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US Live Action TV Drama of Black Jack Surfaced

by dtshyk
Aug 3, 2012 6:06 AM | 34 Comments
According to Deadline Hollywood, US multimedia producer Entertainment One has acquired the live action TV drama rights for Tezuka Osamu's manga "Black Jack". reported that they are planning to air the series next year.

Sources: Deadline,

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Lol, just what we need on TV, more doctor dramas?

Aug 5, 2012 10:59 AM by MotokoAramaki

DaedalusExNovem said:
I'd like to say that I have high hopes for this, but I really don't.

Wait, I just read that they produced The Walking Dead.

Might not fail miserably, then.

*crosses fingers*

After I saw that the only show by them I know is Walking Dead, and that is horrible from writing to acting to almost every aspect, I lowered my expectations.

I would actually have high hopes for it, but now I'm not sure. I'll wait until we know more about the cast.

Aug 4, 2012 3:48 PM by Pullman

Some of the people here that think that this show will suck fail to realize that medical themed(some mixed in other themes) shows regardless of genre or origin have been more hit than miss in the US. Plus that this is the first anime/manga franchise adapted to a live-action series in the US as most have been anime dubs with a few live action movies thrown in. Here are some med shows that aired in the states:

City Hospital(1951-1953)
The Doctor(1952-1953)
Medic(the first medical procedure series 1954-1956)
Ben Casey(1961-1966)
Dr. Kildare(1961-1966)
The Doctors(1963-1982)
General Hospital(1963-Present) it justed aired its 12,619th episode on 8/3/12.
The Nurses(1962-1967)
Medical Center(1969-1976)
Marcus Welby, M.D.(1969-1976)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors(1969-1973)
Dr. Simon Locke(1971-1974)
Doctors' Hospital(1975-1976)
Quincy, M.E.(1976-1983)
Trapper John, M.D.(1979-1986)
St. Elsewhere(1982-1988)
Chicago Story(1982)
China Beach(1988-1991)
Island Son(1989-1990)
Doogie Howser, M.D.(1989-1993)
Northern Exposure(1990-1995)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman(1993-2001 including the TV movies)
The Human Factor(1992)
Diagnosis: Murder(1993-2001 including the TV movies)
Chicago Hope(1994-2000)
L.A. Doctors(1998-1999)
Third Watch(1999-2005)
City Of Angels(2000)
Gideon's Crossing(2000-2001)
Strong Medicine(2000-2006)
Crossing Jordan(2001-2007)
Presidio Med(2002-2003)
Medical Investigation(2004-2005)
House M.D.(2004-2012)
Grey's Anatomy(2005-Present)
3 lbs(2006)
General Hospital: Night Shift(2007-2008)
Private Practice(2007-present)
Childrens Hospital(2008,2010-present)
In Treatment(2008-2010)
Royal Pains(2009-present)
Nurse Jackie(2009-present)
Three Rivers(2009-2010)
Miami Medical(2010)
Off the Map(2011)
Body Of Proof(2011-present)
Hart Of Dixie(2011-present)
A Gifted Man(2011-2012)

In the end even if the show doesn't suck it still has to do well ratings wise.

Aug 4, 2012 2:17 PM by JMCrow2012

i'm actually excited for this. i hope it turns out to be really good.

Aug 4, 2012 5:58 AM by prosit

So this is like House fused with Dr. Who?

This shit will be a hit, watch.

If there is one thing an American show can sell, its a medical show.

Aug 3, 2012 10:21 PM by Tenchi_Ryu

I'm willing to watch the first episode.

Aug 3, 2012 8:47 PM by soulless4now

can we restrict posting anything hollywood related, it brings my self-esteem down.

Aug 3, 2012 6:18 PM by Kazeshini

US Live Action...


Aug 3, 2012 6:02 PM by eris04

Oh god..

Aug 3, 2012 4:41 PM by Shounen93

I would understand if it was a Jdrama but a US live action? Oh boy, this should be interesting.

Aug 3, 2012 3:50 PM by Sanguis


Holy crap, i need to re-read that and possibly watch the Anime. I can't help but think i'm going to laugh once it airs though. I don't think something like this is fit for a US audience.

Aug 3, 2012 1:24 PM by Vyudali

Fuck yes

Aug 3, 2012 1:05 PM by Atikal

I read "Jack Black" and my eyes glimmered with hope, but then I noticed what it really was.

Aug 3, 2012 1:02 PM by Smigoo

In the deadline article:
"Taka Ichise and Doug Davison, who worked together on Western adaptations of the Japanese movies The Ring and The Grudge, will executive produce the series for eOne. "
Ehehehe..... eeeehhh.... thinki I'll pass.

And as far as I know, they weren't responsible for the making of TWD, just it's distribution.

Aug 3, 2012 12:51 PM by Urza

Expectations are low but will watch.

Aug 3, 2012 12:34 PM by PsychoKitteh

not really interested but ok

Aug 3, 2012 11:47 AM by Mr_Gutts

The anime/manga aren't really anything special by today's standards.
The stories are short and sometimes quite idiotic. The art isn't very good either(ignoring the disney style). Black Jack is kind of cool in a Harlock way though.

Aug 3, 2012 11:01 AM by fujifruit

^Same here. Might as well give the animated series a try before watching the live action.

Aug 3, 2012 10:51 AM by zenith_kim94

i haven't seen the animated series yet, oh well.

Aug 3, 2012 10:39 AM by Angel_Beats

Oh I've heard/seen this anime before. Though I've never watched it before, should I try it?

Aug 3, 2012 10:30 AM by animelover4ver

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