Ashita no Joe Pilots

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Synonyms: Ashita no Joe: Aoyama & Rikiishi Pilot Episodes
Japanese: あしたのジョー パイロットフィルム


Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 6, 1969 to Dec 22, 1969
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #77292
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Dezaki, Osamu
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Watanabe, Takeshi
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Jun 1, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
The pilots of Ashita No Joe contain 2 episodes titled Rikiishi & Aoyama. Most of the animation in these pilots would later be used in the opening & closing songs, however there's also some animation used only in the pilots. The instrumental version of Joe's Lullaby is featured in these specials as well as the same soundtrack played in the anime series.

Rikkishi Special is around 11 minutes in content featuring a quick summary of Joe meeting Danpei & Rikiishi. Essentially, highlighting Joe's character & motivations to becoming a boxer. The style of this pilot seems akin to a trailer to the series as it's narrator read more
Aug 9, 2019
alaharon123 (All reviews)
To start with the watch order, I recommend watching the Rikiishi pilot before the Aoyama pilot. It flows better that way and while both are standalone, if you're going to watch both, I think that's what's intended. As for quality, they're pretty good. I recommend them.

More words to be long enough to post even though this is all I have to say. Not sure why there's a minimum requirement, I'm really just posting this to inform people about the watch order. No BBCode either which sucks because I'd have wanted to bold the names of the pilots. Welp, hopefully that's enough.
Dec 16, 2018
matthigh (All reviews)
Two ten-minute introductory episodes to the classic anime series, Ashita no Joe, or "Tomorrow's Joe". If you want to get a good feel of what the series is about, this is a good way to do it in just ten minutes - if after watching one of the shorts you are still interested, then it's worth watching the whole series. In modern-day anime parlance, this might be considered a "PV".

"Tomorrow's Joe" is about a young, wandering, scrappy kid, on his own in down-and-out Japan of the time (late Sixties). He's a street brawler without purpose, who catches the read more
May 7, 2021
CRIMSONSAMA (All reviews)
Two pilots for Ashita no Joe. They set up the main plot points and lead characters along with displaying a future boxing scene that really shows the theme of this show well. I got into this series from Megalo Box, and I can see why that show was so good. The foundation for it are found in Ashita no Joe, and it's great boxing narrative. I can also appreciate the apparent upgrade in quality from the pilots into the show, and the art holds up surprisingly well for today's standards. I also wonder if Joe inspired Jotaro from JoeJoe's, because they have the same weird read more


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