Fighting Spirit / Hajime no Ippo

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Original run: 3 Oct 2000 – 29 Mar 2014

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Anime, Comedy, Drama, Sports

Network: NTV JP

Watched by: 892 of 676 694 0.13%

Total running time: 2 days 1 hour 4 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

MyShows rating: 4.52 of 5 486


Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning...

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