Tomorrow’s Joe: A Statuette Celebrates a Heavyweight Champion Anime Series

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 19, 2009 in Animation, Comic Books, Hobbies and Collections

Tomorrow's Joe: Collectable Statuette

Ashita-no-Jo: A panel from the mangaBack in the day my friend Ardith Carlton (who now lives in Japan) would keep telling us about this amazing anime series called Tomorrow’s Joe (あしたのジョ) which she claimed at the time was one of THE best anime series of all time. Of course none of us believed her because the subject matter in the show was boxing and this being the 80s our obsessions at the time were giant robots and cool looking spaceships and of course Joe offered none of that. Little did we know what a cool series that we were missing out on! Ashita no Jō is now seen as one of the heavyweights of its genre. And in celebration of the series Kaitendoh is releasing a huge 1/6th scale collectable statuette which will come out in December: Read more…

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