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Young Black Jack


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.321 (scored by 17,568 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #22542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1297
Members: 42,071
Favorites: 98
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The year is 1968, and the world is swept up in the Vietnam War and student protests. In this time of turmoil, a mysterious young man with white and black hair and a scar on his face is enrolled in medical school. His genius skills with a surgical knife achieve many a medical miracle and are getting noticed. This hero origin story reveals how this young man earned his medical degree and the name of Black Jack.

(Source: TBS)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazama, Kuroo
Hazama, Kuroo
Main
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Japanese
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Okamoto, Maiko
Okamoto, Maiko
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Yabu
Yabu
Main
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese
Yusa, Kouji
Doctor Kiriko
Doctor Kiriko
Supporting
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi

Staff

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


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"I am Just Feeling Alive" by UMI☆KUUN

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




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Nervin
Dec 18, 2015
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
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Stark700
Dec 17, 2015
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
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Vehemor
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 read more
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THEAnimeHERO
Dec 19, 2015
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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