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Hajime no ippo 

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his ... See full summary »
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2002   2001   2000  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Steve Staley ...  Ippo Makunouchi 75 episodes, 2000-2002
Richard Epcar ...  Genji Kamogawa 73 episodes, 2000-2002
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Storyline

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning. Written by GAP 93

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boxing | anime | See All (2) »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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The series is based on a long running manga in Japan. Besides the series itself, there's also an OVA featuring a fight between Kimura and Mashiba, another that features a Takamura-based storyline that is an episode in length, and a full length movie that follows the end of the series into Ippo's next fight. See more »

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The Sports Animé to End all Sports Animés
28 December 2005 | by superpogimaxSee all my reviews

Hajime No Ippo (Knockout in Philippines and Fighting Spirit here in the US)is a must for all sports fans. Heck, I recommend this series to anyone. If you like sports (especially boxing), you will love the authenticity in which the animators present the boxing concepts and realism, not to mention the gradual development of the protagonist, Ippo Makunouchi. In addition,all the other characters are well-developed, so well-developed that you might even cheer for the guy Ippo is fighting. If you just like animé in general, this series has superior animation. You could feel the punches grinding on the boxer's bodies. If you are a newcomer, fear not. This series is one of the funniest animés ever. This is an overall superior animé. If you never watched animé in your life, or just looking for a good series to watch, this is it.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

27 March 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting Spirit See more »

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Madhouse See more »
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(76 episodes)

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Color
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