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Black Jack  
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Description
Black Jack is a genius surgeon who never acquired his license due to his clashes with the medical establishment. He is hired out by anyone willing to pay his exorbitant rates and is perceived as a heartless rogue because of his enigmatic nature and antisocial manner. But that is not the whole story...

Won the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for shounen.

NOTE: Some previously-sealed chapters were republished, so there are 8 chapters that have neither been officially nor unofficially translated.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
ブラックジャック
ブラック・ジャック
怪醫黑傑克
Bác Sĩ Quái Dị
Burakku Jakku

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)
18 Volumes (Kodansha Complete Reprint)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (129 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 7th 2014, 9:17pm PST

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Year
1973

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (17 Omnibuses - Complete)
Viz (2 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #861 increased(+179)
Monthly Pos #1834 increased(+127)
3 Month Pos #2230 increased(+301)
6 Month Pos #2829 increased(+128)

List Stats
On 252 reading lists
On 417 wish lists
On 136 completed lists
On 19 unfinished lists
On 124 custom lists

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Really interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by natsuharu
July 20th, 2013, 8:58pm
I mean,when I was young,about 5 or 6,I've already read this.
No matter how many times I read this manga,it's still as amazing as ever!!The characters are well-built and have individuality in each of them.
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pretty good...might wanna avoid if ur in healthcare urself   
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by mystichead
April 10th, 2012, 11:35am
its actually pretty good.............but if u know ANYTHING about how the medical industry works in a deep sense...the actual politics, procedures and true faces of the problems and issues, or the real solutions or complexities of an issue range..........this MIGHT get on ur nerves as it does mine....since i consistantly go in my head "Wait thts not how it works/goes"

I mean its still truly worth a read........but im only hanging on and ignoring those parts tht irritate me due to my patience for these misunderstandings done in works of art

Again pretty good...just that you might want to avoid it if ur in any position with decently high knowledge/understanding level in the healthcare industry or maybe even biology

... Last updated on April 11th, 2012, 7:36am
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Facinating   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tarmie
November 16th, 2011, 9:31am
If you look behind the goofy 70's art style, this is one deep story.
You can never predict what outcome each chapter is gonna have, because Osamu Tezuka isn't afraid of themes such as death and exploring the grey side of the human mind. While each chapter is a "back to status quo" story, they stand just fine on their own due to Tezuka's extraordinary storytelling skills. Some chapters end with Black Jack reaching his goal and saving an innocent life, while others end in tragedy and leaves Black Jack fustated and angry with himself.
Black Jack himself is a facinating, he somtimes come forth as sympathic and kind, while other times he seems down right cruel. He's a classic anti-hero, and that I really like.

This is a really great manga. It's definetly not a kids manga though, there are a lot of tragedy, and graphic surgery scenes, also the grey morals aren't really somthing a kid would get.

: ) A great read!
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Great Manga   
Rating: N/A
by kalocho08
July 28th, 2011, 1:53am
THis manga is probably one of the best medical mangas I have ever read. The art as can be expected from a manga from the 70's, is okay. Except for a couple 2 chapter arcs, there is no plot to speak of and that's what really annoyed me. There were several chapter that I felt were worth elaborating on but when the chapter ended it was never spoken of again. If not for the lack of plot(s) it might well have been a perfect manga.
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hyped too much?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Zantam03
June 30th, 2009, 7:23am
a decent Manga. Just got re-released by Vertical Horizon. Every volume contains roughly 300 pages of short stories (20-25 pages). Imo, they're fun but nothing more then that. Just fun.
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