So i got my black jap wii a few days ago and finally started playing with it tonight. It shipped with 4.1J firmware which kind of surprised me. Thought it would be 4.0j. So i bannerbombed it, which actually took a few try's and i installed the homebrew channel and bootmi as an ios. Then i used Trucha bug restore so i could download cIOS rev14. Everything well smoothly. Then i used Any region changer modb to change the console region and the shop channel and i installed system menu 3.2 which i figured would give me a semi brick.. Any region changer froze after it said installed successfully and i left the wii on for 15 minutes just to be sure and finally i shut it off. It gave a semi brick as figured. So i used Waninkoko's firmware dowgrade to go to 4.0u and then i used his firmware upgrader to go to 4.1U. I tested a few retail USA games and they load fine. The shop channel loads fine as well but new channel and forecast dont work. Also the forecast channel and i think the internet channel are still in jap. Rest is all 100% english..SO i guess now i have to do some research on how to make the news channel and forecast channels work correct. im guessing anytitledelter or something.When i load them i get "this channel can not be run or started". something like that. But at least now i have a pretty sweet black wii. I like it much better than my black XCM wii now that i have been playing with it for a while. i already had Black XCM wiimotes but its nice to have all black OEM stuff.