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Ashita no Joe


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 79
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1970 to Sep 29, 1971
Premiered: Spring 1970
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Sports
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.221 (scored by 3,263 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2417
Members: 15,317
Favorites: 313
8.22
Ranked #288Popularity #2417Members 15,317
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Episodes: /79

Synopsis

Joe, a teenage orphan in the slums of the Doya streets, meets Danpei, a homeless, alcoholic ex-boxing coach. Danpei, seeing Joe's boxing talent, decides to train him. When Joe is sent to a terrible juvenile home for petty crimes, he meets Rikiishi who becomes his boxing rival. Danpei arrives at the home to help Joe to train in order to defeat Rikiishi. When Joe decides to seriously pursue boxing, Danpei cannot get a coaching license because of his reputation as a drunk.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yabuki, Joe
Yabuki, Joe
Main
Aoi, Teruhiko
Japanese
Aoi, Teruhiko
Tooru, Rikiishi
Tooru, Rikiishi
Main
Nakamura, Shuusei
Japanese
Nakamura, Shuusei
Tange, Danpei
Tange, Danpei
Main
Fujioka, Juukei
Japanese
Fujioka, Juukei
Rivera, Carlos
Rivera, Carlos
Supporting
Hirokawa, Taichirou
Japanese
Hirokawa, Taichirou

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Script
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hata, Masami
Hata, Masami
Episode Director
Itou, Tsunehisa
Itou, Tsunehisa
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Ashita no Joe" by Isao Bitou

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Joe no Komoriuta" by Asao Koike (eps 1-40)
#2: "Rikiishi Toru no Theme" by Hide Yuki (eps 41-79)




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Wickio
Feb 28, 2008
Stretching towards 40 years since its original broadcast on 1 April 1970, "Ashita no Joe" is one of the very first few sports anime and almost certainly the first to revolve around boxing. Based on the manga by Takamori Asao and Chiba Tetsuya, both the manga and anime are noted for being pioneers of the genre as a whole, and are considered classics.

Story: Joe is a deadbeat. He is a troubled orphan who chooses to abandon his orphanage in an attempt to find his own way of life. Walking through the slums of Tokyo, he encounters a drunkard as he is hurled from a bar. read more
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AkumaDono
May 8, 2016
First of all I would like to say that I am very glad to make my first Review about my favorite Anime of all time and it could be my last Review too xD. I hope you can find it helpful.

Before watching Ashita no Joe, I was aware of the fact that it is very old and it must have really Old Classic Art so if you care about the Art more than the Story you probably could find it disturbing. However if you are like me and you mainly care about Story then I guarantee that you would not regret wasting your time in read more
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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008
Welcome to what I call one of the most epic animes ever. Try to imagine a Japanese version of Rocky, and this is what you get. But I say Rocky is the American version of Ashita no Joe since Rocky came out in 1976, and the original manga of Ashita no Joe started in 1968 and ended in 1975. But anyway, they share the same charms and are both iconic to their respective nations in their owns rights. The story is reasonably paced and easy to follow, and tells a life story about a young man’s career and his struggles in and out of the read more
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Lindle
Jul 7, 2015
While there are some earlier anime that are well-regarded, Ashita no Joe is often considered to be the anime medium's first true work of greatness. In many ways, it does hold up as the benchmark that it is regarded as being - but in many other ways, it requires a "good for its time" disclaimer, as do many of its contemporaries.

From a production standpoint, Ashita no Joe has actually held up exceptionally well compared to many other 70s anime. While it does have animation errors all over the place, the rough, sketchy way in which it is drawn makes it look highly stylized for its read more
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