Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

TV (26 eps)
4.583 out of 5 from 5,309 votes
Rank #19

Ippo continues his career as a professional boxer, trying to live up to his role as the Japanese champion. Now that a new generation looks up to him as both a role model and a target - even though he's still a little green behind the ears himself - Ippo must develop his skills both inside and outside the ring. Can the kind Ippo ruthlessly crush his challengers and be a man his younger peers can look up to? And ultimately, can he take his skills to the level where he can follow in Date Eiji's footsteps and aim for the international title? Pro boxing is a difficult sport; Ippo and his friends - even the mighty Kimura, must survive in a competetive world where all others must fall in order for one to rise to the top...

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Klitch's avatar by Klitch on Oct 30, 2009
Score: 8/10

Well despite being completely underwhelmed by the first Hajime no Ippo series, I decided to give New Challenger a shot largely for the sake of completism and I must admit that I was impressed. Nearly all of the major criticisms that I had of the first Hajime no Ippo don't exist in New Challenger. Story: I complained that the original series was a copy paste-job for each new opponent with Ippo being an... read more

LeGo's avatar by LeGo on Jun 29, 2010
Score: 9/10

Despues de unos cuantos añitos(9 para ser exactos y 6 de la pelicula)salio por fin a la luz la continuacion de la serie.Los acontecimientos empiezan justo en el momento que acaba la pelicula,en donde Ippo defiende por primera vez el titulo de campeon de los pesos pluma.Esta vez la serie no se centrara tanto en Ippo y pese a defender otras 2 veces mas el titulo el protagonismo recaera sobre otros 2... read more

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