Ainori #306

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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 #306

WARNING! THIS IS A SPOILER!

Well, well, with Mie gone and the group leaving Hungary for Austria, not to mention the arrival of a new female participant, there sure was quite a lot going on this week. With only Suuzan left as one of the “old” members, things now seem completely different. Yep, it’s a whole new ball game! But enough with the rambling, let’s get down to business…

Goki Meet Yuriko “Goki” Mori, a twenty year-old izakaya employee from Tokyo. The message on her profile is: “I’m always enthusiastic!”. Not a stunning beauty, at least she really seems to live by her motto. I think she’ll make a good addtion to the group, and help dissipate the last couple of weeks’ somewhat dark atmosphere.

Goki
Hisayon

Tagami

Izumi

Already, the new girl is getting in the way of Hisayon and Izumi, who both had an eye on the young Tagami for a while. Before the group met Goki, Tagami was hoping out loud for a younger girl, which was pissing off the two older ones already. When he realized Goki was his age, he started helping with her luggage, and sat next to her during her welcome party. That only pushed the two girls further, who on the next day went throught unbelievable lenghts to get his attention, wearing really short skirts. That didn’t go down too well for them, since Tagami invited an overalls wearing Goki. Yep, boys and girls, it’s war!

Outlaw

Hisayon

Welcome to our weekly “sukebe” corner. Oh yeah, Outlaw was all over Hisayon, again. This guy can’t keep his hands to himself. And not that Hisayon is giving him mixed signals, nooooo. She keeps telling him, “hands off!”, “don’t touch me!”, but it’s no use. This guy has been a host waaaay too long to be on Ainori!

Hisayon

Alec

Izumi

Alec, Alec, Alec… In his mind, he dumped Izumi, who never had an eye on him in the first place, for Hisayon, with whom he had a pretty successful date. It was quite interesting to see him trying to imitate Outlaw’s way of speaking. He was definitly on some sort of power trip. But the next day he was talking with Izumi again, and now he’s kind of falling for both of them! One of the hosts was screaming “baka” (idiot) during the broadcast, which was pretty funny. Alec is deep into his little fantasies, and I really wonder if he will be able to go back to Japan with anyone…

:-) Ainori 306 – Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)

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4 Responses to “Ainori #306”

  1. Jesus Says:

    Thank you very much!!! Since there isn´t subtitles I can´t understand what happened in the programe. This help very much. Thank you, honto arigato!!!! Sorry for my english…

  2. Julien S Says:

    Ils ont encore bien choisi le casting… Goki, qui n’hésite pas à s’affubler d’un sobriquet diminutif de cafard…. Sous des apparences naturelles, on a peut-être encore droit à un spécimen hors norme…

    Izumi et Hisayon commencent à être fatiguantes… On se croirait revenu à l’époque de gueguerre entre Takano & Omami.
    En ce moment, c’est vraiment Alec qui est le plus rigolo. Il est vraiment à la masse : sa naïveté ne cessera jamais de surprendre. Ils l’ont choisi pour cela, probablement. Indécis entre 2 dévoreuses d’hommes, il se croit à la hauteur et irrésistible… il va tomber de très haut. Je le vois mal avec de telles filles ambitieuses….

    Suuzan n’a pas fait le bon choix. Il n’a réalisé qu’au dernier moment l’ampleur des sentiments de MIE. Il est parti pour faire le senpai encore longtemps puisqu’il est si exigent sur le plan affectif. Dans 10 ans, il se demandera encore quel est son genre de fille…

    Je suis pressé de voir Alec se ramasser une veste monumentale. Ca va lui remettre les idées en place…

  3. buta Says:

    i think Goki is quite pretty! And Alex is funny too! Looking forward to the next episode! :o

  4. NewYorkJihen Says:

    It’s great that the new guy is more interested in finding a compatible match than finding the cutest match. He didn’t seem to care that Goki was wearing overalls, all he cared about was she was a similar age. Not showing interest in the popular girls will only make them want him more.

    I want to see more of Hisayon. She is only mentioned in context with the Ice Queen. And combined as the “50 year old”. I liked the slit dress, she has a nice style. (Am I only interested in the cutest one?) Showing her cooking for the group characterizes her as caring and giving.