Archive for the 'Cyril' Category

Magic On TV, Cyril, Sorcar And A Teller Teaser [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 12th, 2014

That is Teller above, of course, doing a little cup and ball magic in a short clip recently posted by BBC 5 radio.

Cyril’s new TV show Cyril: Rio Magic is going strong in Asia and the Manila Bulletin caught up with him for an interview that touches on stunts, if he has a favorite trick and whether he will ever name a protege.

Meanwhile, on television here in the United States, James Galea will be visiting Craig Ferguson on The Late, Late Show Tuesday night/Wednesday morning (CBS, check local listings). A little later in the week, David Copperfield will bring magic to the season finale of The Amazing Race on Sunday at 8 Eastern, 7 Central (also on CBS).

India is the largest democracy in the world and its immense population means that voting is split over several days. Voting has finally come to the region which includes PC Sorcar Jr among its candidates so we should know soon if he will be serving in the Lok Sabha.

Cyril’s Back With New Series

Posted by Michael on April 30th, 2014

It is official: Cyril Takayama is back. He has a new show called Cyril: Rio Magic which premieres this Sunday night, May 4. The six episode series will air on AXN Asia, which is seen in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines .Along with the new show, Cyril has revamped his web presence. Even though he is all over YouTube, Cyril has never had an official YouTube Channel until now. He has also revamped his Facebook page and webpage,

Cyril to Invade Brazil for Next Series

Posted by Editor on July 2nd, 2013

skitched-20130702-122250.jpgBrazil, so hot right now. Brazil…

Not only was the country just in the sports spotlight for hosting the World Cup trail run known as the Confederations Cup, it will host the real thing next summer. Then just when you thought the party was over, Brazilians will gear up for the Summer Olympics in 2016.

And now they can add Cyril to the expected guests. The magician will film his new series Viva Magic in Brazil for AXN.

The 6×30′ series will follow Japanese illusionist Cyril Takayama with hidden cameras as he surprises unsuspecting locals and tourists in Rio de Janerio with magical moments.

The series will air on AXN in South-East Asia and on AXN and AXN Mystery in Japan. It will be distributed internationally under the title Magiculous.

Sound be something to look forward to.

Cyril Fries a Playground Full of Preschoolers & Moms

Posted by Editor on September 13th, 2012

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Sometimes, a crowd makes an effect on television. This is one of those times. Few groupings of people freak out like kids and moms.

Cyril Performs Close-Up at Miss Hong Kong 2012 with HK Actor Andy Lau

Posted by Editor on September 5th, 2012

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In a routine that begins with actor and singer Andy Lau performing a little magic routine of his own, Cyril is eventually made to appear and show Lau has it’s done.

This is for the 40th anniversary of the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant. It always blows me away to see how long they let acts like these go on for televised events like this. How long must the whole event be? Don’t get me wrong, any 10 minute block of Cyril magic is appreciated, but in America there is no way this goes longer than three minutes tops.


Cyril Does 8 Minutes of Magic at 2007 Taiwanese Film Festival

Posted by Editor on August 23rd, 2012

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Here is something you don’t often see in today’s America. A magician just take up an eight minute block of time during a film awards ceremony. This is not modern America. It’s 2007. It’s Taiwan. It’s the Golden Horse Awards.

While we all one day aspire to list Golden Horse Award winner on our resumes, here is Cyril performing a whole mess of magic.

And Now… All of Cyril Takayama’s Scenes in Redbelt Compiled Together

Posted by Editor on July 3rd, 2012
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David Mamet’s 2008 MMA film Redbelt featured a pivotal cameo by Cyril Takayama. All of his scenes have been posted together as one clip on YouTube. We give you the following warnings.

1) If you do not want to hear the f-word several times, do not watch.

2) If you do not want to hear Cyril use the f-word several times, do not watch.

3) If you do not want to know how his character works into the main plot of the film, do not watch.

Prepared? Click through here.

And please, someone buy that drink.