Ashita no Joe 2 (movie)

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© Asao Takamori • Tetsuya Chiba/Kodansha • TMS


Alternative title:
Rocky Joe, l'ultimo round (Italian)
あしたのジョー2 (Japanese)
Themes: boxing, sports
Plot Summary: It has been six months since the tragic accident in Joe and Rikiishi's fight. Joe believes he has overcomed Rikiishi's death and decides to make a comeback. Joe does make a successful comeback by scoring 5 KO's by body blows. Joe is then given a shot at the national title as a means by the boxing commission to put him down. The champion, Tiger Ozaki makes use of Joe's habits and ends up making Joe's corner throw in the towel. Joe is afraid to throw punches at the face because of what happened to Rikiishi. Youko, Joe's love interest and the owner of the gym where Rikiishi trained at recruits a world ranked boxer from Venezuela, Carlos Rivera, to get Joe back on his feet and pursue his boxing career to the regional and world ranks.
Vintage: 1981-07-04
Premiere date:
1981-07-04 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Ashita he no Sakebi (明日への叫び)" by Joe Yamanaka
"Ashita He No Yobi" by Joe Yamanaka
Ending Theme:
"Joe...Forever" By Joe Yamanaka
"Seishun no Owari Shou (青春の終章) ~JOE…FOREVER~" by Joe Yamanaka
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Music: Ichiro Araki
Original creator: Asao Takamori (other name: Ikki Kajiwara)
Original Manga: Tetsuya Chiba
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Animation Director: Akio Sugino
Director of Photography: Hirokata Takahashi
Producer: Tokuhachi Shimada

Art Setting: Kazuo Oga
Assistant Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
Color Key: Junko Ito
Editing Assistant: Kazuko Takahashi
General Supervision:
Ikki Kajiwara
Tetsuya Chiba
Music Selection: Shōichi Ōta
Planning: Yasuhiko Kawano
Production Advancement: Takahisa Yokomizo
Recording: Tetsuo Segawa
Sound Effects: Yukio Kusakari
Special Effects: Tomoji Hashizume
Technical Adviser: Masataka Takayama
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Photography: Takahashi Production
Production: TMS Entertainment
Recording Studio: Studio Aoi
Italian cast
Italian staff
Dubbing Director: Michele Gammino
Riccardo Onorato as Joe Yabuki

Alessandro Rossi as Danbei Tange
Massimo De Ambrosis as Carlos Rivera

Barbara De Bortoli as Yoko Shiraki
Renato Mori as Signor Shiraki
Sandro Jovino as Josè Mendoza
Italian companies
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