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Hajime no Ippo

Alt titles: Fighting Spirit

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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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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road Movie 2003 TBD
Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs Kimura OVA 2003 TBD
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger TV 2009 TBD
Hajime no Ippo Rising TV 2013 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Hajime no Ippo 1989 TBD
Name Role
Koji SUGIURA Character Design
Satoshi NISHIMURA Director
Tsuneo IMAHORI Music
George MORIKAWA Original Manga Creator

Official Editorial Reviews

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Hajime no Ippo VivisQueen 9/10 Dec 28, 2009
Fighting Spirit VivisQueen 9/10 Dec 28, 2009

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Hajime no Ippo Ryan1555 10/10 Apr 11, 2014
Fighting Spirit Ryan1555 10/10 Apr 11, 2014
Hajime no Ippo Ryochi 8.5/10 Mar 28, 2014
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Capeta

Taira Capeta has spent his entire young life being a good and dutiful son to his hardworking but impoverished widower father. Only once has his father seen him show any personal wants or needs -- when he saw a model car in a toy shop. Despite his lack of cash, his father has hatched a naïve plan to give Capeta the ultimate gift: his dreams fulfilled. From a modest beginning, Capeta, with the help of his father and his good friends Nobu and Monami, embarks upon an amateur career as a go-kart racer, aiming for the ultimate prize -- graduation into the professional ranks of formula racing. But will his poverty cause his dreams to fail?

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melonjuice

Capeta and Hajime are a few of the true sports anime out there. Both starts off with a very normal young boy with no special talent, but with a stroke of luck, a new world is unveiled where the boy's true talents begin to shine. If you liked one, you will not be disappointed with the other.

freakzilla

Hajime no Ippo and Capeta are two of the best sports anime. What's more is that they both move outside of the sports world and show some of the issues they have to overcome in their personal life (more so in Capeta). Both use a lot of technical terms and explain the mechanics of how things work even for people new to the sports. Lastly they each use a nice way to show the battles, making them very enjoyable to watch!

Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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tetra

Hajime no Ippo and GTO both have the same kind of humor, and I find the drawing styles somewhat similar. The over all _feeling_ of the two are however very similar, and I really think that if you like one that you would like the other.

exekillan

I find the humor in both these animes somewhat similar. Other that that they both have fighting. In Hajime no Ippo most of the story is about fighting. But in GTO the story is about a guy who used to run a gang becoming a teacher, so it has some occasional fight scenes.I think if you liked one you will probably like the other aswell. ^^

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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freakzilla

Both Hajime no Ippo and Kenshin use more realistic powers which is somewhat rare in shounen anime. The main characters also share some resemblances as they have a funny side and a serious asswhooping counterpart. (Though Kenshin uses actual double personalities.)

VivisQueen

Looking for unparallel shounen fighting to make you weep manly tears? You can turn to either Rurouni Kenshin or Hajime no Ippo. Both provide duels of incredible excitement between super-awesome characters that'll move you for all their tragedy. The one thing to look out for is the incessant filler in Rurouni Kenshin, which doesn't exist in Hajime no Ippo. But if you like one, you'll find the same kinds of thrills in the other.

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Air Gear

Air Gear

What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.

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CriticalPoint

Both are about the development of, in Hajime no Ippo's case, a weak kid who is bullied and then matures, while Air Gear is about a kid named, Ikki and his gang who challenges other gangs to become the top, and eventually king. There is more fan service in Air Gear, although both have equal amounts of comedic scences to balance out the serious "fight/battle" scences.

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Air Master

Air Master

Aikawa Maki, a high school student (with a reputation of being an exceptional street fighter), is known on the streets as Air Master. Standing at seven feet tall, she has the ability to seemingly fly through the air. Trying to attain the highest level of excitement and tension, she searches for stronger opponents. Will she find them or will they find her first, as they fight it out in the aerial arena?

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daniel44044

Air Master and HnI are must-see anime. The main characters are on a nonstop chase to be the best, and they love to fight.  From start to finish both anime go back and forth from training and fighting to becoming closer to being number one in their sport. One takes place in the street and the other takes place in the ring, but both involve a main character who is working hard to be the best.

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