Ashita no Joe (Movie)

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Japanese: あしたのジョー (1980)


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 1980
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 2 hr. 33 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #36772
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Popularity: #7544
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An abridged remake of the first Ashita no Joe TV series, released in 1980 to provide back-story for the second TV series to new fans who were not familiar with the first TV series or the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Dezaki, Osamu
Kajiwara, Ikki
Original Creator
Chiba, Tetsuya
Original Creator
Araki, Shingo
Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Ashita no Joe ~Utsukushiki Okami Tachi~" by ???

Ending Theme

"K.O." by ???


Jun 14, 2022
Ashita no Joe has it's reputation as being the grandfather of sports anime as well as being one of the all time classics to the medium. It lives up to it's prestige, being a sobering account of Joe's rise to prominence in the boxing scene - for all the victories and consequences which it entails. For such a story, it's appropriately gritty and tragic.

The art is noticeably rough. It is hard for this anime to hide it's age, but for those of taste - this will not be an issue, as it's visuals elevate the brutality that is fighting and very much emulates the style ...
Jun 13, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Ashita no Joe is considered a classic, and it's pretty clear why even from this abridged movie. Its arc has a very iconic feel, reminiscent of other underdog sports shows as it follows an unrepentant asshole on his path to redemption through hitting other guys in the face.

The visuals are limited through most of the run, but there are parts, specifically the more intense fights, that get really intense, emphasizing how the fighters are pressing themselves to their limits. When people aren't fighting, it's slow, but I feel like that's just a consequence of having to cut down a 70 episode series into 2.5 hours ...
Aug 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Regularly scheduled disclaimer: I don't believe in the MAL rating system, so ignore everything but the overall score if you actually want to know my opinion for some reason.

Ashita no Joe is a film that's very hard to evaluate or discuss outside of the context it emerged from. It's hard to call it a *good* film, exactly: it suffers from the kind of severe pacing issues you'd expect to emerge adapting a nearly 80 episode story into a single film, and at it's lowest points even the excellent designs can't really save the scenes that are simply underanimated and lacking in life. But viewing the ...

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Poll: Ashita no Joe (Movie) Episode 1 Discussion
MidoFortune - Aug 28, 2015
8 repliesby PrOxAnto »»
Apr 22, 3:44 PM
Okay to watch instead of TV series?
ChartTopper60 - Jul 3, 2020
2 repliesby ChartTopper60 »»
Jul 22, 2020 1:38 AM
Where can I find the movie English subbed?
MidoFortune - Jul 6, 2015
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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