Ashita no Joe (movie)

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[ remake of Ashita no Joe (TV) ]

Alternative title:
Champion Joe
Joe
Rocky Joe
Tomorrow's Joe
あしたのジョー (Japanese)
Genres: drama, tournament
Themes: boxing, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Joe Yabuki is a wandering delinquint who has no family to go back to. So he wanders the slums of Tokyo and gets into some fights to help out young kids in trouble. An alcoholic boxing trainier saw how Joe fought in the streets and offers him a chance to become a boxer. However Joe didn't take the offer right away and got into a fight at a police station that caused him to be held at a detention hall where he decides to ask up on the trainer's offer and trains himself at the detention hall until he's released to box in actual competitions.
User Ratings: 33 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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 Very good: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, raw:1)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:2, raw:2)
 Decent: 4 votes (sub:2, raw:1, dub:1)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 81 users, rank: #3748 (of 6068)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.788 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5326, rank: #778 (of 6062)
Weighted mean: 7.460 (Good+), rank: #1151 (of 6062) (seen all: 7.42 / seen some: 7.93)
Bayesian estimate: 7.479 (Good+), rank: #910 (of 4613)
Running time: 152 minutes
Vintage: 1980-03-08
Premiere date:
1980-03-08 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"Ashita no Joe ~Utsukushiki Okami Tachi~ (あしたのジョー~美しき狼たち~)" by Takeshi Obo
Ending Theme:
#1: "K.O. (ノックアウト)" by Yasuo Shimizu
#2: "Goodbye Joe (グッバイ・ジョー)" by Sue Susanna
Trivia: We have 2
Comment:
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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DVD (Region 1)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Osamu Dezaki
Director: Yoichiro Fukuda
Script: Yoichiro Fukuda
Art Director: Teiichi Akashi
Director of Photography: Akifumi Kumagai
Producer: Hisao Masuda

Assistant Director:
Hideo Takayashiki
Junichi Fukano
General Supervision: Ikki Kajiwara
Planning: Yasuhiko Kawano
Fumi Dan as Yoko Shiraki
Jukei Fujioka as Danpei Tange

Fuyumi Shiraishi as Sachi
Shiro Kishibe as Mammoth Nishi
Tamio Ohki as Mikinosuke Shiraki
Teruhiko Aoki as Joe Yabuki
Toshiyuki Hosokawa as Rikiishi Tooru
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
(none)
Distributor: New Video Group
Licensed by: Tai Seng
English cast
(none)
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