Archive for October 18th, 2005

Ainori #288

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

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

In August 2005, I discovered that Ainori was not only popular in Japan, but also all over the world thanks to Bit Torrent technology. I decided to write a summary of each episode, and do a translation of the weekly photo captions from the official site. What do I get out of this? I get to improve my Japanese, I get more traffic to my blog, but above all, I get the satisfaction of knowing many non-Japanese speakers all over the world can appreciate a truly unique reality show. Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to post any comments or questions you may have.

Ainori’s official homepage (Japanese only).

This month’s participants.

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

Ainori #288





OMG! I can’t believe this. Just as we all thought Hide would finally get a shot at romance, just as we all believed that there would be some sort of competition between him and Arashi, everything fell flat. Personally, I was looking forward to a friendly competition, some sort of a tension build up in the plot, but no. Apparently, Aya is falling for Arashi. Nothing is decided yet, but man, I pity Hide… I swear, he’s gonna be on Ainori forever. As a matter of fact, the group has also left Russia and is now in Ukraine. How many countries is that for him? Man, I lost count…




Talking about new developments, guess what? Mie started to like Suuzan, even though they are complete opposites. She even said so herself: if they weren’t on Ainori, this would never have happened. Too bad, I think TK and her would have made a nice couple.

Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)