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Hikari Mitsushima ...
 Koharu (11 episodes, 2013)
Shun Oguri ...
 Shin (11 episodes, 2013)
Rai Takahashi ...
 Riku (11 episodes, 2013)
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 Nozomi (11 episodes, 2013)
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 Kentaro (11 episodes, 2013)
Yûko Tanaka ...
 Sachi (11 episodes, 2013)
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 Shiori (11 episodes, 2013)
Asami Usuda ...
 Yuki (11 episodes, 2013)
Tatsuya Kose
(11 episodes, 2013)
Manato Takada
(11 episodes, 2013)
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 Aiko (11 episodes, 2013)
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 Ryosuke (11 episodes, 2013)
Shôgo Ihara
(11 episodes, 2013)
Issei Takahashi
(11 episodes, 2013)
Takashi Inoue
(11 episodes, 2013)
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Koharu lost her husband Shin in an unexpected accident. Koharu must go on for her two children Nozomi and Riku. Koharu works hard to make a living, but her financial situation does not improve. She goes to the social welfare office to apply for assistance, but is refused due to not meeting certain requirements. An employee at the welfare office asks Koharu if she has family that can support her, but she says no. Koharu's father passed away and her mother Sachi left her and her father for another man twenty years ago. They have been estranged since then. An employee at the welfare office then contacts Sachi. Her mother makes it known she will provide support for Koharu. Meanwhile, Koharu is stunned by her mother's response. After twenty years, Koharu decides to meet her mother again. Written by ahloy-419-149174

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One of the best performances I've ever seen
13 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woman (2013) (Japanese Drama Television Series).

After her husband dies in an accident, a young woman must raise her two children while attempting to reconcile with the mother that abandoned her as a child. This series (11 episodes, 45-60 minutes each) has the same scriptwriter as "Still, Life Goes On" (2011) and displays the same excellent level of craftsmanship in terms of dialogue, which is both intelligent and intense. The viewer will feel that the characters are ironing out their differences, but getting there is thrilling because the resentment from prior decisions runs deep. There is much complexity here, both in terms of the characters themselves and the mysteries that are gradually revealed. The acting is great all-around, but Hikari Mitsushima is utterly spectacular here and gives one of the best performances I've ever seen. That is no exaggeration. Lots of time is spent with the children as well, which is great. This series yields a number of powerful dramatic moments.


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