Black Jack (1993)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Anime  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A legendary but mysterious surgeon pushes the boundaries of medical science in a desperate attempt to save the planet from an unbeatable race of "Super-Humans" in this anime based on the popular manga of the same name by legendary author Tezuka Osamu. Although Black Jack doesn't even have a medical license, his brilliant abilities as a surgeon have earned him limitless wealth in addition to a god-like reputation. When all hope is lost, patients call on Black Jack to perform miracles in the operating room -- and he hasn't let one down yet. After a group of all-powerful "Super-Humans" appear at the Olympics and put their human competitors to shame, Black Jack must perform top-secret research in a prestigious laboratory if he is to solve the mystery of the powerful beings and restore hope for the future of humankind.

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anti-hero, assistance, bad-guy, conspiracy, cure, disease, doctor/nurse, good-guy, hermit, kidnapping, medicine, outlaw [Western], plague, rescue