Halu (Kimura Takuya) is the captain and star player of an ice hockey team, who is greatly respected by his teammates. For him, hockey is serious business that fully occupies his mind, while he treats romance as if it were a game.
Aki (Takeuchi Yuko) is a typical OL (office lady), and is waiting for her boyfriend to return from studying architecture abroad. At this point in time however, he shows no sign of coming back. One day, Aki's friends who are determined to find her a new boyfriend, invite her to watch an ice hockey game. There she sees Halu for the first time.
After the game, Aki and her friends join the players for a party celebrating their victory. Yuko, however, is not so excited to be there. When she leaves the party, she bumps into Halu, who was slightly injured from a fight. They exchange e-mail addresses and part.
The sparks of mutual attraction are ignited in a second encounter between Aki and Halu, arranged with the help of her friends shortly after a party.
Hyodo (Sato Koichi) has come as a replacement for the team's coach who has been hospitalized. Halu has a lot of respect for the hospitalized coach. Unfortunately, he can't stand Hyodo's way of doing things. Bringing with him a lot of coaching experience from overseas, Hyodo criticizes the former coach's strategies. Whenever Halu and Hyodo see each other, they get into a quarrel; consequently influencing Halu's behavior during games.
Seeing that his game ended in a brawl, Aki visits Halu to comfort him. But he tells her that she is being too friendly with him.
Aki is hurt, Halu is irritated, and his teammate Hotta (Sakaguchi Kenji) can't stand seeing Kimura like this...
Reviews from JDORAMA.com
||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
||must watch [Rating: 10/10]
it's up to ep6 now...very good...wanna keep watching it..
|Reviewed by sprewellnore on 22 February 2004
||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
||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
||: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
||a great drama [Rating: 10/10]
this drama was spectacular
|Reviewed by yeong84 on 31 March 2004
||Love it! [Rating: 10/10]
This is another wonderful drama by Kimura Takuya. A must watch.
|Reviewed by KS17 on 8 April 2004
||One of many choices [Rating: 10/10]
Best since Hero :)
|Reviewed by gotosira on 10 April 2004
||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
||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
||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