Black Jack (manga)

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Alternative title:
ブラックジャック (Japanese) 
怪醫黑傑克 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Themes: medical , medical doctors , tragedy 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Black Jack is the doctor Tezuka wished he could be, one free of the constraints of the modern rules, who can heal and help on his rules. He travels the world helping those who pay him, sometime those he takes mercy on, and always those who move him. Despite not having a valid license, he is still the doctor of last resort, the only man who keeps the reaper at bay. Sometimes though, he's the one who brings the reaper... 
User Ratings: 108 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 39 votes (Eng:26, dub:7, sub:2, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Italian
1 Italian subtitled
 Excellent: 32 votes (Eng:17, dub:5, sub:4, raw:2, ?:1, others:3
1 French
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 20 votes (Eng:8, sub:6, dub:3, raw:1, ?:1, raw:1)
 Good: 7 votes (sub:3, Eng:2, ?:1, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 6 votes (Eng:5, dub:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (Eng:3, sub:1)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 285 users, rank: #283 (of 4469)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.732 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.3513, rank: #289 (of 4494)
Weighted mean: 8.546 (Excellent−), rank: #330 (of 4494) (seen all: 8.93 / seen some: 8.43 / won't finish: 5.97)
Bayesian estimate: 8.519 (Excellent−), rank: #65 (of 2787)
Number of tankoubon: 17 
#01. Black Jack (no secondary title in Viz edition) 
#02. Two-Fisted Surgeon 
Chapter titles: We have 46
1973-11-19 to 1983-10-14 
1996-11 to 2000-06 (old Gilet French edition - 12 volumes, 83 issues) 
2002-03 to 2005-01 (Hazard Italian edition - 25 vols, 235 issues) 
2006-10-26 to 2009-10-01 (Spain - Glénat - New Edition) 
Release dates: We have 60
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
Controversial Chapters: Five chapters of Black Jack elicited controversy when they were released and have since either been never re-printed, or rarely re-printed. These are #28 "Finger", #41 "Vegetable," #58 "Seat of Pleasure, #171, "The Wall" and #209, "Falling Object." The first three have never been officially reprinted since their original serialization in Weekly Shonen Champion. Chapters #171 and #209 were respectively reprinted in a special issue and an anthology of Black Jack stories by other manga-ka. 
Black Jack GN 16 (Dec 28, 2011)
Black Jack GN 14 (Jun 29, 2011)
Black Jack GN 5 (Jun 14, 2009)
News: Show:
Vertical Industry Panel (Jul 30, 2011)
Anime Boston - Vertical (Apr 6, 2010)
Anime Boston - Day 2 (Apr 5, 2010)
Vertical (Dec 9, 2007)
Interview: Makoto Tezuka (Sep 1, 2005)
New Blackjack Movie (Jul 17, 2005)
Black Jack TV Series (May 24, 2004)
Central Park Media (Sep 1, 2003)
Viz Press Release (Aug 17, 2001)
Fantasia 2000 is coming (Jun 23, 2000)
News Briefs (Jul 6, 1999)
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Graphic novel
    Black Jack (GN 1) 2008-09-23 (from $11.43)
    Black Jack (GN 2) 2008-11-18 (from $11.62)
    Black Jack (GN 3) 2009-01-06 (from $11.62)
    Black Jack (GN 4) 2009-03-03 (from $11.43)
    Black Jack (GN 5) 2009-05-05 (from $11.62)
    Black Jack (GN 6) 2009-07-21 (from $15.30)
    Black Jack (GN 7) 2009-09-01 (from $11.43)
    Black Jack (GN 8) 2009-11-17 (from $15.30)
    Black Jack (GN 9) 2010-01-19 (from $15.30)
    Black Jack (GN 10) 2010-03-16
    Black Jack (GN 11) 2010-05-25 (from $11.62)
    Black Jack (GN 12) 2010-07-27 (from $16.95)
    Black Jack (GN 13) 2010-09-21 (from $15.30)
    Black Jack (GN 14) 2010-11-16 (from $11.43)
    Black Jack (GN 15) 2011-01-18 (from $16.95)
    Black Jack (GN 16) 2011-03-15 (from $11.62)
    Black Jack (GN 17) 2011-11-15 (from $10.66)
    Black JacK (Hardcover) (GN 1) 2008-09-23
    Black Jack (Hardcover) (GN 2) 2008-12-14

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Osamu Tezuka 
Japanese companies
Publisher: Akita Shoten 
English staff
English cast
Translation: Camelliah Nieh (Vertical) 

Essay: Ada Palmer 
Glen Isip (Vertical) 
Hiroko Mizuno (Vertical) 
English companies
Licensed by:
Viz Media 
Serialized In: Manga Vizion 
French staff
French cast
Jacques Lalloz (Asuka) 
Sylvie Siffointe (Glénat) 
French companies
Asuka Comics 
Glenat (complete ed. in 12 volumes) 
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Translation: Marc Bernabé (Spain ed.) 
Publication: Gilet 
Publisher: Glénat España (Spain) 
Translation: Estudio Fenix (Spain) 
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publication: Hazard 
Italian cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Taiwan Tohan Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
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