October 25, 2012 (Israel)
October 27, 2012 (Germany)
November 20, 2012 (France)
November 23, 2012 (Spain and Catalonia)
November 23, 2012 (Portugal) December 22, 2012 (Italy) January 19, 2013 (Poland) January 19, 2013 (Czech Republic)
January 19, 2013 (Hungary)
January 19, 2013 (Romania) January 26, 2013 (Japan) January 27, 2013 (Brazil) January 27, 2013 (Latin America)
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 49th episode.
Sometimes, Made In Japan is stylized 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 is thanking her while saying now only if she can enjoy herself a little promoting Shelly to ask what she mean which CeCe said well she's my best friend and I love her to death but she has this tendency to be not so excited about fun things I don't know what the technical term for that is a wet blanket right and I just dry that blanket off for this trip. Prompting Shelly with an idea saying why not she still under telling Rocky one more thing your gonna have the most fun you had on this trip to Japan in fact anytime CeCe stroke your arm and said get on board you will follow her lead ,which will also make Rocky a fun and better person. CeCe isn't sure about this idea until Shelly tells her to trust her its fine well if it will help her. Shelly then snaps Rocky out of the trance then CeCe tells her first stop then Rocky tells her first stop which Shelly tells her to test out the trigger word which CeCe does try it out on Rocky making her forget her first stop and Shelly reminds her didn't involve shopping which Rocky replies only for CeCe to look at Shelly who gives her a thumb up and leaving CeCe shock that it works. 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. CeCe see if Rocky is ok which Rocky tells her she ok and thanks her for helping her, what are best friend for, then CeCe shows her a song she wrote call Made in Japan and then Rocky show her memory book while Rocky tells about the interest. CeCe thinks about what Shelly said In her mind then tells herself no I don't think is fine which Rocky hears and ask only for CeCe to tell her nothing as she decided to just to take a nap while she waits for Rocky to be done what's she doing. As everyone arrives in Tokyo, Gunther and Tinka lose their luggage but buy new clothes. Meanwhile CeCe's trying to get Rocky to do fun things her way without using the get on board word and stroke. 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 suggestion to disobey Mr. Watanabe's order to not make it. The grandchildren told them that he'll be at the karaoke club that night which CeCe see an opportunity to show him they can sing only for Rocky to tell she gonna go do something else which CeCe protest this our chance to make this happen. But Rocky tells her that she gonna do what she want and she can't change her mind then CeCe remember the trigger word, after realizing her methods aren't not working anymore, and gave in into using it then she use the get on board tigger word and stroke her arm to make her forget her plans and off to the karaoke club they go. When they get there they sing to him which they perform well and get sigh. After he finds out about what is grand kids did, Rocky tries to talk to him, but she makes him feel like he's wrong and then he ends up cancelling the game and rip the contracts for both her and CeCe. 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 and CeCe goes back to talk to Mr. Watanabe to give them their jobs back, then Rocky tells CeCe if he doesn't its alright it won't be the end of the world only for CeCe to tell her it will be the end of hers because she not smart enough to do anything if she sets her mind to it. CeCe believes danceing is the only thing she has but Rocky tells her not sell herself short that she can be a lot of things but realize she can be a few things then suggested that when they get back home their schedule appointment with the guidance counselor. CeCe tells Rocky that this isn't a joke that she needs to dance as its everything to her and thought it was to Rocky as well which makes herself question that. CeCe, believing that Rocky gonna make things worse by going with her, decides that she gonna go talk to him alone. While CeCe gone she left her purse with her phone which Rocky answers when Shelly calls to see how the suggestions are going, not realizing that she talking to Rocky herself, as she finds out that CeCe can mess with her head with one of the suggestion. Hearing this gets Rocky mad and hangs up the phone, getting the impression that CeCe ask her to do this. CeCe returns pretty mad, as Mr. Wantanabe refuses to see her, while Rocky tries to tell her that they need to talk but CeCe thinks it's another lecture, which she not in the mood for. Rocky gets more upset when CeCe points how close they were into making their dream happen but no when she had to go insult Mr. Wantanabe as she always had to be right and because of it is why they lost everything. Rocky testifies, when CeCe clams this was all her fault, then tells her if only I won't get on board leaving CeCe shock and a little confused, you hear me don't you want me to get on board leaving CeCe more in a panic which she tries to cover it up by saying she doesn't know what she talking about. Rocky tells her Shelly call which makes CeCe get more defensive as she tells her she doesn't know a Shelly until Rocky reminds her then scolds her for being so selfish and manipulative that she won't let have her own thoughts anymore. CeCe admits she may have crossed a line but she does tell Rocky that this was not all her fault this time when tells her it was Shelly idea and she only use it one time, not counting the test one that Shelly made her use to see if it worked, then tells her she could have done it way more then that, as her way of telling her that she was against it. Rocky, who is so angry, doesn't believe CeCe explanation as she thinks its another one of her excuses and that every fun thing they did was all her messing with her mind, thinking she did it more then one time. CeCe, who is deeply shock and hurt, lashes out at Rocky, out anger and hurt as Rocky not only believes this was all CeCe fault but she also said somethings that really hurt her feelings, as she tells her what she thinks it's the truth, taking full blame for Shelly. CeCe tells Rocky she was doing it for their friendship and dream but Rocky testifies telling her their dream don't you mean your dream, believing she doing it for herself, and looks at the memory book fill with moments that CeCe put in which makes Rocky more mad because its her book. CeCe protestes about whats important to them and their suppose to be partners, friends, and a partners is suppose to push you to do your best not cons-tally telling you that your wasting their time. Rocky thinks that maybe they shouldn't be partners, friends, then CeCe asks Rocky so were in a fight and what you're just gonna quit dancing but Rocky tells her no I'm gonna keep dancing I just won't be do it with her anymore. CeCe get confused about what's she saying but Rocky does put it in a way that she might understand as she became the supporting character in the CeCe show instead of sorry in the Rocky show and that she done. Rocky leaves the building with no regrets on what she said to CeCe, who is more hurt at Rocky as she sheds one tear that their friendship ended just like that then leaves the building heartbroken. When everyone hears about what happened they tried talking to them to make up, knowing their good together, but they both refused to due to Rocky still being mad at CeCe, even going to point of blaming CeCe for everything that has happened also Rocky believes that CeCe will never change, with CeCe being a little mad at Rocky, thinking the same thing as Rocky is. However, CeCe is not only more mad at herself for not stopping Shelly for doing that to Rocky but was also broken-hearted for some of things Rocky said to her along with not believing this wasn't all her fault and their ending friendship. CeCe cover up her pain with a smile, hiding her anger and hurt but there's a part of her that is glad their friendship ended as she had enough with everyone in her life, especially Rocky, who won't believe her. While Tinka is being deported back to the old country after hitting a security guard accidentally leaving Gunther to call both Rocky and CeCe for help only for them to still be at each others throats, but they put it aside to help them as they convince the security guards to send Gunther and Tinka back to the US together, during which they realize they need each other no matter how many mistake one makes. Afterwards CeCe apologize to Rocky for messing with her head but Rocky didn't apologize back all she said was ya ya ya I love you to, as her way of saying sorry to CeCe for losing her temper and throwing away their friendship. After making up, Rocky and CeCe find Mr. Wantanabe at a theater with his mother and were able to sneak as performers. When Mr. Wantanbe sees them he was gonna have them thrown out, at first, but seeing his mother smile he changed his mind then had a talk with Rocky and CeCe after the show was over. Mr. Wantanbe gives Rocky and CeCe another chance as he will book a performance where everyone in Japan will know who they are. However, CeCe wants to do the performance but feels that still has to make things right with Rocky, believing her apology from earlier wasn't enough to show her how truly sorry she is from what happened, tells Mr. Wantanbe that they have other plans which is to fill Rocky's memory book of things that are important to her even offering to go with her to do want she wants to do as she wants to be the supporting character in her show. Although Rocky found CeCe gesture to be very sweet but chose to do the performance instead and they even got Mr. Wantanabe to give them back everything. Meanwhile the app that 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 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.
This is the last episode to feature Gunther in a Shake It Up, Chicago dance.
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), on the screens behind Gary, however, more studios are mentioned.
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 the 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 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 premiered January 2013 in the country.
This episode was leaked on YouTube on August 13th, 2012 four days before the premiere on Disney Channel.
The episode received approximately 4.5 million viewers on its premiere night.
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 before they perform Made In Japan.
This is the second and final Shake It Up full length special.
This is the first special to have more than two parts.
This is the first episode to have the opening sequence at the beginning.
This episode was going to have a sub plot where Ty found his dream girl at the airport and Deuce would split his time with Dina to help him find his dream girl but due to script changes the sub plot was removed.
That Hideko said her brother's name, Ichiro, means itchy but it actually means first son.
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.
During the beginning of the episode, Keiko tells Mr. Wantanabe about Shake It Up, Chicago! and she shows him a video on the iPad, but the video is paused. But you can hear music playing from it.
Deuce coudn't go to Japan because only Shake It Up! Chicago dancers and their families can but Henry came with them and he is not related to any dancer on the show.