Mother (Japanese TV series)

Mother is a Japanese television drama that aired on Nippon TV between 14 April and 23 June 2010, starring Yasuko Matsuyuki.

Mother
Mother Television Series Poster.jpeg
Poster
GenreDrama
Written byYuji Sakamoto
Directed byNobuo Mizuta (NTV)
Makoto Naganuma
StarringYasuko Matsuyuki
Theme music composerKodai Iwatsubo
Ending theme"Nakigao Smile" by hinaco
Composer(s)REMEDIOS
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)Yoshiki Tanaka (NTV)
Producer(s)Hisashi Tsugiya (NTV)
Yukitoshi Chiba
Running time54 minutes
Release
Original networkNTV
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic
Original releaseApril 14 (2010-04-14) –
June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)
Chronology
Related showsAnne (Turkey)
Mother (South Korea)
Imperfect Love (China)
External links
Official website

SynopsisEdit

Nao Suzuhara is a temporary elementary school teacher. When she realizes that one of her students is receiving abuse from her mother, Nao's maternal instincts kick in, and she impulsively decides to bring the girl into her own care. Serving as a substitute mother, Nao takes the child on a trip from Muroran to Tokyo, and the two experience various events together along the way.[1]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Episode title
Romanized title
Translation of title
Broadcast date
Ratings
Ep. 1
児童虐待からの脱出 渡り鳥になった二人
Jidō gyakutai kara no dasshutsu wataridori ni natta ni-nin
Escape from child abuse, the two who became birds of passage
  14 April 2010
   5 August 2011
  8 August 2011
11.8%
Ep. 2
居場所のない二人
Ibasho no nai ni-nin
The two without a place to go
  21 April 2010
   12 August 2011
  15 August 2011
12.0%
Ep. 3
母の手のぬくもり
Haha no te no nukumori
The warmth of a mother’s hand
  28 April 2010
   19 August 2011
  22 August 2011
12.8%
Ep. 4
学校へ行かせたい
Gakkō e ika setai
I want to let her attend school
  5 May 2010
   26 August 2011
  29 August 2011
10.0%
Ep. 5
二人の“母親”
Ni-nin no“hahaoya”
Two "Mothers"
  12 May 2010
   2 September 2011
  5 September 2011
11.9%
Ep. 6
さよならお母さん
Sayonara okāsan
Goodbye Mother
  19 May 2010
   9 September 2011
  12 September 2011
13.9%
Ep. 7
あの子を返して!
Ano ko o kaeshite!
Return her to me!
  26 May 2010
   16 September 2011
  19 September 2011
12.4%
Ep. 8
断ち切れない絆
Tachikirenai kizuna
The bond that can’t be broken
  2 June 2010
   23 September 2011
  26 September 2011
14.0%
Ep. 9
引き裂かれる二人
Hikisaka reru ni-nin
The two torn apart
  9 June 2010
   30 September 2011
  3 October 2011
12.2%
Ep. 10
ひと目会いたい
Hitome aitai
I want to see you just once
  16 June 2010
   7 October 2011
  10 October 2011
14.8%
Ep. 11
ずっと愛してる
Zutto aishi teru
I will always love you
  23 June 2010
   14 October 2011
  17 October 2011
16.3%
Ratings for Kanto region (average rating: 12.9%)[2]

International BroadcastsEdit

TaiwanEdit

  • Airing date: August 5, 2011
  • Broadcast network: Mei Ah Drama Channel

SingaporeEdit

  • Airing date: August 5, 2011
  • Broadcast network: Mei Ah Drama Channel

Hong KongEdit

  • Airing date: August 8, 2011
  • Broadcast network: Mei Ah Drama Channel

Turkey (Remake)Edit

  • Airing date: October 25, 2016
  • Broadcast network: Star TV

South Korea (Remake)Edit

  • Airing date: January 24, 2018
  • Broadcast network: tvN

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Matsuyuki stars in "Mother"". Tokyograph. February 18, 2010. Archived from the original on February 24, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Video Research Ratings". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2010.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Magerarenai Onna
(13/1/2010 - 17/3/2010)
NTV Wednesday Dramas
水曜ドラマ
Wednesdays 22:00 - 22:54 (JST)
Succeeded by
Hotaru no Hikari 2
(24/4/2011 - June 2011)