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.
December 21, 1993
(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 (Original Video)
BJ Production Executive Committee of Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / December 21, 1993 - May 21, 1996
Original Manga: Tezuka Osamu
Director: Dezaki Osamu
Picture Director: Sugino Akio
Screenplay: Dezaki Osamu, Yamashita Kuniaki
Rendition: Yoshimura Fumihiro
Music: Shoji Osamu
Medical Supervision: Nagai Akira
Planning: Matsuya Takamasa, Shimizu Yoshihiro
Character Design: Sugino Akio
Art Director: Okada Kazuo, Saito Masami
Editing: Morita Seiji (Morita Editorial Office)
Shooting Director: Takahasi Hirokata
Sound Director: Yamada Etsuji
Medical Cooperation: Takeshita Toshitaka
Producer: Kubota Minoru, Udagawa Sumio
Music Director: Suzuki Seiji
Music Producer: Kumata Kazuo
"Just Before Sunrise"
Words by Satonotsuka Reo
Song and arrangement by Horie Akira
Vocals by RHODES
"I'll Be Back Again --- Moonlight"
Lyrics by Matsubara Koji and Satonotsuka Reo
Song by Matsubara Koji
Arranged by Horie Akira
Vocals by RHODES