Young Black Jack

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Japanese: ヤング ブラック・ジャック
English: Young Black Jack
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2015 to Dec 18, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:16 (JST)
Producers: TBS, Grooove, Being
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MedicalMedical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.221 (scored by 3605436,054 users)
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Ranked: #31462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2343
Members: 84,892
Favorites: 156

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In the 1960s, a gifted young medical student tries to make a name for himself. Kuroo Hazama is a reserved young man with unusual black-and-white hair, a body covered with scars, and a dark past. Despite only being a medical student, his surgical brilliance starts to attract attention after he completes a seemingly impossible operation. Together with the spirited and honest intern Maiko Okamoto and Yabu, a close friend with a troubled life, Hazama devotes himself to the world of medicine.

However, his path to becoming a respectable surgeon is a difficult one as student riots, war, and corruption are consuming Japan. Hazama quickly finds himself caught up in a series of nefarious circumstances that challenge his integrity as a person and his path towards becoming a surgeon. Young Black Jack chronicles the story of a man capable of performing unthinkable feats of medicine, and the journey that leads him to become the legend known as Black Jack.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hyakki, Maruo

Miyano, Mamoru


Oosaka, Ryouta


Takeuchi, Shunsuke


Yamanoi, Jin


Shioya, Yoku



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"I am Just Feeling Alive" by UMI☆KUUN

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Dec 19, 2015
It's hard to make a prequel about one of the most iconic characters in anime and don't ruin the story, but luckily, that didn't happen with YBJ.

An adult medical drama is a breath of frsh air amidst so many highschool harems, ecchi or overpowered characters.

Story: 10/10

Being a sequel there are some limitations, you must tie this to the original, but as an origin story YBJ is really great. Set in the Vietnam war, in a convulsed Japan, Hazama goes through a lot in order to become the dark character we know. Maybe a 24 episode anime would have been better, but in 12 episodes they ...
Dec 18, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Anime is certainly a medium that can portray any type of theme, be it cooking, swimming or even the profession of doctor, which is the case for Young Black Jack. It is an anime that is adapted from one of Tezuka Osamu's numerous works, including genres such as drama, thriller and psychological ones, which was in some cases well done. Although the concept may seem uninteresting for some viewers, it is surprisingly alluring, yet it is apparent that it has some major flaws, being the inconsistent and episodic story throughout the series the major issue, as these seem to have no real connection with each ...
Jul 8, 2020
at the beginning it was classical anime it has some good points but the development of story didn't change at all

most of my family are doctors (exp me i am engineer XD) so i know some basic about that job so after each ep the realistic of the anime decrease something like " he did it by himself with out any help at first time " is something that impossible

at the natural station maybe i will give him 5/10 but that wasn't the case in here because the anime just take some politics issues and present it by very bad ...

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