#297 Black Jack

This manga from the 70’s and 80’s is still popular.

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It follows the story of Black Jack, a medical doctor.

He is a surgeon for hire and will work for anyone and take care of anyone.

This makes him sound pretty badass and callous.

But he does good deeds – often healing the poor for free if he is touched by their suffering.

His assistant is called Pinoko.

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She was a bunch of organs parasitically living inside her sister for 18 years.
Black Jack constructed a body for her to live in so she could live independently.

Black Jack was created by Osamu Tezuka and it was published in Weekly Shonen Champion.

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It has also been made into television animations and movies.

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