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Hajime no Ippo


Synonyms はじめの一歩, The Fighting!, Fighting Spirit, The Fighting! Ippo, Hajime no Ippo Gaiden: Naniwa Tiger

Released Sep 27, 1989

Genres

Action Drama Shounen Comedy Sports

Author & Artist Morikawa, George

Rating 8.67 /10 by 18,898 users myanimelist

Views 17,583

Status1299 Chapters

Pub. statusOngoing


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Story Line Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to Takamura boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo’s classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo’s journey to the top of the boxing world begins. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters

Makunouchi, Ippo Makunouchi, Ippo Takamura, Mamoru Takamura, Mamoru Aoki, Masaru Aoki, Masaru Kamogawa, Genji Kamogawa, Genji Kimura, Tatsuya Kimura, Tatsuya Itagaki, Manabu Itagaki, Manabu Sendo, Takeshi Sendo, Takeshi Zangief, Alexander Volg Zangief, Alexander Volg Miyata, Ichirou Miyata, Ichirou Mashiba, Ryo Mashiba, Ryo

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