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Young Black Jack Anime Adaptation Announced for October

A recent issue of Akita Shoten’s Young Champion magazine has announced that Yoshiaki Tabata and Yuugo Okuma’s Young Black Jack manga will be adapted into a full TV anime series this October. Additionally, the first members of the cast, staff and first visual footage were also revealed.

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The anime itself will begin its broadcast on October 1st at 2:16am JST on TBS, during the Fall/Autumn 2015 anime season. The anime will also air on CBC, Sun TV and BS-TBS.

The anime’s official website has launched and revealed the first key visual:

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The first members of the main cast were revealed and includes:

  • Kouji Yusa (Kyousuke Hyoubu from Zettai Karen Children) voicing as Yabu
  • Shizuka Itou (Akeno Himejima from High School DxD) as Maiko Okamoto
  • Akio Ohtsuka (Batou in Ghost in the Shell) voices the Narrator

The first staff members were also unveiled and consists of:

  • Director: Mitsuko Kase (SaiKano, Glass Maiden)
  • Series Composer: Ryousuke Takahashi (Konpeki no Kantai, Kikou Ryohei Mellowlink)
  • Chief Animation Directors and Anime Character Designers: Miyuki Katayama (Chihayafuru, Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice) and Nana Miura (Hanayamata, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
  • Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama (Non Non Biyori, Nisekoi)
  • Music: Daisuke Ikeda (Saiyuki Reload, Tenshi na Konamaiki)
  • Animation Studio: Tezuka Productions (Sengoku Musou, Genji Monogatari Sennenki)

Here is the anime’s first promotional video:

Black Jack is a drama manga written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka that ran for a total of 17 volumes from 1973 till 1983 in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion. The series recieved many manga and anime adaptations, including a manga series called Young Black Jack. The manga itself is a prequel to Tezuka’s and is written by Yoshiaki Tabata and illustrated by Yuugo Okuma. The manga began in 2011 and has a total of 8 compiled volumes to date. A live action special was produced in 2011.

Here is the synopsis of Young Black Jack:

Based on the brilliant maverick doctor created by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. This prequel follows Black Jack when he was still a medical student in the 1960s.

The Young Black Jack anime adaptation will air from October 1st at 2:16am JST on TBS, during the Fall/Autumn 2015 anime season. Additional information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/ybj/
And follow their Twitter: @anime_ybj

 
Source Article and Images – Anime News Network
Source Article and Images – Young Black Jack Anime Website
Source Article – Anime News Network
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