Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on the award-winning CapCom video game of the same name, Viewtiful Joe rapidly rose to the rank of Japan's most popular half hour cartoon show within weeks after its debut on October 2, 2004. A typically heady anime combination of laughs and thrills, the series focused on an average Joe named--well, Joe. Next to his girlfriend Silvia, Joe loved and adored his favorite action-movie hero, Captain Blue, and never missed the opportunity to watch his idol in action on the silver screen. While attending a showing of Captain Blue's latest picture with Joe, Silvia was suddenly sucked into the film and abducted by a fierce celluloid monster. Naturally, Joe followed Silvia via the same route, whereupon he met Captain Blue face to face. On the verge of retirement, the Captain bestowed his awesome powers on Joe, who, transformed into "Viewtiful Joe", carried on the battle against the baddies of Movie Land, notably the dreaded Jadows. Eventually catching up with Silvia, Viewtiful Joe persisted in his mission with the aid of Captain Blue's mecha, the Six Machine. In America, Viewtiful Joe debuted November 5, 2005 over the WB network.