January 16, 1995 Tsuyoshi Takahashi, elementary school student Siokadze, thinks only about studying. He wants to go to a good college and then get in a good company,so he often does not have time for friends: a girl named Miho, reminding him of the importance of relationships with others, and Kazu, classmate, often ill and passed his studies. January 17 at his hometown Kobe earthquake struck the intensity of 6.9 on the Richter scale,claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people and left at least 300,000 people homeless. After experiencing the loss of a friend and helping to cope with the disaster to another, Tsuyoshi discovers that his priorities in life have changed. He grows up and can no longer refuse to help the people around him.