I chose to watch Ashita No Joe as my next anime for two reasons. Firstly, it is the oldest series on the list and I thought it would be really interesting to see how an anime series from 1970 would look. The main reason though was to see if I could find a way to redeem the original manga series that I gave up on a year or so ago.
Having watched this I came to a similar conclusion that I did with the manga – life is too short. The problems that I had with the manga seemed to be magnified with the anime because now it was accompanied by some pretty bad voice acting and really dated animation.
Usually an anime break between the time I get home and start making dinner for my husband (because I am a 1950s housewife apparently). Aside from my weekly new episodes of That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, knowing that the current anime was Ashita no Joe really made me think about what other things I could be doing rather than checking in with this series.
I think I just don’t get boxing anime and, thankfully, I think this is the last one I am kinda obligated to watch. I think I need to find that anime loving feeling again, so it might be a while before I dive back into this list again.