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Hajime no Ippo: Rising

Hajime no Ippo: Rising

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fighting Spirit: Rising, Hajime no Ippo 3
Japanese: はじめの一歩 Rising


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2014
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ippo continues to defend his Japanese Featherweight title from an ever stronger pool of challengers. Meanwhile, Takamura challenges for his second WBC title in the middleweight class, and Aoki challenges for the Japanese Lightweight title.

(Source: ANN)


Episodes  0 / 25
Aired  Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Hajime no Ippo
Prequel: Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

Characters & Voice Actors

Aoki, Masaru
Aoki, Masaru
Takagi, Wataru
Takagi, Wataru
Itagaki, Manabu
Itagaki, Manabu
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Kamogawa, Genji
Kamogawa, Genji
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Iizuka, Shouzou
Iizuka, Shouzou
Kimura, Tatsuya
Kimura, Tatsuya
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji


Shishido, Jun
Morikawa, George
Original Creator
Hashimoto, Shinji
Key Animation
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Inserted Song Performance

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Mar 29, 2014
Taking place where New Challenger leaves off, the series starts from Ippo vs Shimabukuro Iwao to the conclusion of the story of Kamogawa in his youth in Post World War II Japan. Naturally, a new anime installment of Hajime no Ippo did excite me. I mean, with New Challenger ending, the animators have nearly 60 volumes to catch up on as opposed to being 60 volumes ahead unlike a certain Studio Pierrot series which you can easily conclude is.

For now, I would mostly like to focus my personal issues with this season as someone who actively reads the manga and is up to date read more
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Apr 4, 2014
First of all a big thanks to George Morikawa because he did something nearly impossible with Hajime no Ippo. He managed to keep his story interesting and his comedy fresh even after all these years. Sure it has it’s weaknesses(for example some short chapters in the manga plus some repeated stuff in the story etc) but it is still a great accomplishment that only a few are capable of.

The story is about Ippo a kid without any purpose in his life and fate decides to make a boxer out of him. This season focuses on his challenges to keep his special move sharp and fresh, read more
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Jul 16, 2014
I think I just wrote review for this season in a panel made for Hajime No Ippo: new Challenger
Don't know how that happend but I will just copy the review here, my bad :/

Finally, we get to see Hajime no Ippo third season, titled "Rising"

The story continues, and that infinite grow of our hero Ippo is also following the epic story that this anime is offering.
I wouldn't call this an "normal" review, because I might be comparing this season to others and I will point out some most important notes that this season had to offer.

Events in this season:
- Ippo is still a champion read more
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May 6, 2014
Representing a sports anime that have over two decades of history, Hajime no Ippo Rising returns in this third installation of its previous predecessors. It only takes one ring to bring together a collective cast of colorful characters, superstars of all shapes and sizes under one goal: to make a name of themselves and earn the respect of the world. Hajime no Ippo Rising accords for a perfect example of an anime based on the foundation of its theme not only in boxing but also in exploring the dynamics of its characters. It’s their time to rise and shine.

Based off the manga of the same read more
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Both anime have similar have similar sports genre, pertaining to contact sports, except one more into boxing where the guy has to defend his belt, while the other is into all female wrestling where the idol has to defend her honor.
Both anime are about boxing (though in Kenichi it´s martial arts in general). Both main characters are nice and naive guys who start to train with the objective of learning what is to be “strong.” Both anime have some comedy in them. Ippo and Kenichi always get to fight stronger opponents, and they have to keep training desperately so they can win. And both training regimes are very extreme.

Both main characters just start in their respective sports and win their way to the top.

Both shows have a great dose of comedy

Both shows have great music

Opening Theme

"Yakan Hikou (夜間飛行)" by Wasureran nee yo (忘れらんねえよ)

Ending Theme

"Buchikome!! (ブチコメ!!)" by Shikuramen (シクラメン)

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