Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi

Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi[a] is a Japanese animated science-fiction film. It is the 37th movie in Doraemon movie series. It is directed and written by Atsushi Takahashi.[1] Takahashi was an assistant director on Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning Spirited Away.[2] It was released on March 4, 2017, in Japan.[3] A video game based on the film for Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan on March 2, 2017.[4]

Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi
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Theatrical release poster
Japaneseドラえもん のび太の南極カチコチ大冒険
HepburnDoraemon Nobita no Nankyoku kachikōchi dai bōken
LiterallyDoraemon: Nobita and the Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi
Directed byAtsushi Takahashi
Written byFujiko Fujio
Screenplay by Atsushi Takahashi
Based onDoraemon by Fujiko Fujio
Music byKan Sawada
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • March 4, 2017 (2017-03-04)
Running time
101 Minutes
Box office$65.4 million


The film starts with 100,000 years ago, Carla losing her gold ring. On the other hand, unable to endure the mid-summer heat, Doraemon transports Nobita and his friends to a huge iceberg floating in the South Pacific. While creating an amusement park with the secret gadget "Ice-Working Iron", Nobita finds a mysterious golden ring in the ice and he asks Doraemon to search how old the golden ring was. After learning that the ring was buried in Antarctica 100,000 years ago, Doraemon tells Nobita and his friends that nobody had discovered Antarctica until 1773, Doraemon and his friends change their clothes to winter clothes and use Anywhere Door to visit Antarctica in search of its owner. They melt a blue elephant like structure whom Nobita calls Mosuke who was frozen in emice[clarification needed] with a bag. After facing many threats they come across the ruins of a huge city buried in the ice, and then travel back in time to meet Carla and Professor Hyakkoi, who are connected to the mysterious ring and finally meet them and Carla's yellow elephant Yuka-tan similar to Mosuke ; however, the group must fight for survival as Doraemon risks plunging the Earth into another ice age. When everything starts freezing, Nobita, Shizuka, Suneo, Gian, Carla, Mosuke, Doraemon and Yuka-tan decide to travel 100,000 years later to survive but Doraemon and Yuka-tan are separated from the group while they reach in future. But they are unable to go back in time since the time belt battery is empty. Back in time, Doraemon remembers Dorami's prediction that his lucky star can save him from getting frozen and freezes Yuka-tan with the bag of gadgets and the battery. Mosuke gives the bag to Nobita which was frozen with it and Nobita says Mosuke is none other than Yuka-tan frozen by Doraemon to send them the battery. Everyone travel back in time and save Doraemon and fight the ice giant. The film ends with showing Doraemon and his friends saying farewell to their friend Carla and Professor as they prepare to leave earth, after this Doraemon and his friends return to the home, Doraemon shows Nobita the planet's (where Carla and Professor lived or home planet of Carla and Professor) ice is melting and after some time the planet returns to it normal condition and in the last sentence of the film before credits, Nobita's Mom calls him and Doraemon for dinner. The planet's position was given to Doraemon by professor. Doraemon uses a telescope to view the planet.


Character Japanese voice actor
Doraemon Wasabi Mizuta
Nobita Megumi Ōhara
Shizuka Yumi Kakazu
Suneo Tomokazu Seki
Gian Subaru Kimura
Dorami Chiaki
Tamako Nobi Kotono Mitsuishi
Nobisuke Nobi Yasunori Matsumoto
Professor Hyakkoi Daisuke Namikawa
Carla Rie Kugimiya
Octogon Masumi Yagi[5]
Yamitem Shigeo Takahashi[5]
Mofusuke Aya Endo
Yuka-tan Nao Toyama
Brisaga Ayaka Hirahara
Pao Pao Mai Asada, Nobunari Oda

Theme song

  • Boku no kokoro wo tsukutte yo, Make My Heart (僕の心をつくってよ, Make My Heart) by Ken Hirai.

Box office

Debuting on 371 screens with Toho distributing, Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi earned $6.1 million on 592,036 admissions in its first weekend and ranked 1 on Japanese box office.[6] Doraemon's 37th film made highest second weekend gross and highest total after second weekend in the franchise and is the fastest Doraemon's film to reach ¥4 billion milestone within 37 days of release.

Here is a table which shows the box office of this movie of all the weekends in Japan:

# Rank Weekend Weekend gross Total gross till current weekend
1 1 March 4–5 ¥691,813,500 ($6.1 million) ¥691,813,500 ($6.1 million)
2 2 March 11–12 ¥507,416,050 ($4.4 million) ¥1,335,367,550 ($11.6 million)
3 3 March 18–19 ¥381,033,500 ($3.4 million) ¥1,883,054,900 ($16.8 million)
4 4 March 25–26 ¥304,031,100 ($2.7 million) ¥2,646,925,600 ($23.8 million)
5 4 April 8–2 ¥278,872,700 ($2.5 million) ¥3,537,579,600 ($31.7 million)
6 5 April 8–9 ¥166,112,900 ($1.5 million) ¥4,038,973,500 ($36.3 million)
7 6 April 15–16 ¥71,000,000 ($655,000) ¥4,140,000,000 ($37.3 million)
8 10 April 22–23 ¥39,704,100 ($361,000) ¥4,197,254,100 ($37.8 million)
9 - April 29–30 ¥31,000,000 ($273,000) ¥4,240,000,000 ($38.1 million)
10 - May 6–07 ¥32,000,000 ($282,000) ¥4,340,000,000 ($38.9 million)
11 - May 13–14 ¥9,000,000 ($80,800) ¥4,360,000,000 ($39.1 million)
FINAL TOTAL - - - ¥4.43 billion[7] ($41.1 million)

The film was released in China on May 30, 2017, and grossed CN¥149 million ($22.04 million) after completing its theatrical run.[8]

It was released in Hong Kong on August 3, 2017, and grossed HK$8.2 million (US$1.1 million).

In South Korea, it was released on August 11, 2017, and grossed $1,042,480 after completing its theatrical run. The film also grossed $74,855 in Turkey.[9] Combined, the film grossed $65.4 million worldwide.


  1. ^ "37th Doraemon Film's 1st Trailer Previews Antarctic Story". Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi Info and High-Res Images from Toho". Sci Fi Japan. December 26, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "New Doraemon 37th installment revealed". Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Millán, Alberto. "A new title Doraemon is already on the way to Nintendo 3DS" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "37th Doraemon Film Features Cameo by Japanese Comedy Duo Savanna". Anime News Network. January 15, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Japan Box Office: 37th 'Doraemon' Film Leads Weekend Chart". Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "2017". Eiren. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "哆啦A梦:大雄的南极冰冰凉大冒险". Maoyan. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Doraemon: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 21, 2017.


  1. ^ Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi (ドラえもん のび太の南極カチコチ大冒険, Doraemon Nobita no Nankyoku kachikochi dai bōken)

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