To the West, the world of Japanese game shows is best known as a technicolored whirlwind of half-naked bodies, sadomasochistic physical challenges, and the occasional whimsical bunny rabbit head. In short, any reasonable person would assume they couldn’t be real. The stereotype today is a bit of a misnomer — this brand of scandalizing, borderline-torturous television is being phased out after reaching its apex in the ‘90s. That said, it’s far from completely dead. Every so often a Japanese show like last year’s “Orgasm Wars” surfaces to remind the world that, when it comes to baffling, jaw-dropping game shows, Japan truly has no rival (don’t worry, the U.S. still has a lock on terrible reality TV).So maybe it's a little unfair that we Americans keep pointing out how odd the Japanese sex game show
can be regarding sexuality, especially considering the inspiration for their blurred moneyshotting, bug-eyed-cartoon-schoolgirl-loving, tentacle-centric proclivities doesn't come entirely from within. But it would be just as unfair to completely ignore the reality of the situation, since being "well-informed" obviously means staying on the bleeding edge of societal deviancy at all times. For instance, did you know that right now the purest distillation of the existential horror that passes for boner fuel in Japan isn't found in their pornography, animated or otherwise? Turns out it's in their game shows. By the way, in case it wasn't obvious, a lot of this is just stupidly NSFW.