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Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi (のび太の南極カチコチ大冒険, Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Dai Bōken) is the 37th installment of the Doraemon feature films.It is directed and written by Atsushi Takahashi. The theme song for this movie is Boku no Kokoro wo Tsukutte yo by Ken Hirai. A video game based on the film for the Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan on March 2, 2017.

An Antarctic adventure awaits! Nobita and gang set out to locate the owner of a mystical ring frozen inside a massive iceberg for over 100,000 years.

Doraemon and his friends can't deal with the summer heat and head for Antarctica, where they build an amusement park using a secret gadget that makes ice crystals. Then they discover a mysterious ring in the ice. It turns out that the ring is buried in ice that is over 100,000 years old.


Unable to withstand the midsummer heat, Doraemon transports Nobita and his friends to a huge iceberg floating in the South Pacific. While creating an amusement park with the secret tool “Ice-working Iron” the group finds a mysterious golden ring in the ice. Upon closer examination, they determine that the ring was buried in Antarctica 100,000 years ago… before people could have lived there!

Doraemon and friends head to Antarctica looking for the owner of the ring and come across the ruins of a huge city buried in the ice. Using Doraemon’s Time Belt, the group travels back 100,000 years ago and meets the young girl Carla and Professor Hyakkoi who are connected to the mysterious ring. But now the group must fight for survival as Doraemon faces the crisis of the entire Earth freezing!


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 ice 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 Mofusuke; 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.


Gadgets used


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Voice Actor Role(s)


Theme songs
Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon
Boku no Kokoro wo Tsukutte yo
Insert songs
Pao Pao Dance


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Official trailers


  • This is the last movie to be scored by Kan Sawada.
  • In the content of the bonus video after the end roll (notice of the next work), which is customary in the second movie, Doraemon wearing a pirate cap appeared and "Voyage" (changes to "public" after a few seconds) "OK" was displayed. On June 14, 2017, it was announced that the title of the latest work was Doraemon Nobita's Treasure Island.
  • Shizuka is now wearing the light pink slip-on ballet flats shoes instead of light pink buckle shoes.

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. 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 - - - US$61.1 million

The film was released in China on May 30, 2017, and grossed CN¥149 million ($22.05 million) after completing its theatrical run.

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 Combined, the film grossed $61.1 million worldwide.


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