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Sep 3, 2008 11:08 PM

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that was an awesome ova. one of my favorite fights ever
Oct 2, 2008 11:03 AM

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it was a great ova

i thought he will really retire at the end
Dec 9, 2008 11:57 AM

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Awesome ova, i was cheering for kimura the whole time and i thought he was gonna win and the ending surprised me
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Jan 12, 2009 2:30 AM

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I had no idea who would win the fight, totally awesome battle.
Feb 14, 2009 5:39 PM

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Hahaha I knew Kimura was going to get a new move from his fish XD

Anyway that was such an exciting match and Kimura was very impressive. It's great to see that he will continue boxing as well (although I figured that would happen).
Jun 18, 2009 7:54 AM

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damn one of the best fights ever i damn neared cry cause kimura lost but im glad he boxing ^^ Overall 5/5 i love it definitely rewatch material.
Jul 18, 2009 8:46 PM

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I've just watched it, and I'm pleasently surprised.
This was one of the best fights ever, would have been even greater if Kimura had won.
...But awesome is awesome and this "OVA" definitely were.
Aug 17, 2009 4:15 PM

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Kimura was incredible! Good what he not to be retired!
Oct 3, 2009 5:36 AM

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Ha ha yay he decided to stay on and continue with boxing :3 Kimura put up a good fight but now Mashiba has his eyes set on the World title =O
Nov 18, 2009 8:26 PM
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i love drama!
Jan 18, 2010 10:09 PM

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That was an amazing OVA! :D Kimura is the man, he stood up and made Mashiba shit his pants for a minute there! Good thing he decided to return to the gym. Cant wait to see New Challenger! xD
Jan 27, 2010 2:52 AM
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Mashiba was pressured like he's never been before.
Only Miyata and Ippo have came close to scaring him like that.

I like Kimura, I'm glad he continued boxing.
Apr 3, 2010 4:48 AM

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Nothing brings out manly tears like Hajime no Ippo :<

Great OVA!

Sep 6, 2010 11:16 PM

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Nice OVA, glad that he continue boxing.
Oct 28, 2010 4:03 AM

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very mellow (in a violent way haha) ova. It was nice, good to see kimura will stick around it would have been boring at the gym otherwise.
Jan 3, 2011 2:40 AM

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Ah so close! It was nice to see things revolve around Kimura, if only for the one moment. Found it kinda funny how Aoki is such a weird boxer, and Kimura is so bland he doesn't even have a Sunday punch. This movie was worth it just so I could see Mashiba panic for a little bit. And I 'm glad Kimura didn't stay retired. Everyone knows better than to take those retirements seriously anyway. Great fight. Good OVA. And now I should be ready for New Challengers.

Jun 27, 2011 8:31 PM

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One of the best fights in the series even it doesn't depict the main character.. Kimura though is one of the best well rounded supporting characters ever! I was so into it that I really didn't know who will win. It was great to see Miyata again.. but Kimura could of gotten some better tips from Ippo who actually defeated Mashiba. It was kinda weird that coach Kamogawa didn't work with Kimura.. even in the seconds' corner there was little dialogue haha
During the fight.. Kimura was starting to look like Ippos' kinda fight.. alas the in-fighter style and constant liver blows and dragon fish which looks like the Gazelle punch! :-D At the end where Kimura finally lost consciousness really looked similar to Sendo losing consciousness.. which shows a high possibility that there will be a rematch in the future! hehe
The retirement part also worried me.. Its good that Kimura didn't LOL

Great OVA!

(+) Oh did anyone also noticed that Miyata and Kimura closely resemble each other haha it was hard to distinguish each one from another during their sparring LOL
Modified by reinwald, Jun 27, 2011 8:41 PM
Aug 17, 2011 9:32 AM
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i lol'd when he decided not to quit and aoki and takamura started to mess with him haha
Nov 26, 2011 3:08 AM

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great ova one of the best fight scenes in hajime no ippo

Dec 7, 2011 8:39 PM

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NOOOOO Kimura should have won :(, but then i will feel sad for Mashiba lol dammit , oh well at least he is still going to continue boxing ;D. I wonder when Aoki will get his title match though

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Apr 19, 2013 11:45 AM

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so close :[
Jul 17, 2013 3:52 AM

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even Takamura predicted it " be aware of Mashiba's long reach" lol xD
Aug 20, 2013 3:24 AM

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I was really mad that he didn't retire. Sort of ruined the emotion of the rest of the episode.
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Sep 6, 2013 12:38 AM

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i cried when takamura actually cried,, that was really an emotional scene :/ Best OVA i have seen,,
Sep 13, 2013 1:18 PM

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I felt bad for Kimura 3cm is all he needs, but because he has no other hobbies he sticks with boxing and not retire if he retire i will cry i think too bad kimura lost but if kimura win i would feel bad for Mashiba good thing kimura dint retire. now time to watch new challenger then the Rissing must catch up only 20 days still Rissing starts Airing :D
Oct 16, 2013 10:27 PM

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I got major feels during this OVA, it was great
Oct 18, 2013 9:14 PM

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Well darn, I was disappointed Kimura didn't win! He was so close ugh

Oct 24, 2013 11:58 AM

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Great fight, too bad he didn't win but it was really close. I'm just glad that he came back :)

Nov 19, 2013 8:39 AM

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Kimura-san! :) I'm really glad that he didn't retire :)
Nov 26, 2013 7:42 PM

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Damn I just love the way Mashiba fights in this, very clever..

I really felt sorry for his past so obviously I was cheering for the dude to WIN. Way to go! 8/10 on this again. Brilliant. Great to hear ED song 1 from the original series again.

Good effort though Kimura.
Dec 7, 2013 12:35 AM

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That was great. I was really hoping for Kimura to won though. >__<

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Dec 9, 2013 6:07 PM
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Great Battle, Wishes kimura would win tho, but am glad he didn't retire after that :)
Dec 27, 2013 2:54 AM

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Too bad that Kimura didn't win =/ - Maybe he'll be able to climb up to Rank #1 in Junior Lightweight with his new training and re-challenge Mashiba in the future. Speaking of Mashiba, I wonder if this experience will change him for the better...who knows, anything is possible. Pretty good OVA.
Feb 10, 2014 10:53 AM

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That was a fucking awesome fight. Kimura really gave all he got. Those final punches were really great, to see Mashiba scared like that...
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Mar 4, 2014 5:26 PM

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honestly this was my favorite fight in the series so far, there was more uncertainty to the outcome than with ippo's fights and the outcome did actually end in the most downer of endings, it developed kimura as a character fantastically and was packed full of emotion

8/10, enjoyed it more than championship road

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Apr 14, 2014 11:16 PM

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One of my favorite fights.. but not because of just how awesome it was, also because I really like Kimura as a character and I love his motivaition. I was seriously saddened when I thought he was actually retiring, but smiled big when he had a change of mind. Very emotional OVA, I liked this more than Champion Road.
May 4, 2014 11:55 PM

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that was.... beautiful. Kimura is the man among men! knocked unconscious while standing with his fists raised.. Kamina can't be compared to that!
May 23, 2014 10:13 AM

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WOW! Simply EPIC!

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May 23, 2014 2:34 PM

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Man, that was sick. :D
I thought he was actually going to retire though - thank god he didn't
Aug 12, 2014 12:38 PM

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Damn great OVA I must say, the match seriously was intense but a bit said he actually lost as he really tried his utmost best! Really nice match in general!

Good to see Kumi-chan still caring! Let's see what the second season will offer us though!
Jul 7, 2015 4:10 AM

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I was really on edge, as much as I love Kimura I couldn't see him winning. In fact, I would be disappointed if he won.
I loved this OVA more than I thought I would because Kimura really did an awesome job and the result was fair. Mashiba technically won, but he was not satisfied. I can't find an end that could be better than this.
Jul 17, 2015 9:23 AM

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Had a great time watching this, one of the best fights of the series. Much better than Champion Road IMO.
Oct 29, 2015 8:02 AM

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Really awesome battle between Kimura and Mashiba. I'm glad Kimura didn't stay retired for real, would have been really sad if that were to happen.
Dec 12, 2015 5:04 AM
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I think Kumera has a lot to offer the series so I was a bit sad at hearing he was gonna retire. But then he just took it back, which really upset me. What was the point of this ova?

I didn't feel that much excitement about the match because he hasn't developed individually as a character up to this point. The only thing that I cared to see was if he would really retire and the impact that would have. But it's as if this ova was just filler. And it didn't even involve a character I liked...
Dec 30, 2015 1:22 AM

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I cried. Was so emotional when Kimura's Dad talked about him and the end with Kimura just standing there trying to throw that punch, My God.

He was so close,3cm :((

Amazing fight, Excellent character development. Thankfully he didn't retire
Jan 29, 2016 2:36 PM

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Great to see one serious match from Kimura
Feb 20, 2016 5:54 PM

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Great OVA. Even tho Kimura lost, he finally got some spotlight. Hope Aoki gets a title match someday.
anyway, Onto the next one.
Mar 25, 2016 3:19 PM

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Damn, any time Mashiba fights we get some of the best anime fights in history.

It's funny how any time a serious fight happens that doesn't involve Ippo it's always godly amazing. Miyata's fight against Mashiba, and this were both the best fights in the series by far. Ippo's fights just get repetitive after a while.

All the shit with Kimura's dad and his situation as a whole was really well done, although I'm not sure how I feel about him not retiring. On the one hand I love the guy and obviously want to keep watching him in the series, but it also kind of took away the emotional impact. Also, that goofy shit at the end completely ruined a lot of Kimura's character development as a whole. I mean, i knew he wouldn't stay retired, and the gym goofiness is the charm of the show, but that happened way too fucking quickly.

All in all though, it was still probably the highest point of the series for me

Now we just need Aoki and Takamura to get a serious, 30+ minute long fight.
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May 21, 2016 12:30 AM

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=) Nice, Kimura finally gets the spotlight on him.
Jul 7, 2016 3:33 PM
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This was a good OVA! Happy that Kimura had a title match for him, and it was nice to see Mashiba again. The fight was well-done and Kimura did a really good job in that match (Though I wanted Mashiba to win so badly...And got said wish.) In the end I knew Kimura wasn't going to quit boxing.

Side Note: Will they ever make an anime on Mashiba's world match? (If he has one...)
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