Well all reviews going to section reviews but I'm have don't seen it yet becuase I'm have been full up with others anime.
Who has seen this or read the manga, I love it but does anyone else have an opinion?Originally Posted by Wikipedia
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This is my new favorite manga/anime...
The pro boxer that gets Ippo into the gym is Takamura~He's my new favotire character. lol!
I recccomend checking this series out.... It's got a lot of substance... And even if you don't like boxing, you will after you watch or read this series.
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I have never been a fan of boxing myself, but the series did certianly put a spin on the sport. I still don't care for boxing, but damn, those fight scenes were pretty cool in the anime. I haven't heard if they were going to continue, but I am hoping that something will show up in the future. Pretty good in my opinion, but wish it were to continue soon.
I know there are two seasons... At least, that's what I've seen of it so far...
A friend of mine has been downloading it. O_o;;
I do like the spin they put on boxing with this... They really show the philosophy behind the sport, and not just fighting.~~
Here's a great screen shot for you guys...
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That's Takamura... He's a bit arrogant... Slightly obnoxious... A bit of a slob... But a great boxer. He's my new fandom. lol!
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I like Hajime no Ippo, seen it four times already.
Some of the "better" sports anime out there provides the viewers a touch of realism and factual information regarding the sport, hajime no ippo is so good at this. Like what i've always said on this forum, the "exaggerated facts" make hajime no ippo believable and artificially entertaining. The life of the boxers in this show outside the ring is very realistic, it shows the hardwork and discipline necessary for boxers...it shows the characters' struggles in making ends meet along with the emotional and physical toll that they undergo.
The strength of the show lies in its entertaining power, you don't even have to be a boxing fan to enjoy this one. The downside of this show is its predictability, on a low note, that is.
Slick visuals, good character development, good character backgrounding, interesting story, informative, HIGHLY entertaining. I also advise people to check this show out...
Takamura is also my favorite character, the strongest character in the show. Yes, stronger than a mountain bear.
I think that's what I liked most about Hajime no Ippo - The lives of the boxers... I'm heavily into martial arts and wanted to start boxing a few years back. ((haven't been able to because of broken bones, but you know lol)) Anyway..
The life of a fighter is really difficult... And they showed the passion and dedication really well. Even the brusies they get while training is very real... I really like the fact they mentioned "Punch Drunk" too... That's a very real part of boxing
((For those who don't know, that's after a match, and taking a lot of blows to the head, little blood vessels rupture - making you dizzy... Or to other people, you look drunk. I've experienced that - It's a really nasty feeling))
yay another Takamura fan. ^_^ Takamura VS Bear made me really happy. ^_^
I'm not quite sure if a real life boxer can KO a bear, but hey that's one of the factors that makes Hajime no Ippo so entertaining.