Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mama ga Ikita Akashi

I usually avoid the fatal disease dorama specials except Mama ga Ikita Akashi doesn't have any jyannies or overpushed idols in it. Its got Abe Sadao, Kanjiya Shihori, Tsutsui Michitaka aka Sakuma from Gonzo and Mano Erina. Not to mention the writer is Ozaki Masaya.

The title pretty much gives away the story. Kanjiya Shihori is pregnant and discovers that she has stage 4 breast cancer. The show then deals with the question of whether to abort the baby. The doctor tells them of this new drug that is more effective but might effect the fetus.

Mama ga Ikita Akashi becomes a do you want to reduce your rate of survival for the baby show. Of course for the husband Abe Sadao, the wife's life is more important than the unborn baby and the final decision is obvious from the title.

Its a typical sob story but I enjoyed the cast. Too bad Mano Erina has so little to do. Watchable.

Japanese subs aren't available from jpsubbers. Besides the medical terms, its a pretty easy show to understand.

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