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#1 Jul 31 2009 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Hajime no Ippo is a sports anime based on the long running manga (861 chapters and counting). The story primarily follows Makunouchi Ippo and his rise through the Japanese pro boxing featherweight class. The series is very straightforward and lacking complexity or depth, but that is part of the reason the manga has been able to continue so long. You could honestly start the series at a random episode and probably enjoy it just as much as if you had started from the beginning.

What Hajime no Ippo has is excellent pacing. Largely the story alternates between fights and training, with a few break episodes tossed in. The pace is very steady, with very few climaxes and troughs.

The first series is 76 episodes long. If you're into sports or fighting series, Ippo might be worth a shot. There is also a second, 26 episode long, series and rumors of a third.
#2 Jul 31 2009 at 2:43 PM Rating: Good
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Dempsey Roll, nuff said.

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#3 Jul 31 2009 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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#4 Jul 31 2009 at 6:12 PM Rating: Good
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Did the second series get to where Mashiba Ryou fights Sawamura Ryuuhei because that was all I was really looking forwards to seeing.

Also, this.
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#5 Aug 01 2009 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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I like the style a lot, but sports anime isn't my thing.
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#6 Aug 02 2009 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't finished the second series yet lolgaxe, so I am unable to answer your question.
#7 Aug 10 2009 at 11:31 PM Rating: Good
I have read the mangas, but this is the first I hear of an anime.

Not sure it's worth looking at since there are no more surprises for me. Also, it gets a little bit old that every fight he has is the hardest fight yet.

I wanted just once to find him in a dominant position during the whole match, winning and getting an easy time of it. Once.


Edit: Just saw the Youtube link of the Dempsey Roll... Pretty impressive, I think I'll give the anime a shot.

Edited, Aug 11th 2009 9:33am by danieldakkak
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#8 Aug 20 2009 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
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The anime is what got me hooked on Hajime no ippo in the first place. Both are extremely good and they just got done with the second season of the anime. Hajime no ippo is my second most favorite anime/manga, One piece being my favorite.
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