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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
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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)

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
Hashimoto, Shinji
Key Animation
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Inserted Song Performance
Imahori, Tsuneo

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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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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.

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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