Mukai Arata no Dobutsu Nikki

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Mukai Arata no Dobutsu Nikki


  • Title: 向井荒太の動物日記
  • Title (romaji): Mukai Arata no Dobutsu Nikki
  • Tagline: 愛犬ロシナンテの災難
  • Tagline (romaji): Aiken Rosinante no Sainan
  • Also known as: Mukai Arata's Animal Diary: The Disaster of My Dog Rosinante
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 15.2
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Broadcast period: 2001-Jan-13 to 2001-Mar-17
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00
  • Theme song: Boku no Senaka Niwa Hane ga Aru by KinKi Kids


The star of the show is Rosinante, a lovable Labrador retriever, whose master, a commuter train conductor, dies while Rosinante is spending the night at the impromptu weekend dog hotel a veterinary professor has set up at the university to collect a little extra cash. With a touch of the loyal Hachiko in him, Rosinante greets all the passing trains his master used to ride. Such loyalty leads Domoto to adopt Rosinante even if it does mean getting thrown out of his apartment building and having to live in the girl's dorm.

"Dear Diary, the dogs broke out of the veterinary clinic again today . . .", you would think was written by a person. Well, the whole story is in fact told by a dog, Rosinante, one of the inhabitants of a university veterinary clinic. Chief among his writings is happy-go-lucky yet hapless vet student, Mukai Arata, who is at bliss with animals. The question is, can Arata get along with his peers and professors as well as he can with the animals he cares for? -- NTV

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