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Ashita no Joe

Ashita no Joe

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 171
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 1968 to May 13, 1973
Authors: Kajiwara, Ikki (Story), Chiba, Tetsuya (Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.681 (scored by 2029 users)
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Ranked: #532
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Popularity: #854
Members: 6,903
Favorites: 532
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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /171

Synopsis

Joe Yabuki is a troubled young man who runs away from an orphanage. Wandering through the Tokyo slums, he meets former boxing trainer Danpei. Joe is later arrested and goes to a temporary jail where he fights Nishi, his future best friend and leader of a group of hooligans. He and Nishi then go to a juvenile prison miles away from Tokyo. There Joe meets Rikiishi, a former boxing prodigy, and a rivalry develops between them. They face each other in a match in which Rikiishi dominates Joe until the latter hits him with a cross-counter, resulting in both being knocked out. This inspires the other prison inmates to take up boxing. Joe and Rikiishi vow to fight again.

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Characters

Yabuki, Joe
Yabuki, Joe
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Tooru, Rikiishi
Tooru, Rikiishi
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Tange, Danpei
Tange, Danpei
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Rivera, Carlos
Rivera, Carlos
Supporting
Shiraki, Yoko
Shiraki, Yoko
Supporting
Sachi
Sachi
Supporting
Gondo, Goromaki
Gondo, Goromaki
Supporting


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ClownOnACloud
Aug 10, 2014
Simply put, Ashita no Joe is nothing short of a timeless masterpiece of a manga. This really is likely to be one of the greatest manga creations that has ever been created as well as one of the greatest that will ever be created. In every single medium, whether it be in literature, film or anything else for that matter, there are a select few creations that manage to transcend the media in and off itself and become something truly epic, truly beautiful and truly classic. Ashita no Joe manages to pull of this staggering feat. It manages to go far beyond being just another read more
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Fullmetal-Ghoul
Mar 31, 2016
Ashita no Joe is a sports manga that ran in Shounen Magazine from 1967 to 1973, drawn by Kajiwara Ikki and written by Chiba Tetsuya. It tells the tale of 15-year-old orphan Yabuki Joe, as he rises up the ranks of boxing, coached by the alcoholic former boxer Danpei Tange; along the way, Joe meets many rivals, most notably, Tooru Rikishi, Joe’s one true equal. It was compiled into 20 tankobon volumes, and is impossible to find wallpapers and pictures for.

Early on, Ashita no Joe has a very cartoony artstyle, but, slowly, the art becomes more and more grounded to better reflect the darker arcs read more
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Ikazuchi93
Aug 21, 2012
In a corner of Tokyo there is a place where the garbage flies with the wind, where the stink of the river is intolerable and the outcasts overwhelmed by alcohol go home destroyed by their working day, but not all are abandoned to themselves, not everyone is cut down despite adversity, among them there are those who aim high.

Story: The story follow the life of Joe Yabuki, a rude boy without parents that grows thanks to wins and losses.
However Ashita no Joe is not only the story of Joe, it represents the post-war Japan, its economic and social condition and the vision of a defeated read more
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Hornpub
Sep 20, 2016
The intense aura of a wild groan overwhelmed the whole hall, as the two gladiators standed between each other in unsteady gaze. The coach pushed your back, as the 10th round got started, by the decisive ring of the bell, crucial for recognizing the winner during the next 3 minutes. This local hall never felt such big applaud, yet couldn’t predict, that someday it would hold a world title match for their local hero. You can’t recognize anything from these mutters. As a matter of fact, you can not feel anything anyway. There is no fear, no strategy, no meaningless thoughts. Just pure descent into read more
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