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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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Yabuki Joe is wandering around as if he escaped from the death of Rikiishi Toru. During his wandering journey, he meets Wolf Kanagushi and Goromaki Gondo. Their meeting arouses his fighting sprits, and Joe comes back to Tange Boxing Club. However, he has a fatal weak point. Because his punch on the temple killed Rikiishi, he can't hit on the temple. To make him recover, Shiraki Yoko invites a king without a crown, Carlos Libera, from Venezuela.

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Adaptation: Ashita no Joe
Prequel: Ashita no Joe
Alternative version: Ashita no Joe 2

Characters & Voice Actors

Shiraki, Yoko
Shiraki, Yoko
Bleynie, Nathalie
Bleynie, Nathalie
Tange, Danpei
Tange, Danpei
Fujioka, Juukei
Fujioka, Juukei
Yabuki, Joe
Yabuki, Joe
Aoi, Teruhiko
Aoi, Teruhiko
Bellay, Philippe
Bellay, Philippe
Gondo, Goromaki
Gondo, Goromaki
Watabe, Takeshi
Watabe, Takeshi


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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