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?
So far into reading this I have not once wanted to stop reading (except when it gets to the love-dovey embarrising part where I feel embarresed for the charactor, usually Ippo).It is a brillient read as I love reading Martial arts manga. While Boxing isn't a martial art, it is an art form and a highly competitive sport and the writer has managed to translate this extrodinarly well in my opinion espcially as I... read more
|Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!||TV||2000||TBD|
|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|