Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Black Jack - Collection 2|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
In the age of science, death still wears many faces. Only the brilliant mercenary surgeon Black Jack has seen them all. As mankind threatens to annihilate itself, the detective doctor travels the world in search of bizarre... more »
Great, but not for the squeamish...
ChibiNeko | Whereever I go, here I am. | 06/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set collects episodes 7-10, which is the 2nd set of the Black Jack OAVs & completes the series. This OAV set came before the TV series, so purchasers should be aware that this isn't part of them.
The stories in this collection are varied in their intensity. They range from a boy who has plants growing from his body to a girl who has become infected with a disease caused by pollution. (Contrary to what the jacket says, the girl shows *no* signs of turning into a mermaid.) Some of them are more interesting than others, but all are pretty cool.
The blood & gore levels are pretty small, especially in comparison to other gorier anime & movies out there. Still, some of the stories do have some gasp value when certain elements are brought into play (as far as the plant boy goes, think "The Ruins"). They're never over the top, but are always excellently done as a way of making a point.
I'd recommend this series, but only to those who are ok with watching medical dramas. Some of the plot points are a little too adult for younger viewers. There's no sex (no romance either, really), so if you are a parent that's ok with medical dramas, then this should be ok for younger vieewers."