Archive for September 6th, 2005

Ainori #284

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Ainori is a popular reality show in Japan, aired on Fuji TV on Tuesday nights at 23:00.

In early August, upon checking my statistics, I noticed my referrers included a message board I had never been to. To my surprise, some non-Japanese fan of Ainori had posted a link to my blog indicating I was talking about each episode in English. Realizing that there must be many fans out there unable to understand Japanese, I decided to write a more detailed account of each episode every week, not to mention a translation of the weekly photo captions. Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to post any comments or questions you may have.




The nightmare is over boys and girls, and it ended in the worst way. Just like I thought, as soon as Omami heard that Takano had asked Hide to go back to Japan with her, Omami went to the Love Bus, got tickets too, and went to declare her feelings to Hide. This was of course a totally unprecedented event on the show. The next morning, a totally unaware Takano was quite surprised to see Omami appear. Next came lover boy, who turned down Takano, on account that he considered her more like a sister. Omami, pretty confident it meant she was going back to Japan with him, was totally crushed when the little prick turned her down, too. In a tearful “Mikarin déjà-vu” plea, Omami begged him to reconsider, but it was no use. In the end, after the Love Bus had gone, the two girls happily threw away the rings they had gotten from Hide, and went on their merry way, singing together like they were best friends. Am I the only one who’s glad this chapter is finally closed? Next week, three new girls will join the group. No harpies, please.

Ainori’s official homepage (Japanese only).

This month’s participants.

Ainori’s BT downloads available @ D-Addicts and Saiyaman

Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)