Distributor: Geneon Animation
Joe is just your average dude. He has two great loves: his girlfriend Silvia and Captain Blue, the action-movie superhero. When Silvia is magically captured by a celluloid monster, Joe gets himself swallowed into the screen to save her. Joe meets Captain Blue just as the superhero is about to retire, exhausted from his lifelong battle against villains known as Jadows. With special superpowers bestowed by Captain Blue, Joe transforms into "Viewtiful Joe" to bash the enemies in the Movieland.
TV Series: 51 episodes
Average Ratings: 29
Number of Review Sites: 7
Number of Review Links: 14
Vol. 1 - "It’s an obvious cash grab, a transparent attempt to pander to American kids by forcing a “hip” factor that didn’t really exist in the show to begin with." (Zac Bertschy) - F
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Carlo Santos) - D
Anime News Network
Vol. 1 - "...I found the series to be enjoyable for what it is—a light Henshin fighting adventure." (Brett Barkley) - B
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Brett Barkley) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Brett Barkley) - B
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Brett Barkley) - B+
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Brett Barkley) - B
Anime on DVD
Vol. 1 - "...hip, witty, and full of enough action that things kept going at a brisk pace." (Todd Douglass Jr.) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Todd Douglass Jr.) - 2 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "...nowhere near as fun as the video game."
DVD Verdict (Brett Cullum) - 75 (out of 100)
"A painfully small collection of episodes from the popular series."
IGN (Matt Casamassina) - 5 (out of 10)
Vol. 1 - "...best suited to the young, or to fanatical devotees of the Viewtiful Joe video-game series."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - C
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Corrina Lawson) - 5 (out of 10)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Sharon T. Schmitt) - 7 (out of 10)