History Manga / BlackJack

7th Jul '16 7:43:57 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Osamu Tezuka was educated as a doctor, so the stories are rich in medical knowledge and experience. [[ArtisticLicense Except, of course, when Tezuka decides that it would be more fun to just make crazy shit up.]] [[SerialEscalation Which is pretty much constantly."]]''

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->''"Osamu Tezuka was educated as a doctor, so the stories are rich in medical knowledge and experience. [[ArtisticLicense Except, of course, when Tezuka decides that it would be more fun to just make crazy shit up.]] [[SerialEscalation up. Which is pretty much constantly."]]''"''
7th Jul '16 7:43:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Dr. Joutarou Hounma, also the man that saved Black Jack's life and pretty much raised him.
9th Jun '16 11:51:38 PM gewunomox
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* ReusedCharacterDesign: A signature style of Tezuka. Black Jack is special for his work in that Black Jack and Pinoko are only reused when he specifically is trying to cameo them in other works. Dr. Hounma, who's also a rather unique design, is used again in nearly every major Tezuka work, and prominently in ''{{Phoenix}}'', showing Hounma's continued {{Reincarnation}}s all end up as TheWoobie. And of course, ''Black Jack'' features Tezuka's good old standard cast, including Astro Boy, Acytelene Lamp, Ham Egg, and pretty much every recurring Tezuka character ever.

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: A signature style of Tezuka. Black Jack is special for his work in that Black Jack and Pinoko are only reused when he specifically is trying to cameo them in other works. Dr. Hounma, who's also a rather unique design, is used again in nearly every major Tezuka work, and prominently in ''{{Phoenix}}'', ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'', showing Hounma's continued {{Reincarnation}}s all end up as TheWoobie. And of course, ''Black Jack'' features Tezuka's good old standard cast, including Astro Boy, Acytelene Lamp, Ham Egg, and pretty much every recurring Tezuka character ever.
27th Apr '16 3:31:51 PM SteelEdge
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* RealityEnsues: Black Jack operates on an alien, and demands payment. He tells the aliens to give him a lot of money, using a bill as an example of earth money. [[GenreSavvy He also tells them not to rob a bank or anything]]. [[spoiler: Cue the end of the chapter, where Black Jack is in jail for counterfeiting. The well-meaning aliens duplicated the same bill exactly, down to the serial number.]]
2nd Feb '16 7:42:18 AM FuzzyBoots
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* SelfSurgery:
** Black Jack once performed a full surgery on his own abdomen, while being circled by hungry dingos.
** Black Jack also talked a quack doctor through performing surgery on him, which the quack had never done before; soon after, the quack declared his intention to go to medical school for real.
** Another time finds him performing surgery on his leg instead of letting another doctor amputate it.
6th Jan '16 4:43:45 AM Vandegraff1
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* DeadlyDoctor: He can be one, if he's threatened. Fortunately, he's a nice person most of the time. See {{Badass} and KnifeNut.

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* DeadlyDoctor: He can be one, if he's threatened. Fortunately, he's a nice person most of the time. See {{Badass} {{Badass}} and KnifeNut.
6th Jan '16 4:42:05 AM Vandegraff1
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* BeyondTheImpossible: LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, Internal Logic, and other tropes have runaway screaming.
** Operating at lighting speed, operating on a dozen patients at once, fingerprint transplants, etc.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, Internal Logic, and other tropes have runaway run away screaming.
** Operating at lighting lightning speed, operating on a dozen patients at once, fingerprint transplants, etc.



** He's done surgeries on himself; In the middle of the Australian Outback; While ''fighting dingos''; ''[[Film/IronMan WITH A BOX OF SCRA-]]''...

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** He's done surgeries on himself; himself. In the middle of the Australian Outback; Outback. While ''fighting dingos''; dingoes''. ''[[Film/IronMan WITH A BOX OF SCRA-]]''...
6th Jan '16 4:40:22 AM Vandegraff1
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* AuthorTract: Mostly against abuses in the medical establishment, but usually saved by good characterization & Blackjack's sheer awesome. One example that really sticks out, though is ''Dingoes'', a GreenAesop about the dangers of pesticides & introduced species that erroneously attributes the arrival of the titular beasts in Australia & subsequent damage they caused to the ecosystem to European colonists, when they actually predate Europe's colonial age & are believed to have been brought by an earlier wave of humans in prehistoric times. Whether this was intentional on Tezuka's part in order to shoehorn in an anti-colonialist message, or if it was a simple mistake is unclear. At any rate, considering this episode also features [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Blackjack extracting a parasite from his own intestines while the Dingoes are trying to eat him]], it's hard to bear a grudge.

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* AuthorTract: Mostly against abuses in the medical establishment, but usually saved by good characterization & Blackjack's and Black Jack's sheer awesome. One example that really sticks out, though is ''Dingoes'', a GreenAesop about the dangers of pesticides & and introduced species that erroneously attributes the arrival of the titular beasts in Australia & Australia, and the subsequent damage they caused to the ecosystem ecosystem, to European colonists, when they actually predate Europe's colonial age & and are believed to have been brought by an earlier wave of humans in prehistoric times. Whether this was intentional on Tezuka's part in order to shoehorn in an anti-colonialist message, or if it was a simple mistake is unclear. At any rate, considering this episode also features [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Blackjack Black Jack extracting a parasite from his own intestines while the Dingoes dingoes are trying to eat him]], it's hard to bear a grudge.
14th Dec '15 6:27:46 PM supermerlin100
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The 2004 anime adaptation is legally available to watch [[http://animesols.com/series/12 on]] Website/AnimeSols, where you can also pledge money to keep the series afloat in the United States and Canada in exchange for physical goods such as stickers, posters and DVD box sets. By 2011 a prequel to the series was made titled ''Young Black Jack'', which stars a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin younger]], [[{{Bishounen}} more handsome]] Black Jack, and details his days working in the Japanese medical field in the 60s. It received an anime adaptation for the Fall2015Anime lineup, and is available [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/young-black-jack on Crunchyroll]].

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The first half of the 2004 anime adaptation is legally available to watch [[http://animesols.com/series/12 on]] Website/AnimeSols, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/black-jack on Crunchyroll]], where you can also pledge money to keep the series afloat in the United States and Canada in exchange for physical goods such as stickers, posters and DVD box sets. By 2011 a prequel to the series was made titled ''Young Black Jack'', which stars a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin younger]], [[{{Bishounen}} more handsome]] Black Jack, and details his days working in the Japanese medical field in the 60s. It received an anime adaptation for the Fall2015Anime lineup, and is available [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/young-black-jack on Crunchyroll]].
20th Nov '15 7:56:20 PM Keeyla
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