Silent Library

In Silent Library, a team of 5 players will be placed in a library to complete several challenges. Their goal: to complete as many challenges silently as possible to raise as much money as possible for a charity. The most important rule in Silent Library: always keep silent and do not disturb the library users no matter what! The player who draws the yellow card must complete the challenge. But be careful, if the team makes too much noise or the challenge is not completed, it’s lost!

Silent Library has been a successful original segment on the long-running entertainment show “Downtown No Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!” airing on Nippon TV. During the show, all sorts of silly and bizarre pranks are given to the contestants; however, they must keep silent and not burst out laughing at all times no matter what happens because the show takes place in a library.

The show has also been successful as an unscripted format internationally, and has already been licensed to more than 15 countries including the US, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and most recently, Thailand, Vietnam and Mongolia.

Quote from Mikiko Nishiyama, Managing Director, International Business Development, Nippon TV:

“For many years, Silent Library has triggered waves of laughter throughout Japan and is a legend among show segments. Following local versions in over 15 countries, it is an incredible honor to have the charms of this unscripted format be recognized in France at an opportune moment when the streaming market is transforming drastically. I have no doubt it will be a successful title that leaves countless viewers in stitches.”

Quote from Antoine Henriquet, founder and CEO of Ah! Production:

“We are very excited by this adaptation of Silent Library. We have always been very fond of this format and cannot wait for the French audience to discover it and have as much fun watching it as we did, making it!” 


Silent Library has been a primetime, family-oriented television sensation in Japan and is considered to be one of the most influential comedy shows in Asia. Created by the popular Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto, Silent Library has been a successful segment on the long-running Nippon TV Sunday night entertainment show “Downtown No Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!”.

Contestants must keep silent at all times no matter what happens. There are 6 contestants, 1 librarian, and other people who sit randomly at the tables in the library. During the show, the picked contestant has to endure crazy pranks such as a tarantula on the face or their head in a smelly box. However, they must keep silent because there are in a library.

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