Synonyms: Black Jack 2004
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2004 to Mar 6, 2006
Producers: Tezuka Productions
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.751 (scored by 2436 users)
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Popular Tagsdrama medical
May 6, 2008
This anime has to be by far one of the best I have seen ever.The story revolves around a scary looking
half masked,black caped looking doctor(he does resemble Dracula in a way!),by the name of Dr Black Jack.
The doctor holds the reputation for being the world's best surgeon,but only works for the 'rich'.Though
initially you get a feeling that this guy is pretty greedy,but in reality he is a very kind hearted man.
The anime boasts of a very independant storyline.Most episodes remain independant of each other,with each story
touching your heart in a very unusual way.The animation is really good and if you are wondering why the style
is soo similar to Astro Boy's,then you should know that both the original Manga's were authored by Osamu Tezuka.
Overall the anime is excellent and I would reccommend everyone to atleast try watching the series once. read more
May 14, 2011
Jun 10, 2012
The anime was written by a doctor named Osamu Tezuka. Using his extensive knowledge, he creates a dark, but engaging world of rouge medical professionals who both heal and kill. While the scenarios are often outlandish and teeming with fantasy and pseudoscience, I found Black Jack to be engrossing. Many of the more fantastical elements include easy transplants with no fear of rejection, unknown diseases that are mystical in nature and surgeries performed at the speed of light.
Each episode is self contained with little continuity. The nice part about this is you can watch one without having to have seen them all. One of the most interesting things in the series is the detailed aspects of the surgeries Black Jack performs. You learn about his character not through what he says, but what he does. While he's basically a lawless pirate, his personal code of ethics forces him to do his all in his pursuit to save the lives of his patients. This deep commitment to the Hippocratic Oath often puts him at odds with both God and man.
The most interesting secondary character is the Black Queen, another rouge physician that Black Jack falls in love with. She's arrogant and heartless, known for her penchant for amputation. It's obvious Black Jack sees her as his soul mate due to their many similarities. But her infamy causes her trouble and there's another issue, she's already engaged. During the course of her appearances, you see slips in her cold facade that hint of warmth in the block of ice she calls a heart.
It should also be known that I am VERY MUCH INTO medical thrillers as a whole. Big fan of house MD, and I even started a website based on my passion: http://www.hyannisdoctors.com
On the whole, I'd recommend Black Jack to anyone who enjoys medical thrillers. It's an extremely well written anime that keeps you guessing and engaged. read more