Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

Alt title: Fighting Spirit: New Challenger

TV (26 eps)
4.567 out of 5 from 9,380 votes
Rank #33

Ippo continues his career as a professional boxer, trying to live up to his role as the Japanese champion. Now that a new generation looks up to him as both a role model and a target - even though he's still a little green behind the ears himself - Ippo must develop his skills both inside and outside the ring. Can the kind Ippo ruthlessly crush his challengers and be a man his younger peers can look up to? And ultimately, can he take his skills to the level where he can follow in Date Eiji's footsteps and aim for the international title? Pro boxing is a difficult sport; Ippo and his friends - even the mighty Kimura, must survive in a competetive world where all others must fall in order for one to rise to the top...

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Klitch Oct 31, 2009
Score 8/10

Well despite being completely underwhelmed by the first Hajime no Ippo series, I decided to give New Challenger a shot largely for the sake of completism and I must admit that I was impressed. Nearly all of the major criticisms that I had of the first Hajime no Ippo don't exist in New Challenger. Story: I complained that the original series was a copy paste-job for each new opponent with Ippo being an... read more

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Ryan1555 Apr 14, 2014
Score 10/10

What can i say about this anime ? It was awesome , i think it was even better than the first season of the franchise . Ok lets get down to the review Story 9.9 : Why did i say 9.9 , well even though this was an awesome anime , i wished it had focused more on Ippo . But the good side of that is that we got to learn more about the character Takamura's past and how and why he got into boxing . Towards the end... read more

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