It's been 35 years, does /a/ still remember him?
>expect generic action shounenshit like Hajime no Ippo
>get the most character depth in all of anime that simultaneously embodies the changing social structure of the post-war working class during the 70s and utilized animation techniques 20 years ahead of it's time
>oxygen in his muscles
Why are you shitposting about Ippo when I'm talking about Joe?
I personally preferred the first one
Mainly because the music was shit by comparison, but also because they utilized visual techniques in the first one that were really out there for the time period.
AnJ 1 basically dead EVAs tumbling down before EVA did it.
The original Ashita no Joe will never get a blu ray will it? That could make me watch it.
That's the one meme I will always hate.
NANI KA ARU
You post this because of the new figure?
I just so happen toi have that.
Always wonder if there are Dezaki's stills for sale or some shit.
The first series got two BD boxes and was discontinued because it's a muddy early color anime or whatever.
HEY HEY HEY BLUES
AnJ 1 had better directing but 2 just looked so good.
Are there any pictures of the picture quality around?
I think I saw one Box on CDJapan.
That is probably without a doubt the greatest anime OP of all time. Just so groovy.
To this day, it's still literally the best manga I know, at least for me.
Everything else just looks like crap created to make money. I stopped reading japanese comics after Joe.
Haven't come across any, sorry.
I want that, where can I get it? MFC is not giving anything.
Huh, I don't know that one either. But there are some songs that are missing from the OST.
Like when Yabuki first meets Carlos when he's punch drunk, the same song plays shortly before Yabuki dies too.
Rikishi is overrated as hell, the faggot only had to lose 7 pounds fucking cry baby. And I hated how the anime made him into some kind of legendary character where in the manga he was just normal guy who came to a unfortunate end.
The way this scene happens really left an impact, because nothing else in the series creates this psychological tension. You really felt the magnitude of Rikiishi's death on Yabuki
You cry you lose
The movie is how it should have ended. Midnight Blues during that scene was all kinds of wrong. I had to actually go back and watch the movie version of the scene when I finished it because it bothered me so much. Way too much overuse of music and out of place music in the second season.
That's also the song I was talking about missing in the OST.
The faggot didn't have to cut so fast, it's his own fault he died, now when joe had to lose the weight for kim he went under what was considered to healthy so it made sense he would be struggling.
This part actually made me cry, people don't know the feel of one of your love ones becoming mentally impaired.
Hmmm, I didn't see this before because I don't find anime about sports very interesting... but looking at this thread makes me realize that I was in the wrong. I'm going to watch it later.
You can pinpoint the exact moment his heart breaks
Please read if you can, because the anime tries to add bullshit between the fighters that never happened.
Yes, you'd miss a decent amount of Joe's growth as a boxer,how he evolves as a boxer and the friendships he's established in season 2 as well as missing out on one of the best rivalries in all of anime
I disagree. Read the manga after if you want and base your opinion that way. That way you can like the anime the first time and like the manga more the second time instead of liking the manga and then nitpicking things in the anime. I watched the anime first and even if the manga is better the anime is still miles ahead of most other anime.
Understood. I'm going for the manga first, and then for the anime. Thanks, anon.
Oh well, the manga then... Thank you.
Really what makes Ashita no Joe so great as a series is the contrast between who he is at the very beginning, and who he is towards the end. He actually does mature as a person and it's not just like he cuts his hair and then suddenly he "truly sees his flaws" like in other shows. It is a very gradual, subtle change from a complete asshole with no regard for anyone to a man with respect for the art of boxing.
I can't really disagree with this statement but them adding scene's between Jose Mendoza and joe rubs me the wrong way.
No dude the anime adds too many stupid subplot's about characters we don't care about, it also brings attention to things that it should not have basically spoiling future scenes. Too much Rikishii circle jerking also, they act like this guy was fucking mike tyson or something.
Meh, the only sport that I would like to watch in some anime is swimming, and that's just because I swim regularly. I don't find entertaining watching someone having fun if I can't participate, and I don't like things like boxing or football (thats for boys), but I'm going to make an exception with this one because it's looks awesome.
Uuu... I don't know what to do.
>too many stupid subplot's about characters we don't care about
I cared. You are complaining about added depth in an age where we have hardly any. Everything is forced into 12 episode cours
>brings attention to things that it should not have basically spoiling future scenes
The whole thing is basically spoiled by now due to fame. Unless you're new to anime this shouldn't matter.
>too much rikishii circle jerking
He is barely in the show at all considering it's almost 130 episodes.
And that's probably because by the time the later parts of the anime had come out, they'd already held real life mock funerals for Rikiishi and made him a legend.
Like him visiting rikishi's (you know what) that shit never happened in the manga. They didn't even add the part's when joe was acting eerie and distant for some reason. In the end of the manga joe was basically villian but in the anime they make him more into a antihero wjo last his way.
I disagree about Joe's maturity. One of the things that make AnJ an extraordinary work imho is that Joe does not mature at all. Yes, he grows respect for the art of boxing, but he will always act on instinct, regardless of who he hurts. As he himself says, he is only interested in living his life as a burning flame, consuming itself until nothing but white ashes remains.