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Black Jack


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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: Drama
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 5,049 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2616
Members: 16,706
Favorites: 174
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Episodes: /12
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Synopsis

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
Main
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
L
Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese
Pinoko
Supporting
Mizutani, Yuuko
Japanese
Holmes, Rock
Supporting
Doctor Kiriko
Supporting
Yamaji, Kazuhiro
Japanese
Ham Egg
Supporting
Lamp, Acetylene
Supporting
Hazama, Michio
Japanese
Priest
Supporting
Itou, Kazuaki
Japanese
Fujinami, Rie
Supporting
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Stanfield
Supporting
Muramatsu, Yasuo
Japanese

Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

Feb 12, 2017
rachelcharis (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 16, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
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, read more
Dec 15, 2007
IAmZim (All reviews)
Preliminary
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
Sep 25, 2008
Retro8bit (All reviews)
Preliminary
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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