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Hajime no Ippo: Boxer no Kobushi


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 Special
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: Manga
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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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
Komatsu, Eiji
Komatsu, Eiji
Key Animation


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"Tumbling Dice" by Tsuneo Imahori

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"360°" by Naoya Mori




More reviewsReviews

Jul 14, 2013
spacemonkey93 (All reviews)
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
May 21, 2016
Noisdesu (All reviews)
I am not going to say much about this OVA/Special, since it's only ~20 minutes long, just want to write down my feelings towards this.


If you haven't read the description yet: It's about Takamura-san's past and how he got to boxing. Doesn't sound too special, huh? Well, it isn't. But that doesn't matter, since it doesn't try to be special at all. This OVA tells us a lot about Takamura's attitude towards boxing and what he did before he started his career as a boxer. Also it shows us what kind of character Takamura has and gives us some good hints about his relationship read more
Apr 12, 2017
KingMacbeth (All reviews)
This bonus episode of Hajime no Ippo isn't one of the better ones in the show's catalog, but it still has enough of the charm to satiate fans.

The story of Takamura's beginning is interesting enough, but it's not exactly very eventful with him just training most of the time, something the anime has already shown a lot of (obviously). It would have been more interesting to see the show take some risks with this and maybe show Takamura in a different light than viewers have seen him before.

The fight at the end isn't very memorable either, but it is sufficient for showing how Takamura read more

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