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)


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


Serialized in Akita Shoten's "Young Champion", the manga series is created by Osamu Tezuka (original story), Yoshiaki Tabata (screenplay), and Yugo Okuma (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.


Kuroo Hazama
VA: Yuichiro Umehara

VA:Kouji Yusa

Maiko Okamoto
VA:Shizuka Itoh


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


Original story
Young Black Jack (serialized in Young Champion, Akita Shoten)
Initial story
Osamu Tezuka
Yoshiaki Tabata
Manga art
Yugo Okuma
Medical Supervision
Nobumasa Goto
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
Tamami Watanabe
Sound director
Toshiki Kameyama
Sound Production
Daisuke Ikeda
Music Production
Animation Production
Tezuka Production
Opening Theme
"I am Just Feeling Alive" by UMI☆KUUN
Ending Theme
"All Categorize" by Takuto

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