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Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Osamu Tezuka (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) was a popular cartoonist who created such titles as "Astro Boy" and "Jungle Emperor," but by 1973 he is considered old-fashioned. He is in heavy debt and his company Mushi Production has gone into bankruptcy. Through all of this and with the help of friends as Taizo Kabemura (Koichi Sato), chief editor of weekly manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion, he is able to create manga "Black Jack," which becomes another huge hit. His career is now revived.
- Based on manga series "Black Jack Sousaku Hiwa - Tezuka Osamu no Shigotoba kara" by Koji Yoshimoto and Masaru Miyazaki (published on July 8, 2011 by Akita Publishing Co., Ltd).
- The character of Sakura Odacho played by Yuko Oshima is an original character in the drama special.
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