Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting!

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  • 3
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4.8
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  • Emotion, Tension, Action, and Humor! This show's got it!
    I've never seen any of the other Hajime No Ippo anime or read any of the manga, so I really didn't know what to expect when I started watching. I was pleasantly surprised by this series and I would say it was one of the better sports anime I have seen so far. Lots of action, lots of humor, and the characters weren't annoying. Here's my brief summary of the series without giving away too ...
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  • Wish there was more to this
    Hard to get enough of this series. The amazing build up to fights and the actual fights, the hilarious faces and personality of the characters and a bit of romance to top it all off. This has been one of my all-time favorite series for a long time. A must watch for anyone who loves sports anime and comedy.
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  • You just can't miss it !
    One of the greatest animes I have seen and certainly a fighting/sport anime you can't do without. You will follow young Ippo as grows from a shy high-school boy into a great sportsman and fierce boxer. Many secondary characters are great and compelling. Also, even though the fighting is terribly good, there really is more to this anime than just that. The trainning cycles are nice and the ...
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  • My Favorite Anime. Inspiring!
    Not unrealistic, good fight scenes, great character development, a little romance and drama. If you don't feel motivated after watching the first fight I don't know what will. Ippo's story is both sad and inspiring. Watching him rise through the ranks is remarkable.
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  • Rising standards of animation and storytelling
    I've watched the original series to this one and the progress is beautiful.
    -Animation is a cut above the rest.
    -Voice acting is still great however some characters had some minor personality adjustments made.
    -Soundtrack whilst repetitive at times, is still very nice to listen to.

    Overall the show has only improved and digged further into character's backstories just as the original did ...
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  • Cheer for the underdog!
    This is the Rocky of anime. It will tug at your heart strings and leave you starving for more. The action is very well drawn and the animation is great! You can feel every punch. You'll want another season so badly you'll barely be able to stand it. A triumph in anime history.
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  • Amazing series - wish the manga as available in English also!
    I have watched the entire anime series a few times. It's the only sports anime that I like (I hate sport anime as a genre, actually!) The characters are hilarious and develop well over the course of the seasons. Ippo goes from being a kicked around kid at the mercy of bullies to being the best boxer in his weight class. This is also a fun anime to watch as a martial artist because everything here ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is What a Sports Anime Should be
    OK so this was actually one of the first manga i read, years later watch the show and it fulfilled all my expectations.
    The characters are unique and very lovable, the fights are thrilling, everything i could ask for.
    Really just a top notch show GO RUN AND WATCH IT NOW
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  • Get Pumped up for Boxing!
    I am one who is typically not interested in most sports. I do occasionally watch the, but they don't hold too much interest for me. Now, when a friend of mine talked about Hajime No Ippo, I did not think I would become a fan of this show. I mean it's about boxing, it's grounded in reality, it does jazz it up a bit to make it more interesting, but otherwise it's boxing. But this show has something ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Watch the first 2 seasons first!!!
    I hate boxing. Dumb, overrated, and senseless. At least that is what I used to think. OK, stand alone, this is an excellent anime about a group of boxers (starring Makunouchi Ippo) and the fights they face and trials up to, and during, the fights. The characters are very very lovable, relatable, and consistent. The fights themselves and brilliantly done and they literally keep you on the edge of ...
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