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Memories of Matsuko
(Kiraware Matsuko no Issho \ The Life of Despised Matsuko)
The Complete Japanese Drama DVD Collection (1-11 End)
Japanese with English Subtitles
Format: DVD
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...
Cast
* Uchiyama Rina as Kawajiri Matsuko (23-56)
* Kaname Jun as Ryu Youichi (16-48)
* Koike Eiko as Sawamura Megumi (22-52)
* Suzuki Emi as Kawajiri Asuka (20)
* Koyanagi Yu as Watanabe Sho (20)
* Haga Kenji as Detective Shiomi (48)
* Hamada Manabu as Detective Goto (29)
* Nasubi as Ookura Shuji (30)
* Warabino Tomoya as Shimazaki Satoshi (22)
* Shiomi Sansei as Kawajiri Kozo (50)
* Negishi Toshie as Kawajiri Chiyo (44)
* Onoe Matsuya (尾上松也) as Kawajiri Norio (21-23)
* Watanabe Natsuna as Kawajiri Kumi (18)
* Yazawa Shin as Kawajiri Etsuko (23)
* Hongo Kanata as Ryu Youichi (15)
* Murasaki Maaya (村崎真彩) as Kawajiri Matsuko (10)
* Iwamoto Chinami (岩本千波) as Kawajiri Kumi (5)
* Sato B-saku as Principal Tadokoro (55)
* Sasano Takashi as Vice-Principal Sugishita (50)
* Takasugi Mizuho as Saiki Shunji (25)
* Miyaji Masako as Todo Misao (40)
* Nukumizu Youichi as Ide Jiro (45)
* Arai Yasuhiro as Maruyama Eiji (51)
* Hagiwara Masato as Yamegawa Tetsuya (27)
* Tanihara Shosuke as Okano Keno (27)
* Suzuki Ranran as Ayano (28)
* Seto Saki as Reiko (20)
* Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Onodera Tamotsu (34)
* Kitamura Kazuki as Akagi Kenichiro (36)
* Takeno Isao (ep5)
* Arisaka Kurume (ep6)
* Noguchi Kaoru (ep6)
* Kawazu Haru (ep10)
* Katagiri Hairi
* Yoshino Kimika (ep7-8)
Format : DVD
Language : Japanese
DVD Subtitles : English
Episodes : 1 - 11 end
Region : All code region free ( Playable on any DVD Player )
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