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Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the ... read more

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Alternative Titles
  • English: Fighting Spirit
  • Romanized: Hajime no Ippo
  • Japanese: はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING!
  • Synonyms: The First Step, Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting
  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 75
  • Status: Finished Airing
  • Aired: Oct 4, 2000 to Mar 27, 2002
  • Season: Fall 2000
  • Producers: Madhouse, Geneon Entertainment USA, MADHOUSE, VAP, Geneon Universal Entertainment
  • Duration: 1 day, 4 hours, 45 minutes total (23 minutes each)
  • Rating: PG - Teens 13 or older
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