The series follows a similar plot of the games, but there are many differences. The series was shown every Saturday on the Japanese TV station TV Tokyo from October 2004-October 2005. It has been licensed by anime disturbor Geneon, and currently airs in the USA on Kids WB every Saturday at 8:00 AM.
Following the game's storyline, movie lover 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 leader of the evil Jadow force reaches out of the screen and takes Silvia into the movie. Joe is forced to follow her by Captain Blue's mecha, Six Majin, and meets Captain Blue in the flesh who grants Joe the power to become an action movie hero in his own right, Viewtiful Joe.
Joe and his girlfriend Silvia went to the movies to watch his favorite superhero Captain Blue. But when a evil doer drags Silvia into the movies. Joe must now find her through Movie Land with the help of Captain Blue Junior and his V-Watch that transforms him into an elite superhero, Viewtiful Joe.