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Futari no Joe

Alternative Titles

English: Joe vs Joe
Synonyms: Joe vs. Joe
Japanese: ふたりのジョー


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Shounen, Sports
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.381 (scored by 109 users)
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Ranked: #56392
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Popularity: #8072
Members: 450
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Episodes: /6


Joe Yuki, one of the coolest DJs in Shibuya, has a secret identity as the leader of gangs. Because of his traumatic childhood, he fiercely hates "weaklings" and sees winning as his only option in life. One night, an old man is being taunted by the kid known as "the human punching bag." The old man reminds Joe of his parents and childhood, and he uncontrollably challenges the kid to a fight. A fight in which he's defeated, and his pride is utterly shattered into pieces.

(Source: ANN)


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Kajiwara, Ikki
Kajiwara, Ikki
Original Creator
Azuma, Kouji
Azuma, Kouji
Art Director
Okazaki, Hideo
Okazaki, Hideo
Director of Photography

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#01: "Tomo yo" by Yuji Ohya (eps 1-6)

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Aug 18, 2016
Good luck trying to watch this series online.

If you do somehow manage to check this out without paying for it (it’s six bucks on Amazon), then I must warn you that your time will be wasted.

Two boxers fight!
One’s blonde’s; the other’s a brunette!
Both guys are named Joe!

That right there is all you need to know about Joe vs Joe (and to hopefully forget about it) but before I obliterate what little appeal Joe vs Joe might possess, I would like to highlight the few aspects it didn’t completely screw up. First, I really appreciate how Joe vs Joe aspired to be something more than just read more
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May 13, 2014
There's better boxing series out there & sadly this may earn itself a bronze.
Supposedly, most of the story ideas are from Ikki Kajiwara (from the author of Ashita No Joe) but feels more like an incomplete script.

The story of Joe Vs Joe is divided between 3 characters being Joe Yuki, Joe Akamine, & Maki who each suffer from personal trauma of family issues, however the problem with the anime is that it doesn't resolve these issues.

While the boxing certainly helps play a part in the story it never becomes great or inspiring like Hajime No Ippo or Ashita No Joe. It certainly read more
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