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» Company
Central Park Media
» Running Time
50 mins
» Genre
Action, Drama
» Type
TV Series
» Final Score
8.0
» User Rating
No user votes yet.

Black Jack Vol. 5: Parasite

» written by Wai Yung (Wayne) Chim [Discuss]

Synopsis
A sinister tree lurks over a village, sheltering the inhabitants for a terrible price. Victims are plagued by voices, then driven to madness and death. When renegade surgeon Black Jack operates on the latest casualty, he discovers a horrifying parasitic plant. Does the tree’s spirit seek to possess a human host? Now the doctor who plays at being god must defy the ancient fury of nature!

Review
Is there anything, anything at all that Black Jack cannot display? Just when you think you have seen basically everything Black Jack could offer and toss at you, there are other weird procedures happening. This time around we are dealing with a “Chia Pet.” A boy suddenly falls ill and plants begin to sprout from his skin. As this phenomenon occurs, his brother calls Black Jack and requests a visit from the doctor. When Black Jack arrives he is stunned by this illness as he has never seen such a thing before and begins the diagnoses.

Now up to volume five, the drama is still as constant as ever. With various plot twists, adds more intensity, which creates even more excitement that benefits the viewers’ experience. I mean, sometimes I get goose bumps just seeing what unfolds on the screen. It is that impressive. The dialogue brings the characters out of the television set and into your room. As the story progresses to the medical treatment scenes, you feel as if you are there watching every move that Black Jack does. Not only that, in every scene you feel that you are a witness. The show is so amazing that it is mind boggling.

I really cannot predict what else there is for this series, but I know it will be a hell of an opportunity to observe the great mind of Osamu Tezuka at work. I know for sure that if you are up to volume five, you will most definitely continue on this masterpiece, if you are just on the borderline, your mind will impulsively act on its own to make Black Jack a part of your collection.

The Breakdown
This title we call Black Jack, is really something! I cannot imagine where I would be without it! ^_^;;

 

» The Pros
The dramatic stories, detailed animation, along with the impressive voice acting are all tremendous assets to Black Jack. It is difficult to ignore the greatness of this series. I absolutely adore this anime.

» The Cons
Every episode is separate from another; hence the plot is different as episodes pass by. I am not complaining about that, but rather, the show should go into Black Jack the person a little, such as, his past and how he got to where he is. It would certainly be interesting for me.

» Animation
8
Already rated in volume one review.

» Sound
7
Already rated in volume one review.

» Story
7.5
This story is a bit weaker than the others, but still does a very nice job of dishing out excitement and entertainment.

» Recommend
8.5
You should have no reason to not be following Black Jack right now!

 

» Other Information
Language: English/Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles.

Extras:
Art Gallery, Black Jack Trailers, Previews.

Package:
The cover looks tranquil, yet at the same time mysterious :/.

 

 

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