The Great White Tower (2003) – Dramacool

Published : May 14, 2022 9:47 pm by Dramacool Kissassian

A striking drama of the amazingly gifted surgeon Zaizen Goro, caught up by his desire for power and fame, and his contemporary physician Satomi Shuji, 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 Yamazaki Toyoko 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.

  • Native Title: 白い巨塔
  • Also Known As: Shiroi Kyoto
  • Screenwriter: Inoue Yumiko
  • Director: Kono Keita, Nishitani Hiroshi
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Karasawa Toshiaki

      Zaizen Goro

      Main Role

    • Eguchi Yosuke in The Great White Tower Japanese Drama (2003)
      Eguchi Yosuke

      Satomi Shuji

      Main Role

    • Ishizaka Koji in The Great White Tower Japanese Drama (2003)
      Ishizaka Koji

      Dr. Azuma Teizo [Professor and Head of First Surgery Department]

      Support Role

    • Ibu Masato in The Great White Tower Japanese Drama (2003)
      Ibu Masato

      Dr. Ugai Ryoichi [Professor and Head of Internal Medicine Department / Dean, Faculty of Medicine]

      Support Role

    • Shinagawa Toru in The Great White Tower Japanese Drama (2003)
      Shinagawa Toru

      Dr. Okouichi Seisaku [Professor, Pathology Department]

      Support Role

    • Yamada Meikyo in The Great White Tower Japanese Drama (2003)
      Yamada Meikyo

      Dr. Imazu Shoji [Professor, Second Surgery Department]

      Support Role


    • Score: 8.4 (scored by 116 users)
    • Ranked: #56136
    • Popularity: #8524
    • Watchers: 512


    • Drama: The Great White Tower
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 21
    • Aired: Oct 9, 2003 – Mar 18, 2004
    • Aired On: Thursday
    • Original Network: Fuji TV
    • Duration: 54 min.
    • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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