|Genre||Comedy, slice of life|
|Written by||Rieko Saibara|
|Published by||Mainichi Shimbun|
|Original run||October 2002 – ongoing|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Mitsuru Hongo|
|Original run||April 1, 2009 – March 25, 2012|
|Released||February 5, 2011|
Mainichi Kaasan (毎日かあさん?), literally translated as "Everyday Mother" and officially given the name "Kaasan: Mom's Life" by Crunchyroll, is the title of a short gag manga by Rieko Saibara which has been serialized in the Mainichi Shimbun morning edition since October 2002. The anime TV series adaptation ran from April 1, 2009, until March 25, 2012 on TV Tokyo, airing on Wednesday 7pm to 7:30pm. The Kaasan character was voiced by Kumiko Mori. It was also adapted into a live-action film in 2011 starring Kyōko Koizumi.
- Kaori Shoji (3 February 2011). "Rieko Saibara: Manga artist's true-life tale of drugs, booze and cartoons". CNNGo. CNN. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- "40th Japan Cartoonist Awards Honor Moto Hagio". Anime News Network. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
- "Hotarubi no Mori e, 663114 Win at 66th Mainichi Film Awards". Anime News Network. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
- Official Mainichi Kaasan manga website (Japanese)
- Official Mainichi Kaasan anime website (Japanese)
- Mainichi Kaasan (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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