Archive for January 9th, 2006

Wondering about Ainori #299?

Monday, January 9th, 2006

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 #299 will be aired on Fuji TV next Monday @ 23:00. You can watch the trailer here.

For the time being, my translation for Ainori #297 / #298’s photo captions is ready. Enjoy!

:-) Ainori 297 – Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)


:-) Ainori 298 (2 Hour Special) – Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)