Ashita no Joe

Synonyms あしたのジョー, Rocky Joe, Tomorrow's Joe

Released Jan 01, 1968


Drama Shounen Slice of Life Sports

Author Kajiwara, Ikki

Artist Chiba, Tetsuya

Rating 8.83 /10 by 4,904 users myanimelist

Views 3,839

Status145 Chapters

Pub. statusCompleted

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Story Line Joe Yabuki is a troubled young man who runs away from an orphanage. Wandering through the Tokyo slums, he meets former boxing trainer Danpei. Joe is later arrested and goes to a temporary jail where he fights Nishi, his future best friend and leader of a group of hooligans. He and Nishi then go to a juvenile prison miles away from Tokyo. There Joe meets Rikiishi, a former boxing prodigy, and a rivalry develops between them. They face each other in a match in which Rikiishi dominates Joe until the latter hits him with a cross-counter, resulting in both being knocked out. This inspires the other prison inmates to take up boxing. Joe and Rikiishi vow to fight again. (Source: Wikipedia)