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  • Title: ピュア
  • Title (English): Pure
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 23.4
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 1996-Jan-08 to 1996-Mar-18
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: Na mo Naki Uta, by Mr.Children
  • Insert song: Dakishimetai, by Mr.Children


25-year old Yuka Orihara (Wakui Emi) is a lovely and cheerful woman. We cannot really see any differences in her appearance, but she was born with a lower IQ than average. She grew up with lots of love of her parents, so she has become a good-natured girl. However, she cannot control her feelings very well, and sometimes she does something too wild, which concerns people around her. While her intellectual ability is low, she has an amazing sense in arts. She has been drawing artistic paintings, and creating unique objects which reflect her pure heart. Her mother (Fubuki Jun) always watches her with love and even her late father, who was also a painter, still influences her. Besides, she has a good friend; Ryo Kanzaki (Takahashi Katsunori). He is her cousin and like a brother to her. But Yuka's peaceful life suddenly changes when her work gets a prize at a competition to which Ryo has entered her work secretly. She is forced to come out of her small world to an unknown world. And she meets a man; Toru Sawatari (Tsutsumi Shinichi), a reporter for a photo-magazine. He used to be a journalist of a newspaper, but was demoted to an associate company a few years ago. But he is determined to return to the paper as he hates the power. Toru, who is very cool and has a past, starts having a business relationship with Yuka. He does not care about her retardation and treats her as an ordinary person. This comes from his indifference, but as Yuka believes he is a 'nice' person, he gets attracted to her purity... --Fuji TV

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Autumn 1995 Fuji TV Spring 1996
Mada Koi wa Hajimaranai Monday 21:00 Long Vacation