Ainori #305

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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).

Current participants.

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

Ainori #305




Dudes, this was one of the best “kokuhaku” (love declaration in Japanese) I’ve ever seen on Ainori. Not so much for what Mie said as for the way she did it. The group was scattered in a large, round area from which they could all see each other, with the Love Bus in the middle. Mie was telling Suuzan how hard he was to understand sometimes, and suddenly she said: “Watch!”. Suuzan (not to mention the show hosts, a running cameraman trying to keep up, and yours truly, for that matter), was quite puzzled as he was watching Mie walk away, until he realized she was heading towards the Love Bus! Yep, right there in front of everybody, Mie went to see the Bus driver, and asked him for the fateful plane ticket to Japan. I’m not sure if she had planned that ahead, or if she did it on an impulse, but she gave it to Suuzan anyway, explaining how his qualities overwhelmingly outweighed whatever bad sides he could ever have, and asked him to go back to Japan with her. The next day, on a misty morning, Suuzan explained to her that although he thought she was really charming, and that he’d probably fall in love with her if they went back to Japan together, she had failed to awake his passion at a 100%. Although he turned her down, I think Suuzan really had a soft spot for her, since he held her hand through the Bus window until the very last moment, both of them crying like babies…

Next week, a new female participant will join, and apparently we’ll have another of Outlaw’s pathetic attempts to get everything but romance, and more of Alec’s fertile imagination…

:-) Ainori 305 – Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)


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4 Responses to “Ainori #305”

  1. Megumi Says:

    I agree with you. This kokuhaku was the best that I’ve seen so far. And yeah, not so much what she said though.. I’d expected her to say more. but it ended rather short and to the point. but that’s ok. [Alekku was funny by the way]
    but Mie ;_; don’t gooo! she’s such a great person.
    I think it’s funny how the people who kokuhaku’s Suuzan always talk back, or ask something after he’s already given an answer. Remember when Mikarin’s one was over an hour? she couldn’t accept the fact that he said no. And Mie, asked about the passion thing, whereas other people don’t ask questions after, and just say thank you and cry. lol

  2. JennyCubachi Says:

    This is one of the sadest kokuhaku I have ever seen in Ainori. I cried as I watched two people whom I thought were a great match to go to Japan together suddenly dissipate in the midst of Hungary. I really hope that someday Suuzan and Mie meet each other again. I do think they have something special together. Maybe Suuzan realized that as Mie left.
    As for Alec, I agree with Megumi, he was hilarious. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for him and the mischevious Outlaw.

  3. jitpunkia Says:

    wat an interesting site u have there ..

  4. NewYorkJihen Says:

    Suzaan you’re such an idiot! You’ve stolen the crown from Alec!