List of Black Jack episodes
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Initial release dates
Black Jack TV first aired on October 11, 2004 and finished on March 6, 2006, while Black Jack 21 first aired on April 10, 2006.
List of episodes
Black Jack television episodes (2004-2006)
|00||"The Order of Operations"
"Ope no Junban" (オペの順番)
|11 October 2004|
|A ferry trip goes bad, and Black Jack saves an Iriomote cat, a baby, and a politician, in that order. The politician sues BJ but later has to ask him to save him as he finds he has cancer.|
|01||"The Vanished Needle"
"Kieta Hari" (消えた針)
|11 October 2004|
|Pinoko saves Sharaku from Kong, a bully, and they become friends. But Sharaku becomes sick and Black Jack operates on him. During recovery a runaway gurney causes an IV needle to break off in his vein. Black Jack fails to extract the needle, only a miracle can save Sharaku now.|
|02||"The Ant's Legs"
"Ari no Ashi" (アリの足)
|18 October 2004|
|A handicapped boy is inspired by a book to walk 400km from Hiroshima to Osaka, by himself. Black Jack follows the boy, to his annoyance. Will the boy succeed?|
"Hittakuri Inu" (ひったくり犬)
|17 July 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoko take in a dog they name Largo. The dog has a habit of stealing things and putting them outside. Inevitably, Largo takes a necklace the doctor received as payment, forcing Black Jack and Pinoko leave the house. An earthquake occurs and both are saved as the dog had detected the catastrophe.
** This episode was postponed from airing due to a major earthquake that occurred shortly before the intended release. Later, it was aired upon cancellation of a baseball game telecast, but was not labeled as "Karte 03" until it aired again in re-runs of the series.
"Oisha san Gokko" (お医者さんごっこ)
|1 November 2004|
|Kong's sister Chako has an unusual case of tuberculosis. Chako, having heard about Black Jack, begs her brother to have him take her case. Kong can't find the doctor, so he gets Keaton from the drama club to pretend to be Black Jack and help raise her spirits. But will it save her?|
|05||"The Sixth-Magnitude Man"
"Rokutōsei no Otoko" (六等星の男)
|8 November 2004|
|Black Jack meets Dr. Shiitake, a skilled but unnoticed doctor. He works at Manaka Hospital whose chairman has just died and whose embezzlement case concerning two of their best doctors arrested for bribing doctors to vote for them using hospital money. When a man is injured by fireworks, Black Jack's fee is too much for the hospital, and the underestimated Dr. Shiitake is given the chance to show his real skills. Eventually, he becomes the new director.|
|06||"A Teacher and a Pupil"
"Aru Kyōshi to Seito" (ある教師と生徒)
|15 November 2004|
|A boy who is afraid of his teacher, Mr. Muramasa, is hit by a motorcycle when forced to go to school. Muramasa hires Black Jack to save the boy's legs. When the teacher learns of the boy's fear, he leaves the hospital in a daze and is struck by a car. He offers Black Jack his life insurance to pay him for his student's operation, but the doctor saves them both.|
"Shiroi Raion" (白いライオン)
|22 November 2004|
|The white lion named Luna Luna, at the local zoo is sick. The lion's keeper begs Black Jack for help, but he refuses. It turns out the lion's illness is caused by a brain tumor which also caused his fur to turn white. After the operation, the now-gold Luna Luna is taken by Black Jack as his fee and released to the wild.|
|08||"The Miracle Arms"
"Kiseki no Ude" (奇跡の腕)
|29 November 2004|
|A skilled sushi chef, Taku, wants to make the best sushi in Japan and to feed it to his blind mother. But he is hit by a truck and loses his arms. The truck driver Akira then learns to be Taku's arms and to make sushi. They form an unlikely friend- and partnership, until Akira is then injured with third degree burns when saving a child from a fire. Akira dies in the hospital and tells his wife to give his arms to Taku.|
|6 December 2004|
|Pinoko and Sharaku befriend an old lady who is staying at her son's hospital. Her doctor son kicked her out of the room she was living in so it can be used by a patient. After being rejected by several friends, she opted to spend a few days at a rundown summer house she owns. But heavy rains cause a mudslide, and Black Jack rescues her. He forces her son to decide what's really important to him.|
|10||"Legend of the Phoenix"
"Hi no Tori Densetsu" (火の鳥伝説)
|13 December 2004|
|Black Jack and Pinoko fly to Asia to treat a 200-year-old man. Miriam, the man's descendant, wants him to live long enough so he can tell her how to find the phoenix, a glowing bird whose blood supposedly grants everlasting life. Black Jack cures the old man, but the legend turns out to be a hoax. The man gained his long life from sheer will power, and the phoenix is really just a bird covered in luminescent bacteria.|
|11||"Gift from a Killer Whale"
"Shachi no Okurimono" (シャチの贈りもの)
|17 January 2005|
|Black Jack tells Pinoko about how he befriended the killer whale Toriton. One day at the beach, Black Jack discovered the injured Toriton. He patched him up, and again each time he was injured. Toriton is falsely accused of attacking a fisherman, and Black Jack tries to end their friendship, but the whale turns out to be innocent, and Black Jack rescues him just in time.|
|12||"Give My Brother Back To Me!"
"Niichan o Kaese!" (にいちゃんを返せ!)
|24 January 2005|
|Pinoko befriends the actor inside a monster suit. The actor has a lymphatic problem that Black Jack treats, but the actor's brother Yukio thinks Black Jack is part of the TV show and has kidnapped his sibling. Pinoko comes up with a plan; the actor "saves" Yukio from Black Jack and they escape.|
|13||"A Pirate's Arm"
"Kaizoku no Ude" (海賊の腕)
|31 January 2005|
|Ichinoseki is a local star gymnast. He loses an arm to gangrene, and Black Jack replaces it with a metal pincer. Ichinoseki becomes depressed, but his arm talks him into playing competitive shogi. He wins the championship, and the arm turns out to be voiced via transistor by his long-suffering friend Toshie.|
"Ugoke Soromon" (動けソロモン)
|7 February 2005|
|Pinoko is saved by Musashi, a lifeguard/animator, and becomes interested in his animation work. Musashi wants to make anime that truly appears to live, despite being constantly put down by his successful friend Kojiro. However, when Musashi becomes sick, Black Jack saves him in return for his animation cels.|
|15||"The Fabricated Wedding"
"Itsuwari no Uedingu" (偽りのウエディング)
|14 February 2005|
|Michiru is a teenage girl dying of cancer. Her dying wish is to marry the next man she sees, and in walks Black Jack. After he cures her, she wants to continue the marriage. Black Jack declines and gives her a pep talk about living her new life.|
"Pinoko Yukuefumei" (ピノコ行方不明)
|21 February 2005|
|Pinoko befriends a burglar who has lost his job and family. She goes with him to help him, and they begin a long journey on foot to find his family. However, Black Jack believes Pinoko has been kidnapped, and gives up a chance to have his medical license reinstated in order to search for her. After he and Largo locate them the man takes a tumble off a cliff. Pinoko not only persuades Black Jack to save the man, but also to help him get a job and reunite with his family.|
|17||"The Idol Who Lost Her Voice"
"Koe o Utta Aidoru" (声を失ったアイドル)
|28 February 2005|
|Rei is the school's star vocalist, until a polyp on her vocal cords causes her to lose her voice. Black Jack operates, but she can't remain silent for two weeks and reinjures her throat. Forced to be silent for three months, she becomes depressed, but befriends Sharaku's sister Wato, and eventually is able to regain her voice.|
"Mēru no Yūjō" (メールの友情)
|7 March 2005|
|Although Jun is in wheelchair, he tells his Internet friend Tom he can play baseball. He did this because he was envious of Tom's stories of living on a ranch and helping out with all of the chores there. When Tom is about to visit, Jun asks Black Jack to heal his weak heart. The price is too high, and Jun breaks off his friendship with Tom instead. When Tom finally arrives, Jun learns that he is the young, blind inheritor of a large company. Tom offers to pay Black Jack's fee for healing Jun, at the expense of his own eyesight. Black Jack heals them both.|
|19||"Good Luck, Kowa Clinic"
"Ganbare, Kowa Iin" (がんばれ古和医院)
|14 March 2005|
|Black Jack is forced to take Pinoko to a local clinic for digestion medicine, and comes to assist Dr. Kowa, a country doctor, in a thyroid operation. Black Jack is extremely impressed by the friendliness and respect Dr. Kowa is treated with by his patients, especially since he can tell Dr. Kowa is an unlicensed doctor. In the end, Dr. Kowa goes back to school.|
|20||"Tetsu of Yamanote Line"
"Yamanote Sen no Tetsu" (山手線の哲)
|21 March 2005|
|Tetsu, the owner of Black Jack's favorite cafe, tells the story of how he was a famous pickpocket chased constantly by a police detective. The detective desperately wanted to catch Tetsu red-handed, but during a chase, Tetsu is injured in an accident involving sheet glass and loses two fingers. The detective blackmails Black Jack into performing surgery to reattach them, hoping to continue as before, but Black Jack covers for Tetsu, and in the episode Tetsu returns the favour when the detective tries to arrest Black Jack for unlicensed practice.|
"Haru Ichiban" (春一番)
|11 April 2005|
|Kumiko loses sight in one eye due to glaucoma. Black Jack implants a cornea, and Kumiko starts seeing the donor's last sight; a man reaching towards her. Pinoko thinks the man is a murderer and begins a rescue effort, but it turns out the vision is of the donor's fiancee in his last, desperate attempt to save her.|
|22||"Pinoko's Plans for Adulthood"
"Pinoko Otona Keikaku" (ピノコ大人計画)
|11 April 2005|
|Pinoko meets Tinq, a boy her age, and tried to have an adult relationship with him, much to Sharak's horror. Tinq has a strange condition, though; his organs are reversed, and Black Jack with Pinoko's help undertakes an operation to save his life. It turns Pinoko has been trying to make the Doctor jealous, as he is the one she truly loves.|
|23||"Pouring Rain, then Love"
"Doshaburi Nochi Koi" (土砂降りのち恋)
|18 April 2005|
|Black Jack meets Kiyomi, a pretty young physician, and the only doctor on her island. Kiyomi falls in love with Black Jack, but he knows he's not worth her giving up her life on the island with so many people depending on her. Then, Kiyomi is injured in a landslide and is saved by Black Jack, only to wake up and find him already gone.|
|24||"A Challenge Called Nadare"
"Nadare to Iu Chōsen" (ナダレという挑戦)
|25 April 2005|
|A genetically-enhanced deer, Nadare, is attacking forest workers. In the past, the deer was befriended by a young doctor and treated as his own sibling. Wishing Nadare was intelligent enough to talk back, the doctor convinces Black Jack to move Nadare's brain from his skull to his chest, allowing it to grow and make him smarter. In the present, the doctor who owned the deer must stop Nadare who, out of control from his own intelligence and emotions, attacks his fiancé. They drive Nadare off, and Black Jack operates to save the woman's life.|
|25||"The Cholera Epidemic"
"Korera Sawagi" (コレラ騒ぎ)
|2 May 2005|
|Black Jack thinks that he may have cholera, so he quarantines himself, leaving Pinoko to take care of a patient at the clinic for three days. Thinking he is in the clear after the incubation period has passed, Black Jack returns to the clinic and performs an operation, only to become extremely sick in the moments afterward. Black Jack thinks he has cholera after all, but it turns out to be Pinoko's special medicine that cause the symptoms.|
"Soroban no Tensai" (そろばんの天才)
|9 May 2005|
|While hearing Pinoko talk about the abacus, Black Jack remembers when the teacher and father of Eiji, a boy, came to see him a long time before. Eiji dreamed of being an abacus champion, but he couldn't move his hands. Black Jack operated to fix them, but when his hands cramp up in a competition, reverts to using the abacus with his tongue.|
|27||"Tragedy of a High Technology Room"
"Saisentan Rūmu no Higeki" (最先端ルームの悲劇)
|16 May 2005|
|Black Jack, Pinoko and several rich men are trapped in an underground, disaster-proof bunker, where the oxygen is being sucked out. BJ breaks through the wall with a scalpel and cuts a wire, finally releasing them when all were on the verge of death. The men had promised him money to free them, then tried to renege. Fortunately, Black Jack has their promise on tape.|
"Kōya no Densenbyō" (荒野の伝染病)
|23 May 2005|
|Black Jack and Pinoko investigate a mysterious plague in Australia. They become separated; Pinoko befriends an aussie, Black Jack walks for days. Black Jack contracts the deadly plague, and realizes it is actually a parasite. He removes it by performing surgery on himself inside a plastic tent.|
|29||"Arranging the Flower of Life"
"Inochi o Ikeru Hana" (命を生ける花)
|30 May 2005|
|Black Jack takes on a case of Sono, a young girl who is sensitive to light and has a weak heart. Her father wants her to become better at all cost so she can become the head of the family. The family's main focus is ikebana so Sono is pushed to the brink of death to make the ultimate ikebana for her recital. When Sono almost dies trying to go outside to see wildflowers in their natural beauty, Black Jack tells her father she is being pushed too hard. Sono tells Black Jack she will die anyway so why give her the surgery. Hearing this BJ tells Sono that flowers and human are both beautiful because they live. He states he has seen patients far worse than her including Pinoko who struggled so much to live. Black Jack states if she is not interested in living the operation is off. Later Sono states she wants to live and Black Jack goes ahead with the operation lengthening her life.|
|30||"The Operation at the Thunderstorm"
"Raiun no Naka no Ope" (雷雲の中のオペ)
|6 June 2005|
|There is a massive strike of Doctors in a hospital, where a little kid asks a doctor to cure his father but due to the strike the doctor refuses. Then the kid finds a young lady that tries to get help. Finally trying to take the Kid's father to another hospital a thunder makes a tree to fall making impossible to keep going, while they find the doctor who refuses the operation. Black Jack enters in action and decides to operate the sick man in a countdown before a Tree falls on them. A Tree fell on the Doctor and he asks help from Black Jack who says, "Sorry, but I'm on strike starting right now," and after the doctor admits that what he did was wrong, Black Jack agrees to operate on him.|
|31||"Intimidation in the Twentieth Year"
"Nijūnenme no Anji" (20年目の暗示)
|13 June 2005|
|While Black Jack was operating on a patient, his hand suddenly became paralyzed and he didn't know why. It was 20 years after Dr. Honma operated on him and he remembers that he blocked his memory about a doctor telling Dr. Honma that the hand of Black Jack will not be able to move after 2 decades.|
|32||"The Terror of the Azure Sea"
"Aoi Umi no Kyōfu" (青い海の恐怖)
|20 June 2005|
|Black Jack and Pinoko go to visit a remote island and end up meeting a fisherman and his son. The fisherman wants his son to grow up and go to school, but when his son hears him talking about enrollment he runs away. After hours of searching, Black Jack finds him trapped by a huge clam. attempting to free the boy, Black Jack dives underwater and ends up getting stuck himself. After nearly drowning, Black Jack and the young boy are both free and not badly injured, but in the process Black Jack broke his arm.|
|33||"An Invader from the Sky"
"Sora kara no Shinryakusha" (空からの侵略者)
|27 June 2005|
|A friend of Sharaku witnesses a comet fall from the sky and thinks it is a UFO. Soon he develops a strange lump on his side and is admitted to the hospital. Doctors, nurses and even his own mother has been acting strangely around him... growing paranoid by the minute, he begins to suspect aliens are conducting experiments on him. Black Jack arrives, clears things up and operates on the boy...|
|34||"Shaky Operating Room"
"Yureru Shujutsushitsu" (揺れる手術室)
|4 July 2005|
|Black Jack visits a neighborhood, where he hopes to get payment for a previous job. However, he instead meets Hotch, a man who constantly complains about the shaking caused by the bullet trains that speed by and literally shake up his neighborhood. Black Jack performs surgery on Hotch's wife, but pauses in the middle to wait for the shaking fit to pass. When he tries to resume again, the train shakes again, until finally Hotch's demands to stop the trains are met and his wife can be saved.|
|35||"Hijack the Hospital"
"Byoin jakku" (病院ジャック)
|11 July 2005|
|Black Jack is in the middle of an operation on a young boy when the hospital he is working in is taken over by armed men. They hold the patients and staff of the hospital hostage, threatening to destroy the hospital generator, killing the patients on life support. The leader also forbids Black Jack from continuing the operation, leaving the patient open and dying. One of the doctors recognizes the leader of the terrorists, and reveals that the terrorists son had died in the hospital. In the end, the situation boils over, and the generator is destroyed. Black Jack finishes the boys operation in the dark while the police restore the hospitals generator.|
|36||"The House on the Cape is Incomplete"
"Misaki no Uchi wa Mikansei" (岬の家は未完成)
|18 July 2005|
|Pinoko becomes frustrated at the poor state of their house and begins pestering Black Jack to move. Black Jack instead tells her the story of the carpenter that had originally built the house. He insisted on being the one to renovate the house into the clinic that Black Jack desired, but ended up becoming the first patient due to leukemia, which at that time was still largely untreatable.|
|37||"The Dolphin and the Pirates"
"Iruka to Gōtōdan" (イルカと強盗団)
|1 August 2005|
|Black Jack is kidnapped on his way home after a job and forced to operate on a thief who had been injured during a large job. The brother of the wounded man and the third member of the group take Black Jack out to see on a boat, but they become lost. With the wounded brothers condition deteriorating and the third bandit slowly succumbing to madness due to hunger and fear, a dolphin is brought onto the boat. Black Jack saves the dolphins life and lets it go, the dolphin in return guides the boat back to Japan, at the cost of its own life.|
|38||"A Challenge from the Unknown"
"Mishinaru Mono e no Chōsen" (未知なる者への挑戦)
|8 August 2005|
|Sharaku, his sister, Black Jack, and Pinoco take a trip to a dig site where Sharaku's father works. They had uncovered ancient ruins. Sharaku's father had called for Black Jack, saying that he felt "Compelled to do so." That night, Sharaku takes a staff that was recovered from the dig site and heads deep into the ruins, tailed by Black Jack, Pinoco, and Watou. A monk who was waiting for them in the ruins is mysteriously injured, with several foreign bodies appearing in his body. Sharaku, seemingly possessed, compels Black Jack to save the man. Black Jack is then guided deeper into the ruins where a group of aliens had been hiding. The aliens had been shot at by humans, their medical equipment was destroyed and one of them was in critical condition. The aliens eventually convince Black Jack to start the operation by using telepathy to show him a picture of his mother. In the end, Black Jack and the others agree to keep the whole ordeal a secret.|
|39||"The War Continues"
"Sensō wa Naomo Tsuzuku" (戦争はなおも続く)
|15 August 2005|
|Luna, a boy from Iru, is suffering from a spinal cord injury and is slowly becoming paralyzed. Black Jack is called in to perform the operation at the behest of a seemingly inhuman mother who was forcing the boy to get up and walk every night, further injuring him. Black Jack discovers later that the mother had been acting so because she realized the house was under surveillance by the military of the country, which had already executed her husband for speaking against the war.|
|40||"The Mannequin and the Police"
"Ningyō to Keikan" (人形と警官)
|22 August 2005|
|An extremely rigid police officer becomes obsessed with the welfare of a statue in the likeness of a patrol officer and begins taking care of it when a group of thugs that held a vendetta against him began vandalizing the statue. On his day off, the officer stayed hidden near the statue to capture the vandals red handed. He spots them, chases after them, but is seriously injured in an accident. Black Jack, who had encountered the officer before after being accused of running a red light, saves the officers life, and later has the statue repaired.|
|41||"The Miracle of a Movie and of Operation"
"Ope to Eiga no Kiseki" (オペと映画の奇跡)
|29 August 2005|
|A movie director wants to film an operation by Black Jack to save his son who has a severely compromised immune system due to a congenital disorder. Black Jack is the only one who can even attempt an operation on the very weak boy, and in the end saves the boys life. Although at first the powers that be refused to distribute the movie to other doctors because Black Jack was unlicensed, he reveals that he had made a second version of the film for doctors that made it appear that another doctor performed the miracle surgery.|
|42||"Life's Wrong Diagnosis"
"Jinsei no Goshin" (人生の誤診)
|5 September 2005|
|A doctor who was in the same medical school as Black Jack. Who is now in charge of a hospital. He is quite sure of himself and everyone believes he is a good doctor, save for one young doctor who believes something is wrong with a patient. The head doctor and Black Jack have been invited to a wedding. What should the young doctor do? What will happen to the patient?|
|12 September 2005|
|Black Jack was invited by his former mentor who is doing research in Africa. When he arrived at Africa, he was shocked by the plague that made him bizarre. He didn't leave immediately because he was also infected. He stayed for 27 days, and after waiting for an answer, Black Jack created the cure for the mysterious disease; however, he failed to give it to his mentor....|
|44||"Pinoko was Born"
"Pinoko Tanjō" (ピノコ誕生)
|10 October 2005|
|On Pinoko's birthday, Black Jack reminisces of how Pinoko came into his life. On a night some years ago, a group of doctors came to Black Jack with a masked woman who had a Teratoma--a cystic tumor caused when one twin does not develop fully but continues to grow inside the other. The doctors ask BJ to remove it, explaining all other attempts failed when the doctors seemed to go crazy. Intrigued by the 'curse' and how developed the tumor is, BJ agrees to operate but finds himself at the point of his own scalpel as a voice screams not to cut. Assuring the tumor he only intends to remove her, not to kill her, he's permitted to continue the operation, putting the contents in a culture for it to live. With synthetic skin, he fashions a body for her, supplying whatever organs she is missing. Though against his nature, he chooses to raise her, naming her 'Pinoko' and teaching her to walk, speak, etc. He sees a glimmer of himself in her, refusing to help her when she falls and encouraging her to get up on her own, knowing her endurance will make her stronger. A year passes. When the masked woman returns for her final check-up, he has her and Pinoko face each other. The woman is mortified, rejecting Pinoko as her sister. Devastated, Pinoko attacks her, calling her a fool and a murderer, sobbing that she could never understand. The woman quickly takes off, leaving Pinoko behind with Black Jack.|
|45||"A Classmate who Loves to Laugh"
"Waraijōgo no Dōkyūsei" (笑い上戸の同級生)
|17 October 2005|
|In this episode, we take a glimpse into Black Jack's childhood. Kuro Hazama's classmate from middle school, Gerra, loves to laugh. Kuro asks him why he laughs so much and his classmate says it is because he likes being happy and bringing joy to other people. Gerra then tries to encourage Kuro to laugh too. When Kuro visits Gerra's house, he learns that Gerra's parents abandoned him because they couldn't pay their debt. Then goons from the mafia came to his house and stabs Gerra in the neck with a dart. His injury was so severe that Gerra could never laugh again. Kuro promises to be a doctor so that he can cure him. When he comes to check on his friend during his college years, he finds him bedridden and still unable to laugh. Black Jack operates on him and it is successful, until he receives a call informing him that his former classmate has just died laughing.|
|46||"The Bodyguard at the Festival"
"Bunkasai no Yōjinbō" (文化祭の用心棒)
|24 October 2005|
|The culture festival is here again for many high school. But wait, someone is wrecking them! Jaw a boy who think he is all that. But, He finds out he has a heart problem that will cause his death. He will not able to fight so he decide to protect people and the culture festival till he get better. But will he have a change of heart for others too?|
|47||"A Violin from a Snowfall"
"Setsugen no Vaiorin" (雪原のヴァイオリン)
|31 October 2005|
|The plane Black Jack and Pinoko are on crash lands during a blizzard, balancing precariously at the edge of a loose crevice. The passengers panic until a talented and famous violinist, Morozov calms them with his music. Rescue teams cannot get to them in the snow, so the captain leads them all to a barn 400km away. Because of the wind, passengers are prohibited from taking their luggage, including Black Jack. Morozov stubbornly refuses to leave his violin, tying it to him with his scarf. A passenger sneaks a flask with him, but drops it in the fierce winds. It knocks Pinoko in the head, and her small body is pulled by the storm towards the crevice. Morozov dives to catch her, but his violin is blown away from the effort. Devastated, he tries to reclaim it but is deterred. Black Jack tells him not to go out, warning him of frostbite. Morozov sneaks out in the night anyway. Black Jack finds the violinist unconscious in the blizzard, and his fingers frostbitten. Without his own instruments, Black Jack cannot restore the fingers and must amputate them back at the barn. Morozov comments they both now know not to let go of their most precious possessions.|
|48||"The Robin and the Boy"
"Komadori no Shōnen" (コマドリの少年)
|7 November 2005|
|Pinoko notices money is mysteriously showing up at Black Jack's home. Soon, Black Jack and Pinoko discover a Japanese robin who is leaving the money, but why? They find out a boy is sick with from tumor, and the robin it trying to save him just like the boy had saved its mate.|
|49||"The Voice of a Distorted Face"
"Jinmen Sō no Honne" (人面瘡(そう)の本音)
|14 November 2005|
|Sharaku scares Pinoko with a story from a horror book. But, there might be some truth behind the story after all. A man with a face wrapped in bandages comes to visit Black Jack. What is he hiding? He has Dissociative Identity Disorder with two personalities. An apparently violent one emerged when his face distorted from a carbuncle. Black Jack operates and restores his face, but it returns. After a second operation, both the carbuncle and personality are gone. Black Jack goes to collect the money, only to find the man waiting to kill him! What is going on? And will Black Jack and Pinoko manage to escape from this crazed man?|
|50||"The Brothers that were Separated"
"Hiki Sakareta Kyōdai" (引き裂かれた兄弟)
|21 November 2005|
|Black Jack is hired to act the part of a man's son to operate on his ill older brother. Reluctantly, Black Jack agrees. While waiting to meet with him, the story of the two brothers is told to Black Jack and Pinoko. As a promise to their dying father, the elder brother worked hard to send his younger brother to become a doctor, though he was obviously not cut out for it. Under the pressure, the younger brother ran away and started his own successful company, but his son is revealed to be studying in America to become a doctor. Black Jack refuses to operate immediately, demanding a week to prepare. When the time for the procedure comes, the suspicious elder brother identifies BJ for who he is and stubbornly refuses to be treated, as it is not his nephew. However, Black Jack had already gone and fetched the nephew from New York, and the operation proceeds after the two brothers reconcile.|
|51||"The Infamous Acupuncturist"
"Uwasa no Zatōishi" (噂の座頭医師)
|28 November 2005|
|Biwamaru, an acupuncturist, heals people with his needle for no payment, even curing a few of Black Jack's patients, much to the doctor's disgruntlement. He warns Biwamaru not to treat his patients anymore, though Biwamaru replies he goes where his senses tell him. The acupuncturist visits another patient of Black Jack, a young girl, and treats her using a needle and leaves. Black Jack rushes to the girl's house, bringing Biwamaru with him. He shows Biwamaru that the girl has an extreme fear of needles, causing her to have debilitating panic attacks. He treats her, telling Biwamaru that needles aren't always the way to heal patients. Later, Biwamaru returns the favor by using a needle to heal Black Jack's weak intestines.|
|52||"The Moment of Witness"
"Isshun no Mokugekisha" (一瞬の目撃者)
|5 December 2005|
|A bomb is detonated in a train station, in which BJ brings support to the injured. The investigation starts. There are four suspicious suspects, who are held for questioning. A young woman who lost her sight due to the bomb is the only witness. Since the eye was destroyed, any operation to restore her sight would only work for five minutes at most. Black Jack agrees to proceed anyway, with the patient's consent. The witness IDs the culprit, who is immediately arrested.|
"Rokkā no Yurikago" (ロッカーのゆりかご)
|19 December 2005|
|A gang of rough high school girls steal a locker key from a woman on the street. They open the locker expecting something worth money, but find a baby inside instead. The girls panic and decide to leave it there, but the heart of the leader softens and she takes him to be seen by Black Jack when he gets seriously ill. Black Jack treats him, but says he is malnourished and needs to be seen in a hospital. The girl resists and leaves, sneaking out at night to care for the baby, until she is caught by her parents. What will happen to the baby? Did he die? Why did she care so much anyway?|
|54||"The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Deceitful Parent And Child"
"Itsuwari Oyako no Kōun Fuun" (偽り親子の幸運不運)
|16 January 2006|
|A young man goes to a desert and falls to his death, but then returns to Japan a few months later. How can this be? Black Jack changed two peoples' faces and now each is deceiving the other. Will they find out each other's secrets?|
|55||"The Platform Of Life"
"Inochi no Purattohōmu" (命のプラットホーム)
|23 January 2006|
|This karte is the tragic life story of a model, how she became trapped in a marriage as somebody's piece of art, escaped but needed to be admitted into a hospital shortly afterwards. She flees from the hospital, fearing that she would be trapped again. Black Jack misses his train, and sees her collapse, he saves her at the train station saying that if she wants to repay him, she should buy him a bowl of ramen. But when she is well, she tells him that because he saved her, she fell in love at the hospital with the man that she married, she offers to pay Black Jack for saving her, but BJ says that he won't accept money from her, even in the size of a bowl of ramen.|
|56||"The Skin Donor"
"Nuime Hifu no Teikyōsha" (縫い目皮膚の提供者)
|30 January 2006|
|This is the story of why the piece of skin beside the scar on Black Jack's face is a different colour. Black Jack is in Europe when gets to see his old friend Takashi, Black Jack explains to Pinoco that Takashi was the friend who gave him the most precious gift of all, a piece of his skin.|
|57||"Pinoko's Exam Diary"
"Pinoko no Ojuken Nikki" (ピノコのお受験日記)
|6 February 2006|
|Pinoko wants to get into high school, having received a middle school diploma through a mail-order service. When she goes to apply for the entrance exam, she's laughed off campus due to her young appearance. Finding Pinoko dejected and with the urging of her friends, Black Jack bribes the chairman into letting her take the exam. Sharaku and Watou enthusiastically volunteer to help her study, but Black Jack warns them not to push her too hard as her synthetic body tires as easily as a child's. Pinoko studies hard and gets to the exam, but collapses with severe stomach pain. Black Jack operates on her, confirming his suspicions that her body can't handle the stress that comes with a competitive high school environment. Pinoko then decides she'll try kindergarten next, but proves to be a bit too rambunctious for the little tykes.|
|58||"The Old Man And The Big Tree"
"Rōjin to Taiboku" (老人と大木)
|13 February 2006|
|There is a very old tree in a park in the next town, to which Pinoko and the others discover. This karte is about their attempts to protect this old tree and the life of the old man.|
"Burakku Kwīn" (ブラッククィーン)
|20 February 2006|
|This karte is about a female surgeon, the rumours say she is as cold as ice, that she is like a female Black Jack, thus the nickname she received at her hospital; Black Queen.|
|60||"The Encounter Between The Two With A Past"
"Kako no aru Futari Meguriai" (過去のある二人めぐり逢い)
|27 February 2006|
|This karte is about two people, how their fates became intertwined when Black Jack saved the life one of the two.|
|61||"The Two Pinokos"
"Futari no Pinoko" (二人のピノコ)
|6 March 2006|
|Black Jack has a job in a small town near a factory, and tells Pinoko she has to stay home because of her bad cold. While on his way to his hotel, he meets a young girl who looks almost identical to Pinoco. How could this be? And she has a fatal lung disease, too.|
Black Jack 21 episodes (2006)
|01||"The Day His Medical License Returns"
"Ishimenkyo ga kaeruhi" (医師免許が返る日)
|10 April 2006|
|Black Jack is given a chance to redeem his medical license, but refuses and is arrested. During Black Jack's imprisonment, an Italian billionaire who was encountered in the other series begs Black Jack to save his grandson, knowing that Black Jack was the only doctor with the necessary talents. The head of the medical association in Japan refuses to release Black Jack despite the billionaire's attempts at bribery, and the operation is taken on by Dr. White who attempts to do the operation using a robotic surgical aid. The billionaire visits Black Jack in jail and tells him of the boys miraculous recovery, but Black Jack states that the recovery was too dramatic, and the boy dies anyway. Enraged at the death of his grandson, the billionaire puts out a hit on the son of the head of the medical association. Black Jack is released from prison and ordered to save the boy.|
|02||"Black Jack Meets His Father Again"
"Black Jack chichioya tono saikai" (Black Jack父親との再会)
|17 April 2006|
|Black Jack's father contacts him for the first time in 21 years and asks Black Jack to perform plastic surgery on his second wife, Renka. Black Jack, still holding a grudge on his father for walking out on him and his mother when they were injured in a bombing, does the surgery under the instructions to make the woman "The most beautiful woman alive." Black Jack constructs her face to look like his late mother's. After he arrives at his house, a bomb detonates, much in the same way that happened to him when he was a boy.|
"Kanashimi no Pinoko" (悲しみのピノコ)
|24 April 2006|
|Pinoko, refusing to believe that Black Jack is dead, continues to try and dig through the rubble of their bombed out house. For a while, she lives in the diner owned by Black Jack's friend Tetsu, but is later adopted by a family that runs a local hospital. Pinoko still rejects her predicament, and later spots someone in a black cloak, similar to the one Black Jack wore. It is then revealed that Black Jack had survived the bomb blast thanks to help from his friends, Toriton the killer whale and the father and son fishermen. Black Jack goes into hiding to prevent putting Pinoko in danger in case the group that was after him tries another assassination attempt, though he later comes out of hiding and takes Pinoko with him when he discovers an old picture in the clinic once owned by Dr. Honma, Black Jack's mentor.|
|04||"The Black Angel of Northern Europe"
|8 May 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoko go to Europe trying to track down Dr Kreutzer, a man that Black Jack recognized in the photograph he found at Honma's clinic, which was his only lead on the people that tried to kill him. While at a hospital run by Kreutuzer, Black Jack runs into a little girl named Suzie who mistakes Black Jack for the devil because of his black clothing. Black Jack befriends the little girl later, who refers to him as "Dr. Black coffee", and enters the hospital where he finds out that Kreutzer has been in a persistent vegetative state after a car accident for tow months. Black Jack is asked to imitate Dr. Kreutuzer and perform an operation on a cancer patient. At first Black Jack refuses, though he later accepts the job once Pinoko reveals to him that the patient he was asked to work on is the little girl's mother.|
|05||"The Robotic Arm"
|15 May 2006|
|After seeing him at Kreutzer's hospital, Black Jack goes after Dr. Stein, a major leading expert on prosthetic limbs and organ transplants. Black Jack also encounters a woman whom he was familiar with, Dr. Kuwata a.k.a. Black Queen. He discovers that Stein was about to perform an operation that would attach an experimental robotic arm to an aspiring pianist. Black Jack fails to get any answers from Dr. Stein, but does talk to the boy who was about to receive the robotic arm. The boy admits that he does not want the robotic arm which would enable him to play the piano with simple thought but would rather keep his human arm and learn to play the hard way. Black Jack saves the boys arm, and then attempts to follow Dr. Stein to England, meanwhile the assassins still hot on his heels.|
|06||"The Flying Hospital"
|22 May 2006|
|With the help of a woman doctor named Ayako whom he met during his encounter with Dr. White, Black Jack attempts to reach England by riding in the Sky Hospital, a military aircraft that had been converted into a fully functioning clinic owned by Dr. White. While he is on board, a pack of rogue militants hijack the plane, interested in turning it back into a fighting craft and using to help their own people. Though the passengers and crew of the plane resist the terrorists, one of them detonates a stun grenade in the cockpit. The pilots and one of the terrorists are badly injured by shrapnel generated by the grenade, and the plane itself begins losing fuel. Black Jack and Dr. White are forced to try and save the lives of the injured and safely land the damaged Sky Hospital.|
|07||"The Promise Concerning Life, Worth Ten Billion Yen"
|29 May 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoco go to a middle eastern town after leaving the damaged Sky Hospital. While there, they befriend a fellow Japanese man named Aritani there for business, who leaves after a drink. Later that night Black Jack is arrested and accused of murder. He is cleared of the charges thanks to Aritani. Black Jack makes an agreement with Aritani saying that he would repay the favor with a free treatment. Later, Aritani is convinced to take the fall for his company which was funneling money illegally. But after claiming to be responsible for the dirty play, Aritani is thrown in front of a train in an assassination attempt disguised as a suicide. Desperate to save Aritani's life, Black Jack uses some of his savings to buy out the hospital Aritani was being kept at after he inspires the proper owner with his determination. Black Jack saves Aritani and receives his first real lead on the group after his life.|
|08||"Awake After Sixty-Five Years"
"65nen me no mezame" (65年目の目覚め)
|5 June 2006|
|Black Jack finally arrives in England to find Dr. Stein where he hears of a man who's been in a coma, unaged, for 65 years. Dr. Stein wants to analyse him to find out why he hasn't aged, thinking it will give them information about eternal youth; but the patient's niece has hired Dr. Kiriko to put an end to it. Black Jack successfully operates on the patient, but afterwards the patient ages and dies upon finding out that his family had died. Shortly afterwards Dr. Stein also dies of a curious disease called "Phoenix disease" after revealing to Black Jack that it was him who urged Dr. Honma to try organ transplants on Black Jack when he had come to hospital torn to bits 21 years ago, and giving him the name of another doctor, Dr. George, currently in New York, who might be able to help Black Jack with his quest.|
|09||"The Imprint on the Heart"
|12 June 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoko travel to New York. Dr. Bart, now the head at Dr. George's hospital, asks Black Jack to help him operate on his mother, Catherine Bart, because she has Honma's Hematoma. Black Jack, remembering his mentor's words not to get involved in that disease, refuses. Later, Black Jack discovers the clock that was in the photo he found. Benitokage, the female assassin sent by the shady organization shows up and shoots Black Jack in the heart. She is also ordered to retrieve something that belongs to Catherine Bart.|
|10||"A Miracle in New York"
|26 June 2006|
|Black Jack is alive because his mother's pendant stopped the bullet from penetrating him. He operates on the doctor's mother and discovers a Type Hydra artificial heart. It is a heart that keeps on pumping even when it is extracted from the host. They replace the Type Hydra with another artificial heart that Black Jack requests and saves her life. They discover that the Type Hydra was designed by Hazama Kagemitsu, Black Jack's father through a microfiche that was inside Mio's pendant. The doctor's mother tells Black Jack how his parents met and how she got the artificial heart. The order to kill Black Jack is called off for now by the head of the organisation.|
|11||"The Destiny of the Black Doctor"
|3 July 2006|
|Black Jack arrives at the cottage that Dr. George was living in but gets shot at by the doctor's daughter mistaking Black Jack to be her brother. It is later found that her brother is none other than the infamous Dr. Kiriko, who has been trying to relieve his father of the pain and euthanize him much to his sister's protest. Black Jack successfully operates on Dr. George but his operation is foiled by Kiriko who had given up already, much to Kiriko's own dismay. Black Jack revives Dr. George again but he has the incurable phoenix disease and dies from it anyway.|
|12||"Beyond the Aura"
|10 July 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoco are in Canada. He goes into the mountains to find Dr. George's research lab however, Benitokage is still pursuing him along with her henchman. During a violent confrontation she is injured and the weather gets worse with heavy blizzard. Black Jack decides to rescue and help her. Black Jack tries to find answers to the mysterious Phoenix disease and finally stumbles across a document in the cottage cellar when Benitokage gains conscious and takes Pinoco hostage and attempts to kill Black Jack again, but an avalanche suddenly crushes the entire cottage trapping all three of them in the cellar. The document about the phoenix disease ends up being lost in the snow.|
|13||"Pinoko go Back to Japan"
|24 July 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoko come to Africa looking for answers when they run into Sharaku who had come to excavate with his father. Black Jack, concerned with Pinoco's safety requests Sharaku's father to send her back to Japan with Sharaku that devastates Pinoco. She meets a grocery boy named Al who has a very sad story of his own. Al's parents had died in a flood that hit the area 10 years ago, the only family left is his twin brother Niko whom he gave away for adoption in hopes that Niko will have a better life than his. But he falls ill and needs an urgent liver transplant that only a family member can give. Niko agrees instantly but is afraid that if his adoptive mother finds out that he is not her real son, who also died in the flood, she might lose the will to live. But things work out for the better and the two brothers are reunited and both adopted by Niko's new parents.|
|14||"The Terrifying Phoenix Disease"
|31 July 2006|
|Black Jack and Pinoko arrive into a remote Village in Africa on a helicopter looking for Dr. Kuma. However, many villagers have already died from various ailments caused by Phoenix disease. Black Jack persuades the reluctant pilot to fly further towards Arnol Village. There they befriend a local kid, Mary, who takes them to Dr. Kuma. Mary's mother falls ill and is rescued by Black Jack but inturn he collapses dues to a poisonous insect bite. Upon finding out that Black Jack is Hazama Kagemitsu's son he reveals that he was an apprentice of Dr. Honma at the time the Noir Project was found. He tells Black Jack the truth about Noir Project and the organization, and how the Head of the organization, Zen Mantoku, had used everyone as test subjects, spreading the epidemic of the dreadful Phoenix disease caused by a virus that was found by Dr. George. Later Dr. Kuma is seriously injured while trying to save Pinoco and Mary from a black panther. He is then saved by Black Jack and all the villagers who donate blood to save him. The helicopter returns with an urgent message for Black Jack regarding his father.|
|15||"The Truth About Black Jack's Father"
"Black Jack Chichioya no Shinjitsu" (Black Jack父親の真実)
|14 August 2006|
|Black Jack's father falls into comatose and Black Jack is urgently called by Renka. He thinks it's about saving his father but instead she asks him to stay and be a part of the family, however, Renka's daughter is under the impression that Black Jack is after her father's fortune. Black Jack refuses and plans to leave but the organization henchmen kidnap Pinoko and lure Black Jack in to a trap, where he is forced and threatened to give up his mother's pendant. Meanwhile, Black Jack's father passes away. Just then Benitokage appears and saves Pinoco and Black Jack, but another henchman knocks them both and takes Black Jack to meet Zen Mantoku, head of the organization and also Renka's father. Mantoku tells Black Jack the reason his father left him and his mother was to protect them from the organization and offers Black Jack to work for him and his organization instead. But Black Jack refuses, declaring that all the secret about the noir project has been already revealed to the world and also reveals the true identity of Benitokage, who then works together with Black Jack and helps him escape. Black Jack is wounded but he operates on himself, with the help of Dr. Kuwata who comes to his aid on Pinoco's request via email, using his dad's skin which he requests Renka as a deal to never interfere with their lives again. Finally, when Black Jack and Pinoco are set to return to Japan at the Airport, he is targeted with a Sniper Rifle at which Benitokage saves his life by sacrificing her own.|
|16||"The Challenge Against Extinction"
"Hametsu e no jyousen" (破滅への挑戦)
|29 August 2006|
|Black Jack is ready to go back to Japan with Pinoko when he is requested to come to the Sky Hospital and check on Zen Mantoku, who also happens to suffer from Phoenix Disease, by a direct request of Dr. White & Renka. Initially reluctant, Black Jack agrees in performing the operation with the help of Dr. White. However, Renka, aggrieved by the loss of her husband and daughter, and enraged by the fact that Black Jack gave her the face of her husband's former wife, secretly plots to kill Black Jack and get the cure so she can make money from spreading the Phoenix disease. One of Renka's henchmen tries to hijack the Hospital, causing Mantoku to get out of the Capsule spreading the Phoenix Disease within the aircraft. Now Black Jack has to face the Phoenix Disease to save Pinoko, himself and everyone else's lives.|
|17||"The Sanctity of Life"
"Inochi no Songen" (生命の尊厳)
|4 September 2006|
|Black Jack tells Dr. White to change course to the North Pole. Later the Sky Hospital receives a call from the US Alaska base and are told that the Doctors from all the world are trying to find the cure to the Phoenix Disease, one of them being Dr. Kuma revealing that they only have 21 hours to cure or die. The National Security manager is told that they are going to launch a Nuclear Missile to get rid of the Virus and all those ill from it. Renka boards the Sky Hospital and tries to kill Black Jack but just before she is about to shoot him, her father interferes and they both end up shooting each other. Zen Mantoku dies and Renka is shot in the chest but still alive, so, Black Jack decides to operate on her. While operating, Black Jack finally finds the cure to the Phoenix Disease but the missile is launched anyway since they couldn't contact anyone in the aircraft. While the Phoenix Disease continues to spread in Black Jack's body, he questions himself why he is saving Renka's life. He passes out and sees Benitokage, Dr. Kiriko, Dr. Honma, and his parents, all telling him that he's done enough until he sees Pinoko in an adult 18-year-old form telling him that the patients are still waiting and that she will never leave his side. He finally succeeds in curing everyone, while Dr. White successfully evades the missile detonation, flying everyone to safety. The Antiserum is made free to anyone in need and is named Honma Antiserum, in honour of Dr. Honma. Finally Black Jack & Pinoko return with their friends after dealing with the most dangerous "enemy" yet.|