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Black Jack Karte4 4th Episode: Anorexia: Black Mirror Image


  • 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: 4   Anorexia: Black Mirror Image

    This is an original story inspired by the works "Black Mirror Image" and "Death of a Movie Star." An actress named Michelle, who finally rises to stardom after many years of struggle, falls ill during the shooting of her first feature movie. The strange disease causes her to reject food, and she becomes thinner and thinner. She gives up on life after finding out that even Black Jack cannot cure her disease. Then she meets Dr. Kiriko, who claims that euthanasia is a medical option.





  • Original Story: Tezuka Osamu
    Director: Dezaki Osamu
    Picture Director: Sugino Akio
    Screenplay: Dezaki Osamu, Koide Katsuhiko
    Rendition: Yoshimura Fumihiro
    Music: Shoji Osamu
    Medical Supervision: Nagai Akira
    Planning: Matsuya Takamasa, Shimizu Yoshihiro
    Character Design: Sugino Akio
    Art Director: Okada Kazuo
    Editing: Morita Seiji (Morita Editorial Office)
    Shooting Director: Takahasi Hirokata
    Sound Director: Yamada Etsuji
    Producer: Kubota Minoru, Udagawa Sumio
    Music Director: Suzuki Seiji
    Music Producer: Kumata Kazuo
    "Kioku no Kimi e (To You in My Memory)"
    Lyrics and song by Shimada Takato
    Arranged by Nakamura Shuji
    Vocals by ANOTHER MOON

    "Kono omoi tsutaerareru to (I thought I could convey this feeling...)"
    Words and sog by Matsubara Koji
    Arranged by Nakamura Shuji
    Vocals by ANOTHER MOON


  • March 21, 1995

    (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.