Joe Higashi

Joe Higashi is a anime/manga character in the Fatal Fury franchise
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Joe Higashi is the two time Muay Thai Champion. He is one of the main characters in the Fatal Fury series.

Origin

Although born in Japan, Joe Higashi was inspired to study Muay Thai in Thailand as his father was a high ranking expert in Muay Thai himself. As he rose in the ranks, he was nicknamed "Hurricane Upper" Higashi due to his signature technique of creating a powerful gusts of wind with his uppercuts. During this time, he also met and fought Andy Bogard in a regular tournament to hone their fighting skills. Although Joe lost, he was impressed with Andy and they became close associates afterwards.

Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf

Terry Meets Joe
Terry Meets Joe

Joe Higashi begins the series resting at a club owned by Geese Howard. He is sleeping at a table when a patron is thrown at him and his table. Joe does not like having his sleep disturbed and tries to pick a fight with the stranger (Terry Bogard). As the two are about to fight when they are interrupted by the local police. Narrowly escaping, Joe and Terry head back to Joe's hotel suite and the two make amends and become friends. Terry learns from Joe that Andy has become a great fighter, even breaking a few of Joe's ribs the last time they fought. It is from Joe that Terry learns about the King of Fighters Tournament. Terry and Andy decide to compete in the King of Fighters Tournament with Master Tung observing to decide who will learn the Technique. During the quarter-final match Geese arranges for a sniper to take out the Bogards during the round. Joe, seeing the reflection from the sniper's scope, intercepts the bullet meant for Andy. Andy catches Joe and when the lights go outthe group flee with Lily McQuire's help. However before Lily can escape she is confronted by her benefactor who kills her for her betrayal.

Not Good Enough
Not Good Enough

Master Tung arrives in a jeep and before the group can escape he is mortally wounded by Billy Kane. At the hospital an emotional Andy charges off to face Geese with Joe in tow. Andy and Joe quickly dispatch Geese's thugs only to be confronted by Billy Kane and Raiden. Billy attacks Andy while Raiden works over the injured Joe Higashi. Billy uses the same thrust strike with his Bo Staff that he used to wound Master Tung but Andy was prepared for the move and shatters Billy's staff with a kick and finishes him off with a Zan Ei Ken (Shadow Slice Fist). Andy then sees Joe finish off Raiden with a Hurricane attack. Confronting his father's killer, Geese easily, and quickly dispatches the two exhausted fighters with a Repuken attack. Terry arrives and after a vicious fight defeats Geese using the Hurricane Punch.

Having accomplished their goals, the trio leave for individual endeavors.

Separate Ways
Separate Ways

Fatal Fury: The New Battle

-Coming Soon-

Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture

-Coming Soon-

Voiced by
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General Information Edit
Name: Joe Higashi
Name: ジョー・ヒガシ,
Romanji: Higashi Jō
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/23/1974
1st manga book:
1st anime episode: Silver Spoon 2 #1
1st anime movie: Fatal Fury The Motion Picture
Aliases Hurricane Upper Higashi
The Young Champ of Muay Thai
Recent Movies
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf (Special)

A TV special based on SNK's Fatal Fury video game franchise.

Fatal Fury: The New Battles (Special)

The Legend Continues...

Fatal Fury The Motion Picture

Terry, Andy, Mai and Joe are asked by a girl named Sulia to stop her brother from finding the pieces of the Armor of Mars.

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