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Crunchyroll Adds Live-Action Dr. Coto's Clinic Show

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2003 TV show of Takatoshi Yamada's medical manga

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it added the live-action television adaptation of Takatoshi Yamada's Dr. Koto Shinryōjo (Dr. Koto's Clinic) manga under the name Dr. Coto's Clinic. The website began streaming the series on Monday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for viewers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe except Russia.

The full series is available only to premium users for now. Free users can only view the series' first four episodes, with four more episodes being made available each following week.

Crunchyroll describes the live-action series:

In this drama set on Shikina Island, a far-flung island of the Japanese archipelago located more than six hours from the Japanese main islands, the young physician Kensuke Goto arrives at the island and has to deal with the island's inhabitants, uneager to accept him, at a clinic lacking sufficient medical equipment. Here's a human drama showing how Dr. Coto values the dignity of human life while unflinchingly facing disease with a serious attitude.

Yamada launched the original manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday magazine in 2000, and transferred it to Shogakukan's Big Comic Original after Weekly Young Sunday ceased publication. The manga has been in hiatus since 2010 due to Yamada's health. Fuji TV aired the live-action adaptation of the manga in 2003, with a sequel series airing in 2006.

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