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|1. ||Japanese Drama "Pride" A Review [Rating: 9/10]|
Pride is about a semi-pro hockey team and itfs star player. The first episode sets the stage for the rest of this 11 episode Japanese drama/dorama. The show starts with a great opening theme gI Was Born To Love Youh by Queen in arena rock style that is very well suited to a sports themed drama many other Queen songs are played throughout the series including "Bohemian Rhapsody", " We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", " Radio Ga-Ga", "Too Much Love Will Kill You" and "Let Me Live".
The star center Halu pronounced Haru is portrayed by Takuya Kimura a very popular Japanese drama star and member of the group SMAP. In the first episode, we are introduced to Halufs coach Anzai, played by Saburo Tokito, who is in the hospital dying, Anzai has always been Halufs idol and his first coach. Halu has tried to live up to his coachfs hockey career achievements and as we find out in later episodes that he has actually surpassed them. The coach has advised Halu that an iceman should not fall in love while playing hockey because a man who is in love cannot devote everything that is necessary to the game, he canft play fearlessly if he has a wife and child to support. The coach loves Halu, so much so that instead of spending his last hours with his wife and son, he leaves the hospital with Halu and goalkeeper Hotta portrayed nicely by Kenji Sakaguchi, to train Halu one last time. Halu for his part loves and idolizes the coach and gives his own money to the coachfs wife advising her to tell the coach that it came from the team.
After a winning game the entire team is in a bar their team hangout, Halu, Hotta and Ikegami protrayed by Ichikawa Somegoro, talk about their philosophy of dating, and Halu as his coach advised states that for icemen love must be kept a game. They spot three girls sitting at the bar and a bet is raised to see if Halu can truly keep it just a game. Halu refuses until he sees the Aki Murase, played by Yuko Takeuchi and states gShe looks like a woman from the last centuryh a repeated theme through the series. Old fashioned values are important to Halu we find out why as the series progresses. Halu stages a fight to get Akifs attention and email address.
Aki has waited for two years for a boyfriend she hasnft heard from on the strength of a promise that she made. Halu considers her perfect for a game of love so that neither will get too serious and proposes a contract that if Akifs boyfriend reappears then gGame Overh he will walk away. The theme of waiting is repeated throughout the series in a number of different ways. Halu is waiting for a relationship after hockey, Aki for her boyfriend, the coachfs wife was to wait for a previous lover who is now back as the new coach Yuichiro Hyodo but she tells Halu she didnft have the strength to wait for Hyodo and then married Anzai. Hydo is waiting for Halu to take his game to the next level.
Ifve seen Takuya Kimura in a Beautiful Life as a hairdresser, Love Generation as an ad man, Hero as a prosecutor, Good Luck as a pilot, his characterfs change jobs but his personality remains the same for all of these dramafs, he stars as a strong loner willing to sacrifice for his co-workers and do anything for the woman he loves.
I watched the Fan-subbed version by J-TV. They did a beautiful job on the widescreen Region 2 DVD release converting to a hard subbed XviD file that looks beautiful on my 46h HDTV. Audio is dolby prologic and sounds wonderful. The subs are easy to read and quite good, sometimes extra Japanese cultural information is included in subtitle format across the top of the screen. A great release from in my opinion the best quality fan-sub release group.
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|Reviewed by Bodhi on 13 September 2005|
|2. ||I hate this kind of drama [Rating: ?/10]|
I don't know what to say, this drama had great characters, plot and music, but the ending was complete and utter shit. SPOILERS>>
Aki went back to her boyfriend and he ended up being a complete wanker, after leaving Haru on the bridge, as soon as this happened the series went down the toilet, there was no tension or emotion in the ending, Haru left for the NHL then comes back and takes Aki back, it's like he has to be sorry for leaving when she is the one that left him to go back to a boyfriend that was already involved and beat her to make up for him being baka. I really liked this series until then, but the ending is just complete shit.
Yes, this is a drama but lets keep it somewhat real, You end up getting involved with a girl who you end up falling for, and after everything you go through she shafts you for some bloke she not seen in two years, the way she acts to Haru is so cold on that bridge scene, game or not it's obvious he cares for her, and she does him over like that, im sorry words can't really express how much the ending of this series pissed me off. I like Takuya Kimaru dramas, but you'd have to be a hardcore and somewhat blind fan to give this show 10/10 or even 9/10. Wake up the ending is the most dissapointing ending i've ever seen in a j-drama.
Haru meets Aki who was left by her boyfriend 2 years ago and every sunday she waits for him to return on the bridge they departed on, Haru and Aki meet at an after match gathering, moving a long her boyfriend comes back, she gets all emotional and when she is waiting on the bridge after speaking to her boyfriend after he finally comes back (after she told him she wouldnt go) Haru meets her on the bridge at the same time, she them sees her boyfriend then totally blanks Haru and goes running and crying towards him, and Haru feels like crap, after Aki's boyfriend finally tells her he has a new woman and a kid she decideds she wants to go back to Haru, and there the story takes a stupid change, I can't go on im so dissapointed in how it ended, yeh they get back together, it's kind of how orange days ended, she goes off with some other bloke then comes back and acts like nothing happened and everyone lives happily ever after, go watch Good Luck instead, now that has everything, good cast, characters, plot, music and decent ending (im not one for "it must be a happy ending" but I dont want to feel cheated after everything like this series left me.
Reading all these 9/10 10/10 reviews it makes me wonder if they actually watched the whole series before reviewing, even the most hardcore Takuya fan must admit the ending is so weak and cheap. I hope his next drama is of better quality along the lines of Good Luck, even Long Vacation is better than this.
music 10/10 story 8/10 characters 6/10 ending 2/10
bad, bad ending, almost sorry I watched it.
|Reviewed by Tatakau on 31 October 2005|
|3. ||Don't know what all the fuss was about [Rating: 6/10]|
I was skeptical before watching this drama, and after watching it, I can see why. I was already a bit disappointed with "Good Luck", and was hoping this drama would be different, but it wasn't; same acting, and almost the same story base.
I am curious to know if Kimuya himself feels that his style of acting got him to the top of the rating scale, so he decided to stick to that style, or it was the executives/managers who realized it, and made him do dramas of the same style, or even maybe perhaps the drama is written to cater to his acting style.
In just about every drama since Love Generation, Kimuya has played a guy who is cool, and doesn't really show he cares for the girl, until the last minute. He has that trademark smirk, and that "sometimes care, and sometimes doesn't" look.
I liked the music though; it suited the Hockey theme quite nicely, and the end and beginning segments showing the credits were really creative.
The plot felt like a daytime soap opera; way too melodramatic. It's way too predictable, dry, and I didn't care about any of the side characters. Maybe I am burnt out from too many of his previous dramas. Maybe if this was my first Kimuya drama, I would be praising it to no end, which I did with Hero and Beautiful Life.
|Reviewed by Hiro Toyo on 29 September 2004|
|4. ||Excellent Drama [Rating: 9/10]|
This drama is about an athlete. But if you stop there, you would be lying to yourself and to all the ignorant people out there who have yet to be enlightened by this drama.
Pride is perhaps the best love story I have ever seen. The relationship is like a flower. We see it in the form of a bud, and then slowly, and effectively, it begins to blossom. Nothing is rushed in this drama. Everything moves according to time, which is what makes the love story so precious.
This is also the first drama I saw where the actors are eye-candy for all the FEMALE viewers! YAY!
Kimura Takuya was brilliant. I had some initial reservations because he seemd more popular than gifted. But after watching him here, I can truly admit that he has a lot of talent. His subtle facial expressions are grand. Takeuchi Yuko is very sweet and her slow speech/drawl in this drama is effective. Kawaii!
I found the ending only slightly disappointing. I didn't like the fact that Aki was made to wait yet again for a man, but no worries. It takes nothing away from the love story as a whole.
The plot revolving around Halu and his insecurities is perhaps what makes this drama a work of art. To see him struggle with himself emotionally is simply marvelous. Well done!
|Reviewed by Wynter on 20 September 2006|
|5. ||Romance at its best. [Rating: 10/10]|
So we find that often the best shows around are those with simple themes but yet managed to convey its message to the viewers and leave a deep impression. Pride reminds me of those great romance drama in the past that dominate the discussion for the year, like Beautiful Life, Summer Snow, Long Vacation.
Kimutaku plays a ice hockey team captain (Halu Satonaka) this time (iceman), a arrogant and closed individual who meets the beautiful and innocent Aki Murase (played by Takeuchi Yuko). Barring the subplot (good ones tho), the show revolves around their "love game" as Halu plays the role of a substitute boyfriend as Aki awaits the return of her boyfriend who has broken contact for 2 years.
This seems like the perfect recipe for heart-wrenching romance, and it is. We are brought along for the ride as we witness the development of something akin to true love between the two leads, feeling and rooting for them. Of course when things go bad, all of us brought up boxes of tissues as we struggle through the episodes.
All in all, Pride has all the right ingredients, love , sacrifice, honor, and it really left a touching impression in many of us. I'm pretty sure this would be one of the dramas people would be talking for a long time.
|Reviewed by dashx on 7 October 2005|
|6. ||My most favourite ever! [Rating: 10/10]|
I must admit that i have grown an obsession towards this dorama.My most fav dorama was GTO until I have watched this mindblowing master piece.I might as well be exaggerating,but in my opinion this dorama is totally the best !Firstly,Kimura Takuya is here,and this is enough of a reason to try out Pride.The plot is awesome,how the value pride gets connected with the matter of icehockey,which frankly one way or another achieves to get the watchers attention.(Take me,for example,i know absolutely nothing about icehockey but now i am pretty interested in it.)This dorama is more than a love story,it is something else,well,the love part is also as touching and fantastic,i have never seen such a beatiful first kiss before.Anyways,Pride is a dorama that even those who are not interested in doramas should watch,so make sure you dont miss it !! By the way,Kimura Takuya rocks! Man i am high over heels about him.
|Reviewed by triyandafilisus on 29 July 2005|
|7. ||good [Rating: 8/10]|
I'm not a big fan of hockey, or even a huge Takuya Kimura fan at that, but I watched this because I had nothing else to watch one afternoon. :P At first I was neutral about this; the story seemed nothing spectacular. But well, turns out that this drama is very enjoyable and fun to watch!
Yuko Takeuchi is love. I really find this actress pretty and I like the way she carries her roles (cute and funny in Mukodono and Queen of Lunch). Her character Aki is quite a difference from the bubbly personalities of the other roles I've seen her in. KimuTaku was so cute in this drama, those I have noticed that he always plays these kinds of characters. The thing I loved the most in this drama was the camaraderie among the members of the hockey team and the support they give for each other.
I found the cheesy ending quite laughable and old-fashioned but I'm glad it was a happy one ;P Good drama.
|Reviewed by Antique Pop on 3 April 2006|
|8. ||maybe..? [Rating: 9/10]|
the previous kimura drama i watched was [sora kara..] and i expected this one to be the same, but it wasn't as the story went on.. i loved all the parts where halu showed how much he loved aki, it's been a long time since i'd seen such scenes of guys doing all they can for the girls they love.. kimura was great as halu, in fact, i can only picture him as halu, and takeuchi yuko was as usual superb.. the supporting cast of sakaguchi kenji, sato ryuta, ishida yuriko and esp ichikawa somegoro etc. really were so poignant that it made the drama even better.. script was great, really knew how to make me cry a lot.. i especially loved the scene where halu threw away the key with the pink ribbon, only to take out of his pocket another key with a ribbon as well, i completely broke down there.. a must-watch! kimura had done it again..
|Reviewed by arashinokoto on 8 August 2004|
|9. ||SO COOL and captivating!! [Rating: 10/10]|
i was hesitant to watch this drama at the beginning b'coz i thoughts its sport drama with lots of hockey matchs..etc. but i was wrong!! when i started watching, i got hooked from the early eps, and the shows kept grabbing me even more now that i reached ep 9! its had a lot of twisted and heart touching stories! the relationship between Haru and Aki is so warm and romantic at times! even the hockey matches didnt annoy me at all, it was rather exciting! Yuko (Aki) was EXCELLANT! just watch her in ep 7 *SPOILERS* when she started panicking on the bridge after Kimutaku(Haru) talked about "the game is over" and she shed tears while shivering and looking at her long waited bf standing behind Haru and watching!! *superb acting* A MUST SEE Drama!!
|Reviewed by kawaii_kinki on 15 November 2004|
|10. ||totemo suki desu [Rating: 10/10]|
there are some problems, such as the often times passive (borderline weak) character of aki etc. but overall i think this drama is one to watch. made me laugh, cry, and root for the characters.
i love kimura takuya in this drama. i think he's at his most charming (strong and passionate but also flawed and sensitive with a touch of melancholy). also, the rest of the cast is amazing. they create a drama with good flow (doesn't drag on) and lots of heart. both the romantic relationships and the bonds of friendship are touching. the show did a good job of alternating between the two themes to create balance so that it's not overly lovey dovey. highly recommended, kono dorama o mite kudasai!
|Reviewed by tklover on 15 May 2007|
|11. ||tom cruise of japan [Rating: ?/10]|
i agree with above review, kimura takuya is the most overrated actor ever. kimura always gives a competent performance but shows very limited range. he tries too hard to be cool, doesnt seem natural... more like hes 'acting,' he needs to take a chance and do something new for a change. until then, hes zzzz...
as for the show, the story is very mediocre, nothing special about it except it has hockey in it. being an avid hockey fan, i found it insulting that a whiny lil cry baby (motoko?) is even allowed to play. afraid of getting hit? B @#$%ing S
|Reviewed by kikkuman on 1 October 2004|
|12. ||surprisingly good :) [Rating: 9/10]|
first off, i just want to say tat i'm not a kimura fan. (just to show tat i din watch this drama for the sake of drooling over him ^_^). anyway, with tat said, i still have to admit this is one heck of a good drama. superb storyline, cast was well chosen, soundtrack was on par. they even had several trademark gestures tat are really amusing.
i'm also going out of my way just to say -- kimura's acting skill is seriously a step ahead of the rest (yeah, i'm serious). no wonder he's like the breakthrough in jdrama.
|Reviewed by youhei_mito on 27 March 2006|
|13. ||sugoii. [Rating: 9/10]|
i thought tat it was really refreshing to see takuya don an entirely different character. halu is abit weird and eccentric but that was why the show is so worth it to watch. it's not draggy at all and everything slowly builds up tp the climax. i cant believe i cried at the end of the last episode because i was so happy tat halu and aki managed to end up happily together. it's exciting at the same time too because of all the ice hockey matches and this show jus DRAWS the interest of yours. i was hooked man. super.
|Reviewed by JAP FREAK on 16 December 2005|
|14. ||feel good drama...great casting [Rating: 8/10]|
an enjoyable drama which has kimura takuya sporting a character that is perhaps a bit more flawed and less likeable than some of his other roles but it only goes to show the inner vulnerability of the character. takeuchi yuuko was amazingly bright and pretty. her character was not necessarily a model of modern feminism but nonetheless realistic in the portrayal. i recommend this drama too for those interested in the themes of friendship, duty and loyalty. the supporting cast was quite entertaining as well.
|Reviewed by Tu_triky on 22 March 2005|
|15. ||OK [Rating: 8/10]|
I don't understand how this drama could be on the TOP10.
Yes it's a good drama.. but I didn't think it was that great.
BAD MUSIC.. maybe
you gotta love the QUEENS.
BAD ACTORS.. maybe
Takeuchi Yuko shines a lot in this dorama.
Wasn't too impress with KimuTaku, but he was okay.
BAD SUBPLOTS.. MUST BE
The main story was good, even though it was really draggy.
BUT subplots were boring. I didn't find them interesting at all.
Overall.. aside from the boring/draggy parts.. it's an above average drama.
|Reviewed by AZNBryan on 10 July 2006|
|16. ||Maybe.... [Rating: 7/10]|
The drama got on a fabulous start. Takuya was the "star" of the show, his charisma, his dazzling eyes---- when confronting his hockey opponents, when searching for Aki among the spectators, when hitting the goal------is simply irresistable! The plot developed very well, but only up to the point when Halu and Aki discovered that they were in love with each other. Then, the story became wierd and the playful ending to the Halu-Aki relationship reduces their love to something of a game.
|Reviewed by Angel2001 on 9 September 2005|
|17. ||Nice sport dorama, Simply Captivating! [Rating: 9/10]|
One of the best sport dorama ever featured! As usual, Kimura, the heck-care attitude towards women works this time again in this dorama. Guess that is his signature acting in doramas, which won the hearts of female fans out there.
Great cast except that wimpy character, Sato Ryuta, that makes ice hockey team looks unappealing. Great chemistry between Takeuchi Yuko & Kimura! Story flows just like their love.
One of the best dorama that worth watching!
|Reviewed by Deceased on 6 June 2005|
|18. ||this is a MUST-WATCH! =P [Rating: 10/10]|
tHis is a VERY VERY GOOD drama!! i watched it 5 times aLready...and i guess i wiLL be watching again every year...=) in PRIDE, all takuya fans will be smittened bY haLu (also meaning takuya) once more!! i can't say it's tHe best because i enjOy aLL tak-chan's dramas very much!! but if tHere's sPace fOr 3 best drams...they will be *PRIDE* *LOVE GENERATION* & *LOVE REVOLUTION* sO far!! drama Of the year 2004 and that's PRIDE!
|Reviewed by viOLet harukO on 11 November 2004|
|19. ||Excellent! [Rating: 10/10]|
love this drama... if its not one of the best... it is the best drama ive watched... but the only disappointing part for me in this drama is the fact that aki's x-bf came back and it was like quite a while he's around, since episode 7 till the end. wic means dat there were not many or in fact no moments between haru and aki during those times... i hate natsuo... anyways... excellent drama!! for sure.. recommended!
|Reviewed by Hide/Takky on 5 July 2004|
|20. ||Pride vCh Best~ [Rating: 10/10]|
Well, I'll give this drama a 10/10 points, and it worth really that much. This is the best drama after GOOD LUCK I've watched in this year. It's really great. The love story revolves around ice hockey, Haru-san's (Takuya) famous words "Maybe?" and "women from the past". I've watched this drama till the 6th episode, and it's getting more and more interesting. It's a sure to get drama if you love Takuya~
|Reviewed by Jewel on 7 June 2004|
|21. ||blue scorpions rules!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
I love the show. It started out when my mom was watching the ending of the series.. sounds funny but true. Then their theme song just got stuck in my mind. Like I can't forget the whole thing..... I really loved it...... especially Takuya's great acting...... hahaha...... and also he's a hottie even though he has a wife already. Hehehe..... I would love to watch this drama over and over again.......
|Reviewed by aubrey26_kunimitsu07 on 28 July 2008|
|22. ||10 [Rating: 10/10]|
what can i say, look at how fast it climbed up the chart of jdorama.com's top 50 drama chart. it is a 2004 drama, yet, within a year it is already in the 10th place, i guess this sorts of tell you how good this drama is.
great job done by the cast. love the chemistry between the cast. everybody just fits in their role so perfectly bringing out this wonderful story that really deserves a 10 =))
|Reviewed by yuko^ on 27 December 2004|
|23. ||Cool drama [Rating: 10/10]|
I don't know much about hockey so I really enjoyed all hockey scences. They looked pretty realy to me. And of course, Kimura was sooooooo hot here. He and Yuko made great chemistry. There were also some dragging moments which mostly for sub-characters but overall, the plot was very nice. And Queen's songs made the mood more and more excited...
A really must-watch drama for any Asian drama fan ^^
|Reviewed by bbbrazilll on 11 March 2007|
|24. ||Takuya scores again! [Rating: 10/10]|
Yet another fantastic drama from our lead actor.No one else will have carried this role out better than him.Although it was a typical role,one thing that was good about this show is the chemistry among the iceman.I enjoyed watching their bonding,their games and how they looked out for each other.It's also a romantic flick with the right theme songs for the right moment.Definately a must watch.
|Reviewed by selphie086 on 7 May 2005|
|25. ||RECOMMENDED.. [Rating: 10/10]|
every year takuya kimura produces a great show in 2004 its pride!!really nice romantic love drama..once u watch u will ot be able to stop..it is tat great..takuya kimura n takeuchi yuko oso produces great chemistry..takuya n yuko acting skill is also really good it seems like they r really in love!!I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS..U WILL REGRET IF U NEVER WATCH..SERIOUSLY!!
|Reviewed by fre3domlin on 1 August 2008|
|26. ||It hooks you from the start [Rating: 9/10]|
i don't even know how to explain this, but i fell in love with the drama as soon as i started watching it. it's incredible to see such a well-rounded drama with a lot of plot and character development. the romantic moments are amazing; kimura and takeuchi had GREAT chemistry. the side casts are entertaining as well. it's authentic. you wouldn't want to miss it.
|Reviewed by pandaguitarist on 8 March 2006|
|27. ||Maybe... [Rating: 10/10]|
I love the way they acted and how they brought the story out!!!Ice-hockey is not a very popular sport so this show actually made people know more about this sport! the storyline is wonderful and their acting it great!!!
I was born to love you! With every single beat of my heart!
I was born to take care of you.. evvery single day..... of my life...
|Reviewed by beryl_28 on 8 November 2004|
|28. ||not very good [Rating: 7/10]|
Well, this drama is quite far from my expextation. First half is amazing, I like Halu and Aki's relationship very much. But as the subplot came, it ruined the story. episode 9,10,11 is very boring. and I dont like Aki very much since her boyfriend come.. I give this drama 7 because i lik Kimuya and Yuko.
overall, it makes me dissapointed.. :(
|Reviewed by monmon on 16 November 2007|
|29. ||The first japanese drama I've ever seen!!!! [Rating: 9/10]|
....and I cans till watch it over and over again!!!!!!! Hehehe!. That's when i got hooked - and I started buying other japanese series! totally addictive!- oh yeah i gotta write a review! :P. Well I loved it!. And I too fell in love with Kimura! :D. The storyline is very good and different I thought, that's what got me hooked to it!.
|Reviewed by edjie on 1 August 2007|
|30. ||sorewa... puraido da... [Rating: 8/10]|
-A very good drama, really makes me stick to it
-Excellent role played by both Halu & Aki (MAYBE).
-Some parts are stereotype like other dramas.. such as winning in very last minute of the match.. It's kinda boring..
-This drama is a bit simillar to Good Luck...
-If you watch it, you gonna love it... Puraido da!!
|Reviewed by reft111 on 10 September 2006|
|31. ||So-so. [Rating: 8/10]|
It's a lot cheesier than I'm used to from a KimuTaku series. And whole "Maybe" thing was stupid as hell.
However, I love Takeuchi Yuuko, and the although the whole final episode was incredibly predictable, it was written nicely.
Definite watch for Hockey fans and Kimura fans, watch only if you have time otherwise.
|Reviewed by 8thSin on 23 January 2007|
|32. ||Ice Hockey at its best [Rating: 7/10]|
One can never get tired of looking at Kimura Takuya. He's so convincing in his roles and I wouldn't believe it if he'd never played ice hockey prior to the filming of this dorama, he's a natural.
I enjoyed this dorama also because it gives me a feel good feeling and of cos, I like happy endings :)
|Reviewed by momoechan on 25 August 2005|
|33. ||The best ever... [Rating: 9/10]|
the best part in this drama is kimutaku is very sensitive to her feeling... eg:when she is angry..he know it and she show it..and they resolve it..the sweetest part is when she showed him his tooth that he gave him..and he said..baka!
should see this drama...because it is very sweet and romantic!
|Reviewed by numlock on 23 March 2005|
|34. ||Disappointing [Rating: 6/10]|
Very disappointed with this drama. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Takuya fan but this drama is stale and melodramatic. Not much acting skills needed from Takuya since such characters should be easy for him to portray. A drama that is perhaps pleasant enough to watch but ultimately forgettable.
|Reviewed by ashley on 25 November 2004|
|35. ||Pride [Rating: 10/10]|
Pride is the best drama. Kimura and Takeuchi are play at there role so good. And I think they play together so nice. Fujitv bring they play together so good. Not only Kimura and Takeuchi Sakaguchi and Megumi and the other actor are play so good. Ah~ I would like to play ice hockey too.
|Reviewed by Riza Hawkeye on 17 March 2004|
|36. ||Where can Iget? [Rating: 9/10]|
Where can I get/buy this PRIDE DVD with english subtitle? I am in Japan now, and through internet the only this DVD with english subttl is inly provided in USA. They don't provide international order. Somebody pliz tell, coz I must have this DVD, since I love it so...much
|Reviewed by lovetine on 24 September 2006|
|37. ||Best~ [Rating: 10/10]|
Really love this drama alot... feel guilty to know about this drama only after the telecast on TV... Love those drama that involve takuya kimura.. he is really good in acting and is very cool!!!!!!! =P So envy the actress who act with him especially those love scene..
|Reviewed by jenniferyeo_86 on 22 September 2005|
|38. ||Super Cool [Rating: 10/10]|
It seems like Kimura can do just about anything. A very interesting concept and lots of fun and emotion. The female lead is sometimes a bit weak in her intentions and emotions but it doesn't really take too much away from the whole drama. Music is great too.
|Reviewed by nickpoliseno on 20 October 2005|
|39. ||i wish i was part of the show! [Rating: 8/10]|
I really loved it especially the soundtrack. I think the chemistry between kimura and Takeuchi is one of the best that I've ever seen!!!!
One of the best Japanese love stories that is quite unrealistic but actually gets you so sentimental about it.
|Reviewed by mysticalgal84 on 7 November 2004|
|40. ||s2>> love and fight [Rating: 10/10]|
this has got to be one of the best films i have seen ...its very different from the typical dramas and its very very good!!!.. if you haven't seen it...you have got to watch it...its even better than good luck..and that was pretty good..^^ enjoy it
|Reviewed by sweet box on 24 January 2005|
|41. ||BEST!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
This is The Best Drama i had seen so far...
and i'm not kidding
it's only on ep4 so far...
i've only watch to ep3
this is better then good luck...
the imaginism of Love from jananese...
that really won't happen in real life
so enjoy urself
|Reviewed by PinkSpider on 5 February 2004|
|42. ||Thumb up! [Rating: 10/10]|
Nice show.. Although I haben watch finish yet.. *Abt to finish~*
But it is somethi fresh.. on sports *for Jdrama..* Plus, Kimura reali look great in this show...! I like him hair style in the show~ Yuko is kawaii too.. Pride? Maybe... hahaha~
|Reviewed by aman on 30 June 2004|
|43. ||WOOOTS ! [Rating: 10/10]|
Takuya Kimura totally RAWKS MY SOCKS MAN !
he's soooo HOOTT !
ATTA GUY ! lols
you motivated me to learn jap PROPERLY. hahas
used to hate jap.
you made me change my VIEW OF JAP
you rawk !
lurve you to bits and pieces yeah !! <33
|Reviewed by rainbowtrails on 24 October 2005|
|44. ||best couple yet!! [Rating: 10/10]|
kimura and yuko... has done such a good job!!..... i loved the commercial ... and i bought the DVD box!!.... its really good! its just halu and aki's chemistry....so cute!! i'm a swimmer and this drama gives me soo much determination!!
|Reviewed by pigster on 29 July 2007|
|45. ||Thumbs Up for KIMURA TAKUYA (: [Rating: 10/10]|
Its one the best kimura takuya's dramas!!! he portrayed GREAT acting skills in the show.. great chemistry between Halu and Aki. the plot is really interesting gets u get sooo hooked on it! A MUST watch for all japanese dramas fans!!!!
|Reviewed by hide_hikaru_minako on 17 November 2005|
|46. ||Very Good! [Rating: 9/10]|
Ice Hockey + romance +KimuTaku, what more can one ask for?
Yuko & Kimura make a lovely couple, other than my beloved Kimura looking aged & tired most of the time, this is really an enjoyable drama and worth rewatching.
|Reviewed by lovejdorama on 25 July 2005|
|47. ||the BEST i've ever watched [Rating: 10/10]|
simply brilliant! short haired suave and charming kimura is so compatible with the gorgeous female lead! i love the story plot, i love ice hockey, i love everything in the show. i've watched it almost 10 times. simply great.
|Reviewed by skydiver on 17 November 2006|
|48. ||Wow... [Rating: 10/10]|
I have never watched a drama in such a short time span. It was fantastic. Acting, pacing, plot, music, oh man Queen, everything is phenominal. I am a Kimura Takuya fan now. I forever will clutch shirt with my right hand.
|Reviewed by gohmifune on 2 August 2005|
|49. ||Okay, but... [Rating: 7/10]|
Superior acting, though it tends to be overwritten - it's all about "pride" and "the game of love." But the setting of hockey is unique. The relatively rare segments of sports, compared to a terminal quantity of dialog.
|Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 24 October 2008|
|50. ||Love Pride.. being Pride [Rating: ?/10]|
I watched this dorama when it was shown in television - it touched me!!!
Eventually i brought DVD and VCD box - and watch it over 30 times (more to come !!!)
Love Haru & Aki's kinda love - true yet so fragile
|Reviewed by cathwaiyee on 13 April 2009|
|51. ||great drama! [Rating: 10/10]|
really good. i did not really enjoy episodes 8-10 as much though. but the story was REALLY good and ending was honestly one of the BEST endings i've ever seen in dramas.
never thought i'd enjoy this drama so much.
|Reviewed by PepperGreen on 20 August 2008|
|52. ||Another great one! [Rating: 10/10]|
Last year's Good Luck. This is another great one from Kimura Takuya and Takeuchi Yuko. They looked good together! I wish they had more romantic moments!! This has potential as the year's best.... Must see.
|Reviewed by jdfan on 21 April 2004|
|53. ||PRIDE [Rating: 10/10]|
It's about Halu! His life, His love, His friendship, His family, His Career, and off course HIS PRIDE! Even the plot was so easy too catch, but if there's Kimutaku so... It's still WORTH to watch! ^_^
|Reviewed by QQ on 29 October 2004|
|54. ||SUPERB!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
WE have to WIN! WIN! WIN! WIN! BLUE SCORPIONS!!!
No words can describe it!
One of the best drama i've ever watched!
Totally fell in love with KimuTaku in this!!
|Reviewed by [a]-i-[r]-e-[n] on 27 August 2004|
|55. ||Awesome!! [Rating: 9/10]|
Just watched 3 episodes and i can't stop watching it... Yuko is cute...!! and Takuya is cool... Perfect couple in the show.. rating 9.... 1 more mark would be given after i finish watching.. hehe..
|Reviewed by starry_purple on 3 October 2004|
|56. ||great chemistry [Rating: ?/10]|
yuko and takuya perfected the lead couple... halu(spring) and aki(autumn) and natsu(summer).. even the names have special meanings... the ending was magnificent and it's a MUST WATCH takuya drama..
|Reviewed by kiimura+akuya on 10 December 2005|
|57. ||EXCELLENT [Rating: 10/10]|
Best j-drama i've ever seen, usually i don't like to waych j-dramas, but this one got me addicted. i love the beginning of the drama it was great, they had great chemistry. HIGHLY RECOMMANDED!!!!
|Reviewed by vangb01 on 29 July 2008|
|58. ||Great!! [Rating: 10/10]|
The plot is very impressive...every characters in the drama has been well explore..."Pride" how to describe? this drama will definately give u all an insight...really enjoy watching the "Pride"
|Reviewed by BluE_ScorPioN on 25 April 2004|
|59. ||Great [Rating: 10/10]|
This drama is not one of my Kimura Takuya favorites, but it's a very powerful drama. One thing I really loved was the chemistry between Kimura and Yuko. They were just simply amazing together.
|Reviewed by tiktok on 18 November 2007|
|60. ||BEST ever... [Rating: 10/10]|
awwww... its icehockey! cute guys! Kimura Takuya!! he's so cute n charming and looked sooo innocent.. i love the part when he loves Aki truly and when he kisses her eyes!! awwww..
|Reviewed by fahmadjawawi on 7 October 2004|
|61. ||This drama is only for fangirls [Rating: 2/10]|
For those that actually follow real hockey.. don't bother with this, its lame. I couldnt get past the 1st ep... oh, and they shouldve scrapped out the nwhole "maybe".. also lame.
|Reviewed by reigndeer15 on 19 July 2007|
|62. ||Best drama watched! [Rating: 10/10]|
Such a romantic drama! Everyone did a perfect job.. the actors, scriptwriters, composers, etc. Fell in love with the plot & characters. Beautiful story of pride & love.
|Reviewed by red_autumn on 9 May 2006|
|63. ||luv this dorama!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
gileee keren bgt!! takuya emang bnr2 aktor watak, g ngga nyesel beli dorama ini!! one more, yuko pasangan yg cocok buat takuya setelah takako matsu! high recommended!!
|Reviewed by kurniasarie on 23 June 2004|
|64. ||PRIDE [Rating: 10/10]|
This is an exciting drama with an ensemble cast. I think that the role of Halu was meant for Kimura Takuya. His versatility as and actor is very apparent.
|Reviewed by Cindy_Bramhall on 30 October 2004|
|65. ||Pretty Entertaining [Rating: 7/10]|
Felt like I was watching an American drama except the actors were Japanese. My first T Kimura drama, thought he did a great job acting out his role.
|Reviewed by muffin707 on 19 April 2006|
|66. ||Pride [Rating: 10/10]|
This is really great drama which is really worth watching!
I can see myself watching this drama again in the future...
NO! Must Be!
|Reviewed by ahweigor on 18 July 2005|
|67. ||yuko-takuya [Rating: 10/10]|
there's a chemistry between them! i hope they will work 2gether again as a cuople!! pride i d best dorama ever in yeae 2004!! trust me! :) :)
|Reviewed by kurniasarie on 23 June 2004|
|68. ||Sugoi !!! [Rating: 10/10]|
what else can i say?speechless..Takuya are really sugoi...good acting for yuko too.Just love it to the bits!!takuya,he's just..kakkoi...ne?
|Reviewed by areins7 on 12 May 2004|
|69. ||LOVE & FIGHT !! [Rating: 10/10]|
this drama really involve a lot of ice skate/hockey..wow,1 ep is really excite lol..and after GOOD LUCk.well, rating still in average la..
|Reviewed by yoshizawa takashi on 9 March 2004|
|70. ||one of the best drama i've seen [Rating: 10/10]|
very good plot, from the beginning till end.. i think no spoil at all...its perfect although i don't like see people playing hockey ice...
|Reviewed by sifu on 6 August 2004|
|71. ||I no this drama is old but [Rating: 8/10]|
I absolutely love Kimura-san's performance in all of his dramas :D
This was an awesome story of bravery friendship and honesty. MAYBE...
|Reviewed by iluvasiandrama on 27 March 2011|
|72. ||Best EVER! [Rating: 10/10]|
You just can't stop once started watching it! Love Takuya Kimura! He still look so gorgeuos and YOUNG! Can't wait to see his next drama.
|Reviewed by juita_ejet on 1 June 2004|
|73. ||By far the best drama I've seen [Rating: 10/10]|
Truly an amazing drama ... brought me to tears several times already.
I've watched till eps 5 now and can't wait for the next episodes.
|Reviewed by saintbe on 28 July 2004|
|74. ||good story line!!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
i wonder is there such a guy in the world!!!!! i luv the role of Halu...he had the strong and weak side...kawaii & cool!!!
|Reviewed by sherzes on 20 September 2005|
|75. ||rainbowtrails [Rating: 10/10]|
totally rawks lar !
those who are really interested, you should BUY IT !
its quite cheap really ! XD hehees
ENJOY ! lalala
|Reviewed by rainbowtrails on 26 October 2005|
|76. ||so nice!!!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
i very-very like dis drama.its about his pride n his girl...yuki tekiuchi is really cute...isn't???kimutaku cute also...haha
|Reviewed by shidotaki on 24 April 2005|
|77. ||THE BEST [Rating: 10/10]|
i've only watch 3 episode but i know that from now i won't miss any episode to come, love the story..the actors..the song..
|Reviewed by nurul_yun on 27 February 2005|
|78. ||It has been a while... [Rating: 10/10]|
Best drama I've watched thus far... and I thought I have forgotten this emotional burst... Loved T.Yuko. Keep it coming.
|Reviewed by tiesw on 15 March 2005|
|79. ||Too much love will kill you!! [Rating: 10/10]|
Rewatched it again last weekend. Still touched me like before..... Halu & Aki, love your story....maybe, love you. :P
|Reviewed by Jewell4 on 15 July 2007|
|80. ||Very enjoyable [Rating: 10/10]|
I could not stop watching the drama once I started......I love it. Takuya Kimura and Yuko Taguechi have great chemistry.
|Reviewed by renni72 on 4 May 2004|
|81. ||PRIDE DRAMA THE BEST!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
Eiki!! Shuusaku!! Sugureta!!
Thumbs up to my kekshi..Kimura Takuya & Kenji Sakaguchi...
so Kawaii..Luv u both!! :P
|Reviewed by blythebabez on 1 August 2005|
|82. ||Very Very.. Cool!! [Rating: 10/10]|
I have watched this drama for many many time..It's very cool!!
Takuya's so smart & Yuko's very cute!! (> ,, <)**
|Reviewed by GB_345 on 4 December 2006|
|83. ||what else can i say if takuya's in it? [Rating: 9/10]|
yeah.. again.. another 'HIT' by takuya.. and i gotta say,yuko is one very talented actress.. VERY.. so sweet~! kawai..
|Reviewed by iedot on 27 April 2005|
|84. ||Aki-Haru [Rating: 8/10]|
Yuko was pretty, calm & adorable. She made a great chemistry with takuya. Aki & haru were made a cute couple.
|Reviewed by ester_grace on 23 December 2010|
|85. ||i recommend it to everyone [Rating: 9/10]|
NOT bad .. quite interesting .. and i really like kimura in tis show... damn shuai.. and yuko is also vv cute =P
|Reviewed by megumihayashi on 24 June 2004|
|86. ||SATONAKA HALU KAKKOI [Rating: 10/10]|
THIS IS THE BEST DRAMA THAT I'VE EVER WATCH. TAKUYA KIMURA LOOKS SO COOL. HE'S GOT ATTITUDE. KIMURA RULEZZZZZZ.
|Reviewed by SYILA78 on 31 May 2005|
|87. ||Good ... [Rating: 8/10]|
kimura is very handsome, mature & playing skill is good, I want to look , kimura & Matsushima Nanako tv drama
|Reviewed by rebekaka on 6 December 2004|
|88. ||Authentically fantastic [Rating: 8/10]|
story is unique and touching--especially after episode 7, then the story reach its climate. MUST WATCH!!!!!
|Reviewed by Asakuro on 27 September 2005|
|89. ||:D [Rating: 10/10]|
this is one of the best dramas i've ever seen. kimutaku's acting was superb, and so was takeuchi yuko's :]
|Reviewed by satochi on 26 March 2004|
|90. ||maybe... [Rating: 10/10]|
great drama, with great ending, an ending which most prefer
i love the ost, it goes well with this drama.
|Reviewed by juliana_phang on 13 June 2004|
|91. ||So Good!! [Rating: 10/10]|
Still watching, on episode 3 now. Love it so much already!! It's so good!! Plus Kimutaku so kakkoii!~~ XD
|Reviewed by busususu on 15 September 2004|
|92. ||Very Very.. Cool!! [Rating: ?/10]|
I have watched this drama for many many time!! Cool~ Takuya's so smart & Yuko's very cute!!! (> ,, <)
|Reviewed by GB_345 on 4 December 2006|
|93. ||definitely, worth watching [Rating: 10/10]|
this drama is worth watching, finish it very quickly, i was inlove all the time while watching this drama
|Reviewed by arleneong912 on 12 October 2009|
|94. ||Blue Scorpions [Rating: 9/10]|
Great just great! It has everything sad, happy and funny moments. Do not hesitate, get this ASAP!
|Reviewed by pawnakai on 23 July 2004|
|95. ||PRIDE [Rating: ?/10]|
It just bought it yesterday, this is one of the best drama, I just can't stop watching it.... :)
|Reviewed by reenzmi on 13 April 2004|
|96. ||Not interesting... [Rating: 5/10]|
The drama is not interesting... Perhaps to have some great drama like in the year 1990-1999...
|Reviewed by wansen on 5 September 2004|
|97. ||10 [Rating: 10/10]|
I thought this was one of the best dramas so far. Good chemistry between all the characters.
|Reviewed by bto_1999 on 28 May 2009|
|98. ||Nice story [Rating: 9/10]|
Kimura. Everything seems perfect with him in the show. Great casts with nice story plot.
|Reviewed by popdod on 25 July 2008|
|99. ||must watch!! [Rating: 9/10]|
halu satonaka makes me love the number 9!! great dorama.. still airing in malaysia..
|Reviewed by nieda on 27 February 2005|
|100. ||A silly question [Rating: 8/10]|
Is it possible that during the ep.09 appear for a couple of sec Matuura Aya? ^_^
|Reviewed by musashi777 on 1 April 2005|
|101. ||such a great drama to watch [Rating: 9/10]|
This is a great show to watch, don't be fooled by the viewership percentage
|Reviewed by sixfigure on 17 January 2007|
|102. ||just okie!!! [Rating: 7/10]|
19.57, 19.58, 19.59...
what can i say...
it happened in every matches...
|Reviewed by yon on 19 October 2004|
|103. ||superb! [Rating: 9/10]|
all i can is that kimura is the best actor ever! he's one of kind!
|Reviewed by mandaraya on 7 July 2006|
|104. ||Love it! [Rating: 10/10]|
This is another wonderful drama by Kimura Takuya. A must watch.
|Reviewed by KS17 on 8 April 2004|
|105. ||excellent drama [Rating: 10/10]|
I didn't even like Kimura Tamuya. Now I do. This show is great!
|Reviewed by pipipi on 4 November 2006|
|106. ||Must Watch [Rating: 8/10]|
I love the drama..wow its best and must be watch..enjoyable..
|Reviewed by rieana on 2 May 2004|
|107. ||You're the best! [Rating: 10/10]|
Best drama for me...I love KimuTaku in his hockey uniform.
|Reviewed by cheekyangel65 on 10 July 2006|
|108. ||must watch [Rating: 10/10]|
it's up to ep6 now...very good...wanna keep watching it..
|Reviewed by sprewellnore on 22 February 2004|
|109. ||pride [Rating: 10/10]|
the best drama i ever see. good acting dan good story.
|Reviewed by aretakuyanie on 30 January 2006|
|110. ||I really love this drama! (>_<) [Rating: 10/10]|
I can watch this drama, over and over again!! ^-^*
|Reviewed by cOconut on 19 May 2005|
|111. ||excellent drama [Rating: 10/10]|
every minute, i was gripped!
|Reviewed by baybay2bonbon on 7 July 2004|
|112. ||a great drama [Rating: 10/10]|
this drama was spectacular
|Reviewed by yeong84 on 31 March 2004|
|113. ||luv [Rating: 10/10]|
luv the pride of a man
|Reviewed by yokesoe on 1 October 2007|
|114. ||Great [Rating: 10/10]|
Great Drama Must Watch
|Reviewed by kazumar30 on 21 January 2008|
|115. ||One of many choices [Rating: 10/10]|
Best since Hero :)
|Reviewed by gotosira on 10 April 2004|
|116. ||whew... [Rating: ?/10]|
cool as ice... ^_^
|Reviewed by rai^_^ on 4 September 2005|
|117. ||nice drama [Rating: 10/10]|
|Reviewed by unknowndevices on 9 March 2005|
|118. ||such a great drama to watch [Rating: 9/10]|
a must-watch show
|Reviewed by sixfigure on 17 January 2007|