A video on-demand service Netflix and Japanese TV station Fuji Television Network have announced that popular TV series Ainori will be rebooted and shown from October 28, 2017.
Ainori was very popular TV series broadcast from 1999 to 2009 in Japan. 4 men and 3 women travel around the earth with small wagon car named Love Wagon. The meaning of Ainori is riding together in Japanese language. Theme of this trip is “finding true love” so participants are all single and non-celebrity. The basic rule is, when a participant falls in love with one of participants, confesses his or her love. If succeeds, the couple will go back to Japan together and continue the relationship. If fails, the only one who declare the love will go back to Japan.
This TV series became bit hit in Japan and also sometimes participants became popular like celebrities. The total number of participants is 188 and they traveled more than 90 countries and 44 couples were born.
The reason of this reboot is that, similar TV series “TERRACE HOUSE: ALOHA STATE” has ended in August 2017. The theme of TERRACE HOUSE is also love and single male and female participants live in a terrace house, find their love. This TV series was also popular so Netflix and Fuji TV Network want customers to watch their channel continuously.
The new series is titled “Ainori: Asian Journey“. It is expected that participants will travel around Asian countries.