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Black Jack Karte9 9th Episode: The Carbuncle


  • 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: 9   The Carbuncle

    Tsuzuki Koichiro, who is in his early 30's, takes over as representative of the Tsuzuki Group-one of the leading zaibatsu in the world. He has always been troubled by a tumor in his stomach, ever since his early childhood. The very peculiar shape of the tumor looks like a "human face" to anybody's eyes, but is actually a carbuncle. Asked for treatment, Black Jack visits the Tsuzuki's residence with Pinoko and removes the "human faced tumor." But it soon returns, and the ugly human faced carbuncle stares back at Black Jack. He then begins to carefully research this carbuncle. After learning about Koichiro's tragic past, Black Jack is convinced that it is caused by a mental wound. The original Manga is one of Tezuka's most popular episodes, entitled "The Carbuncle." This is a very impressive work in the sense that Black Jack has to display both skills as a surgeon and as a psychologist in treating this physical disease which seems to have developed from mental conditions.





  • Original Story: Tezuka Osamu
    Director: Dezaki Osamu
    Picture Director: Sugino Akio
    Screenplay: Dezaki Osamu, Hiyoshi Megumi
    Rendition: Kuwabara Satoshi
    Medical Supervision: Nagai Akira
    Planning: Matsuya Takamasa, Shimizu Yoshihiro
    Character Design: Sugino Akio
    Editing: Morita Seiji (Morita Editorial Office)
    Producer: Kubota Minoru, Udagawa Sumio
    Music Director: Suzuki Seiji
    Music Producer: Kumata Kazuo

    "Moon Shadow"
    Lyrics and song by Miyahara Manabu
    Arranged by THE ORANGE VOX
    Performed by THE ORANGE VOX

    "Black Jack"
    Lyrics and music by Miyahara Manabu
    Arranged by THE ORANGE VOX


  • (c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Akita Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. / Columbia Edutainment

    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


  • There is no title for each episode.