At last I'm getting around to review this dorama. It was my first Japanese one and introduced me to Kimura Takuya (apart from SMAP) and boy, I was instantly hooked. Not only was the quality of the files very good, JTV did the subs and this is one of the best fan subbing groups out there, but the story was very good and the characters interesting.
Pride is about a corporate owned ice hockey team that has to struggle through the loss of their beloved coach Anzai. The Blue Scorpions are a good team, with three star players, Hotta Yamato (Sakaguchi Kenji) - the goalie, Ikegawa Tomonori (Ichikawa Somegoro), a defense player and Satonaka Halu (Kimura Takuya) the center star player. Anzai influenced them all but especially Halu who idolizes Anzai without realising that the coach restricted his game playing by never letting him develop his own play but molded him into a second Anzai. Anzai was also the very person who told Halu that a true iceman never falls in love and that love/women should be treated as a game.
( She must be a lady from the last century ... )