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  • 2010
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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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tokyo 23 Dec, 2010
I really didn't like Matsuyuki's act. She has always the same face. By now, I just don't intend to keep on watching, but the story is good, so maybe one day I try to watch it again.
neverenough 17 Dec, 2010
Favorite !!!
I loved it so much, the plot and how it is progressed, is SO EXCELLENT !! cast was incredibly good, Matsuyuki Yasuko is such a great actress dunno why nobody mentions her a lot ! makes me want to see her other works.
Takahata Atsuko played her role really well, I truly respect her!
The story is so touching and I really felt the bond of a mother and daughter, but to be fair there were some boring scenes and long dialogues, which forced me to gave up a star and give it a 4, added in the favorite though :P

I LOVED what the old man said:
"There are 3 kinds of human, a woman, a man, and a Mother, no one will be able to understand the Mother though!!"
dallon 17 Dec, 2010
It's amazing! Everything is so well done that you understand how it was possible for their love to and bond to develop. It's not an action drama, but it's not boring either, I found it very interesting and beautiful :).

During one of the final episodes, when Fujiyoshi Kensuke is talking to "Ms. forgetful" or Hana, He says he thinks that what truly happened was a "bond between mother and daughter" so, because Nao's father was always drunk he would hit and treat Nao's mom really bad, hence, in an act to save her mother, Nao set the house on fire. I find it makes a lot of sense.
panina 06 Dec, 2010
XDSMILE, Fujiyoshi is just "tsundere". Seriously.

And, about "X" person forget something he did in childhood is super normal. Childrens can be traumatized easy, and not rare block some bad memory.
sakibuki 09 Nov, 2010
beautiful series, expect no fanservice or goofy stuff.
its a very mature and moving story
perfectly acted, Ashida Mana is the sweetest kid i have ever seen in anything and very proffesional for her age, all the actors did a great job, everything was truly realistic and gripping.
olga2468 05 Nov, 2010
after reading all this coments i thought it would be better. it wasnt bad but sometimes kinda boring 3/5
iwannaafly 21 Sep, 2010
BEYOND masterpiece !!
sarahohimesama 20 Sep, 2010
just finished watching this drama ^^ ~

its a really good one.. if you want a human drama with good storyline you should pick up Mother

tho i will never understand the feeling of being a mother till i become one myself i really liked it and it touched my heart! and i think everything Nao done was right even if its illegal...

9/10 - highly recommended