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Young Black Jack Manga Resumes in February

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga went on hiatus in March so authors could prepare for next arc

The February issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Young Champion magazine announced on Thursday that Yū-Go Ōkuma and Yoshiaki Tabata's Young Black Jack manga will resume in the fifth issue of the main Young Champion magazine on February 13.

The manga went on hiatus in March so that the creators can prepare for the manga's next arc, but originally had a planned return in summer 2017.

The 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.

Ōkuma and Tabata launched the manga in Young Champion in November 2011. Akita Shoten published the manga's 12th compiled book volume (seen right) on April 20.

The manga inspired a television anime series in October 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on February 7.

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