Black Jack (1996)
"Burakku jakku" (original title)

R  |   |  Animation, Drama, Thriller  |  22 May 1996 (Germany)
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The adventures of the unlicensed but genius doctor Black Jack, who encounters extraordinary people and phenomena as he attends to unusual medical cases.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Fujioka
Kirk Thornton ...
Black Jack (voice) (as Sean Thornton)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Black Jack (voice)
Julie Maddalena ...
Pinoko (voice) (as Julie Kliewer)
Yûko Mizutani ...
Pinoko (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...
Jo Carol Brane (voice) (as Melissa Williamson)
Michael Sorich ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Barry Stigler ...
Thomas Johnston (voice) (as Gil Starberry)
Additional Voices (voice) (as Alexis Lang)
(voice) (as Rob Thomas)
Kevin Seymour ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Dougary Grant)
Roger Siegel (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Bridget Hoffman ...
Ellen Shryer (voice) (as Tessa Ariel)
Additional Voices (voice)
Simon Prescott ...
Panel Host, Professor Michigan (voice) (as Simon Isaacson)


Based on the famous Japanese comic by Osamu Tezuka. Black Jack is a mysterious surgeon of incredible skill. He has no license and will only perform operations for large sums of money. Written by Hongou

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In each of the episodes, a medical advisor was brought in to assist in making the ailments and medical procedures as realistic as possible. See more »


Black Jack: I don't believe coincidence can happen a third time... at least, not until now.
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Followed by Black Jack III (2001) See more »


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Coffee is a must before viewing. This film will put you right to sleep.
31 March 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

After hearing about this movie, and seeing some of the great reviews it got, i expected a lot more. While i bet its easy to like this film when you know all the backstory, and have read all the literature, its important for a film to be able to stand on its own.

I just found myself incredibly bored while watching it. The story was just not interesting and I didn't care about any of the characters. Why were they all so bland? Some of the animation was good, but it takes more than that to carry a film. The script and acting just weren't up to the task. After watching the english dub, i thought i'd give it another chance and view the japanese, but unfortunatley that was even worse. The japanese Dr. Black Jack made his english counterpart look like Mr. Personality.

If you are looking for good anime, or a good film, this isn't what you're looking for. I guess this is only for die hard fans. But if you still feel the urge to watch it, you'd better drink some coffee first, because it'll put you right to sleep.


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