Hello world! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to give a TV review of Black Jack this time.
TV Review: Black Jack (2004)
Black Jack is an animation made based on comic books from the 70’s by a legendary writer Osamu Tezuka who drew Tetsuwan Atom also known as Astro Boy. Unlike Astro Boy, Black Jack is a dark hero, super skilled but an unlicensed doctor who takes incredibly high operation fee.
Every episode he encounters a patient (s) in different ways and happens to have operations that nobody else can handle.
He charges millions but sometimes does volunteer (especially for poor people) just by whim.
In the animation though, episodes are mostly happy endings for TV (it’s more cruel in comics that I used to read at school library in childhood) but there are still sad however great episodes. I like this “War Continues”.
Pinoko the Assistant
Pinoko is BJ’s assistant. Where she comes from is quite shocking. One of BJ’s patients had body parts inside a cyst. After taking those out, BJ assembled the parts and made another person out of it who he named Pinoko. She looks/talks like a kid but including her time in the cyst for eighteen years, technically she isn’t (as what she insists).
Regardless of her extreme background, she brights up the story with her funny & unique expressions like Achion-bricke (oh my goodness), or Aramanchu (aye-aye sir), etc.
How do you find it? Tezuka’s awesome work is evergreen. Check it out if you feel like. Aramanchu!
I would like to introduce Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) this time.
TV Review: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)
Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) is an animation based on manga which began its serialization in 2016. Its comic sales had been alright but after this TV series, it skyrocketed.
To be frank, the drawing is not my liking, so I haven’t read. Who would think it would turn like this…Anyway, since its TV show has great reviews, we decided to watch instead of reading.
There’s a world where demons come out after dark. Some demons attacked and killed the family of the main character Tanjiro while he was out. The only survivor, his younger sister Nezuko turned into a demon after being bitten by one of the demons but she somehow manages not to attack and devour humans. Tanjiro decides to join a demon slayer corps to find a way to get Nezuko back to being a human on his journey (missions).
Essence of Master Pieces
I suppose it has great essence of popular titles in the past. Training process to get stronger along with special techniques, charming characters, etc. Sword is one important item as well for popularity. Everyone loves samurai stuff even though it is set in Taisho era (long after samurai era) which is quite unusual for manga/anime.
If you are into Bleach, you may like it as well. I see a lot in common.
One different thing about this show is we can see it by on the viewpoint of demons as well. Knowing their background helps us to understand them deeper. It seems that each demon used to be a human, so when it shows why/how they turned into demons, there are always sad episodes, so viewers get into the story and sympathize them as well but demon slayers still have to kill them. This part lessens watching bloody battles.
Well-Done Visual Effect
Speaking of quality, it looks cool. Apparently it is created without third party. Usually many creators just make base and pass it to a third party company (overseas) which lower its quality in general. The visual effect of Tanjiro’s water techniques was inspired by Hokusai.
How do you find it? Check out this new master piece of 21st century.