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Black Jack: The Movie (1996)

Burakku jakku (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Thriller | 24 April 2001 (USA)
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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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Osamu Dezaki, Udo Lindenberg (story) | 5 more credits »
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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 Yûko Mizutani ... Pinoko (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Jo Carol Brane (voice) (as Melissa Williamson)
Michael Sorich ... Additional Voices (voice)
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ... Thomas Johnston (voice) (as Gil Starberry)
Lex Lang ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Alexis Lang)
Daran Norris ... (voice) (as Rob Thomas)
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Dougary Grant)
Michael Forest ... Roger Siegel (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Bridget Hoffman ... Ellen Shryer (voice) (as Tessa Ariel)
BJ Harrison ... Additional Voices (voice)
Simon Prescott ... Panel Host, Professor Michigan (voice) (as Simon Isaacson)
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Joe Carol Brain 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. Written by Hongou

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Language:

Japanese

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24 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Another great anime by Osamu Tezuka
16 May 2000 | by leigh_aucoinSee all my reviews

A brilliant man was Osamu Tezuka to come up with most likely the only "medical thriller" Japanese anime. Tezuka, considered to be the father of anime, put his medical degree into work with this series.

Dr. Black Jack is a surgeon. Not only a surgeon, but the best in the world. Many people come to him seeking medical attention, from a person's disfigured face to an unborn twin inside of a person. These people know that they are getting the best, yet they realize that they could be putting themselves at risk, because this man is not licensed to operate on them. Still, the many come, seeking his help, and paying him off in the millions.

What drew me towards this series was the same reason many people are drawn to the show "ER." Many different problems arise, in people's lives, and a very experienced surgeon is needed to cure them. When the patient is healed, the viewer gets a nice, happy, feeling inside of him.

If you are willing to try out a new anime, I urge you to pick up Black Jack. You may be disappointed, but at least you will be one of the few to see this great series.


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