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Additional 'Young Black Jack' Cast Announced

by Snow
Aug 8, 2015 12:43 PM | 18 Comments
Additional cast and staff members for the Young Black Jack has been announced on its official Twitter account. The announcement was originally made at the TBS Anime Festa event, which also previewed the first episode of the series and revealed a new key visual (pictured right).

Kuroo Hazama: Yuuichirou Umehara (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!)
Yabu: Kouji Yusa (Hakuouki)
Maiko Okamoto: Shizuka Itou (High School DxD)
Narrator: Ootsuka Akio (Ghost in the Shell)

Director: Mitsuko Kase (Ristorante Paradiso)
Series Composition: Ryosuke Takahashi (Soukou Kihei)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Miyuki Katayama (Chihayafuru), Nana Miura (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Studio: Tezuka Productions

Opening Theme Song: "I am Just Feeling Alive" by UMI☆KUUN

Young Black Jack, which is the prequel to original the Black Jack manga by Osamu Tezuka, is written by Yoshiaki Tabata and illustrated by Yuugo Okuma. The manga has been serialized in Young Champion magazine since its debut in 2011. The anime adaptation was announced in May, which is set to air in Fall 2015.

Source: Official Twitter

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18 Comments Recent Comments

Snow said:
The promotional video has been added to the post.

Looks amazing, wow.

Aug 9, 2015 10:35 PM by Mayuka

Just a question: Do you think I could watch this without having seen Black Jack yet? I plan to anyway.

Aug 9, 2015 2:02 PM by benizakuras

The promotional video has been added to the post.

Aug 9, 2015 12:48 PM by Snow

Snow said:

Series Composition: Ryosuke Takahashi (Soukou Kihei)
didn't see that coming, but still happy to see the king of real robots working on something.

Aug 9, 2015 11:33 AM by Brobot

Jack look sexy, can't wait to watch it.

Aug 9, 2015 3:28 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

Looking good, interested to see how Tezuka Productions will hold up. Great that Yusa Kouji got casted, one of my favourite seiyuu.

zetsu_shoren said:
wtf it looks like hellsing now

Definitely looks like something that Madhouse would've produced.

Aug 9, 2015 1:53 AM by Dawud

wtf it looks like hellsing now

Aug 9, 2015 12:51 AM by zetsu_shoren

Ume-taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! <3 <3 I was excited for this anime as it is, but now Ume-tan is voicing young Black Jack! Oh my gosh. >///< And making Black Jack a bishie, this a dream come true.

P.S Before any of you call me a fangirl, yes, yes I am. BUT, I also have watched the original Black Jack anime so that's a big reason why I'm excited too.

Aug 8, 2015 11:19 PM by phoenixalia

Snow said:
Kuroo Hazama: Umehara Yuuichirou (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!)

i came

Aug 8, 2015 10:36 PM by Mayuka

I was a bit worried about how this would turn out considering the franchise's treatment and quality in the past and how it would compare (particularly Osamu Dezaki's OVA adaptation), but then I saw:

Director: Kase Mitsuko (Ristorante Paradiso)
Series Composition: Ryosuke Takahashi (Soukou Kihei)


Aug 8, 2015 9:11 PM by Jodyqt

And here i was scared about not gettimg the glorious Ootsuka Akio for this new BJ anime. At least he's in there. Would've prefered him as hazama though.

Aug 8, 2015 6:32 PM by NaturalPerm

Black Jack was always bishie lol

Aug 8, 2015 4:54 PM by Jerkhov

lol since when Black jack is bishie

i might consider watching this.

Aug 8, 2015 2:23 PM by Riniee

Samii said:
This looks interesting. It'll be okay to watch this without watching/reading the original manga right?

It's a prequel, so yes.

Aug 8, 2015 2:13 PM by Max

Batou is the narrator hell yeah.

Also Bishounen Black Jack is Love, Bishounen Black Jack is Life -w-

Aug 8, 2015 1:42 PM by StreetFighter

This looks interesting. It'll be okay to watch this without watching/reading the original manga right?

Aug 8, 2015 1:31 PM by Samii

Not a big fan of that bishie Black Jack, to be honest.

Aug 8, 2015 1:15 PM by Hongu

That key visual looks badass.

Excited for the upcoming show!

Aug 8, 2015 12:50 PM by Stark700

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