Archive for September 20th, 2005

Ainori #286

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Ainori is a popular reality show in Japan, aired on Fuji TV on Monday 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, not to mention a translation of the weekly photo captions. Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to post any comments or questions you may have.




What do you know? This guy’s alive, and has feelings, too! Finally, Hide, after riding the Love Bus across 12 countries, has found love. His sweety is Aya, the shy girl. Everything is at a very preliminary stage, but Hide seems quite sure about it. I think he fell for her when he talked to her about how she was reserved. The poor girl, who has problems speaking her mind out loud in groups, was crying, not knowing what do do. Hide did his best to cheer her up, and share his own experience of Ainori. According to him, the moment he will declare his feelings might come pretty soon. To be continued…

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 :-)