SOLD – Ashita No Joe TV BGM OST LP – Masao Yagi (2022)

Another top notch release by Tava Tava Rare, this spy-jazz and funk/disco OST LP by great composer Masao Yagi.

Tomorrow’s Joe (Japanese: あしたのジョー, Ashita no Joe, lit. “Tomorrow’s Joe”) is a Japanese boxing manga series written by Asao Takamori (a pen name of Japanese author and manga writer Ikki Kajiwara, and one that’s a variation on his real name) and illustrated by Tetsuya Chiba. The story follows a young man named Joe Yabuki and his boxing career as a Bantamweight.

Tomorrow’s Joe was first serialized by Kodansha in Weekly Shonen Magazine from January 1, 1968, to May 13, 1973, and was later collected into 20 tankōbon volumes. During its serialization, it was popular with working-class people and college students in Japan.

The manga is considered by many to be a very influential manga series, with many anime and manga referencing it.

Listen to this superb LP HERE.