The Reason Mom and Papa Live

The Reason Mom and Papa Live (2014)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Yukari Tatsui
  • First Air Date: 2014-11-20
  • Last Air Date: 2014-12-18
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 5
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 50 min.
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: TBS
  • Directors: Junichi Tsuzuki, Takao Kinoshita.


A story about a married couple both diagnosed with cancer and given limited time to live. As mother of two young children, Yoshioka Shuko notices a lump in her chest one day and goes to a hospital to have it checked out. When she is diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband Kenichi is fully prepared to battle the disease with her until he finds out that he, too is ill with lung cancer. For the sake of the children, the couple determine to not let this defeat them, but to approach life cheerfully and positively in what is a stirring and unforgettable record of a family driven by the strength of love and who never forgets their sense of humor.

  • Keywords: dream, hope, friendship, family relationships, hospital, doctor, family, illness, terminal cancer
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    The Reason Mom and Papa Live Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2014-11-20
    5 Episodes

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    • Konomi Watanabe

      as Hinata Igarashi
    • Munetaka Aoki

      as Kenichi Yoshioka
    • Tetsushi Tanaka

      as Kazuki Nomura
    • Mayumi Asaka

      as Yumiko Yoshioka
    • Dankan

      as Taiichi Yoshioka
    • Jun Fubuki

      as Makiko Asami
    • Kazue Fukiishi

      as Shuko Yoshioka
    • Tomiyuki Kunihiro

      as Nobuhiko Asami
    Directing Junichi Tsuzuki Director
    Directing Takao Kinoshita Director
    Production Choru Han Producer
    Production Emori Hiroko Producer
    Writing Yukari Tatsui Screenplay