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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.
When watching Futari no Joe I couldn't help but to think on how similar it is to Hajime no Ippo. Both are about a guy who rises from the bottom to the top of the professional boxing. The only difference is that Hajime no Ippo has a lot of comedy while Joe vs Joe is serious all the time, and Hajime no Ippo is WAY better than Futari no Joe. So if you liked Futari no Joe you'd probably like Hajime no Ippo