Black Jack Karte1 1st Episode: Iceberg, Man with Kimaira
This original video animation series were produced based on the Manga of the same title, but only the same settings were employed. Though inspired by the original Manga, each episode is a completely new story. Characters newly designed by Sugino Akio were used in place of Tezuka Osamu's drawings.
Karte: 1 Iceberg, Man with Kimaira
In the original story entitled "Hurricane," a young wife taking care of her rich old husband, who is dying on a solitary island, and his secretary ask Black Jack to prolong the man's life until they can finish altering his will. In this animated version, however, the rich old man is suffering from a mysterious endemic disease called "Kimaira," and Black Jack decides to take up the challenge of trying to cure this strange disease for which there are no proven treatments. This story is based on the episode "99.9% Water" of an original Manga work, in which Dr. Kiriko, archrival of Black Jack, is infected with a mysterious disease in Africa.
Released by Akita Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., Forte Music Entertainment and Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. / 49 - 52 minutes / In color (OVA)
BJ Production Executive Committee of Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / December 21, 1993 - May 21, 1996