• Title: 斉藤さん
  • Title (romaji): SAITOU san / Saito-san
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Family
  • Broadcast network: NTV

Season 1

  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 15.5 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-09 to 2008-Mar-19
  • Air time: Wednesday 22:00
  • Theme song: ENGAGED by Mizuki Arisa


With her husband rarely home because of work, Saitou Masako raises her kindergarten son by herself. With a strong sense of what's right, she is never afraid to confront people who violate the rules of society. While her righteousness makes her a heroine among the kindergarteners, their mothers have learned to keep their distance from all the trouble Saitou brings with her. Mano Wakaba, a soft-spoken mother who had problems with her son turning violent at his previous school, soon moves into the neighborhood. Eager to get along with the other mothers at the kindergarten, Mano does her best to please, and pushes her son Takeru to do the same, even if it puts her at odds with Saitou. When Takeru gets burned by a smoker whose cigarette brushes his face, Mano is content to let it go, but Saitou steps in to confront the man, asking for an apology. When the man stubbornly refuses, a scuffle ensues and the man runs away. When the bystanders watching begin clapping their hands, Mano is left in awe. As circumstances push her and Saitou together, Mano must choose between bending over to please the other mothers or joining Saitou and facing alienation.

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Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Ratings
Ratings (Kansai) Ratings (Nationwide)
01 Cue the annoying heroine fighting for justice! 15.3 ??.? ??.?
02 I don't need friends if it means I can't tell people what's wrong is wrong! 17.4 ??.? ??.?
03 Don't worry about ruining the mood! A small victory thanks to true friendship 15.5 ??.? ??.?
04 Don't fawn over your kid! A miraculous gift that came on Christmas Eve 15.4 ??.? ??.?
05 Even friends scold each other! A loving slapstick comedy sketch for you 15.8 ??.? ??.?
06 I'll never forgive dirty people in power! Mutiny by emergency communications network 13.0 ??.? ??.?
07 I wanna be like Saitou-san! Mano-san speaks her mind to others!? 14.0 ??.? ??.?
08 How dare you bully the teacher! A sermon to the Monster Parents 12.5 ??.? ??.?
09 I can't tell Mano... Saitou-san is leaving!? 17.2 ??.? ??.?
10 Wrong is wrong! A final message from Saitou-san 15.0 ??.? ??.?
11 Goodbye, Saitou-san 19.6 ??.? ??.?
Average -- 15.5 ??.? ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


Autumn 2007 NTV Spring 2008
Hataraki Man Wednesday 22:00 Hokaben
SAITOU san 2

Season 2

  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership ratings: 12.3%
  • Broadcast period: 2013-Jul-13 to 2013-Sept-21
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00
  • Theme song:


The righteous Saito Masako (Mizuki Arisa) boldly confronted those who ignored the rules of society regardless of who they were when her son Junichi was in kindergarten. Now Junichi is a fourth-grade elementary school student and the Saitos live in a new neighbourhood. - JDramas


Episode Ratings

Episode Episode title Ratings
01 15.5
02 13.1
03 10.6
04 10.5
05 11.0
06 09.7
07 12.2
08 14.5
09 13.1
10 12.9
Average 12.3

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

Production Crs

  • Original writing: Oda Yua (小田ゆうあ) SAITOU san (manga)
  • Producer: Nanba Toshiaki

Spring 2013 NTV Autumn 2013
35-sai no Koukousei Saturday 21:00 Tokyo Bandwagon

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