Crunchyroll to Stream "Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! – Rising" Anime

Starts October 5, 2013 at 11:00am Pacific Time

The new third season of the legendary Hajime No Ippo anime series is coming to Crunchyroll for fall 2013 in the form of Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! Rising

Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting!Rising  is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on October 5, 2013 at 11:00am Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on



Story and background

Hajime No Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga written and illustrated by George Morikawa and has appeared in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 1989. After being frequently bullied as a child, Ippo's encounter with the sport of boxing inspired him to think about what true strength really is. Ippo has endured the kind, yet rigorous, instruction of Coach Kamogawa and defeated one powerful opponent after another. He mastered his signature punch, the Dempsey roll, and even became the champion of all Japan. But even as champion, he still hasn't found the meaning of "true strength"...

Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! –Rising- will be available to Crunchyroll’s viewers in the U.S.A, Canada, UK, Ireland, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Central and South America, and the Carribbeans.



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