Black Jack is a popular card game with many variations. It is played against the dealer, and you must get closer to 21 than the dealer, without going bust. The cards are dealt two at a time, and you can ask for more if the value of your hand is high enough. Some players count the cards to improve their chances of winning, but this is illegal in most casinos.
During the American Civil War, the Pepper family manufactured Gibralters and Black Jack chewing gum. The company grew rapidly and relocated to Elm Street in Peabody, Massachusetts, where it still operates today. The United States was experiencing a period of explosive growth, and railroad lines were stretching west toward California and the Pacific Ocean.
In the midst of this growth, Black Jack began to appear in newspapers across America. The name of the chewing gum was inspired by a famous gunfighter, and it became one of America’s most popular brands of chewing gum.
The peppers continued to make Gibralters and Black Jack until the 1970s, when they sold the business to the Adams Family. The new owners renamed the brand Black Jack, and it continues to be produced today.
During a visit to S-city, Black Jack saves a girl named Rei Fujinami who was injured while ice skating. She introduces him to her friend Yumiko Inoue, who has a coma following a fall from a height of 80m. Yumiko lives in a wealthy private hospital inherited by her father, but the wealthy Nikla Inoue is more interested in car racing and neglects the hospital.
While on a visit to his childhood home, Black Jack encounters Sharaku and Pinoko, his former students. Sharaku has become a postmaster and owns a general country store, while Pinoko has a job at the hospital where her doctor son works. Heavy rains cause a mudslide, and Black Jack rescues the pair from their homes. They are taken to a rundown summer house owned by an old lady, and they spend the night there.
Pinoko notices money showing up at the Black Jack home, and he discovers that a Japanese robin is leaving it for them. The robin left it because of an ill boy who saved the robin’s mate. Black Jack tells the girl Sono that both flowers and humans are beautiful because they live.
After a few weeks, the boy has recovered and Black Jack begins to take on cases again. He treats a boy named Tinq who has a strange disorder that causes his organs to reverse. Black Jack performs an operation and gives the boy a cornea from his deceased fiancee. After he is healed, he meets Tinq again and asks her to marry him. She declines because she has been in love with her doctor for years. They both agree to continue their friendship, though. This will allow Pinoko to focus on her career and Black Jack to concentrate on his medical work.