Ippo's ready to face his greatest test thus far as a boxer, but his next opponent is completely unlike anyone he's fought before! Cool, calculating, and possessing an intelligence rivaled only by his ferocity, he is the brains against Ippo's brawn. To make matters worse, an old rival from Coach Kamogawa's past has returned to guide Ippo's genius opponent, and he brings with him knowledge of a secret attack that's supposed to be... unbeatable!
I thought they fit a considerable amount into this TV special. However, some of my main gripes in relation to this series will of course be in relation to what was omitted from the manga. For example, I was upset that they took out Hayami vs Kobashi for Sanada’s vacated jr. featherweight title, it was a fight people enjoyed and gives further character development for the winner for that fight at some... read more
|Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!||TV||2000|
|Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs Kimura||OVA||2003|
|Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! Special||DVD Special||2003|
|Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger||TV||2009|
|Hajime no Ippo Rising||TV||2013|
|Hajime no Ippo||1989|