- For other uses of the term "Made in Japan", see Made in Japan (disambiguation).
Shake It Up: Made in Japan is a Shake It Up movie/episode event. It serves as the Season 2 finale. A promo for the episode aired during the Disney Channel movie, Let It Shine on June 15. This is the forty-ninth episode. Sometimes, Made In Japan is Stylised as madE IN jApAn
In Japan, at Watanabe Studios, a worker suggests that they should make a video game with a group from Shake It Up. Back in the US, every state's show competed and Shake It Up, Chicago wins. They fly on a private jet to Japan, but CeCe takes Rocky to a hypnotist, Shelly, so Rocky can get over her fear of flying. While Rocky is still hypnotized, CeCe suggests that Shelly makes Rocky a fun and better person, which CeCe has to rub Rocky's shoulder and tell her to "get onboard, Rocky," which helps CeCe take advantage of her. Rocky, CeCe, Gunther, Tinka, Ty, Flynn, Gary, Georgia are all aboard the plane and Henry goes as well, which he brings his android, Andy. Ty also keeps in contact with Deuce through his tablet, in which Deuce acts like he is actually in Japan. As everyone arrives in Tokyo, Gunther and Tinka lose their luggage but buy new clothes. The four dancers go to the studios to be put in the game, and Mr. Watanabe's grandchildren make an app for the game before it's released because of Rocky's sugesstion to disobey Mr. Watanabe's order to not make it. After he finds out, Rocky tries to talk to him, but she makes him feel like he's wrong and then he ends up cancelling the game. Gary makes Mr. Watanabe put the game project back on, but on the circumstance, Rocky and CeCe are fired from Shake It Up Chicago. Later, everyone is kicked out of the suite and has to find their way back home. Later, Rocky answers CeCe's phone when Shelly calls, finding that CeCe has been taking advantage of her and they end their friendship. Meanwhile, Tinka is being deported back to the old country after hitting a security guard accidentally, but Rocky and Cece convince the security guards to send Gunther and Tinka back to the US together. Afterwards, the app that the Watanabe grandchildren uploaded contained a virus that could go global and stop all computers, but Henry, who did not upload the app, attempts to fix it, but can't get past the firewall. They infiltrate Watanabe Global and hack the mainframe, but gets caught by Mr. Watanabe, and Andy gets damaged in the ventilation shaft. In the ending, Rocky and CeCe tries to get Mr. Watanabe to give them everything back and in the end, they perform 'Made in Japan'. At the very end, the ending credits come on with Deuce talking through the tablet, realizing that everyone left.
Featured Songs & Dances
- Made in Japan (End Song, sung by Bella Thorne & Zendaya)
- Total Access (During the video game's motion capture session)
- The Same Heart (Sung By, Bella Thorne & Zendaya in the middle of the movie)
- Fashion Is My Kryptonite (Played during fashion show when Gunther & Tinka lose their clothes)
- Where's the Party/Don't Push Me/Show Ya How(Dave Aude Medley) (Played During Dance Off) (Where's the Party: Miami's part, Don't Push Me: New York's part, and Show Ya How: Chicago's part)
- Shake It Up (song) (Played at the beginning when Shake It Up: Chicago wins the dance off)
- Calling All The Monsters (Cover Sung by China Anne Mclain) (Ending played in the first scene of the Karaoke Bar, "If you're only Dreaming, Why I Hear you Screaming?" heard)
- Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones
- Zendaya as Rocky Blue
- Davis Cleveland as Flynn Jones
- Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue
- Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez
- Kenton Duty as Gunther Hessenheffer
- Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer
- Keone Young as Mr. Watanabe
- Anna Akana as Tomoka
- Ally Maki as Keiko
- Adam Wylie as Andy
- Gaku Space as Officer #1
- Tadashi Kondo as Officer #2
- Deedee Rescher as Shelly
- Cole Plante as Himself
- Amy Okuda as Hideko
- Blue Man Group as Themselves
- Karen Maruyama as Michi
- Brian Tee as Mr. Itou
- Albert Kuo as Ichiro
- Main article: Shake It Up: Made in Japan
- A movie was announced at the 2011 Licensing International Expo in June. Which eventually transformed into this special episode.
- This is the final apperance of Gunther Hessenheffer as a regular cast member to a reccuring cast member.
- There is an extended version of the Live 2 Dance soundtrack which contains the three new songs that are exclusive to "Made In Japan" and a digital-only EP called: Shake It Up: Made in Japan. Its first single from this EP was released on July 20, 2012.
- The studio where Good Luck Charlie is filmed was transformed for this special episode.
- It took ten days to film this "mini movie" in February 2012.
- A sneak peek of this episode was shown during the premiere of the Disney Channel movie, Let It Shine.
- Rocky and CeCe's first singing performance was shown in this episode.
- This is the third mentioning of another "Shake It Up" TV studio in The United States (first was in Meatball It Up) (second was in Copy Kat It Up). However, this is the first time they mention more than one studio.(like New York, and Miami)
- This is the second episode after Shake It Up, Up & Away that does not end in It Up and the second episode that is longer than 30 minutes.
- This is the first episode that does not feature a regular opening sequence like others.
- Ty is seen Facetiming Deuce on an iPad
- During the filming of this episode, a fire burned down the Shake It Up, Chicago! set and that was how the third season's premiere episode got its plot.
- This is the last episode where Kenton Duty is a main cast member
- This is the second special to feature all cast members.
- Disney Channel Japan had a special contest December 2012 to invite Japanese fans to a special screening of the episode before it premieres January 2013 in the country.
- This episode was leaked on YouTube on August 13th, 2012 four days before the premiere on Disney Channel.
- Viewership : 4.5 million.
- The virus that was in the Video Game was called the Rocky and Cece Virus.
- Rocky and Cece were the #1 hated people in Japan and were not after their performance.
- In Made In Japan, when the song goes "Loving cosplay, gotta say Sayonara U.S.A." the voice you hear is Bella's, but in the episode Zendaya is the one "singing" it.
- That many people in Japan wouldn't be able to speak English. Also, on buildings, it would have Japanese writing not so many English