Hajime no Ippo: Boxer no Kobushi
Fighting Spirit Special
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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


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


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Ranked: #3882
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Popularity: #2503
Members: 35,890
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A special episode included in the DVDs. It tells how Takamura started boxing.


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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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"Tumbling Dice" by Tsuneo Imahori

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"360°" by Naoya Mori

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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

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