Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.

  1. Satoshi Nishimura


Series Cast

  1. Tomokazu Seki

    Tomokazu Seki

    Ichiro Miyata

    101 Episodes

  2. Rikiya Koyama

    Rikiya Koyama

    Mamoru Takamura

    101 Episodes

  3. Kohei Kiyasu

    Ippo Makunouchi

    101 Episodes

  4. Sanae Kobayashi

    Sanae Kobayashi

    Kumi Mashiba

    101 Episodes

  5. Wataru Takagi

    Wataru Takagi

    Masaru Aoki

    101 Episodes

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Last Season

Fighting Spirit


2013 | 25 Episodes

Is the third season of the Hajime no Ippo anime. It started airing on October 6th 2013 at 1:35 am and concluded airing on April 2014.

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Fighting Spirit
Fighting Spirit


Original Name はじめの一歩

Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 23m



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