Netflix Japan’s reboot of the reality show “Ainori” features plenty of drama — most of it interpersonal, but some geopolitical.
The streaming-era version of the show, a joint effort between Fuji TV and Netflix, debuted last fall. Like the original incarnation that ran from 1999 until 2009, the program follows seven people touring overseas in a pink bus dubbed “the love wagon.” Besides tourism, the participants try to find love among each another. They can confess their feelings to their intended and, if reciprocated, the couple then head back to Japan. If rejected, the initiator returns alone and a new person shows up in their place.
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