Black Jack
Black Jack
Japanese ブラック・ジャック
Alternative Burakku Jakku
Date Nov 19, 1973 to Oct 14, 1983
Volumes Viz: 2 (Cancelled)
Vertical: 17 (Complete)
Chapters 232 (243 with Sealed Chapters)
Genres Drama, Medical
Adaptations Black Jack 1993
Black Jack Movie
Black Jack (OVA)
Black Jack Specials
Black Jack (TV)
Black Jack Lost Episodes
Black Jack: The Two Doctors of Darkness
Black Jack 21
Related Midnight (Spinoff)
Young Black Jack (Prequel)
Black Jack Aoki Mirai (Sequel)

This is a medical drama in which an unlicensed but gifted surgeon, Black Jack, is the main character. Endowed with excellent surgical technique, Black Jack always miraculously saves seriously ill patients and those on the verge of death. But he always claims an outrageous price for his surgery, which is why his presence is rejected in medical circles. Black Jack lives quietly in a clinic out in the deserted wilderness with his assistant, Pinoko, whose life he had saved. Patients whom other doctors have given up on come to see him every today; he represents their very last hope.


Volume One

Volume Two

Volume Three

Volume Four

Volume Five

Volume Six

Volume Seven

Volume Eight

Volume Nine

Volume Ten

Volume Eleven

Volume Twelve

Volume Thirteen

Volume Fourteen

Volume Fifteen

Volume Sixteen

Volume Seventeen

Sealed Chapters

These were stories that were either never published again from when they were originally published or were rarely seen again, most of stories were considered topics that were controversial. Others were stories that Tezuka himself was not satified with.

Three of these stories were luckily released by Tezuka Productions and published by Vertical Inc. in English, they're only available in the first three volumes in hardcover (See Volume 1-3 above).



  • Kuroō Hazama
  • Pinoko


  • Kiriko
  • Honma Jotaro