(Brother) is a drama
that aired on TBS
. It first aired in Japan
on April 30 1990
Based on the autobiographical novel by Koda Aya
, this made for TV movie follows the siblings Gen and Hekiro and their relationship with each other. Set in the 1900's, it tells the story of Hekiro, a young and gifted, yet weak student, and his younger sister Gen who eventually becomes Hekiro's surrogate mother. The young woman takes up the part of parent and takes care of her brother until his pre-mature death of consumption.