Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo

Dr. Koto Shinryojo [1] (Dr.コトー診療所, Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo, literally Dr. Koto's Clinic) is a manga series by Takatoshi Yamada that was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday until the magazine's demise in 2008, at which point it moved to Big Comic Original.

Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo
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Cover of the first manga volume
Written byTakatoshi Yamada
Published byShogakukan
MagazineWeekly Young Sunday,
Big Comic Original
Original run2000 – present
Television drama
Original networkFuji Television
Original run 2003 2006
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In 2004, it won the Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.[2] The series was adapted as a live-action Japanese television drama series, titled in English as Dr. Coto's Clinic,[3] which aired between 2003 and 2006 on Fuji Television. The drama series was filmed on the Japanese Archipelago island Yonaguni.


Kensuke Goto (五島健助, Gotō Kensuke)
Drama role by: Hidetaka Yoshioka
A young, prominent surgeon, who left a prestigious hospital in Tokyo and moved to an isolated island in the southern part of Japan. He works at a clinic there as the only doctor on the island. He was not necessarily welcomed by the islanders first as they had negative experience with former doctors at the clinic. But with his sincere attitude toward the patients and commitment to his work, Kensuke gradually developed good rapport with his patients. "Koto", his nickname, was given to him by a child who met him while on the ferry that took him to the island.
Ayaka Hoshino (星野彩佳, Hoshino Ayaka)
Drama role by: Kou Shibasaki
Nurse at Dr. Koto's clinic
Kazunori Wada (和田一範, Wada Kazunori)
Drama role by: Toshio Kakei
A staff member at the clinic
Shigeo Ando (安藤重男, Andō Shigeo)
Drama role by: Shigeru Izumiya
The leader of the fishermen on the island
Takehiro Hara (原健裕, Hara Takehiro)
Drama role by: Ryo Tomioka
A boy who respects Dr. Goto and wants to be a doctor
Taketoshi Hara (原剛利, Hara Taketoshi)
Drama role by: Saburō Tokitō
Fisherman and Takehiro's father.
Shoichi Hoshino
Drama role by: Kaoru Kobayashi (actor)
A worker at the Town Office


  1. ^ "Dr.Koto Shinryojo[permanent dead link]," Shogakukan
  2. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
  3. ^ "Dr. Coto's Clinic 2006." Fuji Creative. Retrieved on January 9, 2009.

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