Ashita no Joe (TV)

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[ adapted from Ashita no Joe (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Ashita no Joe (movie) (remake)
    Ashita no Joe 2 (TV) (sequel)
      Ashita no Joe 2 (movie) (remake)

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 Italian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 6 votes (sub:3, ?:1, others:2
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:4, 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: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 220 users, rank: #2532 (of 5999)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.393 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.3559, rank: #1437 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 7.157 (Good), rank: #1782 (of 5995) (seen all: 8.14 / seen some: 6.95 / won't finish: 3.44)
Bayesian estimate: 7.220 (Good+), rank: #1459 (of 4548)
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 
Episode Director:
Soji Yoshikawa 
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  (25 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7, 11, 14, 17, 22, 29, 33, 36-39, 42, 48-49, 51-55, 58, 61, 63-64
)
  (10 episodes
eps 65, 67-70, 74-75, 77-79
)
 
Shingo Araki 
Director of Photography: Akifumi Kumagai 
Executive producer: Yasuo Ooda 
Background Art: Tsuyoshi Watanabe 
Editing: Noriyoshi Matsuura 
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 
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Inaba 
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 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 
Production: Mushi Production 
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 
Roberto Chevalier as Mine 
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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