Archive for January 15th, 2006

Ainori #298 (Two Hour Special)

Sunday, January 15th, 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

Ok, people, my translation of the first half of Ainori #298 (two hour special) is ready. Dudes, this took so long I can’t believe it. I’m working furiously on the second half. Keep posted! Enjoy!

:-) Ainori 298 Part 1 – Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)

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