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Ashita no Joe  
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Description
From Dragon and Tigers Manga:

Joe Yabuki is a young man living in the slums of Tokyo. But, one day he meets Danpei Tange, a former boxer, who discovers his potential in boxing and tries to make him into a champion. Due to petty crimes, Joe is sent to a juvenile prison. There Joe mets Toru Rikiishi, a promising boxer, who knocked him out with one blow when he attempted to escape prison. Slowly but surely, Joe realizes his own potential. Joe begins his boxing life, step by step, with only one goal in mind: To defeat Toru Rikiishi!!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
あしたのジョー
جو البطل
小拳王
明日的丈
Joe of Tomorrow
Rocky Joe
Thiết Quyền Lãng Tử
Tomorrow's Joe

Groups Scanlating
Dragon and Tigers Manga
HappyScans!
Hox
Project Bite Me! Scanlations
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Latest Release(s)
v.20 (end) by Hox & HappyScans! (459d ago)
v.19 by Hox & HappyScans! (465d ago)
v.18 by Hox & HappyScans! (479d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (122 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2015, 12:50pm PST


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Year
1968

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #815 increased(+190)
Monthly Pos #1346 increased(+62)
3 Month Pos #1595 increased(+48)
6 Month Pos #1640 decreased(-59)

List Stats
On 321 reading lists
On 436 wish lists
On 189 completed lists
On 27 unfinished lists
On 159 custom lists

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Surely deserves its reputation   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nintakun
May 26th, 2015, 8:50pm
In my entire life, I can count in the fingers of my hands alone how many times I could say something is a "masterpiece" in the purest meaning of the word. Well, I realize that when I talk about Ashita no Joe is one of these rare and special moments.

Everything in this manga is absurdly well-crafted and it's impressive how this manga is almost 50 years old and it's still a relevant read and still holds up really well. Narrative, plot and character development, flow, everything here is so powerful that it can amaze almost every type of reader. (the only flaw I can think of is
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Harimau's arc near the end of the manga. It feels kinda out of place, but it doesn't last that long and the manga manages it in a interesting enough way
. And it's such a minor flaw compared to all the good things there are here)

Congratulations, Kajiwara and Chiba, you guys crafted a true masterpiece in manga form.

PS: Some of you who may already have heard about what happens at the end of the story, but don't fear, having the end spoiled before reading doesn't get even near of ruining the experience of reading it, on the contrary, it may actually make you pay a closer attention on the plot development made in the story until it reaches its climax. It's wonderful, read it.

... Last updated on May 26th, 2015, 8:53pm
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no wonder it's a classic...   
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by gomting
March 28th, 2015, 8:15pm
Ashita no Joe is not like today's shounen where hero is infallible and always comes out on top. He wins, he loses, he has a bad temper, he says things he shouldn't say, he is a human being with troubled past and his own mind. Side characters are also well-developed. Everyone's interactions are realistic. Joe did many things that made me not like him. But, he stays true to himself and he tries to be the best he can be. So, it is hard not to root for him. A powerful and emotional story.
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Much tears were shed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by buttplug
November 6th, 2014, 12:37am
Beautifully crafted from beginning to end, this is a sports manga that delves very deep into the lives of the characters. The artstyle may seem somewhat cartoony by today's standards, but the emotions are raw, the drama is intense and the story is unforgettable.
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I can't get enough!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Da Red One
January 18th, 2010, 4:52am
Ashita no Joe is amazing...it is a wonder that no one has commented before already....i've only read up to vol 5 due to the scans stopping...so i'm watching the anime and i just can't get enough...i wish someone would try to scanlate it...if not soon i'll try on my own, with what little bit of Japanese i've picked up so far...Joe is a cheeky dude with so much potential...lets see where his journey will lead...
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