLACK RX. This would prove to be the last time the 10 original Riders appeared together onscreen. Starting with Kamen Rider Kuuga, no past Riders appear in the current TV series from the franchise.
by Soulist March 29, 2009
Rainbow rapper Who ate too much skittles in jail
Yo dont eat to much Skittles You will benoem takeshi 69
by Mythicburger December 11, 2019