Monday, May 9, 2011

Black Jack, Volume 2

Author: Osamu Tezuka
Softcover: 303 pages
Publisher: Vertical, Inc. (2008)
Genre: Manga
Translation: Camellia Nieh
Rating: 5 out of 5

My thoughts:
Tezuka, labeled as the "father of manga" on his website, develops a complex character in Black Jack. He is arrogant and brash, but he's also sensitive and patient. Volume 2 introduces Pinoko, a girl that he pieced together like Dr. Frankenstein and who introduces herself as his wife even though he clearly sees her as a daughter. Volume 2 also allows the reader to see a more humanistic and vulnerable side of Black Jack. I'm liking this series. It's complex and philosophical.

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