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Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road


Alternative Titles

English: Fighting Spirit: Champion Road
Synonyms: The First Step - Champion Road
Japanese: はじめの一歩 -Champion Road-

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 18, 2003
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 31,394 users)
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Ranked: #1622
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Popularity: #1168
Members: 47,573
Favorites: 115
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Synopsis

As the new Champion, Ippo must protect his title against some of the best boxers available.

Makunouchi Ippo is the new Featherweight champion of Japan and is now ready for his first title defense. His opponent, the former Jr. Featherweight champion and a medical student, Sanada Kazuki. In addition to this feud, Sanada is being coached by Kamogawa's former rival, Hama Dankichi. What makes things worse is that Sanada works at the same hospital where Kumi is a nurse at and everybody at the hospital wants Sanada to win. Not only does Ippo have to defend his title, he has to reclaim his love.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Makunouchi, Ippo
Makunouchi, Ippo
Main
Kiyasu, Kohei
Japanese
Kiyasu, Kohei
Takamura, Mamoru
Takamura, Mamoru
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Kamogawa, Genji
Kamogawa, Genji
Main
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Hama, Dankichi
Hama, Dankichi
Main
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou

Staff

Nishimura, Satoshi
Nishimura, Satoshi
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Morikawa, George
Morikawa, George
Original Creator
Epcar, Richard
Epcar, Richard
ADR Director


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Phill-z
Apr 9, 2008
Champion Road, the amazing conclusion to a very long and amazing anime.

I'm not a fan of sports anime/manga in general, but when I see something that catches my eye, I'll watch it whatever it is. Originally I was searching for Ashita no Joe, but then Hajime no Ippo caught my eye.

Story: Essentially Ippo is fighting a medical student. Everything else is.....secondary. The romance bit was tacked on, but it kind of felt alright if not a little bit out of place. But in the 90 minute movie about an hour of that is fighting. So for me, the story doesn't read more
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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008
I thought they fit a considerable amount into this TV special. However, some of my main gripes in relation to this series will of course be in relation to what was omitted from the manga. For example, I was upset that they took out Hayami vs Kobashi for Sanada’s vacated jr. featherweight title, it was a fight people enjoyed and gives further character development for the winner for that fight at some capacity, and it also sets up how Ippo first meets Sanada and Dankichi, which made the build up more dramatic, while in this anime, their initial encounter is just at the weigh-in. Other read more
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jknaruto
Apr 1, 2008
This movie was great!!!! It was almost as great as when he won the title, in this movie you see the reason why he loves boxing and what it means to be strong, i personally liked this a lot, he defends his title and and also fights for his love, so please watch and comment on it.Now i wanna see the fight of Takamura for the world title!!! so please can we have this as a movie or a OVA!!!
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CRAZYMOFO49
Jan 7, 2012
I have watched a lot of series all of them amazing, I'm even practically caught up in the big three but honestly no anime I have watched can top this series and I haven't even finished it yet. This is the first review I have done for an anime, no other anime has motivated me enough to actually take the time to make a review for it. though with this one I feel like I need to get the info out there. This was actually so far in my opinion the highest point of the anime. everything about this movie was just top notch and read more
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