Black Jack


In the medical profession, there is a name spoken in hushed tones, of an unlicensed genius physician who can save lives - for a price. His name is Black Jack, and he is a dashing, moody figure, caped in black, a Harlock of medicine, a man who lives by no rules other than his own - and the Hippocratic Oath. A man who would defy the will of God himself in the name of preserving life.

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Black Jack the Movie

Joe Carol Brane attempts to hire Dr. Black Jack on a breed of superhumans that have the strength, intellectual, athletic, and artistic skills with great excel in different fields, only to later find out that they start deteriorating after some period of time and causing an untimely death. Joe needs Dr. Black Jack's help on finding a cure.


The Child Who Came from the Sky

An army plane defects from the U-ran (Uranium) Union and lands in Black Jack's garden carrying a family. Their purpose is to have their son, who is suffering from an incurable disease, treated by Black Jack. But it is beyond even BJ's ability to cure the disease.


Capital Transfer To Heian

These original short animated films are shown in the "300 Inch Theater" at the Tezuka Osamu World in the Kyoto Station Bldg, as well as a two-picture show including animated films from among Tezuka Osamu's major Manga, and one focuses on historic episodes of Kyoto. In this theatre, the Phoenix plays the role of storyteller, introducing two films. The Phoenix chooses a story entitled "Old Woman" ("Oba-chan") from numerous episodes of "Black Jack" to discuss the theme of how much love can grow in this short lifetime. In the story, there is a seemingly greedy old woman who is always asking her daughter-in-law for money, and her son and his wife become fed up with the old woman's behaviour. Naturally, there are constant quarrels in the family, and their quiet ordinary life seems to have been lost. After accidentally coming to know the family, Black Jack learns that the old woman had her young son, who was dying at the time, treated and saved by a noted doctor who claimed a great amount of money. She has, in fact, been paying for the treatment over some tens of years. Because of her great love for her son, the old woman devoted her entire life to paying for the treatment. Not aware of his mother's act, the son feels helplessly hammered and squeezed by his mother and his wife. But when he finally comes to know the truth, he is deeply impressed with the love of his mother, who valued her son's life more than her own. Black Jack asks him if he could love her just as much as she loved him. Explaining that only love valued more highly than life can live forever, the Phoenix then tells a story about the move of the capital to Heian, which was a great national project and an attempt to infuse a city with eternal life.
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Clinical Chart 1: Iceberg, Chimaera Man

Black Jack must help save a man who is suffering from an unusual disease that causes his body to expunge all of the water out of his body.


Clinical Chart 2: A Funeral, The Procession Game

Black Jack meets four girls in a northern town. Some months later, he chances upon one of them again and finds out that two of the original groups are dead and another has become a vegetable following an accident.


Clinical Chart 3: Decoration of Maria and Her Commrades

The danger-loving doctor is recruited to treat the terminally ill leader of a faction of rebels, but transporting the renegade's sickened body proves difficult when bounty hunters give chase.


Clinical Chart 4: Anorexia, The Two Dark Doctors

Mercenary medic Black Jack is called in to assist an anorexic actress who may not even want his help, as she has already personally consulted a physician of her own--one specializing in assisted suicide.


Clinical Chart 5: The Owl of San Merida

Black Jack has his hands full when he's called upon to aid a young man suffering from supernatural visions, phantom, self-healing bullet wounds, and a mysterious siren luring him to a place he's never been.


Clinical Chart 6: Night Time Tale in the Snow

Mercenary medic Black Jack is called in to save a poisoned princess who preferred suicide to her loveless arranged marriage. But upon examining her, he discovers she is plagued by a malady far more mysterious than the pangs of forbidden love.


Clinical Chart 7: Black and White

A civil war breaks out in the Middle East. Black Jack fearlessly marches into a refugee camp following his patient Karen.


Clinical Chart 8: Thoughts For Green

A boy who is gradually turning into a plant sprouts buds from his body.


Clinical Chart 9: The Carbuncle

Dr. Black Jack treat a man's stomach from an odd looking tumor. Strangely, the tumor resembles the face of a human. Can Dr. Black Jack come up with a conclusion to this illness?


Clinical Chart 10: Sinking Woman

"Crescent Disease" is caused by environmental pollution. It causes symptoms among the residents who eat fish caught in the Crescent Gulf.
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Clinical Chart 11: Visited Memories

Black Jack's latest patient holds a link to Pinoko's past.


Clinical Chart 12: The Beautiful Avenger

Black Jack is kidnapped by the government of a war-torn country.