Nankyoku Tairiku (3discs)
/ Japanese Drama
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Dolby Digital 2.0release date:
Jan 02, 2012
Region Code: All, NTSC
No of CDs: 3 DVDs
Rating for English subtitles: Good
Nankyoku Tairiku / ÑõÐ¿ÓÞ×Á / Antarctica ~The Story of Dogs and Men Who Challenged the Field of God
Starring: Kimura Takuya, Ayase Haruka, Sakai Masato, Yamamoto Yusuke
A drama commemorating TBS's 60th anniversary, the story is about 11 members who were sent to the South Pole for the first time in February 1957 in a national project to explore Antartica. They were accompanied by a dogsled of 19 Sakhalin huskies. When they left for Japan a year later, they were forced to leave the dogs behind due to the bad weather. In January 1959, Kuramochi Takeshi and some others joined a third expedition to ascertain the fate of the dogs.
In a national project to rebuild the country¡¯s self-confidence, Japan¡¯s first Antarctic winter party set off from Japan on an antacrtic exploration aboard the observation ship ¡®Soya¡¯ in 1956. Kuramochi Takeshi (Kimura Takuya), an assistant professor of geophysics at Tokyo University, was the second in command in the party and in charge of geological observation and the dog sled of 19 Sakhalin Huskies. Shouldering the dreams of their fellow countrymen, the party and their dogs braved temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celcius and blizzards with speeds of 100 metres per second in the place they were told to be inaccessible, and built the Showa base. While this took a toll on the dogs, they made it through the winter. However, the party was forced to leave 15 of the Sakhalin Huskies behind in Antarctica. A year later, Kuramochi returned to the South Pole and was reunited with the dog siblings ¡®Taro¡¯ and ¡®Jiro¡¯ that had miraculously survived the harsh climate.