Ainori

March 15, 2008

I’m not really a review person or anything, but I thought I’d talk about this TV show for a bit and maybe get more people to watch it!
Ainori is my favorite Japanese non-anime show. I’ve been watching it since this fall on TV- in America, it airs on AZN Television at 9:30 on Sunday nights, unsubbed.
I’ve explained Ainori in the past as kinda like an MTV reality show mixed with a travelogue, as they try to find love while in foreign countries. 7 young single men and women are on the Love Wagon (which basically a van painted pink with Ainori logos), which travels around the world to tons of different countries. Right now I believe they’re in the Czech Republic. They were in Germany up through last week’s episode, 394, but the latest episode was released while I’m here in the Dominican Republic so I can’t download it yet.
The basic premise is that while traveling, the 7 young people fall in love with each other. Once someone falls in love and believes that the other person likes them, they confess by going to the Love Wagon and asking for two tickets back to Japan from the driver (a native of whatever country they’re in), then giving one of the tickets to the person they are in love with. The next morning, they wait outside the hotel and when the other person comes out, she or he gives their answer- if yes, they kiss and return to Japan as a couple. If no, they return the ticket, and the person who confessed returns alone.
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Request: Yugin – Fate

January 10, 2008

Yeah, I’m currently looking for the single of the current opening song to Ainori, ‘Fate’ by Yugin. Anyone happen to have this? xDD
It’s their debut single, or at least their major debut single. I’ve been searching for like, two days straight for this single (it came out yesterday, I basically spent almost all of yesterday evening searching), but I’ve pretty much only ended up with tons of Japanese ringtone sites and blogs talking about the PV…
Here’s the short version used in Ainori- I can’t find the full PV, I watched it on Youtube like two weeks ago but it disappeared…

(on a side note, Ainori is addicting. Seriously, it is. Sadly, AZN Television is spamming this drama Galileo for the next three weeks so there’s no Ainori on American television. Guess it’s motivation for me to watch the subs.)

I seriously don’t know why I didn’t pre-order this. I definitely meant to…even if I order it tomorrow, which I probably will, it’ll take a while before it even ships in order to get it in stock (along with the other things in my order) and then it’ll take forever to ship…