Like Grains of Sand 1995 (Japan), also known as Sinbad of the Seashore is Japan drama premiere on Dec 16, 1995
A psychological drama about love, longing, homosexual desire and psychological turmoil--i.e., the perils of puberty. Ito is a shy boy in the top class at secondary school. He feels attracted to his classmate and best friend Yoshida, who is not aware of Ito's intimate feelings. They spend alot of time with Kanbara, whose comic actions hide his sensitive nature. Aihara is new at school and remains aloof with her cool attitude. No one knows that at her previous school she was raped and is now in therapy. Meanwhile Yoshida, who's currently involved with the insecure Shimizu, is interested in Aihara, the mysterious new girl... It is obvious, the each teen is hiding behind a wall which they must break through in during this tough process of maturation.