Viewtiful Joe

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Joe and his girlfriend Silvia decide to go to the movies together. They see an action flick starring Joe's idol, Captain Blue. Suddenly, the villain from the movie pops out of the screen and grabs Silvia, pulling her into the movie. Wanting to save her, Joe is also pulled into the movie. He eventually comes across his idol, Captain Blue. Captain Blue grants Joe the power to become an action movie called Viewtiful Joe. Now Joe must travel the movie world in search of his girlfriend, Silvia.

This anime series, based on the video game of the same name developed by Capcom, aired every Saturday in Japan from October 2004 to September 2005 on the Japanese TV station TV Tokyo. It was recently licensed by Geneon, who sold the airing rights to the WB. It originally aired in the USA on Kids' WB Saturday morning at 11:30am Eastern Time. For unknown reasons, Kids' WB decided to start airing the series with the 5th episode. It was then moved to the 8:00am Eastern timeslot. Currently, it is off the air, as Season 1 has ended. The anime debuted in Latin America on July 3, 2006, and later aired on Barzil's RedeTV! - TVKids on November 27, 2006. In the UK, Viewtiful Joe premiered on Jetix on July 2, 2007.moreless
Shinichiro Miki

Shinichiro Miki

Alastor (Jap.)

Mayumi Asano

Mayumi Asano

Sprocket (Jap.)

Philece Sampler

Philece Sampler

Silvia/Go-Go Silvia (Eng.)

Tomokazu Seki

Tomokazu Seki

Joe/Viewtiful Joe (Jap.)

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Sprocket (Eng.)

Bob Papenbrook

Bob Papenbrook

Captain Blue, Narrator (1-21) (Eng.)

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  • continue

    9.5
    they shouldv went on jr,joe and sexy silvia wouldv been awesome all together
  • Viewtiful Joe, excellent games and great anime

    8.9
    Well, this series was pretty good, the animation was very different, but still had it's charm.

    This was more like a comedy and fast action than a deep meaningful and developing series, but still it was quite good.

    The characters were a little generic, Joe, Silvia, Junior and Captain Blue are all characters one can easly notice on other series.

    The only thing that i didn't like here was the ending, it was far too cheesy and generic, it could have been a lot better.

    Still, this series was OK, it gave a few good laughs and some sweet action scenes, too bad it had to end so soon.moreless
  • Here's a way to describe it in one word: perfect

    10
    This has got to be the best and most perfect anime I have and will ever see in my entire lifetime. Minor edits, awesome music, unique characters, it's all there. Joe visits many movies adding to the adventure of it all, but there are also perfect plot twists, perfect drama, and perfectly well placed Jokes. Every time I watch Viewtiful Joe I smile. It is the best anime you will ever see in your life. By far the best Phuuz has ever done. I hereby declare Phuuz the god of animation. There is not an episode in this series I don't like! It's all spectacular. With it's wonderful animation and colorful designs, this is one anime you MUST see! What are you waiting for? WATCH IT NOW! And you can thank me for changing your life.moreless
  • Viewtiful Joe is an anime based off the video game series of the same name. While the video games were successful and captivating, the anime is not. It follows the story of an average guy named Joe, who gains superpowers to save his girlfriend.moreless

    2.5
    Amazing. Spectacular. All adjectives I could use to describe the video game of the same name. However, to use them for the anime adaptation would be unfitting. The story is pretty dry. Joe, along with his partner Captain Blue Jr., go from episode to episode fighting off members of the Organization Jadow, who also have Joe's girlfriend, Silvia, hostage. However, most of these experiences come out dull. The character designs are creative, but how this entire anime is animated feels like a joke. Rinsing and recycling scenes isn't the best way to depict fights, and characters usually move with ugly depiction. The art is the best part of it all. While the Japanese version used the original voice actors from the games, the American dub fails to do so. Instead, the viewers are often given poor acting, and even vile dialogue to boot. It all evens out to a laughably bad experience. The best aspect of the entire anime is easily the music. While not as pleasing to ear as the game's themes, the BGM's often replicate that "Viewtiful Joe" feel. Like I stated before, the art really matches the video game as well. In the end, the anime achieves a 2.5 from me. At times, there are unneeded episodes that make you why they are even there, and the entire outcome feels messy and rushed. Diehard fans will probably enjoy it, but as an anime it falls short on almost every aspect.moreless
  • After Slyvia, Joe's girlfriend, gets captured by the villainous Jadow, Joe follows them into movieland where he gets VFX powers and becomes Viewtiful Joe.

    10
    Viewtiful Joe is a greatly inspired cartoon that is easy to understand. I know this because I watched the show in Japanese before I watched it in English. It is funny because of the use of movie slang in all aspects of the show like slow motion and mach speed. It is kept fresh because of the outrageous sounds Joe makes and the strange plotline. I recommend this to young television watchers because they will get the most kicks out of it. However, if your as strange as me you can watch it as well. This show should go on because it has somewhere to go to in the future. The show doesn't have to stick too close to the game so they shouldn't have any problems making future episodes. Remember Henshin a go-go baby!moreless
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Anime, Superheroes