Poster depicting Hajime no Ippo
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English: Fighting Spirit
2000-10-04 to 2002-03-27

Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo's classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo's journey to the top of the boxing world begins.[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Masaru Aoki main Wataru Takagi Japanese
Masaru Aoki main Stephen Apostolina English
Masaru Aoki main Benjamin Pascal French
Masaru Aoki main Il Kim Korean
Masaru Aoki main Benjamín Rivera Spanish
Genji Kamogawa main Kenji Utsumi Japanese
Genji Kamogawa main Richard Epcar English
Genji Kamogawa main Jong Gu Lee Korean
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Tatsuya Kimura main Grant George English
Tatsuya Kimura main Donald Reignoux French
Tatsuya Kimura main Ju Chang Lee Korean
Ippo Makunouchi main Steve Staley English
Ippo Makunouchi main Kohei Kiyasu Japanese
Ippo Makunouchi main Susan Sindberg French
Ippo Makunouchi main Alexandre N'guyen French
Ippo Makunouchi main Jang Kim Korean
Ippo Makunouchi main Gabriel Ramos Spanish
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Mamoru Takamura main Eddie Frierson English
Mamoru Takamura main Jeong Gu Lee Korean
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