Hajime no Ippo: Rising

TV (25 eps)
4.533 of 5 from 3,788 votes
Rank #51

Ippo continues to defend his Japanese Featherweight title from an ever stronger pool of challengers. Meanwhile, Takamura challenges for his second WBC title in the middleweight class, and Aoki challenges for the Japanese Lightweight title and Coach Kamogawa and Nekota reminisce about their days as prizefighters after WWII.

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Ryan1555 Apr 16, 2014
Score 8.5/10

Story 7.5 : Well to say this plainly , this was a little disapointing . There was only two fight's with Ippo . And he didn't he fight for the world title . And just after two fights he gets hurt . The other fights were ok . But i completely hated to gag fight. And personally the last like 4 or 5 episodes were just filler to finish the anime . If they just spent two episodes then that would have been fine... read more

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ParaParaJMo Mar 29, 2014
Score 8/10

Taking place where New Challenger leaves off, the series starts from Ippo vs Shimabukuro Iwao to the conclusion of the story of Kamogawa in his youth in Post World War II Japan. Naturally, a new anime installment of Hajime no Ippo did excite me. I mean, with New Challenger ending, the animators have nearly 60 volumes to catch up on as opposed to being 60 volumes ahead unlike a certain Studio Pierrot series... read more

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