Crunchyroll to Stream Young Black Jack Anime

posted on 2015-09-30 13:52 EDT by Karen Ressler
Stream premieres Friday night

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Young Black Jack television anime starting on Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 a.m. EDT (Friday night).

The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Central and South America, the Middle East, and North Africa.

The 12-episode will premiere on October 1 in Japan.

Yū-Go Ōkuma and Yoshiaki Tabata's Young Black Jack manga is a prequel to Black Jack, Osamu Tezuka's classic series about a brilliant maverick doctor who practices without a license. The prequel follows Black Jack when he was still a young, unorthodox medical student in 1968.

Yuichiro Umehara will play Kurō Hazama, the titular character Black Jack, and Junichi Suwabe will join the cast in the fifth episode as the military doctor who will one day become Kurō Hazama's rival.

Mitsuko Kase (SaiKano, Ristorante Paradiso) is directing the anime at Tezuka Productions, and Armored Trooper Votoms creator Ryousuke Takahashi is supervising and writing the series scripts. Miyuki Katayama and Nana Miura are designing the characters and serving as chief animation directors. Minoru Nishida (Phoenix, Jungle Emperor Leo special, Thundercats) and Masato Shibata (Black Jack, Black Jack 21, Phoenix) are the art directors, and Megumi Arai is the color key artist.

Kazumasa Someya is the director of photography, and Tamami Watabe is editing. Toshiki KAMEYAMA is directing the sound at Grooove, and Daisuke IKEDA (Golgo 13, Project ARMS) is composing the music at Being. The duo UMI☆KUUN is performing the opening theme song "I Am Just Feeling Alive," and Takuto is handling the ending song.

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