Part two of the most recent season of Fuji TV and Netflix’s show Terrace House: Aloha State is finally out! While Japan got to watch the show each week on Netflix and regular Japanese TV, the rest of us had to wait for it to all come out in one big chunk. But it happened. And even better, the season was extended and we’ll be getting another eight episodes in… well, once everyone in Japan has seen them, basically.
If you haven’t been keeping up with this series (how dare you!), then you may not have heard about Terrace House yet. It’s like The Real World but with Japanese speaking people and way nicer and way more real.
Terrace House is like The Real World but with Japanese speaking people and way nicer and way more real.
On this season, not everyone is Japanese and they’re not even in Japan! They’re in Hawaii and most of them are at least bilingual in Japanese and English. Many of the people in the house switch easily between the two languages and everyone has their own style of speaking. And if you didn’t like this season as much as Boys & Girls in the City, don’t worry, as with every season, people come and go, and we aren’t stuck with the exact same cast members the whole time.
We also have the lovely and always entertaining cast of commentators who break up the scenes and are basically the Japanese friends we never had, sitting, watching, and discussing the show with us.
If you haven’t started watching Terrace House yet, we highly recommend it. It will help you with your listening skills, you’ll learn normal Japanese (way more normal than in anime), and it’s just a really enjoyable show.