Anime Spotlight - Young Black Jack

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast begins October 1, 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Atsuko Kase
(SaiKano, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory )
Music: Daisuke Ikeda
(Saiyuki Reload, Tantei Gakuen Q)

Introduction

Why did he fall into becoming a back-alley doctor...

Story

Serialized in Akita Shoten's "Young Champion", the manga series is created by Osamu Tezuka (original story), Yoshiaki Tabata (screenplay), and Yū-Go Ōkuma (manga art), and draws the young days of the strange but genius surgeon Black Jack, the main character of Tezuka's masterpiece and monumental medical manga "Black Jack". Kuroo Hazama, who later becomes Black Jack, wanted to get closer to the surgeon Honma who saved his life as a child, and chose a doctor as a career path and currently hones his skills in medical school. How did he end up as Black Jack, an unlicensed back-alley doctor who demands an absurd amount of money...!? Set in the 1960s, this much-discussed title draws out Black Jack's hidden past!! Other than characters of Black Jack, the characters from other Tezuka titles such as Ribon no Kishi and Dororo appear in a way similar to actors under the Star System to add flair to the series.

Characters

Kuroo Hazama
VA: Yuichiro Umehara

Yabu
VA:Kouji Yusa

Maiko Okamoto
VA:Shizuka Itoh

Cast

Kuroo Hazama
Yuichiro Umehara
Yabu
Kouji Yusa
Maiko Okamoto
Shizuka Itoh
Narration
Akio Ohtsuka

Staff

Original story
Young Black Jack (serialized in Young Champion, Akita Shoten)
Initial story
Osamu Tezuka
Screenplay
Yoshiaki Tabata
Manga art
Yū-Go Ōkuma
Medical Supervision
Nobumasa Goto
Director
Atsuko Kase
Series Composition/Supervisor
Ryousuke Takahashi
Character Design/Chief Animation Directors
Miyuki Katayama
Nana Miura
Art Directors
Minoru Nishida
Masato Shibata
Color coordinator
Megumi Arai
Filming Director
Kazumasa Someya
Editing
Tamami Watanabe
Sound director
Toshiki Kameyama
Sound Production
Grooove
Music
Daisuke Ikeda
Music Production
Being
Animation Production
Tezuka Production
Opening Theme
"I am Just Feeling Alive" by UMI☆KUUN
Ending Theme
"All Categorize" by Takuto

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