Through February 5th, the Fairy Tail wizards are getting in the ring with the boxers of Hajima No Ippo thanks to a Taito social RPG collaboration between Brave Guild and The Champions. Fairy Tail players can get a SSR boxing Natsu for clearing 10 Ippo missions and logging in for 10 days, then a UR Erza for clearing 20 missions and logging in for 14 days. More after the jump.
In the world of sports anime, anyone who refuses to be a goody-goody and play by the rules is quickly labeled a villain and treated with the utmost disdain. But are these bad boys really so, well, bad? Shane doesn't think so, and he's ready to try proving it! Hit the jump, and check out this week's SHANE-NANIGANS for more!
As reported, the first simultaneous digital edition of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is released in Japan today on January 7. However, George Morikawa's long-running boxing manga Hajime no Ippo is missing from the lineup. Hit the the jump for more details.
With the game set to be released December 11th, Bandai Namco has posted a second preview of PlayStation 3 game Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting. First press bonuses include extra costumes. Get a look after the jump.
Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting has an endless volley of blows to exchange on PlayStation 3. Bandai Namco has the latest game based on George Morikawa's manga and its anime adaptations scheduled for a December 11 debut in Japan, and you can see a nearly 6-minute trailer after the jump.
Following its recent reveal in Famitsu, Bandai Namco has posted a teaser for the newly announced PlayStation 3 adaptation of George Morikawa's boxing manga Hajime no Ippo . The game, which aims to recreate some of the series' most famous scenes, and will be priced at ¥8,280 ($78) for a December 11th release. Get a look after the jump.
Past games based on George Morikawa's boxing manga Hajime no Ippo have varied in quality, and it's time for another to take a crack at replicating the series' intense body blows and screen-shaking hooks. Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting is next in the ring, with its boxing action set to hit PlayStation 3 in Japan on December 11. More after the jump.
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.