[Anime]Hajime no Ippo (The Fighter)

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  • Interesting
  • Brave
  • Friendship
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Other media: Game:Hajime no Ippo -Victorious Boxers- / Comics:Hajime no Ippo
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Anime total pnts rank Rank 101in 6,384 titlesTotal 184 / Deviation 77.66
Anime avg pnts Rank 40in 2,844 titlesAvg 2.27=Very good/81 reviews
Anime rank of 2000 Rank 2in 108 titles
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Graphic2.43(Very good)7
Character/Setting2.29(Very good)7
Story2.29(Very good)7
Voice/Actor1.86(Very good)7
Music1.71(Very good)7
Hot heart100%7/7
Learned something43%3/7
Made me think14%1/7
Shed tears0%0/7

Ippo Makunochi is a very shy high school student who never had the time to make friends because he was always busy helping his mother run their family-own fishing business. Because he kept to himself, a group of bullies led by Umezawa got into the habit of picking on him. On one particular day these bullies decided to give him a rather serious beating, but a middle-weight professional boxer who was passing by stopped the bullies and took the injured Ippo to the Kamogawa Gym (Kamogawa Bokushingu Jimu), owned by retired boxer Genji Kamogawa, to treat his wounds. After Ippo awoke to the sounds of boxers training, the boxer who saved him, Mamoru Takamura, tried to cheer Ippo up by letting him vent his frustrations on a sandbag. It was then that they had their first glimpse into Ippo's talent for boxing. After that incident, Ippo started his regular training and began his path in Japan's professional boxing, beginning with two spars against the talented Ichiro Miyata who is the same age as Ippo.

The story focuses heavily on character development, even during the matches something is learned about the fighters. Ippo and his friendly rivalry with Miyata is the main draw in the early part of the series. That later changes to Ippo's path towards the Japanese Featherweight Championship and eventually the world championship. Along the way we are given glimpses into the other side character's pasts, motivations, relationships to others and current boxing trials. A colorful cast of support characters and opponents as well as side stories concerning their path in the boxing world rounds out the series.

This story has the part which was created by referencing Wikipedia, so the licence of GFDL is applied to this story.
Information about this title

Joji Morikawa Weekly Shonen Magazine Koudansha
Hiroshi Kojina
Koji Sugiura
Tatsuhiko Urahata
Masafumi Mima Masao Maruyama
Kouhei Kiyasu Rikiya Koyama Kenji Utsumi Toshihiko Nakazima
Wataru Takagi Keiji Fujiwara Masayuki Tanaka Kobayashi Sanae Kenichi Ono
Kiyoyuki Yanada Masaki Aizawa Masaya Onosaka Hiroyuki Yoshino Ichiro Nagai
Ryuuzou Ishino Tomokazu Seki Taiki Matsuno Koichi Yamadera Koji Tsujitani
Masahiro Kobayashi Daisuke Sakaguchi Hiroaki Hirata
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Japan Released:2000/10/03(Tue) NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK CORPORATION TV / End:2002/03/26
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1. http://www.vap.co.jp/ippo/ (Translation)
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2004/04/01 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This anime isn't one of the best, it is the F***ing best.

2002/12/03 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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I can't believe no one gave comments for this anime.... one of the best anime out there... with a tasteful mixture of comedy and action.... action is really cool. And the comedy part is.... freakin' hilarious... what the hell, get it nowwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! it is one of the best... let me repeat.... one of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

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