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.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Haruka Ayase.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Masato Sakai.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Yusuke Yamamoto.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Yu Yoshizawa.jpg
Takuya KimuraHaruka AyaseMasato SakaiYusuke YamamotoHisashi Yoshizawa
Takeshi KuramochiMiyuki TakaokaHaruhiko HimuroNatsuo InuzukaShinkichi Yokomine
Nankyoku Tairiku-Yoshinori Okada.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Kotaro Shiga.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Yosuke Kawamura.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Ishimoto Doronzu.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Susumu Terajima.jpg
Yoshinori OkadaKotaro ShigaYosuke KawamuraIshimoto DoronzuSusumu Terajima
Ikuzo FunakiKennosuke TaniHajime ArashiyamaManpei YamasatoNaoto Samejima
Nankyoku Tairiku-Naoto Ogata.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Kyohei Shibata.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Teruyuki Kagawa.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Mana Ashida.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Mizuki Inoue.jpg
Naoto OgataKyohei ShibataTeruyuki KagawaMana AshidaMizuki Inoue
Noriaki UtsumiYu ShirasakiEitaro HoshinoHaruka FurutachiAkira Furutachi
Nankyoku Tairiku-Tae Kimura.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Takako Kato.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Sakura (1983).jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Ito Ono.jpgNankyoku Tairiku-Gaku Yamamoto.jpg
Tae KimuraTakako KatoSakuraIto OnoGaku Yamamoto
Ayako FurutachiSumiko SamejimaNaomi YokomineMitsuko InuzukaTomohiro Furutachi
Nankyoku Tairiku-Tsunehiko Watase.jpg
Tsunehiko Watase
Takeshi Kuramochi’s dad

Additional Cast Members:

Episode Ratings

EpisodeDateRatings
(Kanto Region)
0110/16/201122.2%
0210/23/201119.0%
0310/30/201116.9%
0411/06/201115.8%
0511/13/201113.2%
0611/20/201119.1%
0711/27/201113.4%
0812/04/201115.0%
0912/11/201116.7%
1012/18/201122.0%
Average18.0%

DOWNLOAD