Kiraware Matsuko no Issho

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Kiraware Matsuko no Issho


  • Title: 嫌われ松子の一生 (きらわれまつこのいっしょう)
  • Title (romaji): Kiraware Matsuko no Issho
  • Also known as: The Life of Despised Matsuko
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Human drama, mystery
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 08.19(Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-12 to 2006-Dec-21
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00
  • Theme song: In The Mood by BACCHUS feat. La Gauno


A dark melodrama about a woman whose life descends into a downward spiral due to love, ill fate and recklessness. It's 2006. The dead body of 56-year old Kawajiri Matsuko (Uchiyama Rina), is found in a downtown apartment where she lived alone. Asuka (Suzuki Emi) is surprised that she had an aunt by the name of Matsuko. Her father tells Asuka to clean up Matsuko's place. In Matsuko's trash-filled room, Asuka discovers a photograph.Why did someone, surrounded by her family looking so happy, had to be killed?Asuka starts to follow Matsuko's life.

It's 1973. After graduating from a national university, Matsuko became a junior high school teacher. During a school trip, she covered up for a student who was caught stealing. But she suffered disgrace for her actions and was expelled from school. Driven into a corner, Matsuko choked her physically weak sister Kumi (Watanabe Natsuna) to death and fled from the house she was born and brought up in. Matsuko's father, Kozo (Shiomi Sansei), always doted on Kumi while he was severely strict with Matsuko. However, this was just the beginning of the downfall of a woman named Matsuko Kawajiri... --TBS

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Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Kanto Kansai Nationwide
01 Awkward, But Loved...
The Theatrical Play of a Junior High School Teacher's Demise
08.8 11.1 ??.?
02 A Lover's Suicide 10.1 ??.? ??.?
03 The Ultimate Job Change! 08.5 ??.? ??.?
04 The Reason I Became a Murderer 08.5 ??.? ??.?
05 A Fugitive Who Asks For Love 08.4 ??.? ??.?
06 Sharing Living Quarters in a Women's Penitentiary 08.3 ??.? ??.?
07 A Past That Cannot Be Erased 08.4 ??.? ??.?
08 Living with a Yakuza 07.8 ??.? ??.?
09 A Murder For The Sake of Returning to the Beginning 07.2 ??.? ??.?
10 Everything in Flames... 05.9 ??.? ??.?
11 Heaven of Happiness 08.2 ??.? ??.?
average -- 08.19 ??.? ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

External Links

Summer 2006 TBS Winter 2007
Hanayome wa Yakudoshi Thursday 22:00 Kirakira Kenshui