Ashita no Joe 2

Tomorrow's Joe 2

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Rocky Joe 2
Japanese: あしたのジョー2
English: Tomorrow's Joe 2
German: N/A
Spanish: El Campeón/ El mañana de Joe 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 1980 to Aug 31, 1981
Premiered: Fall 1980
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Annapuru
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.721 (scored by 1995319,953 users)
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Ranked: #522
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Popularity: #3042
Members: 51,172
Favorites: 2,613

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Yabuki Joe is left downhearted and hopeless after a certain tragic event. In attempt to put the past behind him, Joe leaves the gym behind and begins wandering. On his travels he comes across the likes of Wolf Kanagushi and Goromaki Gondo, men who unintentionally fan the dying embers inside him, leading him to putting his wanderings to an end. His return home puts Joe back on the path to boxing, but unknown to himself and his trainer, he now suffers deep-set issues holding him back from fighting. In attempt to quell those issues, Carlos Rivera, a world renowned boxer is invited from Venezuela to help Joe recover.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Episode Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Césari, Jean-Paul
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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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)


Apr 30, 2023
Ashita no Joe was an absolutely stunning anime . It is a masterclass in storytelling, with intense action, well-developed characters, and a powerful emotional arc that always kept me on the edge of my seat.

What makes Ashita no Joe amazing is its ability to balance the excitement of the boxing matches with the human drama of the characters' lives outside the ring. The series tackles themes of friendship, loss, ambition, and love, with sensitivity and nuance creating a truly emotionally engaging and immersive experience. The animation is top-notch, with dynamic and fluid fight scenes that showcase the athleticism and skill of the boxers. The ...
Aug 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Talking about old anime is always a pain in the ass. Especially if nostalgia is involved or a certain show is highly regarded on a certain website. Not many people will actually watch something like ashita no joe and the ones that do are usually fans of 80's anime or weebs who are really passionate about sports anime. So of course the opinions are going to be biased, elevating the show to a legendary status and creating high expectations that will not be met for everyone.

To be honest i dont really care if this is supposed to be the first masterpiece anime medium has produced. ...
Mar 13, 2021
Ashita no Joe 2 came out quite a bit after Ashita no Joe 1 but suffers from all the same issues, some of which become inexcusable 10 years after the original.

Right away I want to point out that Ashita no Joe the manga is a masterpiece. I can go on for a long time just talking about how much I love the characters and how well their arcs are written out, how great the art is, the dialogues, the presentation, everything.

However, both anime series are terrible adaptations that do nothing to enhance the source material outside of some really good voice acting and pretty ...

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