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Overview

Joe Yabuki is a troubled youth, whose only solution to problems is throwing punches at them. What he lacks in manners and discipline, he makes up for with his self-taught fighting skills.

One day, while wandering the slums of Doya, Joe gets into a fight with the local gang. Although greatly outnumbered, he effortlessly defeats them, drawing the attention of Danpei Tange—a former boxing coach turned alcoholic. Seeing his potential, he offers to train Joe into Japan's greatest boxer. At first, Joe dismisses Danpei as a hopeless drunk; but after the trainer saves his life, he agrees to live with him and learn the art of boxing. Unfortunately, Joe's personality makes him an unruly student, and he often falls back to his old ways.

To survive the harsh world of his new career, Joe needs to trust his mentor and master the techniques taught to him. However, the road to becoming a professional boxer is rife with struggles that will test his mettle to the end.

  1. Osamu Dezaki

    Creator

  2. Ikki Kajiwara

    Creator

  3. Tetsuya Chiba

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Teruhiko Aoi

    Teruhiko Aoi

    Joe Yabuki

    126 Episodes

  2. Fuyumi Shiraishi

    Sachi

    126 Episodes

  3. Shūsei Nakamura

    Shūsei Nakamura

    Tōru Rikiishi

    126 Episodes

  4. Jûkei Fujioka

    Danpei Tange

    126 Episodes

  5. Tamio Ohki

    Tamio Ohki

    Mikinosuke Shiraki, Mikinosuke Shiraki/ Gouhei Ooigawa

    126 Episodes

  6. Taichirou Hirokawa

    Taichirou Hirokawa

    Rivera Carlos

    79 Episodes

  7. Keiko Ushizaki

    Kinoko

    79 Episodes

  8. Kazuko Nishizawa

    Youko Shiraki

    79 Episodes

  9. Chikao Ohtsuka

    Chikao Ohtsuka

    Gondou Goromaki

    79 Episodes

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Last Season

Tomorrow's Joe

Tomorrow's Joe 2

1980 | 47 Episodes

Yabuki Joe is left downhearted and hopeless after a certain tragic event. In attempt to put the past behind him, Joe leaves the gym behind and begins wandering. On his travels he comes across the likes of Wolf Kanagushi and Goromaki Gondo, men who unintentionally fan the dying embers inside him, leading him to putting his wanderings to an end. His return home puts Joe back on the path to boxing, but unknown to himself and his trainer, he now suffers deep-set issues holding him back from fighting. In attempt to quell those issues, Carlos Rivera, a world renowned boxer is invited from Venezuela to help Joe recover.

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Facts

Original Name あしたのジョー

Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

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