Tomorrow’s Joe (Live-action) (2011)

Tomorrow’s Joe is a Japanese movie directed by Fumihiko Sori. It’s a live-action adaptation of a classic boxing manga by Tetsuya Chiba and Asao Takamori.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Ashita no Joe
Release date
February 11, 2011
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In the late 1960s, a troubled young man named Joe Yabuki who spends most of his time on the streets of Tokyo brawling and committing petty theft meets an alcoholic former boxer named Danpei Tenge who recognizes Joe’s natural boxing talent.

Unfortunately, Joe is soon arrested for assault and sent to a juvenile prison outside of the city. While there, he receives a letter from Danpei with the heading “For Tomorrow”. The letter goes on to describe the fundamental technique of the jab. From that point on, Joe begins to take his boxing seriously, eventually leading to a rivalry with pro-level boxer Toru Rikishi.

Featured Cast

No photo available Tomohisa Yamashita Joe Yabuki
Yusuke Iseya Yusuke Iseya Toru Rikishi
Karina Karina
katsuya Katsuya
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa
Mitsuko Baisho Mitsuko Baisho
Teruyuki Kagawa Teruyuki Kagawa Danpei Tenge
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto


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