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Mahiru no tsuki [真晝の月]



Drama Details
Title:Mahiru no tsuki
Midday moon
Telecast:1996-07-04 to 1996-09-19
Season:Summer 1996

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:12 Episodes

When a woman is viciously raped, the traumatic event robs her of her self-confidence and ability to love as she had loved before. With special attention to her story of personal triumph over adversity, this touching drama recounts the tale of two lovers attempting to regain the happiness and level of affection that was theirs before her attack.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Anata Ni Ite Hoshii [Swing Out Sister]

Actor/Actress Cast (8)
Oda Yuji
Tokiwa Takako
Iijima Naoko
Naitou Takashi
Shirakawa Yumi
Sato Aiko
Watanabe Toru
Miyaji Masako

Related Links (2)
1. Mahiru no tsuki Episode Synopses @ KIKU TV (English)
2. Mahiru no tsuki Infopage (Big5)

Drama Reviews (3)
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1. Another great Tokiwa performance [Rating: 8/10]
As usual Tokiwa san carries a cast of lightweights in this drama. I have seen several of her dramas and she has incredible range as an actress of protraying all different types of characters almost effortlessly. Obviously, it is a very sad subject of being a rape victim in their society. But she gives an eye opening performance.
Reviewed by warren.mcclendon on 10 April 2002
2. good one takako! [Rating: 6/10]
I am a takako fan..so well..this was no exception�as always..she was great�the story�didn't care much abt it�takako getting all paranoid after she got rape�very touching
Reviewed by ct_subang on 10 May 2003
3. touching and wonderful acting.... [Rating: 6/10]
i liked the way the 2 leads fleshed out their characters. they were able to show feelings of dilemma and confusion...
Reviewed by amethyst on 22 January 2002

Comments From Users (25)
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1. Comments by xploring [Rating: 8/10]
I had high expectations and it was different to how I expected it to be. This drama focuses on the aftermath of rape victim, the strain of on the victim and her friends and family as she and others tries to deal with the trauma, wounds and baggages. Pacing is slow and changes subtle, but meaningful, though there were moments in the early episodes that I found slightly unbelieveable. The love story aspect actually is quite secondary. All the main characters were very good. I found it difficult though to know other aspects of Tokiwa Takako's character though, as she was almost completely affected by her trauma. Iljima Naoko's character was particularly likeable and I half-wished she would be together with Naoki. A very serious and important drama, but because of the distance I felt with Mae, I was never completely immersed in the story. It was also not particularly moving for me personally, I kind of wish that the story would place more emphasis/impact on the courage involved as well.
2. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 8/10]
I really appreciate older dramas like this. As a previous commenter said, there isn't a lot of plot twists, which is exactly what I like. It presents a serious, emotional story that progresses realistically and deliberately. Watching Takako Tokiwa's performance can be frustrating, but it is precisely because of how real it is (I have dated girls, who while certainly not as extreme, still very much so behaved in a similar manner, due to their own traumas and what not.) I was sadly rather disappointed in the male lead, Oda yuji, not so much for his acting as much as that he seemed mostly like a dumb jock, and it was hard to see him being sensitive or caring. Still overall a very excellent drama.
3. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 6/10]
the character of Mai is annoying and somtimes pissed me off. Still interesting to compare the point of view of japanese males towards rape and raped women whit an occidental point of view. But the plot isn't that good... I won't recommend it.
4. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 7/10]
A good classic for me. The lead actors were good, as well as the 2 supporting actors. The story develops slowly and there is more focus on making the characters seem real than entertaining. I think it is an interesting watch.
5. Comments by db9paka [Rating: 9/10]
Tokiwa Takako at her best! I cried whenever she cried, she was just great! This drama really showed the reasons of her being the Queen of J-drama for a loong time once. She's truly the best Jdorama actress.
6. Comments by Akakage [Rating: 9/10]
Touching drama. This drama is about life after rape. It is worth to watch. All the characters are so close to real life character in your daily life. All of the actors have delivered great performance.
7. Comments by hikaruhana [Rating: 7/10]
Heartbreaking and takes you through the pain that Mae and Naoki are suffering, but uplifting at the end. The other plot lines are good, showing how healing it can be to face your fears head on.
8. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 7/10]
moving... i liked the main actor a lot - both his role and his acting. the struggles of both the characters - one healing and the other coping - was incredibly dramatic and heart-renching.
9. Comments by tsuyoshi7nhwi [Rating: 9/10]
Very touching story about a rape victim, and the man who loved her before and after the traumatic event. Splendidly acting by Oda Yuji and Tokiwa Takako.
10. Comments by requiem [Rating: 8/10]
Fascinating performance by Takako, but the theme might be too harsh for certain people. Also, the story does carry on a bit too long...
11. Comments by adreanna_lee [Rating: 8/10]
Good acting. Mablus! Oda Yuji was the most sensible, gentleman guy on earth i'm telling you! Ending sucks big time but still watchable.
12. Comments by ABINTRA [Rating: 7/10]
Enjoyable and entertaining, but don't go into this series expecting an endless array of plot twists. This is a character-based drama.
13. Comments by amethyst [Rating: 5/10]
About a rape victim walking out of her fears and falling in love with a man again. Delicate acting but a bit draggy at times.
14. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 7/10]
This drama portrays a rape victim's life in a realistic way, often making the viewer feel uncomfortable and depressed.
15. Comments by 4julls [Rating: 9/10]
great one ... and awesome act also ... thumbs for the player :D
theres something we can learn from this dorama :))
16. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
dark atmosphere, but the end makes everything good. i was very surprised, because Tokiwa Takako acts brilliant.
17. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 8/10]
The story line evolved around a serious subject, rape. The top leads are top notch and this is a must watch!
18. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]
takako init coping being a rape victim�didn't like the oda yuji-takako chemistry though
19. Comments by kinki_txr [Rating: 6/10]
not too bad as it is about how a couple overcome a rape incident.It is a bit draggy.
20. Comments by Bsalez [Rating: 7/10]
Well Romance just started and bad things happened to ur GF what u'll do?
21. Comments by Michi [Rating: 3/10]
too dark. i dun like this kind of dorama. so i've sold it.
22. Comments by gto_girlz83 [Rating: ?/10]
missing 1 episode...uwaaaaaaa.
23. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
Way too smooth ending.
24. Comments by toiling [Rating: 7/10]
Not too bad...
25. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by himawari [Rating: 8/10]
27. Comments by babyram [Rating: 8/10]
28. Comments by ct3395 [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by Lilynadia [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by Dell [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. nasharane
I like it because it tells astory of a gurl victim dat begin'z 2 start a new lyf even though she was raped!!!!!!!!!!1
it can help da victim'z of raped !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. fisan
Good story line, and the act between oda yuji and takako tokiwa so natural
3. mandy
4. bamboo