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Ashita no Joe 2

Ashita no Joe 2

Alternative Titles

English: Rocky Joe 2
Synonyms: Tomorrow's Joe 2
Japanese: あしたのジョー2


Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 1980 to Aug 31, 1981
Genres: Drama, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #2312
Popularity: #3851
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Yabuki Joe is left downhearted and hopeless after a certain tragic event. In attempt to put the past behind him, Joe leaves the gym behind and begins wandering. On his travels he comes across the likes of Wolf Kanagushi and Goromaki Gondo, men who unintentionally fan the dying embers inside him, leading him to putting his wanderings to an end. His return home puts Joe back on the path to boxing, but unknown to himself and his trainer, he now suffers deep-set issues holding him back from fighting. In attempt to quell those issues, Carlos Libera, a world renowned boxer is invited from Venezuela to help Joe recover.

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Adaptation: Ashita no Joe
Prequel: Ashita no Joe
Alternative version: Ashita no Joe 2 (Movie)

Characters & Voice Actors

Shiraki, Yoko
Shiraki, Yoko
Bleynie, Nathalie
Bleynie, Nathalie
Tanaka, Emi
Tanaka, Emi
Tange, Danpei
Tange, Danpei
Fujioka, Juukei
Fujioka, Juukei
Yabuki, Joe
Yabuki, Joe
Aoi, Teruhiko
Aoi, Teruhiko
Bellay, Philippe
Bellay, Philippe
Shiraishi, Fuyumi
Shiraishi, Fuyumi


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Episode Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Kajiwara, Ikki
Original Creator

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Apr 7, 2014
Joe Yabuki is a young man from the slums who recently came out of juvy where he met his rival Toru Rikkishi. Sadly, this season spoils the conclusion of said rivalry as the events are featured in its 1970's 1st season which should be watch first. This sequel continues where the original anime left off giving a slight recap of events as it moves forward with the themes of the story. The many challenges Joe faces are the consequences for boxing & the permanent damage he delivers to his opponents along with Joe's own torment. Joe's life is full of grief, hope, & commitment to read more
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Mar 11, 2014
Ashita no Joe 2 started out a little bit lacking, but quickly became so addictive that I made time to watch all 47 episodes within 1 week. I found it to be slightly less appealing than the original Ashita no Joe series, though it's still amazing.

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The beginning of this one overlaps with the later part of the original series. Having watched the first Ashita no Joe series, I immediately spotted some differences. To me, it looked like a lot of details were removed and that they aimed to make it more sportsman-like. The read more
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Before Hajime no Ippo there was Ashita no Joe, same theme about boxing and only boxing.
If you like Hajime no Ippo you will most likely love Ashita no Joe season 1 and 2.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Kizudarake no Eikou" by Takeshi Obo (eps 1-25)
#2: "MIDNIGHT BLUES" by Ichiro Araki (eps 26-47)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hateshinaki Yami no Kanata ni" by Takeshi Obo (eps 1-25)
#2: "Hateshinaki Yami no Kanata ni" by Ichiro Araki (eps 26-47)

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