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: 3 Medal of Maria
This story is based on the Manga episode "Promise." In the original story, Black Jack gives first-aid treatment to a revolutionary soldier sheltered at a refugee camp where there are no medical supplies or drugs, and promises that he will give him full treatment at some point. In this animated version of the story, the soldier is re-cast as General Cruise, ex-leader of the Republic of Ortega, who is arrested by the Unites Union under suspicion that he is involved in drug dealings. In this setting, Black Jack ventures to perform an operation on the General, who is suffering from terminal cancer, all in the midst of violent gunfire between Ortega's subordinates-who are aiming to win back the General-and the special troops of the Unites Union.
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, Koide Katsuhiko
Rendition: Kuwabara Satoshi
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