Bridge to Paradise
90’ x 1 episode
Set on a tiny southern island near Kyushu, this drama explores in vivid clarity high-school students’ awakened longing for the opposite sex and romantic love. Shinji, a high-school senior and model student, is drawn to the much more colorful and experienced Yuka when she moves into a boarding house in his hometown. Feeling rejected by both her mother, who took off with a young boyfriend to Tokyo, and her father, who remarried the previous year, Yuka lacks the guidance she needs to navigate the complicated tributaries of male-female relationships.
Winner of the Third Annual Yomiuri TV Screenplay Award.