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Takeshi Kitano (Japanese: 北野 武) or Beat Takeshi (Japanese:ビートたけし) (January 18,1947) was a celebrity contestant on the Japanese version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. On September 18, 2008, in first time he appeared with three standard lifelines, but answered the Top Prize question wrong. On the same day he appeared for the second time where three standard lifelines were replaced by three Phone-a-Friend (thrise phoned on 14th question). Despite this, he answered the penultimate question wrong. On January 30, 2009 (in third time) he returned to win the Top Prize.

This Top Prize he donated for the school of Zomahon country, Benin.

WWTBAM First Run Edit

Takeshi kitano quiz millionaire first game

First Game

¥2,500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
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What is the combination of "@ (at mark)" in the e-mail and a in the original alphabet?
'50:50' & 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: c • B: d
• C: o • D: t
Ask the Audience Results: A: 53% • B: 47% • C: 0% • D: 0%
¥10,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
In "The tale of the Bamboo Cutter", how long is the period from when Kaguya is found in bamboo to when she returns to the moon?
• A: 20 days • B: 2 months
• C: 2 years • D: 20 years

WWTBAM Second Run Edit

Takeshi kitano quiz millionaire second game

Second Game

¥10,000 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
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¥50,000 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
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¥100,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
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¥5,000,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
For what reason were saucers used originally?
"Phone a Friend" lifeline used
• A: As a protection cap against bugs • B: To break saucer and do fortune‐telling
• C: To transfer and let to cool down the content • D: As an ashtray
¥7,500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What was recorded on Japan's first passport, except street address, name and age?
2 "Phone a Friend" lifelines used
• A: Family members • B: Tax payment amount
• C: Face and Body's characteristic • D: Illness and hospitalization history

WWTBAM Third Run Edit

¥750,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Japanese do not win the Nobel Prize?
• A: Chemistry • B: Peace
• C: Economics • D: Literary


¥1,500,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In Munk's painting 'Shout', where is the body part of the person depicted in the center holding it with both hands?
• A: Brow • B: Ear
• C: Eyes • D: Mouth


¥2,500,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following TV programs is the oldest era in the stage?
• A: Mito Komon • B: Mr. Kim of Toyama
• C: Genius Vampire • D: Ikkyu


¥5,000,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the meaning of the word that became the etymology of "robot"?
• A: Work • B: Human
• C: Brain • D: Machine


¥7,500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
From which prefecture can you see Mount Fuji, the further place, with the naked eye?
• A: Miyagi Prefecture • B: Niigata Prefecture
• C: Wakayama Prefecture • D: Kochi Prefecture


¥10,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Where is the word that Taro decided to rescue the turtle at Otarishozo's "Urashima Tarō"?
• A: "Do not forget your grace" • B: "Do not look sweet for people"
• C: "Let's live long" • D: "Do you know Ryugu castle?"

Only with the third time Takeshi Kitano managed to win the Top Prize.

Trivia Edit

  • On his second run, he had 3 Phone a Friend lifelines.
  • On his first run he answered the final question wrong, on his second run he answered the penultimate question wrong, and on his third run, he won the top prize.
  • In his third run, he used last lifeline on his 14th question.

Sources Edit

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