Mother NTV Spring Drama 2010

  • Drama: Mother
  • Director: Nobuo Mizuta, Makoto Naganuma
  • Writer: Yuji Sakamoto
  • Network: NTV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Release Date: April 14 – June 23, 2010
  • Runtime: Wednesday 22:00
  • TV Ratings: 12.9% (weekly average)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Suzuhara Nao (Yasuko Matsuyuki),an expert observer of migratory birds, becomes a substitute teacher at an elementary school. She’s in charge of of first-year students and doesn’t have much passion for her job. One of her young students named Reina becomes attached to her new teacher.

One day, Nao knows about bruises on Reina and realizes that she is the victim of child abuse. At first Nao doesn’t say anything, but Nao notices more bruises with each passing day and Reina’s absences from school become more frequent. Nao’s maternal instincts kicks in and she decides to take care of Reina. Nao & Reina then take a train from their native Hokkaido to Tokyo …

Cast

Mother-Yasuko Matsuyuki.jpg Mother-Koji Yamamoto.jpg Mother-Mana Ashida.jpg Mother-Atsuko Takahata.jpg Mother-Wakana Sakai.jpg
Yasuko Matsuyuki Koji Yamamoto Mana Ashida Atsuko Takahata Wakana Sakai
Suzuhara Nao Shunsuke Fujiyoshi Reina Michiki / Tsugumi Suzuhara Toko Suzuhara Kaho Suzuhara
Mother-Kana Kurashina.jpg Mother-Yosuke Kawamura.jpg Mother-Machiko Ono.jpg Mother-Takuma Otoo.jpg Mother-Minoru Tanaka.jpg
Kana Kurashina Yosuke Kawamura Machiko Ono Takuma Otoo Minoru Tanaka
Mei Suzuhara Kohei Kimata Hitomi Michiki Keigo Kayama Kensuke Fujiyoshi
Mother-Gou Ayano.jpg Mother-Miwako Ichikawa.jpg Mother-Yuko Tanaka.jpg
Gou Ayano Miwako Ichikawa Yuko Tanaka
Masato Miura Tamami Sodekawa Hana Mochizuki

Additional Cast Members:

Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 04/14/2010 11.8%
02 04/21/2010 12.0%
03 04/28/2010 12.8%
04 05/05/2010 10.0%
05 05/12/2010 11.9%
06 05/19/2010 13.9%
07 05/26/2010 12.4%
08 06/02/2010 14.0%
09 06/09/2010 12.2%
10 06/16/2010 14.8%
11 06/23/2010 16.3%
Average 12.9%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

Recognition

  • 4th Tokyo Drama Awards: Best Drama
  • 4th Tokyo Drama Awards: Best Actress – Yasuko Matsuyuki
  • 4th Tokyo Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actress – Machiko Ono
  • 4th Tokyo Drama Awards: Best Screenplay – Yuji Sakamoto
  • 4th Tokyo Drama Awards: Special Award – Mana Ashida
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Drama
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress – Yasuko Matsuyuki
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress – Yuko Tanaka
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Newcomer – Mana Ashida
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Screenwriter – Yuji Sakamoto
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Director – Nobuo Mizuta
  • 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Spring 2010): Best Actress – Yasuko Matsuyuki
  • 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Spring 2010): Best Supporting Actress – Mana Ashida

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