Kōrakuen Hall (後楽園ホール Kōrakuen Hōru) is an arena in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan, which has hosted many professional boxing and wrestling matches. Part of Tokyo Dome City, it is one of Tokyo's biggest attractions. It has a capacity of approximately 1,800 people. The ring inside is 20 sq. ft..
Kōrakuen Hall is one of the most chosen venues for holding boxing matches for gyms in Japan. It has hosted events such as the East Japan Rookie King Tournament, All Japan Rookie King Tournament, Class A Tournament, and Champion Carnival, along with various JBC and OBPF title and ranked matches.
The venue hosts the weigh-ins and has a sauna called the "Sauna Tokyo Dome" (サウナ東京ドーム, Sauna Tōkyō Dōmu). The television boxing program "DYNAMIC GLOVE" broadcasts the events held at the venue.
- Shimakawa - A referee that partakes in most of the matches in the story. He also keeps track of points, which are used to decide which boxer wins in a decision.
- TV Announcer - The announcer that provides commentary in matches for the crowd in the hall and on live TV viewers and video tapes.
- Ring Announcers - Inside the ring during title matches, they introduce boxers to the crowd.
- Ana - A ringside interviewer who interviews the winning boxer after a match.
- Judges Uchida and Morita - Scoring judges that watch the match and keeps track of points. Their points are used to decide which boxer wins in a decision.
Title Matches Held
- Takamura Mamoru vs Yajima Yoshiaki - JBC Middleweight Title Match
- Date Eiji vs Makunouchi Ippo - JBC Featherweight Title Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Sendō Takeshi II - JBC Featherweight Title Match
- Kimura Tatsuya vs Mashiba Ryō - JBC JR Lightweight Title Match
- Kobashi Kenta vs Hayami Ryūichi - JBC JR Featherweight Title Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Sanada Kazuki - JBC Featherweight Title Defence Match
- Miyata Ichirō vs Arnie Gregory - OPBF Featherweight Title Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Yamada Naomichi - JBC Featherweight Title Defence Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Shimabukuro Iwao - JBC Featherweight Title Defence Match
- Aoki Masaru vs Katsutaka Imae - JBC Lightweight Title Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Sawamura Ryūhei - JBC Featherweight Title Defence Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Karasawa Takuzō - JBC Featherweight Title Defence Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Take Keīchi - JBC Featherweight Title Defence Match
- Miyata Ichirō vs Che Jounbong - OPBF Featherweight Defence Title Match
- Mashiba Ryō vs Sawamura Ryūhei JBC JR Lightweight Title Defence Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Jimmy Sisphar
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Malcolm Gedo
- Mashiba Ryō vs Aaron Domingo - OPBF Title Lightweight Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Wally
- Itagaki Manabu vs Imai Kyōsuke II - JBC Featherweight Vacant Title Match
- Makunouchi Ippo vs Alfredo Gonzales
Other Boxing Venues
- The first match shown in the series that took place in Korakuen Hall was Takamura Mamoru vs Hirano Kazuhiko, where it was the first match Ippo attended.
- After Miyata Ichirō lost to Mashiba Ryō in the East Japan Rookie King Tournament, Makunouchi Ippo destroyed a vending machine in anger in Kōrakuen Hall.
- After Aoki Masaru lost to Iga Shinobu in the Class A Tournament Finals, Takamura Mamoru destroyed a door after getting mad at Kurita Baron.
- Makunouchi Ippo first met Mashiba Ryō, Mashiba Kumi, Date Eiji, Iimura Mari, and Kojima Hisato awhile waiting for matches at Kōrakuen Hall. Then outside the Hall after a match, he met Alexander Volg Zangief, Hama Dankichi, Sanada Kazuki, and Hoshi Hiroyuki for the first time.