Boxing series Hajime no Ippo lost Kenji Utsumi, its voice of Coach Genji Kamogawa, last June, and Ichiro Nagai, voice of the character's friend/rival Ginpachi Nekota, last month. The production of the latest anime series' The Fighting is mindful of the passing of these veteran voice actors as it prepares to feature their characters' histories in a post-World War II story arc. More after the jump.
Japanese rock band Wasureranneyo has posted a web-edition promotional video for "Yakan Hikou," the OP theme song for a 2013 fall TV anime Hajime no Ippo - Rising on their official YouTube channel. The third TV anime series of George Morikawa's long-running boxing manga will premiere in Japan this Saturday night. Check the clip after the jump.
The latest chapter of George Morikawa's Hajime no Ippo boxing manga and the series official site have updated the plans for the new Rising third anime series. The Madhouse/Mappa co-production, directed by Hajime No Ippo: New Challenger's Jun Shishido and written by New Challenger's Kazuyuki Fudeyasu kicks off October 6, 2013 at 01:35 in the morning. Get a look at the cast more after the jump.
With over 100 volumes of manga, two TV anime series, one TV special, and one OAV, Hajime no Ippo is set to go another round with a third anime adaptation coming this fall! Hit the jump for the new series' official title, as well as some images from its production!
It's been quite a while, but the Hajime no Ippo anime is coming back to the ring! LIVER BLOW the jump to get a first look at the long-awaited third season adaptation of the long-running boxing manga!
While its anime adaptation didn't do very well in North America, boxing manga Hajime no Ippo (Fighting Spirit) has gone for quite a few more rounds overseas. Body-blow the jump to see how the series is celebrating the release of its 100th volume this July!
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