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Tange Danpei
Danpei
Biography
Native Name 丹下 段平
Nickname(s) "Old Man"
Gender Male
Homeland Japan Tokyo, Japan
Family None
Boxer Info
Weight Class Unknown
Style Orthodox Boxing Style
Stance Orthodox Stance
Boxing Record
Total fights Unknown
Wins Unknown
Wins by KO Unknown
Losses 1 (Known)
Draws Unknown
Appearances
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Anime Debut Episode 1
Anime Final N/A
Voice Actor Juukei Fujioka

Tange Danpei (丹下 段平, lit. Tange Danpei) is a main character in Ashita no Joe.

He was an ex-boxer who was unable to fulfil his dream of becoming the world champion (most probably because of losing his eye). Due to his broken dreams he tries to become boxing coach of the boxer who could become the world champion but all his students abandon him. As a result of this he starts drinking to forget the pain of his broken dreams but one day he finds a boy capable of becoming a world champion, Joe Yabuki. He believes that Joe has a bright 'tomorrow'. Danpei tries to convince him to become a boxer but it goes in vain till Joe himself finds a reason to box.

After Joe comes back to Namida bridge from the correction house. Danpei starts training him for becoming a professional boxer. Initially, Danpei looks at Joe as a means to fulfil his dreams but later he truly starts caring for Joe.