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: 71 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (sub:16, raw:1, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:6, ?:1, others:1
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Good: 11 votes (sub:6, raw:1, others:4
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:2)
 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: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 242 users, rank: #2691 (of 6656)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.451 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.3, rank: #1445 (of 6655)
Weighted mean: 7.120 (Good), rank: #2078 (of 6655) (seen all: 8.08 / seen some: 6.98 / won't finish: 3.34)
Bayesian estimate: 7.182 (Good+), rank: #1729 (of 5013)
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)
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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
In-Between Animation: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
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

Akira Shimada as
Juvenile C (ep 15)
Resident B (ep 37)
Chikao Ohtsuka as Goromaki Gondou
Fumio Matsuoka as Fukushima (ep 18)
Fuyumi Shiraishi as Sachi
Gentarō Inoue as
Customer A (eps 2-3)
Ryu Harajima (eps 62, 75)
Umasawa (ep 55)
Goro Naya as Shark 
Hiroshi Masuoka as
Chairman B (ep 75)
Photographer (ep 54)
Reporter A (ep 73)
Taro
Hisako Kyouda as Okamisan
Ichirô Nagai as Household Judge (ep 7)
Iemasa Kayumi as Henry James (ep 77)
Isamu Tanonaka as Miss Okama (ep 35)
Jouji Yanami as
Cook (ep 43)
Guard B (ep 9)
Kawabata (ep 13)
Referee (11 episodes
eps 38-39, 44, 51, 58, 61-62, 71, 75-76, 78
)

Reporter B (5 episodes
eps 29, 36, 46, 54, 77
)

Spectator B (ep 68)
Suzuki (ep 60)
Tonkichi
Worker B (ep 66)
Jukei Fujioka as Tanpei Nishita
Kan Tokumaru as
Juvenile B (ep 15)
Yoshizawa
Kaneta Kimotsuki as
Boxer A (ep 43)
Commentator (6 episodes
eps 44, 61, 64, 71, 75, 78
)

Doctor (eps 46, 53)
Hiyoro Matsu
Juvenile C (ep 18)
Reporter B (ep 57)
Reporter C (ep 77)
Spectator C (ep 68)
Worker C (ep 66)
Yakuza B (ep 1)
Yasuda (ep 60)
Kaoru Ozawa as
Mother B (ep 67)
Noriko Hayashi
Kazuko Nishizawa as Youko Shiroki
Kazuo Harada as Warai-ya
Kazuya Tatekabe as
Constable (eps 24-25)
Driver (ep 4)
Man A (ep 45)
Officer (ep 3)
Pancho Leo
Referee (ep 30)
Yasuo (ep 69)
Kei Wada as
Customer A (ep 49)
Mikinosuke Shiroki
Keiko Ushizaki as
Joe Yabuki (Young)
Kinoko
Woman (ep 54)
Ken Shiroyama as
Hiyoromatsu's Father (ep 10)
Nomura (ep 13)
Skeleton
Kenichi Ogata as Man C (ep 24)
Kihara Tadashino as
Kouji Nango (ep 64)
Tamegoro Raiden
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as
Inaba
Numata (ep 17)
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Mamoru Aoyama
Kôichi Kitamura as
Chairman A (ep 75)
Detective (ep 27)
Doctor (ep 62)
Examiner (ep 30)
Guard B (ep 13)
Guard C (ep 11)
Hyodo
Man B (eps 24, 69)
Officer (ep 5)
Okishima (ep 58)
Postman (ep 67)
Referee (ep 51)
Reporter B (ep 73)
Resident A (ep 37)
Trainee (ep 60)
Yakuza A (ep 1)
Masako Ebisu as Youko Shiroki (2nd; eps 34-44)
Masako Nozawa as Yuri
Masao Imanishi as
Koyama (ep 27)
Osho
Masashi Amenomori as Kunitomo
Mikio Terashima as
Announcer (17 episodes
eps 38-39, 44, 48-51, 58, 61-62, 64-65, 71, 75-76, 78-79
)

Attendant (eps 7, 32)
Attendant A (ep 8)
Coach A (eps 42-43)
Conductor (ep 73)
Guard A (eps 9, 11, 13)
Juvenile A (ep 20)
Juvenile B (eps 16, 18, 23)
Kinoko's Father (ep 10)
Kurashima (ep 60)
Male Announcer (ep 28)
Man A (eps 24, 69)
Photographer (ep 45)
Reporter (eps 31, 33)
Reporter A (8 episodes
eps 4, 29, 36, 46, 52, 54, 57, 77
)

Spectator A (ep 68)
Station Attendant (ep 67)
Trainer (eps 27, 34)
Worker A (ep 1)
Yoneyama (ep 14)
Mitsuko Abe as
Tamako Hayashi
Woman B (ep 24)
Mitsuko Asô as
Female Announcer (ep 28)
Maid (ep 5)
Mother A (ep 67)
Woman A (ep 24)
Miyoko Asou as Yuri's mother (ep 69)
Nobuo Tanaka as Inagaki
Norio Kitajima as Worker A (ep 66)
Osamu Kato as
Commissioner (ep 30)
Wolf Kinken
Osamu Saka as Bear
Reizô Nomoto as
Inhabitant (ep 24)
Juvenile A (ep 23)
Juvenile C (ep 20)
Kousuke Tonoya (ep 58)
Saburo Kouno
Saruta (ep 55)
Shibayama (ep 2)
Rokuro Naya as
Osamu Ishikura (ep 34)
Shark Suzuki
Ryusuke Shiomi as
Commentator (ep 23)
Japan Boxing Association Commissioner
Ryuuji Saikachi as
Gonta (ep 73)
Reporter C (ep 37)
Setsuo Wakui as Keishichi Hayashi
Shigeyuki Hosoi as
Arai (ep 15)
Juvenile A (ep 16)
Shin Kunisaka as Postman (ep 10)
Shinji Nakae as Hurricane
Shozo Iizuka as
Guard D (ep 11)
Guerilla
Inoki (ep 60)
Juvenile A (ep 18)
Juvenile B (ep 20)
Tiger Ozaki
Shuichi Kazamatsuri as Ikeuchi (Warden)
Shunsuke Shima as
Announcer (ep 23)
Doctor (ep 51)
Shuusei Nakamura as Tohru Rikiishi
Susumu Mizushima as
Oniyama
Ushi (ep 55)
Taichirou Hirokawa as Carlos Libera
Takashi Yasuda as Kouji Nango (ep 71)
Takeshi Aono as Juvenile A (ep 15)
Takeshi Kuwabara as Harry Robert
Takeshi Watabe as
Gorou Matoba (ep 18)
Hirata
Tamio Ohki as Gouhei Oigawa
Teiji Oomiya as Otaka
Toku Nishio as Kanichi NIshi/Mammoth Nishi
Toshiro Ishii as Director (ep 5)
Yasuaki Suzuki as Reporter (ep 3)
Yasuo Muramatsu as
Ikeuchi (ep 32)
Man (ep 28)
Yoshiko Yamamoto as Boy (ep 66)

Japanese companies
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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