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Wiki Ippo

Artwork of the first DVD.

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING!) is the first anime adaption of the Hajime no Ippo manga. It was produced by studio Madhouse, directed by Satoshi Nishimura, and aired from October 3, 2000 to March 26, 2002. A sequel called "Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! - New Challenger" was released.

Overview

This season covers from the beginning of the series, up to Ippo Makunouchi's first title defence against Kazuki Sanada (Volume 35 of the manga). Unlike the manga, Tatsuya Kimura's fight against Ryō Mashiba] takes place after the Ippo vs. Sanada match instead of before it.

Dubbed

At the end of 2003, the anime was licensed in North America by Geneon. Geneon released the English dub under the title Fighting Spirit In the Philippines it was called Knock Out!.

On September 14, 2020, Discotek Media announced that in 2021, they would release this first season of Hajime no Ippo anime on Blu-ray in three sets. It will contain episodes 1-76, Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road, and Kimura vs. Mashiba OVA. It will have Japanese with English subtitles and English and Spanish dub from Geneon (except for episode 76, Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road, and the Kimura vs. Mashiba OVA) with a new upscale.[1] The first set, containing episodes 1-24 was released on January 26, 2021. The second set, containing episodes 25-48 was released on March 30, 2021.

Episodes

Full list of the episodes from all seasons - Anime Guide
# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 "The First Step" October 3, 2000 July 6, 2004
2 "Fruits of Labor" October 10, 2000 July 6, 2004
3 "Tears of Joy" October 17, 2000 July 6, 2004
4 "Shadow Boxing" October 24, 2000 July 6, 2004
5 "3 Months to Counter" October 31, 2000 July 6, 2004
6 "The Opening Bell of the Rematch" November 7, 2000 October 12, 2004
7 "The Destructive Force of 1 cm" November 14, 2000 October 12, 2004
8 "Promise to Meet Again" November 21, 2000 October 12, 2004
9 "C Class License" November 28, 2000 October 12, 2004
10 "Debut Match!" December 5, 2000 October 12, 2004
11 "Obsession for Victory" December 12, 2000 December 14, 2004
12 "Becoming a Bully's Buddy" December 19, 2000 December 14, 2004
13 "The Eastern Japan Rookie Championship Tournament Begins" December 26, 2000 December 14, 2004
14 "Powerful Arms! Hook vs. Uppercut!" January 9, 2001 December 14, 2004
15 "Test of Endurance" January 16, 2001 December 14, 2004
16 "Anticipating a Fierce Fight" January 23, 2001 February 15, 2005
17 "Ippo on the Beach" January 30, 2001 February 15, 2005
18 "Clinch" February 6, 2001 February 15, 2005
19 "Dream of a KO" February 13, 2001 February 15, 2005
20 "The Threat of Shotgun" February 20, 2001 February 15, 2005
21 "The Way to Capture a Prodigy" February 27, 2001 April 19, 2005
22 "Forward! Forward!!" March 6, 2001 April 19, 2005
23 "The Other Semi-Final" March 13, 2001 April 19, 2005
24 "To the Promised Place..." March 20, 2001 April 19, 2005
25 "Grudges, Sorrow & Dreams" March 27, 2001 April 19, 2005
26 "The Battle for Distance" April 3, 2001 June 21, 2005
27 "Death Match" April 10, 2001 June 21, 2005
28 "Victory or Defeat" April 17, 2001 June 21, 2005
29 "Rocky of Naniwa" April 24, 2001 June 21, 2005
30 "To Enemy Ground" May 1, 2001 June 21, 2005
31 "Traces of Intense Battles" May 8, 2001 August 23, 2005
32 "Throw Your Right!" May 15, 2001 August 23, 2005
33 "Smash Force" May 22, 2001 August 23, 2005
34 "The Rookie King" May 29, 2001 August 23, 2005
35 "The Continuing Journey" June 5, 2001 August 23, 2005
36 "The Champ and I" June 12, 2001 October 25, 2005
37 "A Thing to Strive For" June 19, 2001 October 25, 2005
38 "Two Rookies of the Year" June 26, 2001 October 25, 2005
39 "Challenge in a Foreign Land" July 3, 2001 October 25, 2005
40 "A Counter to Surpass All Counters" July 10, 2001 October 25, 2005
41 "Barf-michi's Big Fight" July 17, 2001 December 20, 2005
42 "Sharing a Dream" July 24, 2001 December 20, 2005
43 "The Speed Star" July 31, 2001 December 20, 2005
44 "Blind Spot in the Ring" August 7, 2001 December 20, 2005
45 "The White Fangs of the Wolf" August 14, 2001 December 20, 2005
46 "Be the Gazelle" August 21, 2001 February 21, 2006
47 "The Fighting Spirit Within" August 28, 2001 February 21, 2006
48 "The Red Wolf" September 4, 2001 February 21, 2006
49 "The Courage to Believe" September 18, 2001 February 21, 2006
50 "Something to Convey" September 25, 2001 February 21, 2006
51 "The Group Date" October 2, 2001 April 25, 2006
52 "The Challenger" October 9, 2001 April 25, 2006
53 "So That I Can Be Myself" October 16, 2001 April 25, 2006
54 "Fists of the Champ" October 23, 2001 April 25, 2006
55 "The Japan Featherweight Title Match" October 30, 2001 April 25, 2006
56 "The Power that Stands in the Way" November 6, 2001 June 27, 2006
57 "Conclusion" November 13, 2001 June 27, 2006
58 "Heartbroken" November 20, 2001 June 27, 2006
59 "A Determined Gaze" November 27, 2001 June 27, 2006
60 "Rival" December 4, 2001 June 27, 2006
61 "Comeback Anxiety" December 11, 2001 August 29, 2006
62 "Revival" December 18, 2001 August 29, 2006
63 "Youth of Fire" December 25, 2001 August 29, 2006
64 "Hot Rod Era" January 8, 2002 August 29, 2006
65 "The Summer of the Kamogawa Corps" January 15, 2002 August 29, 2006
66 "Takamura-san's Tears" January 22, 2002 October 31, 2006
67 "The Kamogawa Gym Swings Into Action" January 29, 2002 October 31, 2006
68 "The Chief's Peril" February 5, 2002 October 31, 2006
69 "The Trap of the Southpaw" February 12, 2002 October 31, 2006
70 "The Young Punk" February 19, 2002 October 31, 2006
71 "Time for the Showdown" February 26, 2002 December 19, 2006
72 "Lallapallooza" March 5, 2002 December 19, 2006
73 "Surpass that Moment" March 12, 2002 December 19, 2006
74 "Mix-Up" March 19, 2002 December 19, 2006
75 "A Step Further" March 26, 2002 December 19, 2006
76 "Boxer's Fist" March 21, 2003

TV Special

# Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 "Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road" April 18, 2003 January 9, 2007

OVA

# Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 "Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura - Execution" September 5, 2003

Gallery


Opening and Ending

Openings

Endings

See also

References

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