Ashita no Joe (TV)

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Alternative title:
Joe (French)
La vida de Rocky Joe (Spanish)
O Campeão (Portuguese)
Rocky Joe (Italian)
Rocky Joe: La vida de Rocky (Spanish)
Tomorrow's Joe
Завтрашний Джо (Russian)
البطل (Arabic)
あしたのジョー (Japanese)
Genres: drama, tournament
Themes: boxing, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Ashita no Joe tells the tale of a wandering orphan named Joe Yabuki. He falls into one of Tokyo's slums and gets into a fight with a local gang and his street fighting skills gets him the attention of a washed up alcoholic boxing trainer. Until he sticks up for Joe when the gang comes back to finish Joe, Joe decides to live with the trainer. Despite the trainer's generosity, Joe is still committing money making scams and lands him in prison. While serving time, he meets another boxer named Rikiishi Tooru who gets Joe interested in boxing. Upon release, Joe then pursues a boxing career.
User Ratings: 61 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 18 votes (sub:14, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 6 votes (sub:3, ?:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:5, raw:1, others:3
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Decent: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:3, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 223 users, rank: #2570 (of 6096)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.475 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.2515, rank: #1295 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 7.163 (Good), rank: #1793 (of 6089) (seen all: 8.09 / seen some: 6.98 / won't finish: 3.44)
Bayesian estimate: 7.228 (Good+), rank: #1464 (of 4589)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 79
Episode titles: We have 79
Vintage: 1970-04-01 to 1971-09-29
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Ashita no Joe" by Isao Bitou
Ending Theme:
#1: "Joe no Komoriuta (Joe's Lullaby)" by Asao Koike (eps 1-40)
#1: "Joe no Komoriuta (ジョーの子守唄)" by Asao Koike (eps 1-40)
#2: "Rikiishi Toru no Theme (Rikiishi Toru's Theme)" by Hide Yuki (eps 41-79)
#2: "Rikiishi Toru no Theme (力石徹のテーマ)" by Hide Yuki (eps 41-79)
#2: "Rikiishi Toru no Theme (力石徹のテーマ)" by Yūki Hide (eps 41-79)
Trivia: We have 1
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Storyboard: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Music: Masao Yagi
Original creator:
Asao Takamori
Tetsuya Chiba
Character Design: Akio Sugino
Art Director: Teiichi Akashi
Animation Director:
Akihiro Kanayama
Akio Sugino (35 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7, 11, 14, 17, 22, 29, 33, 36-39, 42, 48-49, 51-55, 58, 61, 63-65, 67-70, 74-75, 77-79
)

Shingo Araki
Director of Photography: Akifumi Kumagai
Executive producer: Yasuo Ooda
Background Art: Tsuyoshi Watanabe
Project Initiation: Masao Maruyama
Theme Song Lyrics:
Asao Takamori (ED1)
Shuji Terayama (OP,ED2)
Theme Song Performance:
Asao Koike (ED1)
Isao Bitou (OP)
Yuuki Hide (ED2)
Teruhiko Aoi as Joe Yabuki

Chikao Ohtsuka as Goromaki Gondou
Fuyumi Shiraishi as Sachi
Goro Naya as Shark
Hiroshi Masuoka as Taro
Hisako Kyouda as Okamisan
Ichirô Nagai as Household Judge
Isamu Tanonaka as Miss Okama
Jouji Yanami as Tonkichi
Jukei Fujioka as Tanpei Nishita
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Hiyoro Matsu
Kazuko Nishizawa as Youko Shiroki
Kazuya Tatekabe as Pancho Leo
Kei Wada as Mikinosuke Shiroki
Keiko Ushizaki as Kinoko
Ken Shiroyama as Skeleton
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as
Inaba
Numata
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Mamoru Aoyama
Masako Ebisu as Youko Shiroki(2nd; eps 34-44)
Masako Nozawa as Yuri
Osamu Kato as Wolf Kinken
Osamu Saka as Bear
Shinji Nakae as Hurricane
Shozo Iizuka as
Guerilla
Tiger Ozaki
Shuusei Nakamura as Tohru Rikiishi
Taichirou Hirokawa as Carlos Libera
Takeshi Kuwabara as Harry Robert
Takeshi Watabe as Hirata
Toku Nishio as Kanichi NIshi/Mammoth Nishi

Japanese companies
Broadcaster: Fuji TV
Sound Effects: Ishida Sound Group
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Jose Luis Gil as Joe Yabuki(Spain dub)

Amelia Jara as Child(Spain dub)
Carlos Revilla as
Mob Boss(Spain dub)
Police Chief(Spain dub)
Estanis González as Danpei Tange(Spain dub)
María Antonia Rodríguez as Youko Shiraki(Spain dub)
Matilde Vilariño as Sachi(Spain dub)
Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr. as Boy(Spain dub)

Paco Hernández(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
(none)
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Mauro Gravina as Rocky Joe

Angelo Nicotra as Toro Riki
Arturo Dominici as
Dampei Tange
Mishi
Isabella Pasanisi as Yoko Shiraki
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Italia 7
Italia 7 Gold
Italia Teen Television (from 1st October 2005)
JTV
Man-Ga
Rete 4 (from April 1982)
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