あいのり Love Ride
あいのり (Ainori - ride together / love ride) is back!
Ainori is like Japan`s version of an American love/reality TV show (think along the lines of Temptation Island, Big Brother...) but much much MUCH more pure and sweet.
7 people travel around the world together in a pink van and attempt to find love with another passenger, and return to Japan as a couple.
Unlike American reality shows, the members rarely kiss, hug or even really touch each other. There are lots of people who think it is fake and scripted (what reality show isn`t?) but I have a very soft spot for this show!
It debuted on October 11, 1999. The show originally ended on March 23, 2009, but returned under the name "Ainori 2" on December 25, 2010.
You can get more information about the show (in Japanese) on Fuji Televi`s home page and can watch episodes from the current season (also in Japanese) here.