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
ComposerREMEDIOS
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producerYoshiki Tanaka (NTV)
ProducersHisashi 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 shows
  • Anne (Turkey)
  • Mother (South Korea)
  • Mother’s Choice (Ukraine)
  • Mother rîak chăn wâa... mâe (Thailand)
  • Imperfect Love (China)
  • Sauver Lisa (France)
  • Heridas (Spain)

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
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 11.8%
2 居場所のない二人 Ibasho no nai ni-nin The two without a place to go 21 April 2010 12.0%
3 母の手のぬくもり Haha no te no nukumori The warmth of a mother’s hand 28 April 2010 12.8%
4 学校へ行かせたい Gakkō e ika setai I want to let her attend school 5 May 2010 10.0%
5 二人の“母親” Ni-nin no“hahaoya” Two "Mothers" 12 May 2010 11.9%
6 さよならお母さん Sayonara okāsan Goodbye, Mother 19 May 2010 13.9%
7 あの子を返して! Ano ko o kaeshite! Return her to me! 26 May 2010 12.4%
8 断ち切れない絆 Tachikirenai kizuna The bond that can’t be broken 2 June 2010 14.0%
9 引き裂かれる二人 Hikisaka reru ni-nin The two torn apart 9 June 2010 12.2%
10 ひと目会いたい Hitome aitai I want to see you just once 16 June 2010 14.8%
11 ずっと愛してる Zutto aishi teru I will always love you 23 June 2010 16.3%
Ratings for Kanto region (average rating: 12.9%)[2]

International broadcastsEdit

Mother was broadcast on the Mei Ah Drama Channel in Taiwan and Singapore on August 5, 2011 and in Hong Kong on August 8, 2011.

International remakesEdit

Country Local title Network Original release
  China Imperfect Love Tencent Video
iQIYI
March 27 – April 11, 2020
  France Sauver Lisa [fr] M6 November 16–30, 2021
  South Korea Mother tvN January 24 – March 15, 2018
  Thailand Mother เรียกฉันว่า...แม่
Mother rîak chăn wâa... mâe
LINE TV March 5, 2020 - May 7, 2020
  Turkey Anne Star TV October 25, 2016 – June 20, 2017

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)