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Give My Regards to Black Jack

What does it mean to be a doctor?
A popular Japanese medical comic "Give My Regards to Black Jack" is now available on Engoo. It is a story of Eijiro Saito, an intern in Eiroku University Hospital whose ideals about the medical profession are being questioned as he faces the reality of the Japanese medical society. You can learn plenty of idioms, slang as well as medical expressions while enjoying the story. The material will also help you enhance your abilities to express yourself while exchanging thoughts and analyzing the plot with your teacher.

This lesson material is based on the Japanese comic "Give My Regards to Black Jack" (Author: Shuho Sato).
© Title: Give My Regards to Black Jack, Author: Shuho Sato
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Volume 1

Meet the main character, Eijiro Saito, an intern in Eiroku University Hospital, a well-known medical institution. Only 3 months after graduating from university he will have to take the responsibility for someone else’s life.

Lesson 01
Episode 01: Night of the Intern (1/5)
Lesson 02
Episode 01: Night of the Intern (2/5)
Lesson 03
Episode 01: Night of the Intern (3/5)
Lesson 04
Episode 01: Night of the Intern (4/5)
Lesson 05
Episode 01: Night of the Intern (5/5)
Lesson 06
Episode 02: Eels and GodHands (1/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 02: Eels and GodHands (2/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 03: The Price of Being 75 (1/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 03: The Price of Being 75 (2/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 04: Summer Clouds (1/3)
Lesson 11
Episode 04: Summer Clouds (2/3)
Lesson 12
Episode 04: Summer Clouds (3/3)
Lesson 13
Episode 05: Surgery, Internists, Departments, and Saito (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 05: Surgery, Internists, Departments, and Saito (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 06: The First Lie (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 06: The First Lie (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 07: The Top-tier Trap (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 07: The Top-tier Trap (2/2)

Volume 2

Eijiro believes he is put on a test when he is assigned to take care of a 75-year-old patient in critical condition. His troubles continue after he is moved to the 1st Department of internal medicine. The doctor patient relationship and a question of trust is the central story of this volume.

Lesson 01
Episode 08: The Confession (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 08: The Confession (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 09: Saburo Kita (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 09: Saburo Kita (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 10: The Last Drop (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 10: The Last Drop (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 11: The Tower of Anarchy (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 11: The Tower of Anarchy (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 12: Justification (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 12: Justification (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 13: Surgery (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 13: Surgery (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 14: Trust (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 14: Trust (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 15: Self-centered (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 15: Self-centered (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 16: That Smile (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 16: That Smile (2/2)

Volume 3

Eijiro is back in Eiroku. The story takes a different turn after one of the interns quits his job. Eijiro is on a right track to discover what being a doctor means to him. He ends up at neonatal intensive care unit in charge of prematurely born twins and gets caught up in a family tragedy.

Lesson 01
Episode 17: Restitution (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 17: Restitution (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 18: The Fool and the Poor Man (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 18: The Fool and the Poor Man (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 19: Toku and the Doctor (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 19: Toku and the Doctor (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 20: Work as a Local (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 20: Work as a Local (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 21: Change of Pace (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 21: Change of Pace (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 22: Birth of a Battleground (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 22: Birth of a Battleground (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 23: Father and Mother (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 23: Father and Mother (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 24: Fertility Treatments (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 24: Fertility Treatments (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 25: Doctor Takasago (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 25: Doctor Takasago (2/2)
Lesson 19
Episode 26: Predictions and Results (1/2)
Lesson 20
Episode 26: Predictions and Results (2/2)

Volume 4

The story about the twins continues. Eijiro is refusing to accept the fact that in some situations in life we are powerless. Is he going to stand and watch, or take action?

Lesson 01
Episode 27: The Announcement (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 27: The Announcement (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 28: Accomplices (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 28: Accomplices (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 29: Powerless (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 29: Powerless (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 30: Justice Won (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 30: Justice Won (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 31: The Protectors (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 31: The Protectors (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 32: Contradiction Upon Contradiction (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 32: Contradiction Upon Contradiction (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 33: Defiance (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 33: Defiance (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 34: Little Lost Grownups (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 34: Little Lost Grownups (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 35: It Starts With One (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 35: It Starts With One (2/2)
Lesson 19
Episode 36: Son of a Bitch (1/2)
Lesson 20
Episode 36: Son of a Bitch (2/2)
Lesson 21
Episode 37: Sunset (1/2)
Lesson 22
Episode 37: Sunset (2/2)

Volume 5

Eijiro is still moving from one department to another. This time he is learning what it takes to be a doctor at pediatrics and surgical oncology. It seems that the downsides of the Japanese medical system are present in all the departments. The question is, how will Eijiro cope with it?

Lesson 01
Episode 38: Spending a Precious Day (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 38: Spending a Precious Day (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 39: Pedi Arithmetic (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 39: Pedi Arithmetic (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 40: Becoming Grown-up (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 40: Becoming Grown-up (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 41: An Ordinary Doctor (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 41: An Ordinary Doctor (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 42: Clinging to Hope (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 42: Clinging to Hope (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 43: The Despised and The Beloved (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 43: The Despised and The Beloved (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 44: Cancer, Cancer Everywhere (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 44: Cancer, Cancer Everywhere (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 45: Disclosure Theory (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 45: Disclosure Theory (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 46: Behind the Smile (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 46: Behind the Smile (2/2)
Lesson 19
Episode 47: The Operation was a Success (1/2)
Lesson 20
Episode 47: The Operation was a Success (2/2)
Lesson 21
Episode 48: An All-too-Familiar Scene (1/2)
Lesson 22
Episode 48: An All-too-Familiar Scene (2/2)

Volume 6

The case of Mrs. Tsujimoto, a pancreatic cancer patient has brought back memories of Dr. Shoji’s and Dr. Usami’s old case; of the time Dr. Shoji was a rebellious idealist like Eijiro is now, and of the time Dr. Shoji and Dr. Usami were on more friendly terms. This volume explores the question of disclosure; the question whether doctors should be completely honest with their patients even when the truth is not very promising.

Lesson 01
Episode 49: Normal Response (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 49: Normal Response (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 50: Japan's No. 1 Drug (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 50: Japan's No. 1 Drug (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 51: The Inevitable Outcome (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 51: The Inevitable Outcome (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 52: Weakening Sensation (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 52: Weakening Sensation (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 53: A Doctor's Job (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 53: A Doctor's Job (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 54: The Other Saito (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 54: The Other Saito (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 55: The First Patient (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 55: The First Patient (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 56: What Do You Really Want? (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 56: What Do You Really Want? (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 57: Something Overlooked (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 57: Something Overlooked (2/2)
Lesson 19
Episode 58: Second-Person, Third-Person (1/2)
Lesson 20
Episode 58: Second-Person, Third-Person (2/2)

Volume 7

Eijiro decided to tell the truth, but did his patient appreciate his honesty? The volume dwells on death and how terminally ill patients and their doctors cope with it.

Lesson 01
Episode 59: The Proposal (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 59: The Proposal (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 60: Two Roads Diverged (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 60: Two Roads Diverged (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 61: Family? Right This Way? (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 61: Family? Right This Way? (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 62: To The Wilderness (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 62: To The Wilderness (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 63: Fool Me Twice? (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 63: Fool Me Twice? (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 64: Negotiations (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 64: Negotiations (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 65: Telling The Truth (1/1)
Lesson 14
Episode 66: The Price of Honesty (1/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 66: The Price of Honesty (2/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 67: This Shining World (1/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 67: This Shining World (2/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 68: Enough is Enough (1/2)
Lesson 19
Episode 68: Enough is Enough (2/2)

Volume 8

The story of death and coming to terms with it continues throughout this volume. Mrs Tsujimoto and her family have found strength to face the inevitability of death, while Eijiro found out his hands are not as powerless as he thought when he started his internship.

Lesson 01
Episode 69: Give Me an Answer (1/2)
Lesson 02
Episode 69: Give Me an Answer (2/2)
Lesson 03
Episode 70: Explaining Life to The Reaper (1/2)
Lesson 04
Episode 70: Explaining Life to The Reaper (2/2)
Lesson 05
Episode 71: Time Moves Forward (1/2)
Lesson 06
Episode 71: Time Moves Forward (2/2)
Lesson 07
Episode 72: Nobody is at Work (1/2)
Lesson 08
Episode 72: Nobody is at Work (2/2)
Lesson 09
Episode 73: What You Taught Me (1/2)
Lesson 10
Episode 73: What You Taught Me (2/2)
Lesson 11
Episode 74: A Normal Death (1/2)
Lesson 12
Episode 74: A Normal Death (2/2)
Lesson 13
Episode 75: Until The Day I Die (1/2)
Lesson 14
Episode 75: Until The Day I Die (2/2)
Lesson 15
Episode 76: Beneath The Great Tree (1/2)
Lesson 16
Episode 76: Beneath The Great Tree (2/2)
Lesson 17
Episode 77: Promise (1/2)
Lesson 18
Episode 77: Promise (2/2)
Lesson 19
Episode 78: My Whole Heart (1/2)
Lesson 20
Episode 78: My Whole Heart (2/2)
Lesson 21
Episode 79: The Young Ones (1/2)
Lesson 22
Episode 79: The Young Ones (2/2)