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 
Trivia: We have 1
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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 
Francesco Pannofino as Nishi 
Renato Mori as Signor Shiraki 
Sandro Jovino as Josè Mendoza 
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga 
Distributor: Yamato Video 
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