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The various characters in the series include but are not limited to:

Tange GymEdit


Jō Yabuki (矢吹 丈 Yabuki Jō?), nickname is Joe (ジョー Jō?)
Voiced by: Teruhiko Aoi, Kei Tomiyama (Pilot Film), Yoshito Yasuhara (Radio Drama)
Live-Action Film: Shōji Ishibashi (1970), Tomohisa Yamashita (2011)
Italian Name: Rocky Joe

The protagonist of the story. An OPBF Champion and 4th in the World Ranking. He is known for his long bangs and for always wearing a worn out beige coat and a red flat cap. Not long after birth he found himself in many orphanages and facilities. However, he quickly grew tired of the boring life and frequently escaped, eventually finding his way to the Doya Town the story takes place in.

Joe is rude and quick to fight, but he can also be very frivolous at times. Because of his rough upbringing he is a delinquent who likes his solitude, but he later grows to appreciate his new friends and rivals. He is not very good at understanding women, and essentially only treats them nice out of giri. As a result of Riki'ishi's death, he temporarily suffers from yips and cannot hit people in the temple, but he later overcomes this. This allows him to move past the loss of Riki'ishi.

He is a bantamweight and his specialties include the cross counter and the No Guard stance. He has extraordinary punching strength, fortitude, and fighting spirit, often standing up after taking killer blows and has been known to counter cross-counters (a double-cross), possessing a raw, natural talent for the sport. He has even countered double crosses with a triple-cross, implying he has high-level technical abilities. Following his fight with Riki'ishi, he begins to better develop his guarding. During his fight with Jose, he even unconsciously uses Jose's own corkscrew punch against him.


Danpei Tange (丹下 段平 Tange Danpei?)
Voiced by: Jūkei Fujioka, Takeshi Aono (Boxing Mania Video Game), Akira Nagoya (Pilot Film), Haruhiko Saitō (Radio Drama)
Live-Action Film: Ryūtarō Tatsumi (1970), Teruyuki Kagawa (2011)


Mammoth Nishi (マンモス西?)
Voiced by: Toku Nishio, Jiro Daruma (Ashita no Joe 2), Shiro Kishibe (Film), Daisuke Gōri (Boxing Mania Video Game)
Live-Action Film: Masaaki Yamamoto (1970), Katsuya (2011)
Real name Kanichi Nishi (西 寛一 Nishi Kanichi?)

Shiraki GymEdit


Yōko Shiraki (Shiraki Yōko)
Voiced by: Kazuko Nishizawa, Masako Ebisu (ep. 34~44), Emi Tanaka (Ashita no Joe 2), Fumi Dan (Film)
Live-Action Film: Yōko Takagi (1970), Karina (2011)


Tohru Rikiishi (力石 徹 Rikiishi Tōru?)
Voiced by: Shūsei Nakamura, Toshiyuki Hosokawa (Film), Hideyuki Hori (Boxing Mania Video Game), Kōji Shimizu (Radio Drama)
Live-Action Film: Seiichirō Kameishi (1970), Yūsuke Iseya (2011)
Italian Name: Toro Riki
Mikinosuke Shiraki (白木 幹之介 Shiraki Mikinosuke?)
Voiced by: Tamio Ōki
Live-Action Film: Bontarō Miake (1970), Masahiko Tsugawa (2011)



Wolf Kanagushi (ウルフ金串 Urufu Kanagushi?)
Voiced by: Osamu Katō, Gorō Naya (Ashita no Joe 2)
Live-Action Film: Speedy Hayase (1970), Mitsuki Koga (2011)


Jun Shioya (塩谷ジュン Shioya Jun?)
Voiced by: Keiko Yokozawa (Ashita no Joe 2)
Wolf's fiancée.


Jiro Shioya (塩谷ジロー Shioya Jirō?)
Voiced by: Yoku Shioya (Ashita no Joe 2)

Jun's little brother.


Carlos Rivera (カーロス・リベラ?)
Voiced by: Taichirō Hirokawa, Ryūsei Nakao (Ashita no Joe 2), Joe Yamanaka (Film)


Harry Robert (ハリー・ロバート?)
Voiced by: Takeshi Kuwabara, Michihiro Ikemizu (Ashita no Joe 2)
Carlos Rivera's manager.
Kim Yongpi (金 竜飛 Kin Ryūhi?)
Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (Ashita no Joe 2)


Harimau (ハリマオ Harimao?)
Voiced by: Takashi Taguchi (Ashita no Joe 2)
Italian Name: Hamario


Jose Mendoza (ホセ・メンドーサ?)
Voiced by: Yoshito Miyamura (Ashita no Joe 2), Masami Okada (film)


Goromaki Gondō (ゴロマキ権藤?)
Voiced by: Chikao Ōtsuka, Takeshi Watabe (Ashita no Joe 2)


Tiger Ozaki (タイガー尾崎 Taigā Ōzaki?)
Voiced by: Shōzō Iizuka, Hiroya Ishimaru (Ashita no Joe 2)

Doya TownEdit



Sachi (サチ?)
Voiced by: Fuyumi Shiraishi
Live-Action Film: Rina Hatakeyama (2011)


Kinoko (キノコ Mushroom?)
Voiced by: Keiko Ushizaki, Junko Hori (Ashita no Joe 2)


Tarō (太郎?)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Masuoka, Kiyonobu Suzuki (Ashita no Joe 2)


Hyoromatsu (ヒョロ松?)
Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki


Chūkichi (チュー吉?)
Voiced by: Noriko Tsukase


Tonkichi (トン吉?)
Voiced by: Jōji Yanami, Hiroko Maruyama (Ashita no Joe 2)


Chibi (チビ Squirt?)
Voiced by: Mitsuko Asō

Hayashi FamilyEdit


Noriko Hayashi (林 紀子 Hayashi Noriko?)
Voiced by: Kaoru Ozawa, Kei Moriwaki (Ashita no Joe 2)


Keishichi Hayashi (林 敬七 Hayashi Keishichi?)
Voiced by: Setsuo Wakui, Minoru Yada (Ashita no Joe 2)


Tamako Hayashi (林 玉子 Hayashi Tamako?)
Voiced by: Teruko Abe, Shō Saitō (Ashita no Joe 2)

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