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: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.741 (scored by 1206512,065 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11202
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Popularity: #3508
Members: 40,432
Favorites: 357

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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


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Script, Storyboard
Yamada, Chiaki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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 ...
Dec 6, 2017
Mixed Feelings
First things first. My "reviews" system is explained on a blog entry. Which can be found through my profile.

Watched OVA series after the newer TV series, nevertheless I found the story more boring. Had too much war mumbo jumbo, a really far-fetched cases, supernatural cases. Found at times story quite dull and boring. It wasn't bad, but probably story rating is affected by watching TV series beforehand (which had more earth-bound and medical cases)

✦Art & Sound
Absolutely beautiful art, animation and artistic side. Casually naked breast, that didn't feel fanservice'ly, but more of natural occurrence. Surgeries also felt really well presented. But, It loses perfect score ...

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