1. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  2. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  3. Moon festival
  4. Band: LOVEBITES
  5. Chinese Traditional clothing
  6. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  7. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  8. Review: Wish
  9. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  10. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  11. Book: The White Book
  12. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  13. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  14. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  15. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  16. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  17. Artist: Hanggai
  18. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  19. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  20. Produce 101 China
  21. Crossfaith (interview)
  22. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  23. Food: Ramen
  24. Artist: Jackson Wang
  25. Special: BTSXARMY
  26. SPECIAL: BTS
  27. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  28. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  29. 10 years of SHINee
  30. Drama review: Erased
  31. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  32. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  33. Artist: Miyavi
  34. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  35. 10 Korean Proverbs
  36. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  37. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  38. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  39. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  40. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  41. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  42. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  43. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  44. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  45. Religion in Japan
  46. C-Pop
  47. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  48. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  49. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  50. Boygroup: GOT7
  51. Artist: BABYMETAL
  52. Online shopping in China
  53. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  54. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  55. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  56. Boygroup: Day6
  57. Drama Review: Last Friend
  58. Valentine’s day in China
  59. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  60. Valentine’s day in Korea
  61. Valentine’s day in Japan
  62. Terracotta Army
  63. Beauty in Korea
  64. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  65. Chinese New Year
  66. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  67. Review: Snackfever subscription
  68. Cat Cafe
  69. Religion in China
  70. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  71. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  72. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  73. Review: Kaomoji
  74. Chopsticks
  75. Drama Review: Save Me
  76. LGBT in Japan
  77. Artist: Zhao Lei
  78. The power of BB Cream
  79. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  80. LGBT in China
  81. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  82. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  83. Rental bikes
  84. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  85. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  86. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  87. The Three Sovereigns
  88. LGTB in South Korea
  89. Japanese street food
  90. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  91. Mumun Pottery
  92. Boygroup: SF9
  93. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  94. Izanagi & Izanami
  95. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  96. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  97. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  98. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  99. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  100. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  101. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  102. Halloween in Japan
  103. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  104. Halloween in China
  105. Halloween in Korea
  106. Social Media in China? No!
  107. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  108. Camera Japan Festival
  109. Movie Review: Noise
  110. Heungbu and Nolbu
  111. Konpeitō
  112. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  113. Chinese Street Food
  114. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  115. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  116. Jeulmun Pottery
  117. Boyband: NEWS
  118. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  119. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  120. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  121. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  122. Review: Hite
  123. The Rising Sun Flag
  124. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  125. Drama review: Hwarang
  126. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  1. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  2. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  3. Moon festival
  4. Band: LOVEBITES
  5. Chinese Traditional clothing
  6. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  7. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  8. Review: Wish
  9. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  10. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  11. Book: The White Book
  12. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  13. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  14. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  15. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  16. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  17. Artist: Hanggai
  18. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  19. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  20. Produce 101 China
  21. Crossfaith (interview)
  22. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  23. Food: Ramen
  24. Artist: Jackson Wang
  25. Special: BTSXARMY
  26. SPECIAL: BTS
  27. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  28. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  29. 10 years of SHINee
  30. Drama review: Erased
  31. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  32. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  33. Artist: Miyavi
  34. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  35. 10 Korean Proverbs
  36. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  37. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  38. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  39. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  40. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  41. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  42. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  43. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  44. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  45. Religion in Japan
  46. C-Pop
  47. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  48. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  49. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  50. Boygroup: GOT7
  51. Artist: BABYMETAL
  52. Online shopping in China
  53. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  54. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  55. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  56. Boygroup: Day6
  57. Drama Review: Last Friend
  58. Valentine’s day in China
  59. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  60. Valentine’s day in Korea
  61. Valentine’s day in Japan
  62. Terracotta Army
  63. Beauty in Korea
  64. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  65. Chinese New Year
  66. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  67. Review: Snackfever subscription
  68. Cat Cafe
  69. Religion in China
  70. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  71. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  72. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  73. Review: Kaomoji
  74. Chopsticks
  75. Drama Review: Save Me
  76. LGBT in Japan
  77. Artist: Zhao Lei
  78. The power of BB Cream
  79. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  80. LGBT in China
  81. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  82. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  83. Rental bikes
  84. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  85. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  86. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  87. The Three Sovereigns
  88. LGTB in South Korea
  89. Japanese street food
  90. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  91. Mumun Pottery
  92. Boygroup: SF9
  93. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  94. Izanagi & Izanami
  95. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  96. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  97. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  98. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  99. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  100. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  101. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  102. Halloween in Japan
  103. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  104. Halloween in China
  105. Halloween in Korea
  106. Social Media in China? No!
  107. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  108. Camera Japan Festival
  109. Movie Review: Noise
  110. Heungbu and Nolbu
  111. Konpeitō
  112. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  113. Chinese Street Food
  114. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  115. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  116. Jeulmun Pottery
  117. Boyband: NEWS
  118. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  119. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  120. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  121. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  122. Review: Hite
  123. The Rising Sun Flag
  124. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  125. Drama review: Hwarang
  126. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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If you are a fan of Terrace House now is the perfect time to indulge yourself in the latest season of Opening New Doors. If not, let us introduce you to this wonderful Japanese show!

What is Terrace House?

Terrace House is a Japanese reality show starring young adolescents who move into a grande house together and become roommates. Most of them are in the midst of studying or working or will try to find success overseas (in later seasons). The camera follows their daily lives and the interaction in the house and is bound to catch anything interesting like a romantic date or a heated debate. One episode usually covers one week of activities and is covered with commentary from the studio cast in a comfortable living room set. You’ll definitely feel some warmth for each and every member at Terrace House!

New season: Opening New Doors

This season is set in Karuizawa, Japan. In the cold season it’s a perfect spot for outdoor activities: winter sports and hot springs! Six new members are joining the new household and we as a viewer get a glimpse of their personalities in the first episode.

Main cast

Name Terrace House Title
 

 

 

 

 

 

新井雄大

Yuudai Arai

aspiring chef
 

 

 

 

 

 

小室安未
Ami Komuro
university student
 

 

 

 

 

 

岡本至恩
Shion Okamoto
model
 

 

 

 

 

 

佐藤つば冴
Tsubasa Sato
ice hockey player
 

 

 

 

 

 

治田みずき

Mizuki Haruta

freelance writer / interpreter
 

 

 

 

 

 

中村貴之
Takayuki Nakamura
professional snowboarder

The story is slow paced with everyone still trying to find their place in the house and getting to know each other. That is the charm of this show: whereas other shows would hate to be labeled as ‘slow-paced’ it is exactly what makes Terrace House a great success. A laid-back, relaxing yet very entertaining show to watch. The studio cast playfully reveal their commentary with You and Tokui insinuating romantic jokes, as usual, about some of the members.

 

!!! WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD BELOW !!!

 

Compared to other seasons, this season will surprise you as it unfolds with one member in particular grasping your attention for getting into awkward situations time after time again. I’m talking about our youngest Yuudai who has trouble reading the other members thoughts and moods. The lively puppy (as he proclaimed himself) doesn’t withhold himself while talking and more often than not, creating painful and awkward situations in the house. He’s definitely interested in the beautiful Ami as they are closest in age and she’s the easiest to talk to. They agree to go on a date together, but when this turns out to be a disaster the other members are greatly concerned over their youngest member. Having been scolded numerous times and told upon, how will this all turn out for the new Terrace House family?

At the same time we see a love interest growing between Tsubasa and Shion. Their mutual interest for sport activities make them a great match. Even though Tsubasa feels some distance to the group because of her busy work schedule and shy nature, Shion comforts her every time and makes great effort to involve her in and out of the house. Shion is showing his charms as a gentleman, but is Tsubasa really interested in him as more than a friend?

The oldest in the house, Taka, is working hard on his career as a professional snowboarder and the snowboard apparel sale in order to make his family proud. We see him having deep conversations with Yuudai, sharing the hardship of being successful and independent. Despite his efforts to bluntly tell Yuudai how to behave, nothing has changed and he continues to be worried for him. Taka has revealed to have an interest in Ami too, but so far he has been cautious with his moves.

Mizuki is busy with her blog writing. She occasionally writes articles on Korean cosmetics to be introduced in Japan. Towards the end of this season we see her ex-boyfriend reaching out to her and flying to Japan to see her. There is something going on between the two of them…

 

Predictions for part 2

For the second part of this season I definitely hope to see a change of heart for Yuudai. When talking to his friends in the last episode, it seems reality has kicked in. He will most probably leave the show, but I hope his dreams and motivation of becoming a chef will not disappear with him.

If Yuudai were to really leave the show at some point, Taka should take his chance with Ami. Their compatibility is much better and surely she is looking for someone more mature. They have an age difference but I’m positive they are able to overcome this. Taka has given her great advice before and Ami can really use some good guidance at this point in her life.

With a lot of others, I’m rooting for a Tsubasa-Shion couple! Somehow, I think it will not go as expected and Tsubasa will hold him off for some reason. She seems doubtful in some situations even when Shion is as perfect as can be for her. Perhaps her goal for coming on this show is just to find great friendships instead of love.

Lastly, the show wouldn’t be complete without a guest appearance. Most likely it will be someone to stir up the mood in the house like Seina when she visited Hawaï or it could be one of the previous cast members from the Aloha State! Season.

What are your thoughts and/or predictions for this season? Share them with us!

Source and photos: Fuji Telivision Japan.
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