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Overview

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...

Series Cast

  1. Rikiya Koyama

    Rikiya Koyama

    Mamoru Takamura

    126 Episodes

  2. Kohei Kiyasu

    Kohei Kiyasu

    Ippo Makunouchi

    126 Episodes

  3. Wataru Takagi

    Wataru Takagi

    Masaru Aoki

    126 Episodes

  4. Keiji Fujiwara

    Keiji Fujiwara

    Tatsuya Kimura

    126 Episodes

  5. Tomokazu Seki

    Tomokazu Seki

    Ichiro Miyata

    101 Episodes

  6. Sanae Kobayashi

    Sanae Kobayashi

    Kumi Mashiba

    101 Episodes

  7. Kenji Utsumi

    Kenji Utsumi

    Genji Kamogawa

    101 Episodes

  8. Toshihiko Nakajima

    Toshihiko Nakajima

    Haruhiko Yagi

    101 Episodes

  9. Masaya Onosaka

    Takeshi Sendo

    101 Episodes

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Last Season

Fighting Spirit

Rising

2013 | 25 Episodes

Hajime no Ippo: Rising continues Ippo's quest to become stronger, featuring the same cast of loveable dimwits from Kamogawa Gym, as they put their bodies and hearts on the line to make their way in the harsh world of professional boxing. With a will of iron, Ippo steps into the ring once again.

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Facts

Original Name はじめの一歩

Status Ended

Network

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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

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