ironnut77: Giving a shout in the hope of sparking some more activity on here. Thank you Man Alive! for continuing to keep this forum on the Web, despite the shadows of the past activity. As I posted elsewhere, ICJ is not dead yet!
Mar 8, 2018 10:06:06 GMT -5
Rough English translation: At the time of planning, [Nakamura] was the #1 choice for Iron Chef Japanese, but he declined at the time due to Iron Chef being an unknown program and his responsibilities at Nadaman. After the program became a hit, however, Nadaman's chairman recommended that he succeed Michiba.
Again, this is Wikipedia, so the usual caveats apply, but...this is interesting, if true.