yes, they did indeed make a hello, black jack special that aired around new year's in japan. I would really like to see this special and hope that kiku-tv here in hawaii eventually brings it here to hawaii! I really enjoyed the series and thought it was pretty good. if they ever do bring it here, i'm there and i'll definitely watch it. It'd be interesting to see what's happened to the characters since the end of the series and if eijiro is now like the no.1 doctor in japan or something.