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Japanese Voices: YuNi no All Night Nippon i – Episode 5

Japanese Voices 日本語のままクールジャパン is a regular series designed for learners of Japanese to enjoy real Japanese language programming from Nippon Broadcasting System, one of the biggest commercial radio stations in Japan.

In our second round, we bring you YuNi no All Night Nippon i YuNiのオールナイトニッポンi, a show on the web radio platform All Night Nippon i オールナイトニッポンi.
With virtual singer YuNi as host, YuNi no All Night Nippon i is a fun and entertaining radio show, comprising a longer live portion on the Vtuber live streaming platform Colon: and a shorter archive-only segment available exclusively on the All Night Nippon i site. YuNi occasionally invites other Virtual Youtubers to join her.

Episode 5: Special Guest Haneru Inaba

Welcome to another episode of YuNi no All Night Nippon i
Today, YuNi was joined by Haneru Inaba!

Part 1: Spice Challenge

YuNi accepted a challenge from Haneru's Animare cafe: eating super spicy Habanero flavored popcorn! Who could handle the spice the best? What was the level of capsaicin in those popped kernels? These are some of things YuNi and Haneru discussed in the first part of the segment.

Part 2: Advice Corner

On the live portion of the show, YuNi responded to listeners seeking advice, but now it was Haneru's turn. As it turns out, Haneru thinks she's uncool and wanted some advice from the YuNi, the fashion leader, on how she could improve. What advice did YuNi give her? (Hint: It involved buying the latest fashionable YuNi apparel!)

This week's nihongo tip

  • Japanese: せえの!
  • English transliteration: sēno!
  • Meaning: All together now! Ready, set, go!
  • Comments: Originally from isseino 一斉の meaning "all together", this is a fun phrase to know. Here, YuNi used it to begin the spice challenge, so that Haneru and her would try the first piece of popcorn at the same time.

If you'd like to listen to the show, please go to the official page on All Night Nippon i's website:

Episode 5 (6/24): With guest Haneru Inaba

YuNi music selection

Hana wa Maboroshi 花は幻 Flowers are Illusions

Lyrics / Composition: la la larks, Arrangement: Eguchi Ryou

YuNi's third single

YuNi original songs playlist:

Today's Guest

NAME: Inaba Haneru

Birthday: March 3rd
Debut Date: June 9th, 2018 (YouTube)

Social Media

YouTube Channel: Inaba Haneru Channel
Twitter: Haneru Inaba (@Haneru_Inaba)

More Information


With permission from © Candee Inc. / © Ren Sakuragi

Ever since she made her debut on May 30th, 2018, Virtual YouTuber and singer YuNi has created a sensation, thanks to her adorable looks, designed by illustrator Ren Sakuragi, her beautiful singing voice, her remarkable range of expression and the frequency of her updates on her YouTube channel. As she states on her account, YuNi's aim is none other than becoming the world's top virtual singer. On 24 April 2019, she released her first album, clear/CoLoR, featuring selected cover songs and original songs composed and arranged by top musical talents such as YUC'e, kz, Hige Driver and la la larks.

Official Website: yunion.wave

Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.

Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. is the one of biggest commercial radio stations in Japan and is well-known for its call sign, JOLF. In addition, it plays a central role in the radio network called NRN (National Radio Network) across the nation. Since its establishment in 1954, the company has produced a massive array of Japanese-language programs including entertainment, sports, culture and news, headlined by “All Night Nippon”, one of the most popular and longest-running radio talk shows in Japan which has been broadcast for the past 50 years.

Website: Nippon Broadcasting System.

By - Ben K.