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romanized mother
aka mazaa


genres drama, family, suspense


language Japanese


country Japan
type real
format TV
network NTV (Nippon TV, 日本テレビ)


date 14 Apr, 2010 - 23 Jun, 2010
episodes 11
duration 54 minutes
air day Wednesday
at 22:00 - 22:54
status released


avg. score 4.25 of 5 by 485 users
total users 976
rating 2062
favorites 54


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Suzuhara Nao is a university researcher who spent her life studying migratory birds. When her university closes her lab, she ends up teaching science in a primary school. She takes the position of one of the teachers on maternity leave and takes care of a class of first year pupils. She quickly discovers that one of her pupils, Michiki Reina, receives ill treatment at home. Deciding to subtract her from this situation, she kidnaps the girl and flees with her.




Suzuhara Nao
Michiki Reina
Fujiyoshi Shunsuke
Suzuhara Mei
Suzuhara Kaho
Kimata Kouhei




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21 Dec, 2012
Mother is one of those dramas that have ability to create huge impact on viewers. It’s one of few meaningful dramas that make you think about life.

Story of this drama is very serious. Writers brought up very unusual and sensitive humanity related topics like child abuse, abandoning child, foster parents and adoption. Story is quite realistic and has strong sub plots of background of some characters. Story is strong enough to keep you glued to screen from very first moment to very last moment. It’s soft and warm. It’s slow but to enjoy beauty of this kind of drama slow pace is required.

It has one of the most beautiful endings I've ever seen. Writers gave best possible ending.

There isn't overacting like other Asian dramas. Matsuyuki Yasuko is great as Suzuhara Nao. Wonder kid Ashida Mana is incredible at such young age. She is charming and cute. Chemistry between her and Matsuyuki Yasuko is really beautiful. Supporting cast is great too.

With amazing sensitive and moving topic, great acting and superb music makes this drama one of my most favorite dramas.

Mother is a drama which won’t suit many people’s taste. So if you’re bored of sappy and unrealistic dramas or looking for a drama related with humanity and realism, watch it!!
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04 Apr, 2011
This is one of the most brilliant dramas I have ever watched. The acting, the story, everything was superb. I pretty much cried in every single episode.

This drama really shows all aspects, of all different sorts of "Mothers". It doesn't point out what is a good mother and what is a bad mother, but it merely tries to highlight the extent that mothers go for their children. It is both, at the same time, heart-warming yet painful, sweet yut unbearable sad. A great drama and I wish it had recieved more recognition than it actually got.
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thekoikoi 14 Jan, 2015
Awesome perfomance, story and everything. I just can't express how much I loved this drama ): It was so beautiful! These friggin japaneses are experts at making me cry ;;
If you like good stories and you're tired of romance dramas, go watch this! You won't regret it!
natss 18 Apr, 2013
Bem que podia rolar um special, né. =(
superboink 10 Dec, 2012
Amazing series. I finished it in two days just because I wanted to know what happened to the characters so bad... As expected, you can really count on the Japanese to tackle such a sensitive topic.

On the other hand, the performance of Ashida was really amazing. I can see her getting more projects in the future :)
eunhye 28 Aug, 2012
Its just useless to say how amazing it was. Everyone just need to watch it to understand what a masterpiece it is. But yep, it's deep and mature thing, so some watchers must be bewared: the drama can seem slow and maybe boring for someone.
nanuklein 16 Apr, 2012
@sionsono yep, wish more TV series, also in the Western hemisphere, would touch upon such social problems.
sionsono 15 Apr, 2012
@lustmord Isnt it :)
nanuklein 15 Apr, 2012
hidde 01 Mar, 2012
Bittersweet. It shows many different aspects of motherhood.

I can't believe Ashida Mana was only 5 years old here.