Black Jack

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Synonyms: Black Jack OVA, Black Jack Final
Japanese: ブラック・ジャック
English: Black Jack
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1993 to Dec 16, 2011
Producers: Animax, Akita Shoten
Licensors: Central Park Media
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: MedicalMedical, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 1112411,124 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3259
Members: 36,998
Favorites: 308

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Kuroo Hazama, also known as "Black Jack," is a legend in the medical world. Famous for being one of the best, as well as not having a license, Hazama and his assistant Pinoko save countless lives that other doctors cannot... for a price; an exorbitant price, in fact, which causes many to view the genius as greedy and heartless. Despite these claims, however, none can deny his skill and the lengths that he will go to treat his patients. This dark medical drama tells the story of the ominous and mysterious world of underground medicine as Black Jack risks his life to cure some of the most bizarre diseases imaginable, even if it means breaking every law in the process.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazama, Kuroo

Ootsuka, Akio


Park, Romi


Mizutani, Yuuko

Holmes, Rock


Doctor Kiriko

Yamaji, Kazuhiro

Ham Egg


Dicknson, Dick


Lamp, Acetylene

Hazama, Michio


Orikasa, Fumiko


Muramatsu, Yasuo


Maseba, Yutaka
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Script, Storyboard
Yamada, Chiaki
Sound Director
Buchholz, Bob
Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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 (eps 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 (eps 6)
4: "HOPE --- Not to be defeated, not to cry, and not to be daunted" by Kudo Eiko (eps 7-10)

Apr 16, 2014
Possibly the best introduction to Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack. This OVA series features a more mature & darker tone than its other anime counterparts. The focus of this version is Black Jack's character as he is portrayed more mysterious here especially when Pinoko is hardly around.

Black Jack is known as the surgeon with the hands of god as he can accomplish difficult feats in medical science. The appeal of this doctor is his lack of a license therefore asking for huge sums of money & often dealing with shady customers such as mafia & the like. While his motivations can be unclear at first, ...
Sep 18, 2017
Story 10/10
The story follows Black Jack tackling many cases. Each episode follows a different case.

So, unlike the Black Jack TV show that came out in the 2000s, this "Black Jack" series is much darker. It is not family friendly.

Art 10/10
For a 90s anime, the art is outstanding. It's got that neo-noir kind of feel. They had a lot of OVAs that came out in the 90s, then they stopped for a bit, I believe. And they resumed in 2011, and they pretty much kept the same art style. I'm amazed that after all those years, they managed to keep the same art style and modernize ...
Feb 12, 2017
I enjoy shows about doctors and their stories about how they help heal the sick and injured, so when I came across a show called "Black Jack", I was intrigued. After reading the description, the show seemed too dark for me, so I was a little nervous to watch it. I'm sure glad I did end up watching it, because this turned out to be one of my favorite anime out there. I especially loved how the episodes were an hour each, giving more time for plot development and drama in each episode. The accuracy of the medical information is incredible and the stories of the ...

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Poll: Black Jack Episode 1 Discussion
Monochrome - Jul 4, 2009
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Poll: Black Jack Episode 2 Discussion
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