Role: Oikawa Yuusuke (及川祐介)
Director: Kunimoto Masahiro, Tanaka Toshikazu, Shirakawa Tsukasa
Writer: Egashira Michiru, Yokota Rie
Wiki - 凍りつく夏
The Oikawa children are still coming to terms with the death of their mother and the addition of a stepmother. The head of the family takes out his frustration on the children, inflicting mental and physical wounds, while the children's lives outside the home reflect their abuse as they get into everything from street violence to teenage companion services. A sharp lawyer and new stepmother to the children attempts to forge a stable family, but as she does so the mystery behind her predecessor's death slowly becomes chillingly clear to her...
Aired 06 July - 14 September 1998 (11 Episodes - NTV).