What is Love is Blind: Japan about?: Details on the Netflix dating series

Love is Blind: Japan. Courtesy of Netflix.
Love is Blind: Japan. Courtesy of Netflix. /

Love is Blind: Japan made its Netflix debut on Tuesday, Feb. 8. The first five episodes of the dating series introduced viewers to the participants in the Japanese version of the hit social experiment as well as the love connections some of them struck in the pods.

While there’s more still yet to come from this Netflix original series, fans of the Love is Blind franchise can rest assure that the premise is still the same as the U.S. version. The hope-filled love seekers a part of the show are testing whether or not love is truly blind.

Sight unseen, they’ll select the person they believe would make the best life partner for themselves. In picking their potential soulmate, they’ll set themselves on a unique journey of discovering whether the choice they made by getting to know their fiancee in a set of pods over a course of days to weeks was the right one.

It’s a process that reveals who hid aspects of their lives and personalities that could be deal breakers and who gave all of themselves to this social experiment with the hope of finding a spouse. Keep reading for more information on the show including its official synopsis and who’s in the cast.

Love is Blind: Japan synopsis

The official synopsis via Netflix:

"Love is Blind is Netflix’s American unscripted series where singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating where they hope to meet the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with…without ever having seen them…With no distractions from the outside world, the singles talk to a stream of potential love interests and when back in the real world, as the couples plan towards their wedding day, they will quickly discover whether they can turn their emotional connection into a true love before the fast-approaching ceremony.Takashi Fujii and Yuka Itaya will be navigators for Love is Blind: Japan and see how the social experiment goes on."

Love is Blind: Japan cast


  • Takashi Fujii
  • Yuka Itaya

The women

  • Toshie (39), aromatherapy instructor
  • Midori (30), business planner
  • Motomi (27), advertising salesperson
  • Minami (26), architecture firm
  • Eri (32), fitness trainer
  • Ayano (30), corporate worker
  • Maki (34), yoga instructor
  • Nana (31), online marketing
  • Priya (27), entrepreneur
  • Kaoru (31), singer-songwriter
  • Nanako (35), ex-ballet instructor

The men

  • Takumi (23), ex-Maritime Self-Defense Force officer
  • Jinya (26), hair and makeup stylist
  • Yudai (23), men’s hairstylist
  • Mori (37), cosmetic dermatologist
  • Shuntaro (56), consultant
  • Odacchi (31), comedian
  • Atsushi (42), business owner
  • Sho (28), design firm owner
  • Misaki (31), baseball coach in Kenya
  • Ryotaro (32), hairstylist
  • Ryoga (30), real estate
  • Mizuki (29), restaurateur
  • Wataru (38), executive

Will you be tuning into Love is Blind: Japan? Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and coverage on the Love is Blind franchise including when season 3 of the U.S. version could hit the streamer once the second season makes its premiere on Friday, Feb. 11.

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