Young Black Jack Manga Inspired by Tezuka Classic
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 23rd issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine announced on Tuesday that Yūgo Ōkuma (Yakuza Girl ~Blade Shikake no Yanayome~) will launch the Young Black Jack manga in next issue on November 22. Yoshiaki Tabata (Akumetsu, Wolf guy - Wolfen crest, Shin Mazinger Zero) is writing the story based on the brilliant maverick doctor created by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. The prequel follows Black Jack when he was still a medical student in the 1960s.
Actor Masaki Okada (Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e, Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu) already starred as the young Black Jack in a live-action television special that aired in April. Kentaro Otani (live-action NANA films) directed the special.
Yuki Azuma also moved her Schoolmate manga from Young Champion Retsu to the main Young Champion magazine in the 23rd issue. Fumi Kanai's Tanpen-Renai manga ended in the same issue.
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