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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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Cast

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

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

27 March 2000 (Japan) See more »

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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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Ippo was styled on Mike Tyson in his early years. The original comic was started in 1989 when Tyson was still on top of the world heavyweight divisions. See more »

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Yes even now, still the best Sports Anime ever!
23 January 2018 | by yanicksimmonsSee all my reviews

I have watched this series countless of times, i love it, the story build up, the characters the comedy. This anime has motivated me to keep working out.

I am a kickbokser because i love to use my legs, but Ippo gave me the courage to step in the real ring. It may be a cartoon but the realism is good the dramatization is for the better and gave me goosebumps so that was a good thing.

To keep it short, If you haven't seen Hajime No Ippo, just start an enjoy, maby you will lose some weight and get fit like all the others also. And if you are a boxer, the tips givin in the series are usefull in real life.

Note, i am 34 years old and build up the fitness to train 3 to 4 hours a week with the professional kickboksers, If one thing is sure it is that Ippo can give a person so much energy they will pick up sports and go for it, Ippo = getting better by working hard.

This is no exaggeration, Hajime no Ippo changed my life, and i can't wait to watch this Anime with my kids!!


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