Ainori #308

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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 #308

WARNING! THIS IS A SPOILER!


And the new Ainori host is… (drum rolls) Wentz Eiji!? Wentz Eiji is a 20 year old singer from mixed Japanese and American descent, who’s been working as a model and an actor since he was young. He’s part of a duet with Teppei Koike , called WaT, who have just released their first album on March 1st, 2006. Obviously one the (many) fads here in Japan, he lacks the credibility of Haruhiko Katou, his predecessor, and I really wonder how long he will last on the show. Ah, well, I wish him good luck anyway, he’ll need it.


Alec

Izumi

Alec finally made up his mind, and it seems he’s going to go for Izumi, decision based mostly on the fruit of his boundless imagination. He was talking with Izumi on the bus, about how frankly she could speak to a hypothetical boyfriend, and although she replied “in general”, sure enough, he thought she was talking about him. Later, when Izumi couldn’t repress her tears because Goki and Tagamikun (the boy she has her eyes on) seemed to be having too much fun together, Alec thought she was crying because of him. I really feel bad for Alec. It’s gonna hurt so bad when he falls down…

Weekly “sukebe” corner. OMG! Outlaw IS human after all! According to him, the fact that he’s sharing a lot of time with Suuzan, sharing the same room and all, is actually having an influence on him. He thinks he’s getting so much in touch with his feelings that if he were in Japan he wouldn’t be able to walk the streets of Sinjuku, not being “superficial” enough. He even wrote in his diary that he thought it would be nice if he could find a girl he’d love… Wow!


Apparently, a CD has been released with all the songs Alec has sung, available only through the official Ainori homepage. There’s also a few songs from TK , and other highlights from some of the past episodes.

:-) Ainori 308 – Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)

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10 Responses to “Ainori #308”

  1. Crazyah Says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!! Wentz Eiji!!! HOTTNESS!! LOL
    another great reason to watch AI NORI EVERYWEEK!!
    once again,thank you soo much for your summaries,you’re the best !~

  2. stefii Says:

    ughh. I havent read the summary yet, simply because im guessing theres a delay in the releasing of the bittorrent version.
    Well, im not a huge fan of wentz. in fact, i dont like him at all.
    I see him try to be cute and funny, and i just hate it. Hes not cute, and his attempts at being funny dont cut it.

    a little harsh. i know. ._.;;
    but i dont like him. :P

  3. FunkyPanda Says:

    I thought wentz was half german half japanese?

  4. Sylvain Says:

    > Funky Panda

    Wentz’s dad is German-American, and his mom is Japanese.

  5. jennycubachi Says:

    Why did Haruhiko leave the show? I don’t know about Wentz. Maybe it will take a while to get use to him as a host after being so accustomed to Haruhiko.

  6. Marta Says:

    Holaa a todoss!!

  7. NewYorkJihen Says:

    I have no opinion about the new host. I do have an opinion about Alec. I’ve been somewhat of a defender of him, but his cluelessness this episode is astounding. Even Outlaw is starting to act reasonable. But check out Goki with the insight into Suzaan’s feelings. She must be a smart one.

  8. sophy♥ Says:

    i love wentz eijii!!! ♥
    he is sooo cute… :)

  9. joselin Says:

    hola me parece ami uno de los chicos mas lindo queconoci me gusta mucho eiji wentz

  10. lara Says:

    Eiji likes Becky, cute couple
    http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/eiji-wenz-and-koike-teppe-appear-on-moonlight-orchestra