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Hajime no Ippo Special

Alternative Titles

English: Fighting Spirit Special
Synonyms: Hajime no Ippo Episode 76, The First Step Special, Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting Special, Hajime no Ippo: Boxer no Kobushi
Japanese: はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! ボクサーの拳

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 21, 2003
Producers: VAP
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #2622
Popularity: #2007
Members: 16,070
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Synopsis

A special episode included in the DVDs. It tells how Takamura started boxing.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takamura, Mamoru
Takamura, Mamoru
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Kamogawa, Genji
Kamogawa, Genji
Main
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Makunouchi, Ippo
Makunouchi, Ippo
Supporting
Kiyasu, Kohei
Japanese
Kiyasu, Kohei
Miyata, Father
Miyata, Father
Supporting
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou

Staff

Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Morikawa, George
Morikawa, George
Original Creator
Kaneko, Hidetoshi
Kaneko, Hidetoshi
Art Director
Tomioka, Takashi
Tomioka, Takashi
Key Animation

Opening Theme

"Tumbling Dice" by Tsuneo Imahori

Ending Theme

"360°" by Naoya Mori



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spacemonkey93
Jul 14, 2013
This new or "bonus" episode is an addition to the series -as far as I know- only included in the DVDs, as 'Round 76: The fists of the boxer'.

Through-out the series, we get to see the background of almost every secondary boxer character, such as Kimura, Aoki, Miyata, Sendo, Volg and Date, but we don't really get to see how it was that Takamura enrolled into boxing. Well, that's what we get in this Special Episode, Kamogawa instructor notices his potential and decides to give him the Kamogawa treatment in his gym and the road, which despite Takamura’s doubts, get him his first results (All read more
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