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Black Jack (Manga)

Black Jack

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English: Black Jack
Japanese: ブラック・ジャック


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 243
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 19, 1973 to Oct 14, 1983
Genres: Drama, Shounen
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion


Score: 8.541 (scored by 1560 users)
Ranked: #1212
Popularity: #850
Members: 4,358
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Black Jack is an "unregistered" doctor with a clouded, mysterious past. He works with his little assistant Pinoko (who has a massive crush on the doctor), dealing with medical cases not very well known, which can be strange, dangerous, or not known at all. But he is a genius, and can save almost any of his patients' lives (as long as they have the money for it, that is), and is known to many around the world, especially to those of medicine and science. He's a man of science himself, and does not believe much until he has seen it, yet it is many times he is surprised by love and nature often overpowering the science he bases his life in.

(Source: ANN)

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Spin-off: Black Jack ni Yoroshiku, RAY
Alternative version: Black Jack Kuroi Ishi, Black Jack Neo, , Black Jack Alive, Black Jack: BJ x bj
Adaptation: Black Jack ONA, Black Jack TV: Lost Episodes, Black Jack 21, Black Jack the Movie, Black Jack: Heian Sento, Black Jack: Sora Kara Kita Kodomo, Black Jack: Futari no Kuroi Isha, Black Jack, Black Jack Specials, Black Jack (TV)
Sequel: Black Jack ~Aoki Mirai~
Prequel: Young Black Jack


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Aug 18, 2010
Dr. Black Jack looks and acts like a gruff ol' doc from some cowboy town. An old surgical scar runs down his face; part of his hair has turned white, and he goes about wearing a big black coat thrown over his shoulders. By the way, he doesn't have a medical license, and charges an arm and a leg (sometimes literally) for his services. Yet still people come to him at his weatherbeaten shack on the hill. Whether hopeless cases that need his incredible skill, or criminals who can't go to a normal hospital.

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Aug 15, 2012
Black Jack is probably Osamu Tezuka's most popular series in the west. Spanning 17 thick volumes of episodic tales. Black Jack was originally brought over to the west by VIZ, but dropped soon after. A few years ago a company named Vertical picked the series up. Amazingly, they released a volume each month. Their release is of super high quality. The only problem would be the horrible cover designs, but this is only a small problem. Each volume is over 320 pages, so 16 bucks is an amazing deal.

Now to start the review....

Black Jack is a series of episodic tales about an unlicensed doctor who read more
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Both manga are by the same author also the is main characters are very alike in personalty. They are both unlicensed 'help' people in there own ways but usually for a high price
These are two of Osamu Tezuka's greatest works. Both are mature, artistically inventive and both series speak about important issues whilst staying entertaining.
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