14-sai No Haha

14-sai No Haha (2006)

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Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,165 users
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The drama concerns 14-year-old Miki Ichinose, who becomes pregnant with her boyfriend's child. After struggling with the fact that she is pregnant, she decides that she will keep the baby and raise it by herself. The show follows what this means for her, her family, her school life, the life of her boyfriend and his family, and the society in which she resides.

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    14 Year Old Mother; 14-year-old Mother: Born for Love's Sake; Mother at Fourteen

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Jan 17, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
The drama goes into the fallout of when a 14 year old girl becomes pregnant. The drama does bring up some interesting issues and it seems quite anti-abortion. I was quite disappointed by the end of the drama because of unnecessary conflicts brought on by secondary characters.

Shida Mirai was the female lead and this was not one of her better performances. She often came across as flat read more and uninteresting.
The only worthwhile performances were from Tanaka Misako as the all-bearing and brave mother of Shida Mirai's character. Also, kudos to the actress who played Miura's mother. She was an interesting and complicated character.


The drama would have been much better if there was more believable acting from the lead characters and better plot development.
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7 people found this review helpful
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Aug 3, 2011
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
The drama is neither happy nor sad, but it is full of reflection. The 14 years old girl in pregnant... It sounds terribly. Miki gave a baby, though everyone has objection. I see her future in black colors, but who knows... I admit she had exceptional parents, who could accept that choice. Especially mother. An oasis of calm. It was very unrealistic, but finally - it's fiction.

In Japan, at least read more the abortion isn't forbidden, so there always exists a rescue answear this situtation. Maybe it's not easy, but there is always better to have a choice.
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Both daughters attempt to keep their pregnancy a secret from their families for a short time. There are complicated circumstances that lead to this, so both families try and come to terms with it before supporting the daughter's happiness
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Both tell the story of a young girl giving birth and the struggle of people around her (although the girl in Kodomo no Kodomo is 11 years old).
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    claudya87 Apr 13, 2017 - edited

    At one point in time I was fascinated by series that portrayed unplanned pregnancies..I enjoyed seeing the raw feelings, I loved seeing people struggle and triumph. This series concentrated exactly on that..and yet it had a smooth feeling..the lead girl was sustained by closed ones and matured..she was half-struggling if I could say that. I expected more from it.

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    Mitsukirox101 Jan 23, 2017

    I watched this in middle school so around the age of the protagonist, and it was really a humbling experience full of raw emotion. I had just started watching j-dramas too and seeing different cultural perspectives on teen pregnancy was quite thought provoking. I think sometimes the emotions were so real that I felt uncomfortable not knowing how to process this heavy stuff as a kid, but as an adult now I definitely recommend this show.

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    Heathenkitties Jul 6, 2016

    Good drama that I felt honestly portrays teen pregnancy. The only detractor was the cheesy, overly dramatic music that was playing through the drama. Also, big cultural difference in how Japan handles teen sexuality versus the U.S. (well, the West Coast, which is where I am from).

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    Mir Jun 7, 2016
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    John Jan 6, 2016 - edited

    This drama did a better job at tackling the teenage pregnancy topic then Juno did. This drama actually showed how people around you would react to this topic.

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    irish Nov 22, 2015

    another winner from Japan. Excellent acting all round. Shida Mirai is wonderful in the lead role, but is backed up by an equally wonderful cast. My favourite being Takahata Atsuko as the doctor. I'm still wondering what the story of Yanagisawa Mayu was though.

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    Mikan Nov 1, 2015

    Should i watch this? hmm...
    Just heard Shirushi in epi1 and felt like ahh must watch,, but after reading all those reviews, i am wavering whether this dorama is worth my time or not!

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    choi Oct 1, 2015 - edited

    This sounds interesting, even tho I'm a little sceptical because 14-year-old and pregnant sounds so terrible and even unreal. And since I've watched Jenny & Juno (yeah I know, it isn't japanese and it is a movie) which I didn't actually like, I don't know what this would be like.

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    Omocha Jun 12, 2015

    Just love it, shida is just great here, she's 12 when in this drama, but she can do what should do as miki, though Miura so stiff here, he could be ridiculous in his newer drama

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    925cayasa Feb 18, 2014

    nice drama, but some people say it's just fake.....they cannot see that its not fake it's more like a real life.

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    Yozora_Hikari Nov 15, 2013

    It is such a long time when i watched this drama, and i just remember vaguely about the storyline, it is very touching and emotionally good.. ^^ a rare story indeed..

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    Miow May 28, 2013

    Love this drama 4ever

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    Miow May 28, 2013

    I cry all the time watching this drama.
    so much different of Jenny & Juno, which does
    not show the "true".

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    Bodea Apr 4, 2013

    One of the best jdramas I've had the pleasure of watching. I loved the effort to tackle such a sensitive subject - teenage motherhood. This drama made me a fan of both Mirai and Miura. It was the first thing I saw them in and their acting was great. I highly suggest giving this one a try.

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    Nara Mar 31, 2013

    and now i knew the reason why hornet hated falcon xD


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    Oct 11, 2006 to Dec 20, 2006
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    45 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 2,165 users)
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