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
Mar 21, 2003
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisA special episode included in the DVDs. It tells how Takamura started boxing.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Tumbling Dice" by Tsuneo Imahori
Ending Theme"360°" by Naoya Mori
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 in a very funny way).
The animation looks more modern and brighter, just as in New Challenger. So what are you waiting? Just watch it :)
both Hajime and Prince of Tennis are epic sport and drama anime
both main characters have to overcome several times to become champions
for sure if loved Hajime no Ippo your next step should be Prince of Tennis.
Both are special episodes from anime series that are about boxing. Both of these anime have an old boxing coach who finds a talented young delinquent and turns him into a professional boxer. Takamura and Joe also share some characteristics: they both are brash, loudmouthed delinquents who are very strong and have a natural talent for boxing. Both of these anime show their early steps into the boxing world, their initial training and their early matches.
Both are sports anime that focus on boxing. Also, the main characters, Joe and Takamura, are quite similar. They are both brash and strong delinquents, with a natural talent for boxing. Both are discovered by an old boxing coach. Both anime show these main characters go from street urchins to great boxers.
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