Comic book review – Say hello to Black Jack
Those who enjoy reading manga often have the memory of a strong personal emotion provoked by the drawings and the setting. For my part, the drawings of Katsuhiro Otomo, author of Akira, immersed me in motorcycle races where the sensation of speed was palpable; I also felt the despair in Neon Genesis Evangelion when Shinji Ikari crushed the 5th child. Say hello to Black Jack is, as for him, one of these rare mangas which allows us to go beyond the pleasure of reading and emotions by initiating the beginning of a reflection on a question of society: medicine and the patient.
Syuho Sato tells the story of a young intern who has just passed his entrance exams in a prestigious public hospital. Far from Osamu Tezuka’s hero, Doctor Black Jack, whose reference can be assumed, Doctor Saitô, inexperienced, will discover the world of medicine and will forge his own idea of the doctor. Gifted with great humanity, he will fight against the elements to make things happen, attracting criticism and reproach from his peers in the process.