Japanese Title: 南極大陸～神の領域に挑んだ男と犬の物語
Cast: Kimura Takuya, Ayase Haruka, Sakai Masato, Yamamoto Yusuke
# of Episodes: TBA
Broadcasting Station: TBS
Airing Days: Sundays
Synopsis: 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 dogs. 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 Taro and Jiro. [Credit: Wiki]
***42nd COMPLETED PROJECT!!
Alice: 2nd! 3rd Japanese project! Okay, this is newbie talk. I have no idea who Kimura Takuya is, except he’s really big in Japan (a member of SMAP) and is 18 days older than my mom. heh. Also, he’s a rating killer, Episode 1 has a whopping premiere at 22.2%!! The story reminds me of Balto. Looking forward to the touching moments between these men and their loyal dogs.
And yesh, another Yamamoto Yusuke’s drama!