Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack Manga Inspires Isekai Black Jack Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yoshihisa Tokimaru's manga moves setting to alternate world

The eighth issue of Micro Magazine Publishing Company's Tezucomi Osamu Tezuka tribute magazine began serializing Yoshihisa Tokimaru's new Isekai Black Jack manga on Wednesday. The manga is inspired by Tezuka's Black Jack manga, and moves the setting to an alternate world where Black Jack must struggle.

Tezuka's original Black Jack manga centers on a brilliant maverick doctor who practices without a license. Tezuka published the manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1973 to 1984. The manga has since inspired multiple anime adaptations, as well as spinoffs from other creators. The official Osamu Tezuka website describes the manga:

This is a medical drama in which an unlicensed but gifted surgeon, Black Jack, is the main character. Endowed with excellent surgical technique, Black Jack always miraculously saves seriously ill patients and those on the verge of death. But he always claims an outrageous price for his surgery, which is why his presence is rejected in medical circles.

Black Jack lives quietly in a clinic out in the deserted wilderness with his assistant, Pinoko, whose life he had saved. Patients whom other doctors have given up on come to see him every today; he represents their very last hope.

The Tezucomi magazine celebrates the 90th anniversary since the pioneering manga creator Osamu Tezuka's birth in 1928. The magazine launched last October and will run monthly for 18 issues.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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