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Manga 'Young Black Jack' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

by Stark700
May 7, 2015 10:52 PM | 54 Comments
A scan of the 11th issue Young Champion magazine revealed that manga Young Black Jack will be adapted to a TV anime.

The manga is written by Yoshiaki Tabata and drawn by Yuugo Okuma. It debuted in November 2011 in Young Champion and is a prequel to the original Black Jack manga by Osamu Tezuka. Young Black Jack currently has seven volumes in print, and its eighth volume will be published on May 20.

The original Black Jack series received various anime adaptations including TV series, OVAs, and movies.

Based on the brilliant maverick doctor created by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. This prequel follows Black Jack when he was still a medical student in the 1960s. (Source: ANN)

Source: Scan via ANN

Young Black Jack on MAL

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Young Black Jack is a good Manga??

Aug 23, 2015 2:12 PM by Sarrow_00

Didn't like the design of Dr. BJ, but eh... still excited as fuck ;D

Aug 23, 2015 11:21 AM by GreenSoap


May 20, 2015 12:06 PM by murhe

This looks rather exciting.

May 20, 2015 10:56 AM by Taylormomsens

Key Visual
☑ Sexy

Confirmed for Fall October 2015
Official Site:

May 20, 2015 12:57 AM by Shadow-Chan

Thinking back, Blackjack was pretty awesome, but for some reason I can't see the franchise aging too well. I'll likely give this a chance though.

May 14, 2015 6:15 PM by Anisound

looks rad. interesting!

May 12, 2015 12:03 AM by meownomoto

I have like zero expectations of any shounen, but I have to at least remember to check it out since it takes place in the 60s. That could be somewhat interesting.

But when it comes to shounen, first ass pull or exposition dump through outspoken monologue and I'm out. Just because your demographic is children doesn't mean you have to dumb it down to goldfish level.

May 11, 2015 12:44 AM by Red_Tuesday

More Black Jack will always be a good thing.

May 10, 2015 5:52 AM by loli_a_ravioli

I've heard of Black Jack before but never bothered to check it out. I'll use this as my opportunity :))

May 9, 2015 9:27 PM by HuaXue

Roth said:
Monochrome said:
Omg why is he hot. Didn't even check the scans, now I'm curious about the person drawing.

His eyelashes ♥
I recommend imagine-nation report to know more about YBJ. (kinda spoilerish)

May 9, 2015 1:24 AM by Shadow-Chan

I still have yet to watch 'black jack' but I suppose since its a prequel I could watch it first. ^^ haha.

May 8, 2015 7:07 PM by dakotasapphire

Monochrome said:
Shadow-Chan said:
Omg why is he hot. Didn't even check the scans, now I'm curious about the person drawing.

May 8, 2015 6:12 PM by Roth

OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSS i love black jack :D ,i finished the original anime 5 months ago

May 8, 2015 6:04 PM by kaitoXotaku96

Shadow-Chan said:

I really enjoyed the OVA + movie and although this is written by someone else it should still be fun.

May 8, 2015 4:37 PM by Monochrome

drama shounen
i will watch

May 8, 2015 3:10 PM by tragedylover

If only there were scans of it

May 8, 2015 2:04 PM by Jerkhov

A prequel not by the original mangaka... that modern bishounen look he has looks off-putting.
Why all the classics anyway? I don't think it'll get them much money. Plus plenty of good stuff that are more recent (aside from romcom harems) to adapt out there that they are overlooking. :L

Though probably will watch. Haven't gotten around to Black Jack anyway.

May 8, 2015 1:45 PM by Mirorin

It's nice to still see Tezuka manga getting appreciated and getting new adaptations and interpretations in 2015. Sometimes it feels like the industry is trying to push out the classics and pave over them with a new more erotic and flashy appeal, but clearly somebody still remembers. I predict TMS and a 5 o'clock prime time slot.

CaptainZoro said:
Damn, I totally forgot to watch the old Black Jack series.....gotta marathon 'em all.

I recommend the OVA from the early 90's by Osamu Dezaki. Great interpretation and excellent cinematography to them.

May 8, 2015 11:38 AM by PeacingOut

looking cool
interesting :)

May 8, 2015 10:56 AM by Nisx

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