Even if karma must chase them through time, the guilty will always be punished. But Baek-On's philosophy is challenged when a client refuses the exorcist's advice and chooses instead the guilt-free path. Why is Baek-On so impassioned about taking responsibility for one's past sins? As experience molds and shapes each individual, the tragedies of life highlight the times when people are most likely to change, for better or worse.
Baek-On has learned a thing or two on his travels dispatching spirits throughout the land: Love is a powerful emotion-even in death. Baek-On has made his fair share of love talismans, but even to someone in the business, the nature of love remains a mystery. Despite his skill, Baek-On is still young and inexperienced, and his hasty decision-making could cost him dearly...
Though he spends much of his time dealing with ghosts and grudges, even exorcist Baek-On sometimes forgets the chasm that divides the world of humans from that of the spirits. Their ways of thinking and understanding are not the ways of men. Misunderstanding the motives of a well-meaning spirit, Baek-On questions the justice of his actions against beings so different than he...
On occasion, life offers an unexpected blessing: a natural talent, a promising opportunity, or even a spot of good luck. But human nature will not be satisfied by simply enjoying the fruits of fate. When greed takes over and man exploits the gifts he has been given, seeking more power, more wealth, more than is his share, it can only end in tragedy...a truth Ho-Yeon knows all too well...
Find out in the final, unforgettable volume of Nobuhiro Watsuki's international manga sensation, Rurouni Kenshin.
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A Life to Live: Black Jack is called in to treat a young flower arrangement master. The talented artisan is suffering from acute porphyria which is impacting her digestive and nervous system. Given her current condition she cannot even stand to be in sunlight;
as it often induces fainting spells, hallucinations and seizures. For an artist who focuses on light and life, to not be able to use sunlight to bring life to her art the ikebana master almost believes she has no life to lead. However with every new piece that she creates there is no doubt to her mentors that life itself is worth living. And if she survives she might have a life-changing decision to make about her career.
A Star is Born: In a rare chapter where Black Jack does not perform an operation, the good doctor must treat a previous patient's heart and soul. Award-winning actress Igusa Suginami says she owes all her success to the treatment she received from BJ years ago. Since she had her operation she feels she has been blessed by a god of luck and is now ready to embark on the biggest performance of her life...She wants to confess her feelings to Dr. Black Jack. Sadly the doctor does not recognize Igusa the superstar. He says he treated Chika the young singing talent with ambitions of making it big with her skills. Their reunion does not appear to be destined as the next big romance; instead it might end up becoming a tragedy for the ages.