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Tomorrow's Joe 2 (movie)

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© Asao Takamori • Tetsuya Chiba/Kodansha • TMS

Alternative title:
Ashita no Joe 2
Champion Joe 2 Movie
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.
User Ratings: 15 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Good: 5 votes (sub:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 3 votes (sub:3)
 So-so: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 47 users, rank: #6432 (of 9319)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.600 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.2, rank: #1454 (of 9422)
Weighted mean: 7.488 (Good+), rank: #1664 (of 9422) (seen all: 7.49)
Bayesian estimate: 7.485 (Good+), rank: #1400 (of 7103)
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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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Tomorrow's Joe 2: The Movie (Sub.Blu-ray) 2022-03-29 (from $18.71)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Music: Ichiro Araki
Original creator: Asao Takamori (other name: Ikki Kajiwara)
Original Manga: Tetsuya Chiba
Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
Animation Director: Akio Sugino
Director of Photography: Hirokata Takahashi
Art Setting: Kazuo Oga
Assistant Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
Color Key: Junko Itō
Editing Assistant: Kazuko Takahashi
General Supervision:
Ikki Kajiwara
Tetsuya Chiba
Music Selection: Shōichi Ōta
Planning: Yasuhiko Kawano 
Production Advancement: Takahisa Yokomizo
Recording: Tetsuo Segawa
Special Effects: Tomoji Hashizume
Technical Adviser: Masataka Takayama
Theme Song Composition: Joe Yamanaka
Theme Song Lyrics: Joe Yamanaka
Theme Song Performance: Joe Yamanaka
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tokyo Movie
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production
Cooperation: Studio Annapuru
Distributor: Nippon Herald
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Photography: Takahashi Production
Production Cooperation: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
English staff
English cast
Translation: Sheldon Drzka
Additional Translation: Noelle Siddall
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis
Menu Breakdown: Gary Swarer
Quality Control:
Logan Rebholz
Marc Levy
Subtitle Editing:
Brady Hartel
Yuri Petnys
Subtitle Timing:
Brady Hartel
Yuri Petnys
English companies
Additional Production: TwistyGadget
Blu-ray Menu Design: TwistyGadget
Licensed by: Discotek Media (2021)
Packaging Design: TwistyGadget
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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