2.719 out of 5 from 58 votes
Being a mom is never easy, especially when the arrival of spring results in your children drawing weather maps on the walls and leaving their ice cream to melt in your bed! For Rieko Kamohara this is just a part of her daily routine. While her drunken husband works as a travelling photographer and is often away from home, Rieko has to try and balance her job as a manga artist with looking after her two young children, Bunji and Fumi. From looming deadlines and her own mother nagging her about her duties as a housewife, to being hounded by a middle aged man dressed as a fairy who claims to be the spirit of early education, it’s amazing that super mum Rieko manages to keep her sanity intact at all!
I have only seen one episode of Sazae-san but I think if you wanted an updated version of it Mainichi Kaasan is a perfect fit. Both are about mothers leading their families in everyday life. Check either of these titles out if you want nothing but good clean family humour.