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Two teenage boys from starkly different backgrounds find themselves joined in a common search to discover how to do the right thing and find happiness in life. One boy, whose father is an alcoholic, works hard to care for his younger brother and sister, while the other enjoys the privileges of a wealthy family, but is starved for his father's love. Their friendship reflects the sadness, pain, and sometimes cruelty that can enter into the relationships between fathers and sons in today's society. (Source: TBS) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 12, 1996 - Jun 28, 1996
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 52 users)
  • Ranked: #57957
  • Popularity: #17577
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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2 people found this review helpful
Jul 1, 2018
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is a great drama judging from the first two episodes (which are the only ones I can find available). The settings are dated but none the worse for that, as the main drama works despite being 20 years old, as all good dramas transcend their period. The story is not original.But the main characters and actors are great, showing very well the attraction yet tension between two students of polar opposite, poor and advantaged, backgrounds within the local snobby elite high school - the pride and anger of the poor kid with a one-parent family, alcoholic father, determined to forge an identity without denying the reality of his background but pushing away friendship in the process; the bewilderment of the rich kid in rejecting the values of his father but also unable to cast off the burden due to lack of acceptance of his genuine search for friendship based on the person, not the social and material position. Main back music is the only negative from my viewpoint - an old British pop song dating I think from years before the series itself, not my style, too sentimental and gets on my nerves frankly and detracts from the drama which is definitely not sentimental but very realistic. I would re-watch the two episodes I've seen, but obviously this whole review is limited by unavailability of the remaining episodes. (I have to put all episodes seen or I apparently can't post the review!!) Would really like to see how this works out but the series is way back and there don't seem to be any other sources.

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  • Drama: Wakaba no Koro
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 12, 1996 - Jun 28, 1996
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 52 users)
  • Ranked: #57957
  • Popularity: #17577
  • Watchers: 231

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