Shichi Henge (Seven Variations) is a regular segment in Gaki no Tsukai. The first segment aired on October 1995 and continues to the present, with the 49th segment airing in April 2016.

In a Shichi Henge segment, one performer must change into seven different characters (hence seven variations), enter the production meeting room and induce laughter from the people inside (the targets). For each variation, anyone who laughs are required to take out ¥1000 (equivalent to $10) from their wallets and deposit them in a box. At the end of the seven variations the money is totaled up and the performer is ranked by how much he procured from the others. The cash goes to charity.

Normally all five members (barring one of them is doing the variations), as well as the top production staff participate as targets, with the setting of being in the middle of a production meeting. The performer consists of the five members and the staff in the early episodes, and later on guests, usually other comedians. Nobody has performed the Shichi Henge twice, without variations.

Several variations exists. In one variation, the role of performer and target is reversed - the performers each try to get the one target person to laugh. Another variation involves the same role reversal, but to scare the single target. These special variations do not enter the ranking.

List of segments[edit | edit source]

Ep Air date Performer Amount
earned (¥)
Rank
1995-10-15 Matsumoto Hitoshi * - -
1995-11-05 Yamasaki Hōsei 10000 40
1995-11-25 Suga Kenji (Producer) 14000 37
1996-03-03 Tsuttsumimoto Yukiou (Director) 10000 40
1996-06-09 Nakamura Yoshinobu (Producer) 9000 42
1996-09-29 Isomata Takuo (Former DT Manager) 25000 34
1997-02-02 Takasu Mitsuyoshi (TV Scenario Writer) 7000 43
1997-06-08 Otomo Yuichi (Director) 29000 28
1997-09-21 Endō Shōzō 16000 36
1997-09-28 Tanaka Naoki 40000 18
1997-11-23 Koshifuri Obaachan 37000 21
1999-03-14 Hotohara Toru (Ameagari) 19000 35
1999-05-16 Miyazawa Hiroyuki (Ameagari) 26000 31
1999-11-07 Ryuusen Horibe (TV Scenario writer) 44000 10
2000-03-12 Itao Family * - -
2001-06-17 Yamashita Shigenori (Jyarism) 11000 39
2002-02-17 Kimura Yuichi 27000 29
2002-09-08 Fukawa Ryo (No Plan) 31000 27
2002-11-24 Bob Sapp 53000 3
2003-10-19 Shinagawa Hiroshi (Shinagawa Shoji) 12000 38
2004-04-24 Yamasaki Hōsei - Reverse Shichi Henge* - -
2004-10-15 Arita Teppei (Cream Stew) 38000 19
2004-11-07 Chihara Seiji (Chihara Kyoudai) 43000 13
2004-12-12 Chihara Junior (Chihara Kyoudai) 26000 31
2005-04-17 Koumoto Junichi (Jichou Kachou) 63000 1
2006-02-06 Iwao Nozomu (Football Hour) 33000 26
2006-04-02 Goto Terumoto (Football Hour) 38000 19
2006-04-30 Tenjyourakara (Hot spring) * - -
2006-09-10 Heipo - Horror Shichi Henge * - -
2007-02-25 Fujimoto Toshifumi (Fujiwara) 35000 24
2007-04-29 Haranishi Takayuki (Fujiwara) 45000 9
2008-01-13 Kosugi Ryuichi (Black Mayonnaise) 48000 6
2009-02-15 Tetsuo Nakanishi (Warai Meshi) 53000 3
2009-03-08 Nishida Kouji (Warai Meshi) 27000 29
2009-11-01 Kendo Kobayashi 41000 17
2010-02-28 Himura Yuki (Bananaman) 46000 8
2010-05-09 Shitara Osamu (Bananaman) 37000 21
2010-09-12 Tomochika Yukiko 47000 7
2011-02-06 Kawashima Kunihiro (Yasei Bakudan) 35000 24
2011-08-07 Kurosawa Kazuko (Morisanchuu) 55000 2
2011-12-11 Nakagawa Reiji (Nakagawa Ke) 42000 14
2012-10-07 Kondo Haruna (Harisenbon) 36000 23
2013-02-17 Yamamoto Daigo (Chidori) 52000 5
2013-11-03 Horiuchi Ken (Neptune) 42000 14
2014-04-27 Kinoshita Takayuki (TKO) 44000 10
2014-08-31 Tsukaji Muga (Drunk Dragon) 42000 14
2014-11-23 Gekidan Hitori 44000 10
2014-08-16 Tamura Kenji 26000 31
2016-04-03 Hollywood Zakoshisho

* Special

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