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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: Drama, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.301 (scored by 931 users)
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Ranked: #68712
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Popularity: #7281
Members: 2,284
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Dezaki, Osamu
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
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


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