Black Jack (lost English dub of anime series; 2007)

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Black jack promotional art.jpg

Promotional art for the series.

Status: Lost

Black Jack (ブラック・ジャック) is a 78-episode adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's seminal manga series of the same name that was produced by Tezuka Production and aired on Animax and Yomiuri TV in Japan between October 2004 and September 2006. The series was officially released in North America through streaming platforms and a limited DVD run via the now-defunct Anime Sols crowdfunding platform solely with the Japanese audio track.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Black Jack follows Black Jack an unregistered doctor who has a mysterious past. Black Jack and his assistant Pinoko deal with medical cases that are not well known and can often be dangerous. His knowledge of science can help him save any patient's life so long as they pay up.

Initial English Dub[edit | edit source]

On January 2nd, 2007, an English dub began airing on Animax channels in South East Asia.[1] The dub was recorded in Hong Kong and featured Russell Wait as the titular lead and Andrea Kwan as Pinoko.[2] This dub also included the Black Jack 21 followup as well as the Black Jack Special: The 4 Miracles of Life TV specials.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Information for the cast of the original dub is hard to come by. So far, only two people have been credited.

  • Russell Wait as Black Jack
  • Andrea Kwan as Pinko

Availability[edit | edit source]

As of the writing of this article, there are no known home video releases of this dub, nor have any clips surfaced online.

New English Dub[edit | edit source]

In 2017, a separate English dub produced in Burnaby, Canada was released, making it highly unlikely the original dub will ever surface again.[3][4]

References[edit | edit source]