Young Black Jack

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English: Young Black Jack
Japanese: ヤング ブラック・ジャック


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
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 2788027,880 users)
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Ranked: #25482
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Popularity: #1737
Members: 68,240
Favorites: 140
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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

Hige Oyaji

Tomita, Kousei

Hyakki, Maruo

Miyano, Mamoru


Osaka, Ryota


Takeuchi, Shunsuke


Yamanoi, Jin


Kase, Mitsuko
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Script, Series Composition
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition


Opening Theme

"I am Just Feeling Alive" by UMI☆KUUN

Ending Theme

"All Categorize (オールカテゴライズ)" by Takuto (焚吐)

Dec 19, 2015
Vehemor (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 18, 2015
Nervin (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 17, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
A medical drama like Young Black Jack isn’t something we see often these days. Having a very small of series related to the medical field, the show is essentially a rare breed. As such, Young Black Jack is something that you won’t find these days easily. Branded as a prequel, it isn’t entirely necessary to watch the sequel. In fact, I came into this series as a newbie with little experience about the character or its story. What I got in the end though is more than what was expected.

Based on the manga of the same name, the series takes place in 1968 where the read more
Dec 19, 2015
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
This review is written by a Black Jack fan.

Young Black Jack is the 4th anime series starring Black Jack, however its quality does differ significantly from the other related anime. Despite the obvious differences in tone and writing the series might serve as a gateway to the much better Black Jack stories and related material.

This anime serves as a “possible” prequel story detailing the events of Black Jack’s origin and career as an underground doctor. The anime is set in Black Jack’s younger days where he went by his real name, Hazama Kuro, and is still in medical school. Upon doing some research, the read more

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