GameCenter CX, also known as Retro Game Master in other regions, is a Japanese television series where Shinya Arino, a member of comedy duo Yoiko, plays Japan’s most popular video games and records his progress as he works through a time limit, usually lasting up to one day. He is supported by his Assistant Directors and Staff, both via moral support and actual gameplay. He also gets the chance to interview game designers and to play arcade games occasionally.
There are currently 9 DVD sets released in Japan. The 9th DVD set was released in Japan on December 21, 2012. The show has been on-air since November 4, 2003 with a new episode every 2 weeks when a season is running. In 2008 Fuji TV was looking for international distributors for subtitled DVDs. A movie is currently planned for the 10th year anniversary of the show. A third game which will be released on the Nintendo 3DS platform has been announced.
First air dateNov. 04, 2003
Last air dateFeb. 20, 2014