Nankyoku Tairiku ~Kami no Ryouiki ni Idonda Otoko to Inu no Monogatari~ TBS Fall Drama 2010

  • Drama: Antarctica (International English title)
  • Romaji: Nankyoku Tairiku ~Kami no Ryouiki ni Idonda Otoko to Inu no Monogatari~
  • Japanese: 南極大陸〜神の領域に挑んだ男と犬の物語〜
  • Director: Katsuo Fukuzawa
  • Writer: Kitamura Taiichi (novel), Yoshihiro Izumi
  • Producer: Akihiko Ishimaru, Hidenori Iyoda, Yasuhiro Yamada
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 16 – December 18, 2011
  • Runtime: Sundays 21:00
  • TV Ratings: 18.0%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set in the 1950’s, a Japanese Antarctic research exploration team and 19 dogs that accompanied the team are stationed at the Showa Base in Antarctica. After a year, the exploration team is ordered to withdraw from the Antarctic station due to severe weather conditions. The dogs have to be left behind. The following year, the next team arrives at the Showa Base station and a miraculous reunion occurs between a dog handler accompanying the new tean and two dogs, Taro and Shiro, that are brothers.

Notes

  1. Drama series “Nankyoku Tairiku” is to commemorate TBS’s 60th anniversary.
  2. Story centers around Japan’s first Antarctic research exploration team based at the Showa Station.

Cast

Nankyoku Tairiku-Takuya Kimura.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Haruka Ayase.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Masato Sakai.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Yusuke Yamamoto.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Yu Yoshizawa.jpg
Takuya Kimura Haruka Ayase Masato Sakai Yusuke Yamamoto Hisashi Yoshizawa
Takeshi Kuramochi Miyuki Takaoka Haruhiko Himuro Natsuo Inuzuka Shinkichi Yokomine
Nankyoku Tairiku-Yoshinori Okada.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Kotaro Shiga.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Yosuke Kawamura.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Ishimoto Doronzu.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Susumu Terajima.jpg
Yoshinori Okada Kotaro Shiga Yosuke Kawamura Ishimoto Doronzu Susumu Terajima
Ikuzo Funaki Kennosuke Tani Hajime Arashiyama Manpei Yamasato Naoto Samejima
Nankyoku Tairiku-Naoto Ogata.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Kyohei Shibata.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Teruyuki Kagawa.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Mana Ashida.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Mizuki Inoue.jpg
Naoto Ogata Kyohei Shibata Teruyuki Kagawa Mana Ashida Mizuki Inoue
Noriaki Utsumi Yu Shirasaki Eitaro Hoshino Haruka Furutachi Akira Furutachi
Nankyoku Tairiku-Tae Kimura.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Takako Kato.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Sakura (1983).jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Ito Ono.jpg Nankyoku Tairiku-Gaku Yamamoto.jpg
Tae Kimura Takako Kato Sakura Ito Ono Gaku Yamamoto
Ayako Furutachi Sumiko Samejima Naomi Yokomine Mitsuko Inuzuka Tomohiro Furutachi
Nankyoku Tairiku-Tsunehiko Watase.jpg
Tsunehiko Watase
Takeshi Kuramochi’s dad

Additional Cast Members:

Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 10/16/2011 22.2%
02 10/23/2011 19.0%
03 10/30/2011 16.9%
04 11/06/2011 15.8%
05 11/13/2011 13.2%
06 11/20/2011 19.1%
07 11/27/2011 13.4%
08 12/04/2011 15.0%
09 12/11/2011 16.7%
10 12/18/2011 22.0%
Average 18.0%

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