An orphanage is the setting for the new Nippon TV drama series, “Ashita, Mama ga Inai” (“Tomorrow, Mama Will Be Gone”; Wed., 10 p.m.), which stars the two hottest child actors in Japan right now, Rio Suzuki and Mana Ashida.

Maki (Suzuki) is sent to a group home for orphans at the age of 9 after her mother is arrested and sent to jail. Her social worker, Kana (Fumino Kimura), introduces her to the director of the home and to her new housemates, most of whom go by nicknames. Maki believes her mother will show up at any time to take her home, but most of the other girls don’t have that possibility.

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