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Nietzsche
Mar 13, 2001


Grimey Drawer

The first 12 episodes of Ainori: African Journey just popped up on the US Netflix. It's like Ainori, but...in Africa this time. The first couple of episodes have been pretty good, at least, if you like Ainori.

(If you've not seen it, Ainori's basic premise is that they stick 6-7 twenty-somethings into a pink bus and drive them around Asia (or, in this case, Africa) in the hopes that they find True Love with each other, all while having cultural experiences punctuated with occasional drama and wailing. For some reason I found it strangely endearing. Plus you learn stuff about different countries. Kyrgyzstan is pretty!)

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Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpc8C7anz_4

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Part 3 of the Batsu is subbed and out. The crew are ruthless this year, I lost it when they started doing the parody of the Yoshimoto scandal, especially Matsumoto's reaction to it since he'd been really vocal about the whole thing.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


"So cute"

https://twitter.com/matsu_bouzu/sta...595185601720320

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Parts 4 and 5 are out, 5 just yesterday. They really switched things up this year and the batsu has been hilarious so far. I can't believe we're only halfway through it.

Depths
Apr 15, 2009

SENPAI


Stare-Out posted:

Parts 4 and 5 are out, 5 just yesterday. They really switched things up this year and the batsu has been hilarious so far. I can't believe we're only halfway through it.

agreed, even the bus parts have been amazing

Dancing Peasant
Jul 19, 2003

All this for stealing a piece of bread?


https://twitter.com/we_are_stardom/...1607386113?s=20

Hana Kimura took her own life after being cyber bullied by people who think Terrace House is actually real.

gently caress 2020.

Acer Pilot
Feb 17, 2007
put the 'the' in therapist





Dancing Peasant posted:

https://twitter.com/we_are_stardom/...1607386113?s=20

Hana Kimura took her own life after being cyber bullied by people who think Terrace House is actually real.

gently caress 2020.

more on this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alfred...-cyberbullying/

real sad to hear about hana. i wasn't a fan of her on the show but i would never wish her any harm. the internet was a mistake.

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

King of the Pirates?


People in the thread might only know her from Terrace House but there's so many people sharing stories right now of her going out of her way as a wrestler to cheer people up or make people smile, not even as part of her job or status, but just because that's who she was as a person.

She was only 22, and that's the worst part about it. How many of you remember being that age and not even knowing what to do with yourself or know who you are yet? She got a lot of horrible messages online because of an episode shot months ago and just couldn't handle the abuse anymore. A lot of her friends tried to reach out to her when she initially posted images of self harm, but in her last moments she deleted the self harm images and told her friends that she was doing okay.

Apparently by the time a friend reached her home, she had already passed on. It had to have been less than an hour between when she first posted her goodbyes and when someone arrived

Shammypants
May 25, 2004

Let me tell you about true luxury.



The only surprise is that something like this didn't happen sooner. The entire show was a setup to make people look certain ways, oftentimes foolish or fail to find romance. The commentators are amusing at first but aren't exactly good people with strong knowledge of social relations. They just make increasingly sexualized comments as the seasons pass and offer less interesting perspectives with each episode. It's likely that Yama is toast. The other comedian is a crook and probably won't ever come back to the show either. So we'll return to You and maybe a few other guests casually commenting on what transpired the previous episode like a few seasons ago. Less "Konbanwa" and more "just the facts please."

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


A guy from the first, pre-Netflix season basically starved himself to death iirc

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Terrace House production to be terminated. Not terribly shocking.

https://twitter.com/jt_osaki/status/1265603077299597312

Shammypants
May 25, 2004

Let me tell you about true luxury.



I wonder if it’s because they actually are concerned for human life or if they were simply unwilling to change anything and gave a “no changes or we cancel” ultimatum.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


Wasn't production already suspended because of COVID? I know there had been a few new episodes, but those were stuff that was already in the can pre-quarantine right?

Acer Pilot
Feb 17, 2007
put the 'the' in therapist





General Dog posted:

Wasn't production already suspended because of COVID? I know there had been a few new episodes, but those were stuff that was already in the can pre-quarantine right?

There were at least 4 ready to go. They're just not going to air them now apparently.

Negostrike
Aug 15, 2015



Reality shows should all die.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


I enjoyed the first couple of iterations of Terrace House (the pre-Netflix season and the first Netflix season) but it was diminishing returns for me after that. Seemed that the producer intervention and manufactured drama, which of course had always been there, became a lot more overt as the show went on.

Boy, was it beautifully shot though; it looked better than a lot of mid-budget movies.

Acer Pilot
Feb 17, 2007
put the 'the' in therapist





The first series was really great. Definitely went down in quality over the years though. It's my guilty pleasure so I've still been watching, I really hope it's not the end of the line. Hopefully they get some counsellors on hand though to help cast members deal with people being horrible on the internet.

Ignis
Mar 31, 2011

I take it you don't want my autograph, then.



Nah, the show can stay cancelled

https://twitter.com/UnseenJapanSite...753538056957952
https://twitter.com/UnseenJapanSite...755085121839105

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General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


None of that really conflicts with how I gathered the show worked

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