A thrilling Fight between Joe Yabuki and Jose Mendoza. For the Sake of Tomorrow goes to the final Rounds and Joe's fire burn bright and hot!!
Golgo is hired to kill a man named Berne Shulze, a wealthy and influential businessman who has disappeared following accusations of swindling. The moment he accepts the job, the client is suddenly shot dead, but as he had accepted he continues. Schulze being a rich man is thought to have had plastic surgery to change his appearance, but his mistress is prominent in the Monte Carlo casino scene. Leaving the casino Duke notices the mistress accompanied by another woman and whilst following them home, he is ambushed but kills his attackers. Approaching the house he deduces that the other woman is actually Berne Schulze in disguise and at a rally event successfully shoots his target.
Joe has fought beyond his limit, yet he refuses to go down. Unable to comprehend how Joe can continue to fight, Kim slowly becomes unhinged and resorts to using his deadly technique known as Chom-Chom.
Jose is rattled by Joe’s sudden comeback, but quickly realizes Joe is no longer able to see out of his right eye, due to the effects of punch-drunk syndrome. Jose moves to Joe’s blind spot and batters him with his punches.
With Joe’s bout against Carlos now over, Joe, Danpei and the people from the neighborhood are busy organizing Nishi’s retirement party. However, unbeknownst to everyone, Nishi was struggling to accept that he could no longer physically box.
Joe is eager to take on Yongbi Kim, the OPBF Bantamweight Champion, but according to Danpei, Kim is avoiding Joe because he’s afraid of him. When in fact, Kim is eager to take on Joe, as well. Danpei has his reasons to want to avoid.
With Danpei vehemently against Joe’s dangerous weight loss, Joe leaves the Tange Gym. He visits the Shiraki Gym and locks himself up in the very same room where Toru Rikiishi once starved himself, so he could fight Joe.
Bob Stigner, vice-president of Conan Associates, hires an ex-Polish olympic athlete and soldier named Ledell Nikolavitch to assassinate the company's president and current leader Ted Conan in order to take over the entire company despite what Ted had done to help Bob escape from his past problems. However, Ted is wise to Bob's game and decides to hire Golgo 13 to assassinate both Bob and Ledell for good.
Golgo 13 is hired to kill Hewitt, the number 2 in a crime syndicate. The head of the syndicate died in an accident and all signs point to Hewitt being responsible. The previous number 1 had placed a large amount of gold bullion in a bank vault and Hewitt becoming paranoid will only be vulnerable on the ceremony day when he visits the vault in the morning. However the location of the bank plus the small army of goons as security make the shot impossible. Opposite lives a struggling artist named Ash who is behind in his rent payments and is the only one in the apartment block. One day Golgo 13 shows up at his door and buys Ash's entire art works making him a rich man. Ash pays off his rent and flies off to Florida to start a new life. Meanwhile Golgo buys the apartment block in cash from the landlord. As Hewitt gets out of the car towards the bank, the client's henchman demolishes the apartment and Golgo 13 from the building behind snipes Hewitt before the dust cloud obstructs his and the goons view. Meanwhile Ash is enjoying his new life in Florida grateful to the man that gave him the means to live this new lifestyle.
Two millionaires who bet on human bloodsports hire a top assassin, Spartacus, to duel with Golgo 13 under the guise of protecting themselves from him. They have the Colosseum rigged with cameras and microphones in order to watch. Golgo 13 emerges from the duel the winner and reveals to Spartacus the recording equipment. Angry that he was used, he hires Golgo 13 to kill the millionaires right before he dies. The millionaires use their influence to fly to South Africa to a safe place whilst being guarded by the Sicilian mafia and theirs being the first plane out of Rome. However they are shot dead upon arrival from another plane on the tarmac that had overtaken them from Rome whilst they had refueled in Nairobi.
Mafia boss, Thomas Grebbick has annoyed his superiors who send their three hit-men to kill him. To protect himself he sends his own, Ron, who kills them. In retaliation the bosses hire Golgo 13 to kill Grebbick. Whilst Golgo evades Grebbick's goons, Ron's girlfriend recognizes Golgo as her child's father from a previous sexual encounter. and she begs him to just take a glance at their child. Grebbick uses this arranges to meet Golgo to persuade him to switch sides or the child will be killed. Instead Golgo completes his contract and shoots Grebbick and Ron accidentally shoots his girlfriend whilst trying to kill Golgo. All the goons are killed leaving only Golgo and the child. After glancing at the child Golgo leaves.
Kim’s manager confidently predicts Kim’s victory during the pre-fight press interview. Danpei and Nishi encourage Joe in the locker room, but Joe is not his usual self. Unsurprisingly, Kim dominates the fight and Joe can only defend himself.
Joe happens to run into Wolf Kanagushi, a former boxer at a pachinko parlor. He is relieved to learn that Wolf is now working as a trainer at a boxing gym, and is no longer a Yakuza muscleman. Wolf tells Joe about the financial struggles the gym is facingWatch Now:Amazon
Knowing Jose is watching from the ringside, Joe predicts a two round K.O. victory. However, Joe quickly realizes that defeating his Hawaiian challenger will be harder than he originally thought.
On the day of the title match, Yoko finally tracks down Joe in his locker room and urges him to cancel the fight before he ends up like Carlos. She learns Joe is well aware of what is happening to his body, and that he is going to fight Jose regardless.
Joe and Jose finally face off in the ring. With his impenetrable defense, Jose dodges Joe’s attacks while hitting him with his own punches. After receiving countless blows and unable to land a meaningful punch against Jose.
Golgo 13 is hired by a representative of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when he was told to target a mafia financier in New York. Despite getting into trouble when his used .30-06 Springfield cartridge fell down from his apartment balcony due to the appearance of a stray cat, Togo tries to cover his tracks when a desperate detective of the NYPD starts to hound him over his stay in New York City.
Fueled by the murder of his fiancée by the new underground cult the NYPD had been investigating, a NYPD Officer hires Golgo 13 to assassinate the cult's masked leader, Michael. However, the cult's members, fearless of death, go to any lengths to protect its leader, a self-proclaimed saint. As Golgo 13 infiltrated the cult, he is quickly recognized as a threat and ordered to be killed. Though, he thwarted their plans and escaped while being pursued by the cult's extremist followers.
What began as a simple mission to stir up trouble for racers driving Japanese-made vehicles in a rally race turns into a match of sniping when Golgo 13 is targeted by the Savine brothers, ex-French Foreign Legion soldiers turned mercenaries armed with modified XM29 OICW and FN F2000 bullup assault rifles while being aided by customized digital scopes made by a European arms dealer named Kaizer in order to market them to numerous military forces from around the globe.
Golgo 13 is hired out by a mobster to go to Massachusetts and assassinate an anti-crime analyst during the state's presidential elections. When Golgo 13 is arrested by FBI agents for assaulting an agent, he is grilled regarding the murder and the PPS-made revolver that he used until a lawyer named Mr. Barton begins to question the loopholes in the FBI's accusations against Duke.
Golgo 13 is hired by a MI5 operative, who had been able to infiltrate covertly the security detail of Louis Steinbeck III, an aristocratic man supposedly of French royal descent under orders from the British government. Golgo is hired to assassinate Steinbeck III as he is the leader of a secret rogue intelligence organization that sells out all types of classified information to various countries called MC-130. However, the MI5 operative/Steinbeck III bodyguard learns that Golgo did not target Steinbeck III but instead, went for the butler as he was the real leader of MC-130 when the hit was in operation.
Golgo 13 arrives at a hotel for Christmas but immediately falls under the suspicion of Dahl, the hotel detective that has heard about a recent spate of local crimes. When a known pickpocket tries his luck on Golgo he is caught and handed over to Dahl to deal with him. The pickpocket informs Dahl that he felt a gun on Golgo and so she decides to pay him a visit. She realizes that Golgo is not responsible for any of the local crimes but knows he's a professional there to do a job. Meanwhile Tommy Nabarro, a syndicate under-boss, is bailed. A policeman informs Dahl that Nabarro is staying in her hotel but he is to be assassinated as he knows about various crimes committed as well as a link between the syndicate and a senator. As Nabarro leaves the hotel on Christmas day Golgo causes him to turn around before sniping him from his room, so it appears that the shooter was at street level. Golgo checks out the hotel and walks past Dahl who is grateful that Nabarro was killed outside the hotel.
Duke kills two moose with one shot whilst hunting in Canada with a custom powerful rifle and is arrested by two park rangers for going over the allowed quota. Whilst in custody at the ranger station some thugs try to kill him but he shoots them first and escapes kidnapping the female thug. It is revealed that the CIA have hired Duke to kill McCord a double agent before he can defect and the woman he kidnapped works for McCord. Golgo burns her clothes so she cannot escape the log cabin as she would freeze to death outside and gives a local girl an expensive coat to look after her. The woman promptly escapes, stealing her clothes, and meets up with McCord to take him to a helicopter to escape. As they travel on a snowmobile she realizes too late that the escape was too easy and that against the white backdrop, the red coat she stole sticks out and that Golgo 13 has a rifle powerful enough to shoot through multiple targets. Using the red coat as a target, Golgo kills both the woman and McCord.
After a long absence, Joe returns to Tange Gym where he is welcomed with open arms. He pays his respect at Rikiishi’s grave and swears to return to the ring.
Despite learning his inability to strike his opponent in the temple is psychological, Joe is undeterred and trains for his upcoming fight against Koji Nango. Joe climbs into the ring while Carlos Rivera, the world’s No. 6 bantamweight boxer from Venezuela
It’s Christmas and the mood is merry in the slums. Snow begins to fall, as Carlos and Joe’s fire burn quietly inside of them. In the snow-covered park, Joe challenges Carlos to a fight to settle who is best. However, Carlos has another plan.Watch Now:Amazon
Joe loses consciousness after being hit with Carlos’ powerful uppercut. However, he refuses to go down without spending every last ounce of his strength. Carlos’ “invincible punch” mercilessly rains down on Joe.
Without a boxing club willing to organize a bout against Joe, Danpei visits Yoko for help. However, instead of organizing a bout against a Japanese boxer, she chooses Usman Somkit, the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation’s No. 5 boxer from Thailand.Watch Now:Amazon
With a lightening fast victory against Usman Somkit, all eyes are back on Joe. Meanwhile, Joe finally gets the opportunity to watch the gut-wrenching bout between Carlos and Jose Mendoza, the World Bantamweight Champion.
Joe steps onto the gym scale and makes an unwelcome discovery. Meanwhile, Kanto TV has announced their exclusive broadcasting rights to all of Joe’s bouts in Japan. At the announcement party, Joe notices an unlikely man standing amongst the crowd.
With Joe and Kim’s OPBF Championship match now confirmed, Yoko sends Suga to South Korea to find out Kim’s mysterious past, while Kim’s manager secretly gathers information about Joe. Joe and Danpei watch Kim’s exhibition match against a boxer.
Duke Togo, aka Golgo 13, gets out of jail with assistance from the FBI and the CIA in Texas. Jake Quade, a gangster turned CIA informant, hijacked a domestic flight after killing a sky marshal and stealing his side arm with the threat of blowing it up with smuggled C-4 explosives. Golgo 13 snipes him in the aircraft's cockpit from a long distance from a nearby airfield after getting a highly modified .308 Winchester bolt action sniper rifle.
Linda, the wife of a mafia leader in New York City hires Golgo 13 for the purpose of assassinating him so as to start another life all over again in Florida. Things gets complicated when the mafia boss kills one of his henchmen after being accused of trying to be in an affair with Linda, resulting in a small gang war fight before Golgo 13 was able to get rid of his targets and unfortunately Linda when she decides to kill him.
Golgo is deployed on a covert mission in England to locate and kill a reclusive millionaire named Vargas Walton who has been "keeping" women as his guests in his estate located at an artificial island, ready to have healty organs from them to be harvested and kept ready for donors while using the funds from organ donations to finance several terrorist groups. The millionaire is protected by high-tech bulletproof glass, making an assassination attempt from the sea or air nearly impossible coupled with an ex-expert Olympic shooter named J.J. as the head of his bodyguard detail.
Golgo 13 is hired to assassinate the Jordanian emissary to the United States, while the emissary transfers from a plane to his helicopter. However, a young, hot-shot sniper is hired by the American State Department to take Golgo out before he accomplishes this. By leaving two disassembled rifles in fake sniping points, Duke is able to fool the inexperienced gunman. Golgo then uses an M-16 to take out both his new rival and the helicopter.
A man hires Golgo 13 to kill Carronte, a terrorist in a maximum security prison, to avenge the death of his family in a random act of terrorism. However Carronte's cell is behind a revolving door and sliding door and only has a small aperture window. Golgo 13 has to maintain his posture for ten hours in order to make the shot. Knowing this is impossible he contacts a man who was involved in an athletic doping scandal who can make a drug to relax his muscles. Golgo manages to shoot the target but his muscles are in a bad shape and requires professional massage to recover. The chemist had offered to do this but took Golgo's vital statistics to an FSB contact who would give him a huge reward for killing Golgo 13. As Golgo can hardly move he moves to kill him but does not anticipate how well prepared the professional is.
Golgo 13 is hired by Simpson a famed violinist from London Symphony Orchestra to sabotage a charity concert lead by his replacement Kaspersky by shooting the G-string from his violin.
A real-estate businessman, Johnson, discovers that a bet he lost years ago to Crump, another real-estate business man, was rigged and resulted in Crump becoming very rich and powerful. In a bid to exact revenge he hires Golgo 13 to kill Crump, who has a love of the theater, but not anyone else. As Crump is constantly surrounded by bodyguards, Duke has to use a specially made disposable gun and time the shooting with the sound effects of the play and hide the gun before anybody notices.
Golgo 13 is arrested and sent to Pandora Island Prison, an isolated prison somewhere near the Alaska mainland to rescue a prisoner named Patrick Zalas despite being under the thumb of a sadistic and corrupt warden named Kickers. But after the two escape, Golgo executes him under orders of Patrick's bosses.
Golgo 13 assassinates a drug lord after he attacks and wipes out his FBI and NYPD escorts before heading to Hong Kong to do another job when he finds out that a lookalike was responsible for hiring him. After realizing that the lookalike was merely a gangster named Spike Jordan, Duke kills him with cyanide gas.
Victor Lance, a paparazzo photographer, decides to take a photo of Golgo 13 before he retires for good. Unfortunately, Golgo 13 takes out Lance's camera with the help of reflected sunlight on his camera before Golgo takes out his target in Britain.
Golgo 13 is hired by the New York Mafia to assassinate an international assassin. She turns out to be Eva Kruger, a woman Golgo had met on a cruise ship when an unknown terrorist had planted a bomb on it. The two parted ways after he defused it to save the passengers despite being told by the ship's crew to evacuate with the rest of the passengers. But even though Eva decides to retire as an assassin and be a civilian, Golgo had successfully assassinated her from a distance on another boat.
On a routine assassination job in Hawaii, Golgo 13 spots an old FBI detective named Leon Goldman, who had tried to charge him with a previous assassination in San Francisco. At the scene of the current assassination, Goldman automatically knew that Golgo 13 was the sniper, but kept quiet because he did not wish to deal with such a trivial case any longer and tries to convince Golgo 13 to leave. At the end of episode Golgo 13 kills Leon himself.
A small family-run motel hears news of a casino robbery when Golgo turns up to stay. Hank, the son of the family returns home with another man having executed the robbery. The blind mother is suspicious of Hank and is unnerved by Golgo, but the assassin leaves before anything happens. Confronting Hank, the mother accidentally shoots Hank and the accomplice escapes to deliver the money to his boss, without realising that Golgo has been hired by the mob to kill those responsible for robbing their casino.
The plane that Golgo travels on has been hijacked by terrorists demanding money, who intend to escape with it before blowing it up. Looking at the passenger list, SIS decided to hire Golgo and gave him a message to him to take out the hijackers.
The aide to the US minister of foreign affairs hires Golgo to kill Jose Campos, an immigrant drug distributor who is in custody but is still organizing the smuggling of drugs into Florida. Meanwhile a new type of armored van is stolen and used in springing Campos from a prison bus. In order for the US to save face and with the authorities unable to stop the armored van, the aide requires that Golgo completes the job before Campos makes it to Mexico. Duke acquires the schematics to the van and a specialized gun with armor piercing bullets and masquerades as a SWAT team member at a roadblock and successfully shoots Campos through the van's weak point.
A gang of thugs hijack an oil tanker and are prepared to kill the crew who are taken hostage. Among the hijackers is an expert marksman and in hurricane conditions the authorities are not confident that the local coastguard marksmen have the ability to take out the hijackers. With the tanker about to leave US waters, where their jurisdiction ends and the hostages will no longer be needed, they hire Golgo 13 to take clean house.
The chairman of the Jockey Club hires Golgo 13 to kill a racehorse that is fraudulently labeled a thoroughbred. Shamed by his fraud he had tried to get his niece, Celia, to kill the animal. However as she had raised it and the horse is winning race after race she becomes fiercely protective. Sensing that she will try to put her own life on the line to protect the horse, he decides to tell her that he employed Golgo 13 to kill it, in the knowledge that the assassin would come after him. After failing to persuade Duke to stop, Celia tries to snipe Golgo before he can kill the horse, but his skill easily outmatches hers. Once the horse is dead and knowing that his job was revealed he goes after the chairman.
In the aftermath of the murder of a Russian diplomat and his mistress, a woman walks into bar in a rough area where Golgo 13 is visiting. When he leaves she runs after him and asks him to buy her. Suddenly some men try to kill them but Golgo dispatches them. They go back to a hotel and have sex and again more men try to kill them. A chase ensues and they escape to the sewers where she reveals that she is a CIA assassin behind the diplomat's death and that the men are chasing her and that she managed to hire Golgo 13 for free. After killing all the chasing men she pulls a gun on Golgo but he is quicker and kills her first.