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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...

  1. George Morikawa


Series Cast

  1. Kohei Kiyasu as Ippo Makunouchi (voice)

    Kohei Kiyasu

    Ippo Makunouchi (voice)

    128 Episodes

  2. Rikiya Koyama as Mamoru Takamura (voice)

    Rikiya Koyama

    Mamoru Takamura (voice)

    126 Episodes

  3. Wataru Takagi as Masaru Aoki (voice)

    Wataru Takagi

    Masaru Aoki (voice)

    126 Episodes

  4. Keiji Fujiwara as Tatsuya Kimura (voice)

    Keiji Fujiwara

    Tatsuya Kimura (voice)

    126 Episodes

  5. Tomokazu Seki as Ichiro Miyata (voice)

    Tomokazu Seki

    Ichiro Miyata (voice)

    101 Episodes

  6. Sanae Kobayashi as Kumi Mashiba (voice)

    Sanae Kobayashi

    Kumi Mashiba (voice)

    101 Episodes

  7. Kenji Utsumi as Genji Kamogawa (voice)

    Kenji Utsumi

    Genji Kamogawa (voice)

    101 Episodes

  8. Toshihiko Nakajima as Haruhiko Yagi (voice)

    Toshihiko Nakajima

    Haruhiko Yagi (voice)

    101 Episodes

  9. Masaya Onosaka as Takeshi Sendo (voice)

    Masaya Onosaka

    Takeshi Sendo (voice)

    101 Episodes

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Last Season



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.

A Vow

(3x25, March 29, 2014) Season Finale

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Fighting Spirit


Original Name はじめの一歩

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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