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Anime : Hajime no Ippo

Hajime no Ippo Title Hajime no Ippo
Japanese Title はじめの一歩
Official Site -
Category TV
Total Episodes 75   (75 x 24)
Genres Action, Comedy
Year Published 2000
Release Date 2000-10-03 ∼ 2002-03-26
Broadcaster -
Studio Madhouse Production
US Distribution Geneon Entertainment
User Rating 9.2/10.0 (113 reviews)  (top 200: # 15)  (Statistic)
Updated Sat, 17 May 2008 03:53:58 +0000

Alternative titles
Fighting Spirit

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George Morikawa's Hajime no Ippo (The First Step) manga published by Kodansha in Shonen Magazine is headed for a TV series anime adaptation in Japan as well as the PlayStation 2 game. Hajime no Ippo focuses on a young boxer, Magunochi Ippo.

Magunochi 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 ...

Crew, Cast, and Characters
Author Morikawa George (森川 ジョージ)
Design Sugiura Koji (杉浦 幸次)
Director Nishimura Satoshi (西村 聡)
Script Fudeyasu Kazuyuki (筆安 一幸)

CharacterSeiyuu (Voice Talent)
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Takagi Wataru (高木渉)description  noimage
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Aizawa Masaki (相沢 正輝)description  noimage
Hayami Ryuichidescription  noimage
Tsujitani Koji (辻谷耕史)description  image
Kimura Tatsuyadescription  noimage
Fujiwara Keiji (藤原啓治)description  image
Makunouchi Ippodescription  image
Kiyasu Kohei (喜安 浩平)description  noimage
Mashiba Kuminodescription  noimage
Kobayashi Sanae (小林 沙苗)description  noimage
Miyata Ichiroudescription  image
Seki Tomokazu (関 智一)description  image
Sendo Takeshidescription  noimage
Onosaka Masaya (小野坂昌也)description  image
Takamura Mamorudescription  image
Koyama Rikiya (小山 力也)description  image

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