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Medical manga comes to America

Medical manga comes to AmericaAnime and Manga have long since become household words around the world. Now it appears that American aficionados can finally get their fill of animated medical heroes.

The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that Black Jack, the brooding surgeon who operates outside of medical convention, has finally come of age in America 25 years after his debut in Japan. Most of the episodes involve Black Jack doing some good deed, and the manga contains frequent medical details.

Separately, Godhand Teru is coming to American TV. For the un-initiated, Teru Mahigashi is a surgeon just out of medical school. Saving lives and helping people is the point of his chosen profession, and he seems pretty good at it, when he's not screwing up.

Manga lovers rejoice!

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