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Ashita no Joe / Megalobox

Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe / Champion Joe)


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.
Number of episodes: 79
Vintage: 1970-04-01 to 1971-09-29

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Ashita no Joe 2


Themes: boxing, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: A continuation of the previous series, Ashita no Joe. After accidently killing his rival in a boxing match six months ago, Joe, a boxer, steps into the ring once again to pick up the pieces of his past and regain his former glory.
Number of episodes: 47
Vintage: 1980-10-13 to 1981-08-31

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Genres: drama, science fiction, tournament
Themes: boxing, future, sports
Plot Summary: In the not too distant future, boxing has become a sport enhanced by “Gear,” machine exoskeletons worn over the shoulders and arms to allow boxers to punch farther and harder than before. Known as “Megalobox,” the sport is popular as both a regular sporting event and as one during which underground bets are laid, with dramatic differences between the fanbases. Junk Dog, a young Megaloboxer, is struggling both to make a name for himself in the underground fights as well as with whether he’s really happy with his current situation. When he hears that the upscale Shirato Group is sponsoring a worldwide Megaloboxing tournament in a special arena, he’s largely ambivalent, seeing it as both not worth it and beyond his grasp. But he’s getting tired of the rigged fights he’s forced to participate in. Then he encounters Yuri, the reigning champ of the sport, and might change his mind.
Number of Episodes: 13
Vintage: 2018-04-05

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Episodes on Toonami
  1. Buy or Die? (December 8, 2018)
  2. The Man Only Dies Once (December 15, 2018)
  3. Gear Is Dead (January 5, 2019)
  4. Let’s Dance With Death (January 12, 2019)
  5. The Man from Death (January 19, 2019)
  6. Until the Last Dog Dies (January 26, 2019)
  7. The Road to Death (February 2, 2019)
  8. Deadline Of The Dream (February 16, 2019)
  9. A Dead Flower Shall Never Bloom (February 23, 2019)
  10. The Die Is Cast (March 2, 2019)
  11. A Deadmarch (March 9, 2019)
  12. Leap Over the Edge of Death (March 16, 2019)
  13. Born To Die (March 23, 2019) FINALE

Ashita no Joe (movie) - Vintage: 1980-03-08
Ashita no Joe 2 (movie) - Vintage: 1981-07-04

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Ashita no Joe Boxing Film Comes to North American DVD

posted on 2008-01-25 12:21 EST by Egan Loo
Tai Seng to release 1980 movie edition under the title Champion Joe

Ashita no Joe 2, Aim for the Ace! BDs to Ship in Japan

posted on 2008-04-13 01:05 EDT by Egan Loo

Crunchyroll to Stream Champion Joe 2

posted on 2014-03-22 18:25 EDT by Egan Loo
Ashita no Joe boxing sequel to start streaming on Monday

Ashita no Joe 2 (movie) Blu-ray Disc release announcement PV

Discotek Licenses Tomorrow’s Joe

posted on 2017-08-13 13:57 EDT

Ashita no Joe Manga Inspires New TV Anime With Original Story in Spring 2018

posted on 2017-10-13 01:36 EDT
You Moriyama directs Megalobox, a story about underground boxer to celebrate manga’s 50th anniversary

Ashita no Joe Spinoff Anime Megalobox Reveals 8 New Visuals

posted on 2017-12-21 06:00 EST

Celebrate “Ashita no Joe” 50th Anniversary with Bluesy Tribute PV

December 31, 2017 8:05pm CST
Official site releases montage vid so you can remember Joe.

Discotek: Tomorrow’s Joe slated for March 27

posted on 2018-01-14 22:00 EST

Ashita no Joe Spinoff Anime Megalobox’s Teaser Video Streamed

posted on 2018-01-17 09:30 EST
Boxing TV anime series premieres in April

Yoshimasa Hosoya Stars in Megalobox Boxing Anime

posted on 2018-02-01 06:30 EST
TV anime series inspired by Ashita no Joe manga premieres in April

Megalobox Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members in Videos

posted on 2018-02-08 04:45 EST
Shiro Saito, Nanako Mori, Michiyo Murase, Hiroyuki Kinoshita join cast

Hiroki Yasumoto Joins Megalobox Anime’s Cast

posted on 2018-02-15 06:15 EST
Series based on Ashita no Joe manga with new story premieres in April

Witness the Cyberpunk World of “Megalo Box” in COMA-CHI Rap Video

February 20, 2018 9:07am CST
Futuristic TV anime re-interpretation of “Ashita no Joe” hits Tokyo Broadcasting System in April of 2018

Megalobox Anime’s 2nd Teaser Video Reveals April 5 Premiere

posted on 2018-03-15 05:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New key visual also revealed for series inspired by Ashita no Joe boxing manga

Megalobox Anime Previews 1st Episode’s 1st 2 Minutes in Video

posted on 2018-03-23 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premieres on April 5

The World Has Gone to the Dogs in “Megalo Box” TV Anime Opening

March 28, 2018 7:04am CDT
New series that re-imagines “Ashita no Joe” in a futuristic setting hits Tokyo Broadcasting System on April 05, 2018

Megalobox Anime’s Opening Theme Video Streamed

posted on 2018-03-29 16:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Leo Imai performs theme song for anime premiering April 5

Blood and Metal Dreams: MEGALOBOX Is Going to Be a Knock-Out

April 03, 2018 2:00pm CDT
On external adversaries, internal conflicts, and the enduring legacy of “Ashita no Joe”

Crunchyroll Adds “MEGALOBOX” TV Anime to the Spring 2018 Lineup

April 04, 2018 9:00am CDT
Hard-hitting cyberpunk reboot of boxing classic “Ashita no Joe” begins streaming on April 05, 2018

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The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide - MEGALOBOX

Apr 5th 2018

Megalobox Blu-rays to Include New Anime Shorts

posted on 2018-04-06 10:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series’ home video releases ship from July-November

Old Struggles and a New Era in MEGALOBOX

April 10, 2018 3:00pm CDT
The best adaptations are able to uproot their premise