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Ippo Makunouchi is an average and overly-shy high school teenager. His mother runs a fish boat shop and he constantly has to help her with it, and thus has no friends. Constantly bullied because of this, Ippo wonders what it would be like to be strong. A chance encounter with Takamura Mamoru, an up and coming boxer in the Japanese ranks, leads to Ippo's revelation that he has an incredible punch. Takamura sees potential in Ippo, and brings him into Kamogawa Gym. Thus begins Ippo's journey to discover just what it's like to be a winner. With a fighting spirit, can Ippo eventually become a professional boxer?
Shi-Woon is desperate. He's constantly bullied and getting beat up at school by a gang of thugs, and is on the verge of suicide. Sick of being weak and helpless, the boy turns to the only person he knows who can help: Chun-Woo, a powerful martial artist and also his new teacher. But Chun-Woo won't take Shi-Woon under his wing so easily, and little does the teenager know about how his would-be mentor acquired his fighting talents...
Both involve a school student who gets beat up by the school bullies, and meet a famous martial arts expert who teaches them how to fight.
Both series feature a student who has been bullied their Entire life and is very depressed , untill he meets a Famed Martial artist who trains him to be at Top and takes out his hidden talents. But can The prot endure the hard training that faces him ahead?Highly recomended to read other , if u liked one
Ever since Sena was little, everyone has treated him as an errand boy. His childhood friend, Mamori, even has to protect him from bullies all the time, although she's a girl. Fortunately, in order to evade his tormentors, Sena has developed incredibly fast legs; in fact, Sena is so fast that he is noticed by Himura, the quarterback of a failing football team, who promptly tricks him into joining. However, in order to keep other teams from scouting him, and to keep Mamori from finding out that he's in such a dangerous sport, Sena wears an eyeshield and goes by the name of "Eyeshield 21". For someone like Sena, making it in the tough world of football is a challenge like no other, but also the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become someone others respect!
Both the series host some similar concepts. Hajime no Ippo is based on Boxing whereas Eyeshield21 is based on American Football.
The main characters, Sena and Ippo, are fairly similar in their attitudes. Both suffering from bullying, and both wanting to make a change to their lives. Both lifes changes when they meet a certain someone(Takamura for Ippo and Hiruma for Sena) who make them paticipate in sports which changes the course of their life.
One aims to be the Boxing Champion and Othe wishes to win Christman Bowl with his senpai's. But the road to victory isnt easy as both face many formibidable opponents who they must defeatin order to win and live through hellish training(literally)
If u loved Ippo/Eyshield21 u would love other aswell
Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.
Both are really long and well known Shounen series. Ippo and Kenichi both started as good for nothing losers. Though Kenichi is bothered by this more than Ippo, the similar origins led me to enjoy both characters. They also both have some pretty cool fighting scenes!
Satoyama and his best friend Kawakami both like the same girl - Mizutani, a tomboy whose father owns a boxing gym. They both join the gym to get closer to her, but unfortunately she has a bad relationship with her father and for some reason won't talk about boxing. When she sees Satoyama's punch, however, her heart begins to change; she had given up on boxing, even though she was a boxing prodigy, because a woman could never compete with a fully-grown man. But perhaps she could train Satoyama to take on the world in her place! Satoyama doesn't really care about the championship, but if it means Mizutani will spend more time with him he'll do anything!
Not only are both Hajime no ippo and Katsu! about boxing, but they are also more about the tenacity and fighting spirit motivating the boxers. Both started in the 80's and it shows, but don't think that dates them, since they both show the inner lives of boxers.