Viewtiful Joe (ビューティフル ジョー Byūtifuru Jō) is an anime series based on the video game by CAPCOM of the same name. The series follows the games' storyline, with some differences. The series aired in Japan from October 2, 2004 until September 24, 2005 on TV Tokyo.
Joe and his girlfriend Silvia enjoy a seemingly normal trip to the movies to see an action flick starring Joe's idol Captain Blue, when suddenly the villain from the movie pops out of the screen and takes Silvia into the movie. Joe is forced to follow her by Captain Blue's mecha, Six Machine, and after being chased by some random enemies meets Captain Blue in the flesh who grants Joe the power to become an action movie hero in his own right, Viewtiful Joe.