Long Vacation

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Long Vacation


  • Title: ロングバケーション
  • Title (English): Long Vacation
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 29.1%
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 1996-Apr-15 to 1996-Jun-24
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: La La La Love Song by Toshinobu Kubota with Naomi Campbell


Sena is a college graduate who dreams of becoming a world class pianist. He teaches piano at a local piano school. Minami is an out of work model. On her wedding day, she gets dumped by her fiance and loses all of her savings, which she gave to her fiance. Her fiance turns out to be Senna's former roommate. She rushes to Sena's apartment and finds out that her fiance has skipped town. With no money and no where to go, she moves in with Sena.

Sena likes Ryoko, a college sophomore. He likes her a lot, but just doesn't have the courage to ask her out. Momoko is Minami's best friend and is also a model. She provides much of the comedic relief in this show. Shinji is Minami's younger brother who just happens to be better than Senna at piano. He opens a bar/nite club. Rumiko is Shinji's girlfriend. Sasaki-sensei is Sena's professor at college and is always encouraging Sena to perform at the next piano competition.

User/Viewer Ratings

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Production Credits

Episode Information

Episode Date Subtitle (English) Rating
01 1996-Apr-15 What is wrong with you, woman! 30.6
02 1996-Apr-22 Her tears 28.3
03 1996-Apr-29 His pure heart 29.0
04 1996-May-06 Rumors about you 27.6
05 1996-May-13 Confession of love 27.9
06 1996-May-20 KISS 25.5
07 1996-May-27 Sleepless night 27.7
08 1996-Jun-03 Morning breakup 29.9
09 1996-Jun-10 Sena's tears 29.1
10 1996-Jun-17 Last love 28.6
11 1996-Jun-24 God's chosen fate 36.7

Source: Video Research, Ltd.



  • Thousands of men went to take up piano lessons because of this drama.
  • The apartment building which Sena lived in became a scenic spot, nicknamed "Sena Mansion".
  • While the series was being broadcast on Monday nights nine o’clock, people all stayed home to watch the series, and this phenomenon was called "Monday 9 No Out".
  • Since this drama, every series of Kimura Takuya became a big hit and topped the TV ratings.

External Links

Winter 1996 Fuji TV Summer 1996
Pure Monday 21:00 Tsubasa wo Kudasai