|iCarly: iGo To Japan|
iCarly: iGo to Japan title card
|Directed by||Dan Schneider|
|Produced by||Dan Schneider|
|Written by||Dan Schneider|
|Starring|| Miranda Cosgrove|
|Release date(s)||November 8, 2008|
iCarly: iGo to Japan , also named Konnichiwa Carly in Canada, is a 2008 Nickelodeon film that premiered on November 8, 2008 on Nickelodeon. The TV movie stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor. This is the very first iCarly movie, and is 90 minutes long though it is also considered a feature-length episode.
The team, along with Spencer and Mrs. Benson, go to Japan when iCarly is nominated for the iWeb Awards. They ride an unsanitary, dangerous freighter bound for Korea and skydive from the airplane so they arrive in Japan. They then find the hotel where the iWeb Awards made their reservations. While everyone is resting up from the plane ride, Kyoko and Yuki, the stars of a competing webshow, visit them. Kyoko and Yuki give Spencer and Mrs. Benson free passes to a spa, and take the kids shopping.
As generous as their gestures seem, Kyoko and Yuki have their minds set on sabotaging iCarly's chances of winning the iWeb Awards. They take Carly, Sam and Freddie to the middle of nowhere and drive off, while Spencer and Mrs. Benson are trapped in seaweed. Although they are eventually able to overcome their situations and get to the iWeb Awards, they can't get in because the security guards don't speak English. Mrs. Benson distracts the guards and they get in, until the security guards find them again. The guards keep them in a room, and Carly and Sam try to communicate with them. They act out what happened to them during their trip, and Freddie videotapes them, plugging his camcorder into the iWeb Award screen. They win the award for best comedy, Kyoko and Yuki are arrested for kidnapping, and Carly, Sam, Freddie, Spencer, and Mrs. Benson return to America on what appears to be a fishing boat.
- Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay
- Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett
- Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson
- Jerry Trainor as Spencer Shay
- Mary Scheer as Mrs. Benson
- Ally Matsumura as Kyoko
- Harry Shum Jr. as Yuki
- Michael Butler Murray as Mr. Theodore Wilkins
- Andrew Kishino as Japanese Standee
- Don Stark as Freight Dog
- Good Charlotte as themselves, performing "Where Would We Be Now"
The movie was made available to watch on Nickelodeon On Demand for Comcast customers in October, a month before the expected premiere on Nickelodeon. However, one could only hear and not actually see the events.
- Newsday rates the movie a B-.
|Nickelodeon||November 8, 2008||7.83 Million |-||YTV (TV channel)||November 21, 2008||0.32 Million|
|Media:|| | Episodes | DVD's ||
| iCarly Saves TV | iGo To Japan | IDate a Bad Boy | IFight Shelby Marx |
|Characters:||Carly Shay | Freddie Benson | Sam Puckett | Spencer Shay | Main characters|
|Cast:||Miranda Cosgrove | Jerry Trainor | Jennette McCurdy | Nathan Kress|