NHK Documentary Series Examines Influence of Ashita no Joe Manga

"Tomorrow's Joe - A Living Hero of the Era" will broadcast on NHK BS Premium on January 25, 2022

A promotional image from the upcoming Another Stories: Unmei no Bunkiten - Ashita no Joe Jidai to Ikita Hero documentary featuring the first collected volume of the Ashita no Joe manga as illustrated by Tetsuya Chiba. In the background, additional volumes are visible.

Image courtesy of the NHK network.

 

Another Stories: Unmei no Bunkiten ("Another Stories: The Crossroads of Fate"), a history documentary series that broadcasts on the NHK network, is examing the impact and influence of the Ashita no Joe ("Tomorrow's Joe"), a sports manga written by Asao Takamori and illustrated by Tetsuya Chiba about a down-on-his-luck boxer that took Japan by storm in the late Sixties.

 

The episode, entitled "Ashita no Joe - Jidai to Ikita Hero" ("Tomorrow's Joe - A Living Hero of the Era") focuses on the influence of the Ashita no Joe manga on the Japanese student movement during the late Sixties as well as its impact on other famous cultural figures such as poet / playwright Shūji Terayama (who planned a real life funeral for Joe's rival Rikiishi), author Mitsuyo Kakuta, and marathon runner Yuko Arimori.

 

"Ashita no Joe - Jidai to Ikita Hero" will broadcast on NHK BS Premium during the 21:00 time slot (9:00pm JST) on January 25, 2022.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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