...and the news just keeps rolling in! American-based company, Sentai Filmworks, announced today that they have licensed Young Black Jack. They plan to release YBJ digitally first, with a home video release following after that.
Sources: Sentai Filmworks
, Anime News Network
HOUSTON, OCTOBER 1, 2015 Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Young Black Jack, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga written by Yoshiaki Tabata and illustrated by Yūgo Ōkuma, this anime focuses on Osamu Tezukas beloved character, Black Jack, in his years as a medical student. Young Black Jack will explore the formative years of one of mangas most mysterious and iconic characters as he strives to become a master surgeon!
The series will be directed by Atsuko Kase, while Ryosuke Takahashi and Yoshiaki Tabata will handle series composition and scripting respectively. Daisuke Ikeda is composing the music, and renowned studio Tezuka Productions (Astro Boy, the Fantastic Adventures of Unico, the New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion) is animating the series.
Young Black Jack is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and will soon be available domestically through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.