Set in the 1960's, Joe Yabuki (Tomohisa Yamashita) lives in a run-down low income ara. There, alcholic ex-boxer
Danpei Tange (Teruyuki Kagawa) notices Joe Yabuki's talents as a boxer. But then, Joe gets into trouble and is
sentenced into the youth detention center. In the youth detention center, Joe gets into a brawl and then is knocked
out by Toru Rikiishi (Yusuke Iseya) who is a champion caliber professional boxer.
While incarcerated, Joe gets special training from Danpei Tange through letters. Upon Joe's release, he quickly
becomes an elite boxer and famous for a devastating cross counter. Meanwhile, Toru Rikiishi is also released from
prison and quickly resumes his boxing career. Toru finally gets his shot at the world championship belt, but before
that, Toru wants a match with Joe Yabuki. The two men enter the ring...
1. Based on the popular boxing manga "Ashita no Joe" by Asao Takamori & Tetsuya Chiba (first published in
2. Filming began March 30th and completed early June, 2010.
3. Actor Tomohisa Yamashita began working out a month prior to filming for his role as a boxer. His routine
included boxing, physical training, and special diet.
Title: Tomorrow's Joe Also Known As: あしたのジョー / Ashita no Joe Country: Japan Language: Japanese Subtitle: English Year: 2011 Genre: Sports, Drama