Young Black Jack — First Impressions

Our hero is a young surgeon.

Where do I even start with this?

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Well, the show starts with our hero posing half naked, while a girl with a scar fetish admires his body.

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While his friends are marching and demanding just compensation for their labor, our hero ignores them and becomes a scab. Whoever made this show *really* hates unions for some reason.

Then a child comes in with detached arms and legs. The experienced doctor says they can only save him by amputating, but this young hotshot just knows he can save the child.

There’s just one small catch— he’s not a trained or licensed surgeon.

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So he bribes and blackmails another doctor to use his operating room.

He demands 3 million dollars from the parents for the surgery.

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Then the parents find out he’s not a legal surgeon, and blackmail him and “only” give him $500,000. Then he starts crying about how the parents are evil for haggling over the price of their child’s life, after he is the one who tried to charge them a ridiculous amount for their child’s life. (He also neglects to mention that his life was in more danger because of the surgery he performed, as opposed to amputation.)  He implies that the surgery wasn’t worth doing because he just ended up getting cheated.

So, I don’t know. It wasn’t boring, that’s for sure. But pretty ethically questionable. Maybe the guy will grow but who knows, after shit like Mahouka I can never tell.

5 thoughts on “Young Black Jack — First Impressions

  1. I think the point of Black Jack (he’s a character from Osamu Tezuka, this is basically a spin-off revisiting his youth) is exactly that, that he’s an irregular genius doctor who fixes the unfixable but also is kind of shady. Like Dr. House meets Lupin III. So yeah. But I don’t know if his original endeavours were this questionable or if they had more depth and nuance.

    1. They weren’t quite this questionable, in Tezuka’s manga the guy was very self-righteous, and was basically the surgeon that Tezuka would have wanted to be, choosing his clients, his pay, being extremely capable and so on.
      This series doesn’t make a lot of sense because black jack is an impossible dream, how could black jack have come to be? There’s no way he could have, you can’t have character development for this guy because his existence as an unlicensed world-famous wandering uberdoctor is the postulate necessary for the manga to be

        1. Clearly. Tezuka couldn’t become a unlicensed genius doctor etc so he wrote about being one. He couldn’t figure out how anybody could ever become one, so he started the story with an already mature character, without explaining his past. So this prequel just has no point, they won’t be able to give a satisfying explanation, and even if they actually managed to (again very unlikely), that would just miss the point.

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