Mama-san Volley de Tsukamaete

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Mama-san Volley de Tsukamaete


  • Title: ママさんバレーでつかまえて
  • Title (romaji): Mama-san Volley de Tsukamaete
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Episodes: 8
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-11 to 2009-Nov-29
  • Air time: Sunday 23:00
  • Theme song: Mammies no Uta by Kuroki Hitomi


The Mammies are a small "mama-san volleyball" (middle-aged women's volleyball) team sponsored by a local supermarket, whose colorful members range in age from their 20s to their 70s. The team is led by 40-year-old Suzuko, who invites her mentor, a grandmotherly coach, to shore up their performance. However, a handsome, young man appears in an unexpected turn of events. The mothers are suddenly motivated but Suzuko troubled because she and the team's young, good-looking coach Kotaro are actually newlyweds! --Jdrama Weblog & Tokyograph

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  • The show is among Japan's few sitcoms, the first being Katori Shingo's HR in 2002-2003.*
  • Episodes will be filmed in front of a live studio audience.

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