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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 recognizes 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 fiance. On reaching home, Kazumi discovers that her father is not actually on his deathbed 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... Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jan 6, 1997 - Mar 17, 1997
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 319 users)
  • Ranked: #4384
  • Popularity: #8946
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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purplebichonhorse
16 people found this review helpful
Nov 12, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Where do I begin? This drama covers so many different bases in one: single motherhood, affairs, contract relationships, family, betrayal, lies, and so much more. The plot although it started off a bit slow just snowballed from there. The last two episodes though just really boggled my mind with how many emotions I went through: I literally cried, I lauged, I smiled, got angry, was nervous, and excited. The ending as well had to be one of the best I've ever seen in a drama.

The bad points: The fashion and wardrobe of the characters at times was pretty horrendous, but otherwise there weren't really any.

The acting was one of the best I've ever seen, and I only really didn't care for the chracter of Kiri who was Kaoru's friend. Kiri could be such a B at times, but you couldn't help feeling sorry for her lonliness.

Music was okay, but got a bit repetive hence the lower score.

Will I watch this drama again? Definitely -it has gone to classic status in my drama portfolio. I can almost completely assure you that this drama will leave you with a fuzzy happy feeling at it's end and that you won't regret watching it!

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neonlibrarian
10 people found this review helpful
Aug 16, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
A young woman rushes home to Japan from New York City to be by her dying father's side. She convinces an attractive young man she meets on the plane to act as her boyfriend during her father's final moments. But when they arrive, they learn it was all a ruse to bring his daughter home. And during the same visit, she learns she is pregnant by her jerk ex-boyfriend back in NYC...

Virgin Road is a wonderful older drama that blends a warm family story with a mature romance. There is a careful balance between the comedic masquerade of pretend lovers and the sensitive issues of pregnancy and impending single motherhood. The characters are mostly realistic, but things are kept interesting with over-protective silliness, petty jealousies, vengeful exes, and a deep, blossoming romance. The strong cast and carefully executed storyline more than make up for the age of the show.

This emotional, thoughtful, romantic and fun story is a classic well worth watching.

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  • Drama: Virgin Road
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jan 6, 1997 - Mar 17, 1997
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 319 users)
  • Ranked: #4384
  • Popularity: #8946
  • Watchers: 892

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