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Black Jack

Black Jack

Alternative Titles

English: Black Jack
Synonyms: Black Jack OVA, Black Jack Final
Japanese: ブラック・ジャック


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1993 to Dec 16, 2011
Genres: Drama
Duration: 50 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.871 (scored by 2514 users)
Ranked: #6802
Popularity: #2305
Members: 7,312
Favorites: 69
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action drama medical


In the medical profession, there is a name spoken in hushed tones, of an unlicensed genius physician who can save lives—for a price. His name is Black Jack, and he is a dashing, moody figure, caped in black, a Harlock of medicine, a man who lives by no rules other than his own—and the Hippocratic Oath. A man who would defy the will of God himself in the name of preserving life.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Black Jack
Side story: Black Jack the Movie
Alternative version: Black Jack (TV)
Other: Black Jack: Heian Sento

Characters & Voice Actors

Hazama, Kuroo
Hazama, Kuroo
Otsuka, Akio
Otsuka, Akio
Thornton, Kirk
Thornton, Kirk
Mizutani, Yuko
Mizutani, Yuko
Maddalena, Julie
Maddalena, Julie
Dr. Kiriko
Dr. Kiriko
Scarabelli, Mario
Scarabelli, Mario
Yamaji, Kazuhiro
Yamaji, Kazuhiro
Ham Egg
Ham Egg


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kudo, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
Sugino, Akio
Animation Director, Character Design
Tezuka, Osamu
Original Creator

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Dec 15, 2007
The importance of BlackJack

Black Jack is an iconic figure in Japan. The original manga was created by Osamu Tezuka, creator of Pheonix, Buddha and Astro boy. Tezuka was often called the god of manga, or Japans Walt Disney, and he derserved these titles. After all, Tezuka's creation of the sci fi Manga epic "Metropolis" is what convinced Japan that comic books could be just as mature an artform as novels.

So when Osamu Dezaki (Who had worked under Tezuka) was asked to direct the new Black Jack series, he had a daunting task ahead of him. Osamu Dezaki decided, quite wisely, too create his own read more
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Sep 25, 2008
Well as you probably already know from reading the above summary, this anime is all about the unlicensed surgeon named "Black Jack."

While this anime does show its age when compared to other series, its story is something that is truly a breath of fresh air to say the least. The surgeries themselves are pretty detailed and will especially appeal to those that have an interest in the medical field, yet are not overly graphic like you would expect. (though it does still stay true to its mature rating to be sure)

The character design is good and well detailed, you can tell the artists really read more
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Both series have very similar subjects and characters. Both involve doctors that get caught in the middle of serious humanitarian situations. "Monster" has an overarching storyline, where "Black Jack" is episodic (unless you watch Black Jack 21).
A quote from my review:

"The best way for me to explain the series to someone totally in the dark is to use Mushishi; a very popular, totally episodic title, with very little development for its lead and few recurring characters. Like the lead of Mushishi, Black Jack is always on the move, attempting solve mysteries in order to save the lives of his patients. Each episode focuses on a different problem, and Black Jack often finds himself in a race against time to save lives. There's isn't much in the way of greenery, the stories mostly taking place inside towns, and there isn't any relaxing music that soothes the soul, but the basic premise of both titles are very, very similar. There are even a number of supernatural cases included, meaning there's no realism/supernatural divide separating the two. Black Jack does try to stick closer to reality, with its lead using the power of science rather than information about supernatural life-forms, though."

Opening Theme

#1: "Just Before Sunrise" by Rhodes (eps 1-3, 11-12)
#2: "Kioku no Kimi e (To You in My Memory)" by Another Moon (eps 4-5)
#3: "Moon Shadow" by The Orange Vox (ep 6)
#4: "Rebirth" by Kudo Eiko (eps 7-10)

Ending Theme

#1: "I'll Be Back Again --- Moonlight" by Rhodes (eps 1-3, 11-12)
#2: "Kono omoi tsutaerareru (I Thought I Could Convey This Feeling...)" by Another Moon (eps 4-5)
#3: "Black Jack" by The Orange Vox (ep 6)
#4: "HOPE --- Not to be defeated, not to cry, and not to be daunted" by Kudo Eiko (eps 7-10)

Recent News

US Live Action TV Drama of Black Jack Surfaced ( 1 2 )
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08-05-12, 10:59 AM
11th OVA of Black Jack Announced ( 1 2 )
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02-24-12, 6:17 PM

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Why Is the OVA listed at 12 episodes?
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