Fighting Spirit

Genre: 
Drama · 
Comedy · 

Release Date: October 3, 2000

Original name: はじめの一歩

Status: Ended

Seasons: 3

Episodes: 126

Running time: 24m

Content Rating: TV-PG

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Fighting Spirit

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Plot.

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning.

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Scripted
 · 
anime
 · 
based on manga
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boxing
 · 
comradeship
 · 
championship
 · 
tournament
 · 
rags to riches
 · 
sport

Wiki.

Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩, lit. "The First Step") is a Japanese boxing-themed manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. It has been serialized by Kodansha in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since October 1989 and collected into 133 tankōbon volumes as of March 2022. It follows the story of high school student Makunouchi Ippo, as he begins his career in boxing and over time obtains many titles and defeats various opponents.

A 76-episode anime adaptation produced by Madhouse aired on Nippon TV from October 2000 to March 2002. A television film and an original video animation (OVA) were released in 2003. A second series titled Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger aired from January to June 2009. A third series Hajime no Ippo: Rising aired from October 2013 to March 2014.

In North America, the first series, including the television film, was licensed by Geneon in 2003, which released it under the name Fighting Spirit. It was re-licensed by Discotek Media in 2020, including the television film and the OVA.

As of November 2019, the manga had over 96 million copies in print, making it one of the best-selling manga series. In 1991, Hajime no Ippo won the 15th Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category.

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