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An striking drama of the amazingly gifted surgeon Goro Zaizen, caught up by his desire for power and fame, and his contemporary surgeon Shuji Satomi, who selflessly continues a quest to save human lives.This serious drama depicts the lives of these two contrasting personalities and the people around them.The Great White Tower returns again to the television screen for the first time in 25 years! The Great White Tower is the title of a representative novel by Toyoko Yamazaki that depicts the hidden side of the medical world and the dignity of human life, thus shocking and moving many readers, marking a milestone in medical dramas.A dense human drama develops starting with the first half, which depicts the tragicomic circumstances arising from human ambition in the selection of professors, and proceeding to the second half, which inquires into the dignity of human life through a medical court case involving a malpractice suit.

Series Cast

  1. Akiko Yada

    Akiko Yada

    21 Episodes

  2. Hitomi Kuroki

    Hitomi Kuroki

    21 Episodes

  3. Yosuke Eguchi

    Yosuke Eguchi

    21 Episodes

  4. Atsuko Tanaka

    Atsuko Tanaka

    21 Episodes

  5. Maki Mizuno

    Maki Mizuno

    21 Episodes

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Shiroi kyoto season 1

2003 | 21 Episodes

Season 1 of The Great White Tower premiered on October 9, 2003.

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The Great White Tower


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Original Name 白い巨塔

Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 60m



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