Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Alt titles: Fighting Spirit

TV (76 eps)
4.56 out of 5 from 8,513 votes
Rank #26

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

Lagore's avatar by Lagore on Dec 10, 2009
Score: 9/10

Let's get one thing out of the way right now: I am a fan of this show.  The term "fan" is thrown around a lot these days.  People seem to forget that it is short for "fanatic".  So I am careful about calling myself a fan of any one series.  I truly love this show with a passion, but I do recognize it's faults.  Let's take a look:-STORY-In many ways, Hajime no Ippo is... read more

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