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Post Reply Hajime no Ippo Season 3 Confirmed for October 2013
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Posted 7/19/13
As you can see by the title I just received what could be the most exciting anime-related news of the entire year (to my boyfriend and I at least, who texted me and we're both currently losing our collective minds over this!!)

From my understanding via a quick Google search it was just announced (on Wednesday it seems) in an issue of Weekly Shonen Manga that the beloved boxing anime will FINALLY (finally!!!) be getting it's third season this October!! The new season will be picking up where the OVA left off...
with the feature fight being Ippo versus Ryuhei Sawamura.

It's been a long time since I finished watching all of Ippo that's out there now and when I finished the OVA I was left with a sense of longing and an empty place in my heart where more Ippo should be. Needless to say I am incredibly happy to hear about this!!

There is a sad side to this story, however. Last month Kenji Utsumi, the voice actor of Coach Kamagawa as well as many other beloved anime characters, passed away at 75. Coach Kamagawa is an incredible character and Utsumi-san was wonderful in the role. I don't have a broad enough knowledge of voice actors to begin speculating who might replace him in the role. I just discovered this while looking around for more information about the new season and it's very sad to learn this the day I discover one of my favorite anime is returning. Whoever steps into the role now will hopefully do Coach Kamawaga's character justice as Utsumi-san did in the past.


Hopefully details about the cast and the team behind the third season are revealed soon because I don't think I can stand the wait for October!! In the mean time I'm about to go watch season 1 and 2 again as if I didn't already have enough in my Queue to watch this Summer. Secretly hoping Crunchyroll gets streaming rights!!!


P.S. Despite being a member for a while this is (I think) my first forum post so hello! My name's Amanda, nice to meet you
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

GOD HAS ANSWERED.... MY PRAYER!

OOOOOOOH MY GOD! OOOOOOOOOOOH MY GOD! OOOOOOOOOOOH MY GOD!

I haven't been this excited since KOF XIII was going to be released for Consoles!

Now if you don't mind. I'm off to FANGASM!
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I saw the news earlier but I haven't seen the original series yet so not sure what to think about this. Good news to fans of Hajime no Ippo though :3
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Posted 7/19/13
Wait what for real?! This is so freakin' awesome!!
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Posted 7/19/13
Seen some clips of the show at most, but that's good for the fans of this series.
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Hell yeah! I remember Takamura's VA (Rikiya Koyama) saying a couple of years ago that it was being worked on, but I'm so glad that it's confirmed now. I actually cheered when I saw this
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I'm the same way!! My boyfriend had sent me a text and all it said was "Omg...YAY!!! SEASON 3 CONFIRMED FOR THE FALL <3 <3 <3 <3" and at first I had no idea what he meant honestly. It was probably the most enthusiastic text message I'd ever gotten from him in over two years of dating him

It's too bad about Coach Kamagawa's voice actor though. We loved him so much and we're sad that he passed away before he could finish the series. >:

On another note animation has been so awesome for shonen series lately that I can't freakin' wait to see these new fights~ ; v; I JUST NEVER WANT TO SEE BRIAN HAWK AGAIN. I HARBOR SO MUCH HATRED FOR THAT GUY. HE IS THE WORST KIND OF PERSON ; A;
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I absolutely loved the 1st season of this show - don't think I've ever seen such epic fights before since Rurouni Kenshin (or the DBZ days)! One of my personal favorites actually! Haven't seen the 2nd season, though, but I am glad to see a 3rd season in the works now!
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Hopefully we dont start right off at the Sawamura fight id love to see the Kamogawa flash back
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One of the best fighting series is reborn! With shiny bright HD animation too? YES! YES! YES!
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Posted 7/19/13
all sorts of gasms on this one. Thanks OP for confirming. MY calendar is marked.

P.S. Welcome to CR forums. Nice to meet you.
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First season 3 of Genshiken (already watched the first 2 episodes) and now season 3 of Hajime no Ippo, 2 of my favorite top 10 anime series are getting a sequel this is so freaking awesome

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Posted 7/20/13

OH MY GOD
BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD SINCE FOREVER
OMG



@ Initial D ending announcement released on the same day though.
These mixed feelings I cannot.


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sick, let's go martinez !
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I'm so glad to see other Ippo fans besides my boyfriend, myself and our friend Eirik haha~ And the Takamura fight was the BEST!!! Like I said before I couldn't STAND Brian Hawk so it made me so happy to watch Takamura beat the crap out of him. I cried happy tears. :D

HEY INITIAL D I NEED TO WATCH THAT BECAUSE I LOVE CARS TOO-! I have the live action movie in my Netflix queue because why not.

But that aside, I'm not familiar with the process they go through to get the rights to stream the shows or who they have the rights from so I'm just hoping and praying over here... But how realistic is it that we're going to see Ippo on CR? Anyone have any ideas? Can we start a "We'd like Ippo Please!!!" thread somewhere so CR knows we'd like them to try and get the show?
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