Archive for October 31st, 2005

Ainori #290

Monday, October 31st, 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. So 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 #290


“Tonight, on The Ainori Zone…”




This week was weird… Like twilight zone weird! Where do I start? Arashi mistaking chicken for pork (well, not so surprising for him)! Mie with no make up AND wearing glasses! TK rudely cutting in while Mie and Suuzan were talking! The group meeting the tallest man in the world! The boys wearing tights! The whole group performing ballet in front of a large audience! Oh, and my personal favorite, Hide finally waking up and smelling the coffee! Weeeiiiirrrrd!




Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)