Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Alt title: Fighting Spirit

TV (75 eps)
4.562 of 5 from 10,653 votes
Rank #29

Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from another beating by Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer. Soon, Ippo turns his life around with a passion for the newly discovered sport, but his new lifestyle is far from easy! Before he can even dream of becoming champion, he'll have to overcome a slew of fierce rivals and learn what 'dedication' really means.

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Dec 28, 2009
Score 9/10

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I'm lucky to be female because Hajime no Ippo exists to thrill a viewer's nuts off. Bringing blow after blow of jaw-dropping twists in a narrative that feels as furious as a dog fight, it is the sports anime that challenges all others of its kind to do better. Essentially the coming-of-age tale of a weakling maturing into the... read more

Th3Laugh1ngMan's avatar by Th3Laugh1ngMan on Dec 21, 2015
Score 9.3/10

now this is one anime that just screams amazing it is pretty rare how they mix a character fighting and them growing yet this show pulls it off pretty well humor is blended in nicely so many frakking episodes but still a good anime overall those fights scenes are ridiculous especially towards the end, even when you know ippo will win you always have that doubt that he can lose just because those fights are... read more

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Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road Movie 2003
Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs Kimura OVA 2003
Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! Special DVD Special 2003
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger TV 2009 Sequel
Hajime no Ippo: Rising TV 2013 Same Franchise

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