Cultural References

The series sometimes touches on things that are commonplace in Japanese society, but have no equivalent to compare them to in the rest of the world. Add to that the rules of boxing, and the introduction of a non-Japanese religion impacts Japanese culture and you've got a lot of cultural issues colliding. This sometimes causes confusion, or makes a joke difficult to understand. Hopefully this section will shed some light on your cultural quandaries.

Religion
Nun

Boxing
The Sport of Boxing
Weight Classes
Rules of Boxing
Offensive Boxing Skills
Defensive Boxing Skills

Retro Pop Culture
Ashita no Joe

Food
Taiyaki
Ramen


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