Monday, September 29, 2008

Virgin Road (バージンロード -1997)

Virgin Road
Wakui Emi as Sakurai Kazumi
Sorimachi Takashi as Yoshimi Kaoru
Hosho Mai as Onda Kiri
Terawaki Yasufumi as Arikawa Jun
Kitahara Masaki as Sakurai Taku
Furuoya Masato as the bar owner
Sera Masanori
Yo Kimiko as Michi
Takeda Tetsuya as Sakurai Hikari

To pursue her dreams, Sakurai Kazumi quits her job and goes to New York to study jewelry design, against the objections of her naggy and stubborn but well-meaning father. As part of remaking herself, she changes from spectacles to contact lenses, even though she has problems adapting to them. When she accidentally drops her contact lenses, a mysterious man helps prevent them from being stepped on, but he walks away before she can talk to him.

Some years pass, and Kazumi is on a plane home after receiving a letter from her brother Taku saying their father is critically ill. She has morning sickness and has some run-ins on the plane with a sloppily-dressed man, and it is only when she drops her contacts and the man helps her in a similar way that she recognises him. She chases after him and asks, "would you like to do some work?" It turns out that Kazumi in her last letter from New York had written that she was in a relationship with someone and that they might soon marry, but since then she has broken up with him, and she didn't want to make her father upset by coming home alone. The man, a freelance journalist named Yoshimi Kaoru, agrees to pretend to be her fiancé.

On reaching home, Kazumi discovers that her father is not actually on his deathbed (he just had minor surgery), and everyone discovers that Taku had written that letter back to Kazumi where their father says he's happy about the relationship. But the biggest shock comes when Kazumi admits that she's pregnant, and that she wants to have the baby... ~All information taken from DramaWiki~

I started watching this a long time ago and I don't really remember why I stopped watching it. That was my bad.

This is probably now one of my most favorite Japanese dramas of all time.

No doubt about it, this had all the elements in it that drew my heart into it. Enough comedy, emotion, drama, and romance....definite romance, indeed. There were so many times that I had to hold my bladder because I didn't want to leave my computer screen. I had to keep going. I couldn't turn away. I had to know what was going to happen. Each episode was a pure delight to watch. ESPECIALLY the last!!!

Geez, I had enough tears to fill the Gobi desert. It was such a beautiful love story. The very end was a bit weak because you knew it was going to happen but yet I still had tears because I was so freakin' happy!

Sorimachi Takashi is the most gorgeous Japanese man I have EVER seen. This drama, well, you would just have to watch it to see him. His latest dramas, he is much older. This drama was created over 10 years imagine. But he is still a good looking man today. *sigh*

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