Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Alt title: Fighting Spirit

TV (75 eps)
4.561 of 5 from 11,857 votes
Rank #35

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 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

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thegoldenwaste Feb 26, 2011
Score 10/10

This next review is for a series I have always loved since I watched it a little over a year ago. It comes in at number 19 in my long list of community anime reviews and I am more than pleased to be writing about it, so much so that I've made this review extra long to express my undying love for it. The series in question is called Hajime no Ippo. It's a fantastic series of sports, action and character... read more

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Hajime no Ippo
  • Vol: 116+; Ch: 1178+
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