It’s been over 2 years since my last Japanese movie release, and the live-action adaptation of Ashita no Joe manga marks my comeback.
English subs from the leaked Singapore (?) DVD was horrible, so I decided to sub this myself. It’s about 50% completely re-translated, 25% tweaked, and 25% untouched.
This movie was directed by Souri Fumihiko, who also directed the masterpiece sports film Ping Pong (2002) and Zatoichi remake Ichi (2008). Animated feature Vexille (2007) too, but that movie sucked, so I’ll pretend it never happened.
Special thanks to my long-time film editor Brains (eye) and UTW staff Kusion, __ar, and fnord for helping out with with this release.
Video: 720×368 (853×368 anamorphic), x264
Audio: AC3 @ 448kbps