NTV Drama Special 2017 ~ Ai o Kou Hito

Ai-o-Kou

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 11 January 2017
Scriptwriter: Goto Noriko (Uso no Sensou, Kazoku no Katachi, Zeni no Sensou)
Original Work: Ai o Kou Hito by Shimoda Harumi
Cast: Shinohara Ryoko, Hirose Alice, Suzuki Rio, Sugimoto Tetta, Muro Tsuyoshi, Hirayama Hiroyuki, Terajima Susumu (guest star), Toyohara Kosuke, Kimura Tae, Kamikawa Takaya
Synopsis: Yamaoka Terue (Shinohara Ryoko), a single mother, lives with her daughter Fukakusa (Hirose Alice). Her husband Yuji (Hirayama Hiroyuki) died early. One day, Terue is reunited with her younger step brother Wachi Takenori (Muro Tsuyoshi) which revives memories she has repressed of her horrific childhood. She starts talking about them to Fukakusa. Terue’s mother Toyoko (Shinohara Ryoko) constantly abused a young Terue (Suzuki Rio) mercilessly after her father Chin Fumihide (Kamikawa Takaya) died when she was a child. Even so, Terue earnestly wanted her love but that never happened. As a result, she has alternated between an immense hatred of her mother and yearning for her love for years. Seeking the whole truth and prodded on by her daughter, Terue goes to Taiwan which is the hometown of her late father to search for his remains. This is where she comes face-to-face with the truth about her mother that she had not known all this time. After returning to Japan, Terue decides to meet Toyoko who is supposed to be living somewhere in the country.
Official Website: www.ytv.co.jp/aikou

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