"If you are in need of medical attention, please leave a number where you can be reached, your name, the seriousness of your condition and how much you are able to afford." Meet Black Jack, an unlicensed surgeon whose skills are infamous around the world. Follow this mysterious surgeon-for-hire who travels to meet his 'clients', from rich businessmen with a baffling illness to a group of Military Guerrillas who want to help their leader live long enough to return to their country. No matter the job, Black Jack will help where no other doctor would – as long as you have the cash.
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.
It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.
In feudal Japan, the samurai who lost their master were forced to wander the land, living as hired swords or bandits. Instead of a life without purpose, the ronin represent self-determination and personal freedom. Shaped by a childhood event, Black Jack and Ginko follow the spirit of the masterless samurai.
Black Jack follows an unlicensed doctor who answers to no authority. The series is comprised of self-contained medical mysteries that border on the supernatural. The titular Mushishi is a wanderer whose profession makes him acquainted with creatures that are mythical in origin.
Both series offer exceptional stories and neither is to be missed.
When Ray was a child, she lived in a mysterious orphanage where children were bought and sold, and subjected to experimental surgery. Though she survived the experience, it changed her life forever. Now a young and skilled doctor, Ray operates on patients no one else dares touch, and cures illnesses that leave others baffled. She's blessed not only with phenomenal natural talent, but also a supernatural gift that takes her surgical ability to the next level: x-ray vision! But when Ray begins a new job at a private clinic, the secrets of her past begin to haunt her…