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Black Jack 21

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3.408 out of 5 from 690 votes
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Black Jack is a deeply shady character; a heavily-scarred and black-wearing unlicensed surgeon who charges extortionate fees, he cuts a sinister figure. Children fear him, and the medical establishment despises him. He lives on the edge of town, speaking to only a few people, and he comes and goes as he wishes. When a serious attempt is made on Black Jack's life, destroying his cliff-top residence in the process, Black Jack swings into action to find the culprit. His only clue is a faded sepia photograph, showing his mentor and benefactor, Dr. Honma, alongside other mystery figures. Traveling around the world and facing great dangers, Black Jack seeks to find out the truth behind the organization which wants him dead!


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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Black Jack: Heian Sento Movie   TBD
Black Jack OVA OVA 1993 Same Franchise
Black Jack - The Movie Movie 1996 Same Franchise
Black Jack: The Child Who Came From The Sky OVA 2000 Same Franchise
Black Jack Special: The 4 Miracles of Life TV Special 2003 Same Franchise
Black Jack TV 2004 Same Franchise
Dr Pinoko's Adventure Movie 2005 Same Franchise
Black Jack: The Two Doctors of Darkness Movie 2005 Same Franchise
Black Jack: The Lost Episodes TV Special 2006 Same Franchise
Black Jack Final OVA 2011 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Black Jack 1973 Same Franchise
Name Role
Makoto TEZUKA Director
Satoshi KUWAHARA Director
Akihiko MATSUMOTO Music
Osamu TEZUKA Original Manga Creator

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Black Jack 21 cassiesheepgirl 6.5/10 Aug 26, 2009

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Black Jack 21 SirFuzzi 7/10 Aug 29, 2012
Black Jack 21 Amathakathi 5/10 Nov 22, 2010
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some of MY fav anime! ^.^, a must watch! Rylif 45 Jan 19, 2014
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If like a series with a strong main character, a few good plot twist, as well as a slightly dark feel at times to it then these can go to gether very well. However both have very different animation styles so can make a little defficult if you dont like the said style

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Lupin III: Dead or Alive

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Both Black Jack 21 and Lupin III Dead or Alive involve the protagonist being targeted by people who want them dead. Also both are at times extremely over the top and for maximum enjoyment should not be taken TOO seriously. So if you like the action and death threats in one then you may well enjoy the other.



Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.

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There's the surgery element, but also more than that. Both doctors of their respective series are respectable and free thinking individuals. The stories of each series both have a overall mystery that begs for a resolution.