Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! - Recommendations

Alt title: Fighting Spirit

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History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?

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eppie eppie says...

Love anime about underdogs making their way to the top? Hajime no Ippo and Kenichi are both about a protagonist that used to be a weakling who was bullied around at school, who then finally decided to do something about it. Ippo takes up boxing and makes his way up as a professional and Kenichi joins a dojo where he is taught multiple martial arts (Muay Thai, Chinese Kenpo/Kung-fu, Karate, Judo, weapons) by masters of those very arts. These two stand at the top in my book for anime about weak guys that decide to learn how to fight.

ParaParaJMo ParaParaJMo says...

In addition to the presentation of Ippo and Kenichi being bullied and then taking up their respective solutions, the presentation of the humor is alike as well. Apachai and Aoki are the weird characters who are comic relief. Sasaki is like Takamura - he is the big man who is strong and yet can bring in a humor and tease people. Plus, they share a lot of seiyuu cast members like Seki Tomokazu who plays Kenichi and Miyata. And the voice of Miyata's father also plays Sasaki, and the voice of Kimura is also the voice of Loki.

johnnyd johnnyd says...

Both HnI and Kenichi center on two former losers walking a new path in life through boxing/martial arts, while always maintaining their righteousness of heart. They are more realistic than your standard shounen shows, have great characters, and among the best, if not THE best, recommendations for the fighting/martial arts genre. The excellent humor and comedy factor in both shows has to be mentioned too since it makes you laugh hard very often. It's almost guaranteed that if you've liked one you'll like the other.

tethra tethra says...

Kenichi and HnI have a lot of action and the main characters are similar; they both are considered weak when they are not fighting, but are actually really strong.

Kez Kez says...

Ippo and Kenichi both start out being bullied. They both get strong. And they both have their own goals that change. Kenichi with the 7 fists, and Ippo with each new boxer in his way. They also meet a person that especially good at the start. Only difference big difference is that Kenichi is more street fighting, while Ippo fights in the ring.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Both anime are about a teenager who wants to become strong. Both are shounen series with good comedy and great action scenes. Some of the episodes are very educational about boxing/martial arts. They are captivating and very well done series that can get you addicted in no time.

Qwero Qwero says...

Both series are about a child that is being bullied, they then find someone who is extremely strong and want to get trained by them. They then get training and slowly rise to the top. In both series they must fight frequently with other people. And both persons discover their own techniques after a while of fighting. If you'd like the fighting, training and the martial arts of the first serie you'd surely like the other as well.

williambeepbeep williambeepbeep says...

Both Ippo and Kenichi have underdog characters who start out being bullied and end up becoming much stronger. Ippo wastes a lot more time on really drawn out fights, but Kenichi has a few in there as well, but they aren't as painfully long. They also both have ridiculously long recaps at the beginnings of most episodes, as well.

Deathnmasses Deathnmasses says...

These animes are really closely related. They're both about guys who were bullied in school and then ran across someone who brought them into the fighting world. They both never give up and are great fighters.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

Ippo and Kenichi are two weak guys and both of them get stronger mentally and physically through their training and their fights against stronger and stronger opponents, so they show us great character development. However, Hajime no Ippo is more realistic and in my opinion presents more drama.  

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

Both Ippo and kenichi start of as weak and not very well known people, but as the story progresses they get a lot stronger after going through intense training. In History's Stongest Dispiple, as kenichi gets stronger, more people tend to want to go after him and fight him. Same with Hajime no Ippo, unlike History's Strongest Disciple where they do martial arts, Ippo learns boxing.

Patsiecki Patsiecki says...

There are many similarities between these two animes. Heck, they even have the same arc structure - introduce obstable to overcome, train train train, battle, repeat. Both involve initially weak, underdog characters training and improving themselves until they become something much greater; characters that you can't help but love and root for. Both protagonists are innocent, pure, likeable, and funny. Both animes are heavy on humor and both do a pretty good job of it. It is worth nothing a small but noticeable difference in quality, however; Kenichi is a fun, lighthearted, and sometimes intense series. Both Ippo and his series, however, rank among my top 3 favorite characters and series of all time.

Kyusuri Kyusuri says...

Well they're both stories of underdogs that steadily through hard-work and determination, rise to the top. Both are enjoyable and have their own qualities that make both unique while still being able to relate to each other with the main protagonists. In hindsight, I find Ippo to be more inspiring due to its more down to earth concepts but both are exaggerated in their portrayals. Kenichi by any respect isn't inferior, like i said earlier, both excel differently but will deliver the same feel.

sandydimpy0412 sandydimpy0412 says...

They both are very different yet very similar. there is always someone better than u..always someone to aim for

KenichiSora KenichiSora says...

FIRST OF ALL, let it be known that while most of these reccomendations are pretty accurate, there is a fairly distinct difference in the characters of hajime and Kenichi.

they do shared a unpopular, bullied school life, which EVERYONE seems to think means there very similar characters, there not. while yes they do have a lot of similarities, kenichi is a lot more stygmatized, and notorious for being a weakling, while Ippo is still not popular and bullied, but only by a particular trio of delinquents, with everybody else just kinda thinking hes a wierdo. Kenichi is borderline abused by prettymuch everybody, just with Negima being the king instigator

next lets talk about there characters when it comes to Fighting 

Kenichi is a talentless fighter who only manages to get stronger due to intence hard work and effort.

Ippo, while not a prodogy or anything, does have a definite natural talent for boxing, and constantly improves upon it. people do say he doesn't have the "attitude" of a boxer, but other than that hes quite talented, and already starts with a firm foundation since hes been doing manual laber for most of his life carrying things for his moms fishing buisness

one of the most interesting things about kenichi is how often it stated how naturally bad at martial arts he was. even when he forcibly raised himself to being stronger than most, his masters still said he had 0 Natural talent for it. i personally found that it made for a very interesting character, one who is so dedicated and hard working (even if a lot of it is the masters making him that way) that he overcomes his natural inaptitude for fighting.

that being said the shows are very similar, and if you like one, theres a good chance youd like the other. i just feel that way to many people dont differenciate on the two leads characters

ArchangelXR ArchangelXR says...

I enjoyed being able to watch as each character grew, and became stronger and more self-confident as each seiries progressed. 

captanmurdoc captanmurdoc says...

Both series have the classic weakling's rise to greatness and strength, both have overtop senseis and senpais to encourage the main characters and both have all of the overtop action you can want. The comedy timing between the action is spot on for both shows as well. The only thing that may keep a fan of 1 show from not enjoying the other is the fighting is a bit more grounded in realism in Hajime no Ippo. So if you don't want anything supernatural in your fights you will enjoy Ippo more and if you would prefer some of the fighting techniques to be inspired from fantasy you will enjoy Kenichi more.

The Prince of Tennis

The Prince of Tennis

Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!

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Rossko Rossko says...

Again, Prince of Tennis and Hajime no Ippo have a presentation that make an otherwise borring subject (to me, at least) very exciting.

MaximusThrax MaximusThrax says...

Both Hajime and Prince of Tennis are typical epic sports drama anime, full of the usual stories of overcoming difficult opponents, etc. Hajime is about boxing and more realisitic than Prince of Tennis. Fans of the sports genre should enjoy both.

Xinil Xinil says...

While the skill of the main characters is on opposite ends (one being pro quality and the other a beginner), both series follow the road to the top. Both series give great history on the designated sport so if you're unfamiliar with it, things will be explained throughout each episodes. Comedy is also thrown in every once in a while. Don't like sports? Don't worry, you don't have to!

Nanashi Nanashi says...

Ah sports anime. If you liked watching a match of boxing each episode, how about a match of tennis? A word of caution, actual games of tennis occur less often in Prince of Tennis than boxing matches in Hajime no Ippo.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Interested in a new sport, the main character has to overcome several rivals to become a champion. One boxes in every episode, while the other plays a match of tennis. If you like one, you'll definitely like the other too.

HigumaOtoshi HigumaOtoshi says...

If you liked Hajime no Ippo and want to continue the sports anime trend, if tennis interests you then Prince of Tennis is your next obvious choice.

mexigogen mexigogen says...

Both Hajime no Ippo and Prince of Tennis are great sport-based animes with the focus on a group of superstrong athletes. Even if the team aspect of the series is bigger in the Prince of Tennis, they are both really similar.

Vilho Vilho says...

Take normal sports and add litle Shounen Elements in to it.

In Prince of Tennis there are many difrent styles to play and difrent ways to hit that yellow ball.

In Hajime no Ippo pair of red boxing glowes in the hands of ippo turn in to way of life.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

The two shows represent different sports: boxing and tennis. But their structure is similar, because the characters have to face stronger and stronger opponents gradually. They introduce the main characters' and also their opponents' backgrounds and past, too. On the other hand, Hajime no Ippo is more realistic, dramatic, provides more scenes from the characters every day lives and contains romance.  

Hikaru no Go

Hikaru no Go

While examining an old Go board in his grandfather's basement, twelve-year-old Shindo Hikaru is possessed by the restless spirit of Sai, an ancient Go master who has waited for over one thousand years to play the Hand of God: the perfect move. Sai convinces Hikaru to act as a vessel for making his moves, but it is soon clear that Hikaru also enjoys Go and wants to play his own games. Moreover, the rules of Go have changed since Sai's time, and Go players from all over the world are now much stronger, having had the benefit of hundreds of years of evolution and experimentation by the masters before them. Can this unlikely pair form a successful partnership and rise to the top of Japan's Go community, and can Sai finally play the Hand of God and find some peace?

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Xinil Xinil says...

Each series follows a story where the main character is struggling to be the best. Ippo and Hikaru both go through rough times in their conquest to get better. With a great character development and comedy thrown in at just the right spots, you don't want to miss this!

Nanashi Nanashi says...

Are you a fan of shows in which you can predict what will be happening in each episode? Then Hikaru no Go is the show for you. You know what will be happening in each episode....they'll be playing go! For fans of the sports/game anime there is nothing better than sitting back and watching the 'fun' unfold.

HigumaOtoshi HigumaOtoshi says...

Sports is a rather unique type of anime, and if you are looking to find more series with a unique twist on the genre, then Hikaru no Go would be a good next choice.

tac0 tac0 says...

While boxing and the game of Go share very little in common, these stories both follow a protaganist through his life and achievements with well-defined rivals and goals to tackle.

bloodshy bloodshy says...

Both HnG and HnI focus on bettering skills, working through a competition person by person, and dreams of becoming the best in a sport/game.

Pantha Pantha says...

Although there is little in common between boxing and the game of Go, their respective anime share quite a few similarities. Both Hajime no Ippo and Hikaru no Go have endearing characters that you want to win, even with a lack of knowledge of the sport. Both have surprisingly engaging storylines: the emotional and physical growth of the lead characters, complex rivalries and relationships, and uh, interesting encyclopedic information of their sports. Hajime no Ippo is the slightly stronger show, but if you enjoy one, you will undoubtedly enjoy the other.

EviSu EviSu says...

Fantastic well made storis. The storie line just bind you to keep watching, and with a strong will and hard work you can manage anything, or it is what you want to believe anyway. While you watch this anime you will be filled with happiness and joy when they reatch sucsses after all struggle just as you will feel great sorrow and disappointment when failing after mutch training and hard work.

You must see it!!

Serr0 Serr0 says...

Hajime no Ippo and Hikaru no Go similar ways of developing characters and are both very inspiring. Both give you that sense of motivation. Hikaru no Go got me into playing Go and Ippo got me into watching boxing and mixed martial arts!

Thay both have "no" in there name :D jk!

Initial D

Initial D

18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.

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Rossko Rossko says...

Both Initial D and Hajime no Ippo have a presentation that make an otherwise borring subject (to me, at least) very exciting. If you like Initial D, I also suggest the arcade game.

MaximusThrax MaximusThrax says...

Both of these sports anime fit the stereotypical features of the genre: a young male gets involved in a sport, and soon his natural talent and guts awaken his competitive spirit and he becomes a serious competitor. Hajime is about boxing, and Initial D is about illegal street racing. While the art styles, music, and subject matters are totally different for both series, those who like the sports genre will probably enjoy both.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both HnI and Initial D are about an unknown sports hero. When he is discovered his abilities make him a competitor to watch out for! Watch and see how these guys take out fierce rivals.

sunsh1ne sunsh1ne says...

Initial D and Hajime no Ippo are both uplifting coming-of-age shounen shows about an underdog protagonist taking on the world, but they're not saturday morning kiddy shounen. Both take their subject matter (mountain pass racing and boxing) very seriously, especially towards the later episodes / seasons. Plots are based on accurate technical details and intricate battle strategies, and the protagonist's neverending strive to win. Hajime no Ippo is a bit more humorous and fast-paced than Initial D, but if you enjoy immersing yourself in a world like racing or boxing and rooting for the protagonist, you'll surely like both of these shows.

triplestrike triplestrike says...

Both Initial D and Hajime no Ippo take a specific subject and suck you into its world, wheather you like it or not, and in the process teach you all about it. Both are amazing and have very likable protagonists.

Therach0308 Therach0308 says...

The main reason these two are so similar is cause both main characters rise up with natural talents neither one of them are aware they even had. They are both very likable main characters who are equally modest. When watching one it definitely get you in the mood for the other:)

Eyeshield 21

Eyeshield 21

Sena was always a weak child, constantly having to run away from bullies; so much, that he became good at it. Now, as a teenager, Sena’s skill at running has become so impressive that the diabolical mastermind of the school football team notices his talent and recruits him. Yet to keep his privacy intact and his dangerous hobby a secret from his overprotective childhood friend Mamori, Sena is forced to develop a secret identity: the ace running back, Eyeshield 21! But the world is full of talented rivals, and Sena has a long way to go until he can reach the top...

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HigumaOtoshi HigumaOtoshi says...

Eyeshield 21 plays along with the general sports theme, and protagoninst's development is similar to that in Hajime no Ippo.

chavo18 chavo18 says...

Hajime no Ippo and Eyeshield 21 are sports anime, wherein the main characters are eager to know and experience the true meaning of being strong. As the characters exert all their efforts and determination to overcome their fears and hardships, the viewers will come to realize that anything is worth attaining when so much hard work and perseverance is invested in it.

phllycheeze phllycheeze says...

Both Hajime no Ippo and Eyeshield 21 start out with a wimpy guy who gets bullied a lot, but once he joins a sport he discovers his hidden talent for it. Though, Eyeshield 21 is about football, not boxing.

iloveanime777 iloveanime777 says...

Like a kid with who gets picked on and has a hidden talent for a specific sport, and lots of humor? You can't go wrong with Hajime no Ippo and Eyeshield 21! If you liked one you'll definitely like the other.

NinaR NinaR says...

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. When they find their passion (boxing for Ippo, American football for Sena), they pursue their new life with dedication and overcome many obstacles... never giving up! And they're both great anime!

Peticek Peticek says...

I mean it's about totaly different sports but i think if you like sport anime you would like Eyeshield 21, it's really entertaining and it has a bit same story as Hajime so you should check out Eyeshield. Also if you agree than write me about some other sport anime thx.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Sakuragi has hit an all-time low. During his last year of junior high school, fifty different girls rejected him, the last one choosing a basketball player instead. Thus it’s no surprise that in high school, Sakuragi beats up anyone who dares utter the name of the sport. However, it’s not long until he meets Haruko, a beautiful basketball enthusiast, and is determined to make her fall in love with him – even signing up for the school team to accomplish his goal. However, winning Haruko’s heart won’t be easy, as her brother is the strict and protective captain of the basketball team and Haruko’s eyes are focused on Sakuragi’s rival, the talented Rukawa. Can Sakuragi give up his delinquent ways to help get the team to Nationals, or will his temper get him kicked out before he can learn to dribble the ball?

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JingX JingX says...

Hajime No Ippo is a truly great sports anime... but so is Slam Dunk. Although it is much older, it has the same suspense and intensity during matches. Each and every game is gripping, and makes you want to see through it till the end. Initially Slam Dunk is a LOT more funny but the anime gets more serious with each episode. Like in HnI, there is a lot of character development of the lead character in Slam Dunk also. You can really see how much effort the lead character in Slam Dunk puts in to make himself better, and how much he loves the game, just like the lead character in HnI. Oh and lets not forget the awkward romance between the lead character and the girl he's in love with. Only difference is that in HnI, the feeling is mutual while in Slam Dunk the romance is more of a triangle. So if you like sports animes, even if you don't have any interest in the sport, you gotta see it! They are both superb!

rryy rryy says...

The main characyers of these animes are almost polar opposites, however both anime are about a kid with a natural talent for the subject sport. following them as they progress, learn new skills and beat fearsome opponants. if you liked one check out the other.

Kogoruhn Kogoruhn says...

Although the main characters in Slam Dunk and Hajime no Ippo are on opposite ends of the serious scale they both have natural talent for the sport they pick up at the start of the series and have epic games/matches throughout the series.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both anime have some common points despite being about different sports. In both the main character is a young male who starts doing a sport they haven't ever done in their lives (boxing in Hajime no Ippo and basketball in Slam Dunk), and have a natural talent for it; both have very intense matches that leaves you glued to the screen; and both are so well done that you may like it even if you dislike the sport they are about. So if you liked one, don't hesitate to watch the other.

Ashita no Joe

Ashita no Joe

Joe Yabuki is a scoundrel, plain and simple. He's confident, cocky, a con artist and a drifter, and one hell of a fighter too -- or at least, that's what Danpei Tange, the washout and drunk ex-boxing coach believes. Danpei is so sure of Joe's ability to be a pro boxer that he gives up the drink and works hard to earn money to build a gym; but Joe, on the other hand, has other plans that are not nearly as noble. Can Danpei convince this loose cannon to pick up the gloves and box like a world class champion?

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ParaParaJMo ParaParaJMo says...

Though the circumstances of Joe and Ippo getting into boxing are very much different, this difference gives the viewer the suggestion that you are still watching two different anime. To some people, watching one particular sports anime means you have seen what that genre has to offer. These two can prove you are wrong. Both Joe and Ippo come from different backgrounds, they have different struggles. The fact that they are different gives the viewer a fresh look into the characters and the story so that way you are not watching the same thing if you are to watch one and then the other. You see how history has changed in the boxing world and in Japanese society.

Ashita no Joe was about being a role model for the low class in post World War II Japan. He was anti-social, a jerk, a loud mouth. You can say that he was the equivalent to Mike Tyson in terms of outside ring behavior. And yet, kids looked up to him. He gave his peers hope. He gave his trainer a reason to live.

While in Hajime no Ippo. Ippo was like Mike Tyson inside the ring. He had great defense, incredible power, and a will to win.

To sum it all up, Ashita no Joe is more about the struggles outside the ring, while Hajime no Ippo is about the struggles inside the ring. They both offer their own unique traits that make you feel you are truly watching different boxing stories.

Ajna Ajna says...

Old school vs. recent boxing anime: which is better?

Can't tell, but I'm pretty sure that you are gonna enjoy both of this awesome anime and the feeling they can convey thanks to not so cheesy scripts and compelling directing in their many fighting scenes!

saladin92 saladin92 says...

also known as Hurricane Joe, very classic boxing anime that also came from a manga series. It is a complete series and has a great reputation among all sports manga fans and Jump classic lovers.

As opposed to a highschool bully victim Ippo, Joe has more focus on the phychological side of boxing and the hungry boxer's view of things.

Capeta

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 melonjuice says...

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 freakzilla says...

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!

Archemetes Archemetes says...

it's hard to describe the feeling these two anime put forth. I'm no orator,  so you'll have to watch them both to see from my perspective. I was recommended Hajime a couple years ago and loved it.  I ended up watching Capeta during a phase where I chose from my 'want to watch'  list at random.  they are eerily similar.  if you're having trouble getting hooked on Capeta,  be aware that there is a time skip around episode ten.  

Major Season 1

Major Season 1

Goro Honda is a little boy who is obsessed with baseball. As a child, he watches his father, a professional baseball player, be removed from the Blue Oceans’ main team due to a shoulder injury that left him unable to pitch again. However, since his son looks up to him more than anyone else in the world of baseball, Goro's father decides that he can't quit just yet (as pitching is not the only way to be able to play baseball!). With his father's shining example, Goro decides to never give up as well, working his way into the Japanese Little League as a force to be reckoned with!

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kokkie1 kokkie1 says...

Hajime no ippo and major have a kind of the same main character, they are both energetic and they have both the same desire to win. Together with the mix of comedy and action it get's realy fun to watch.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

So you've tasted sports anime greatness and want more? Check out either Major S1 or Hajime no Ippo depending on which you came across first. With inspiring protagonists, tragic backgrounds, and an action-packed plot that never fails to give and is free of filler, you'll find one as gratifying as the other.

isak0044 isak0044 says...

both animes have a hot headed main char, and they are both willing to do everything to reach they're goal. "dedication" is another thing they share, they are a lot alike if you like either ippo or Goro you are going to like the other char and surely also the anime.

Megalo Box

Megalo Box

A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. He has the skills and presence of a true champion. This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri.

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Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are action shows which follows an underdog boxer making their way to the top. Both are filled with intense fights that will keep you at the edge of the seat and very likeable characters. The main difference between both of them is that Megalo Box adds some futuristic elements to the show and lacks the juvenile humour Hajime no Ippo has, but if that's not a problem for you then give one of them a shot if you like the other!

captanmurdoc captanmurdoc says...

These two series are both filled with that good ole boxing action that will knock you out of chair and leave you begging for more. The settings and stories are different but the hype when they step into the ring are the same.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Hajime no Ippo is ultimately a superior show (more memorable characters, more enjoyable animation, better fights), but if you enjoyed the boxing vehicle that drives the high stakes "battles" between likeable characters in one show, you will likely enjoy the same in the other. They both stick closely to the sports anime formula but Megalo Box offers an original twist in the form of post-apocalyptic looking world and inventive tech.