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Dec 3, 2008 9:19 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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An intresting series I think, my previous boxing experience was Hajime no Ippo, this doesn't quite live up the standards then, haha.

But al-in-al, this could work out, to bad it's only 24 eps (with the second season), although this is just episode one, it's promising.

I enjoyed the characters and the classic style, the opening and ending were okay so, the fight itself was rather.. dull, but, it came out good actually.

I think I'll watch some more episodes to decide wether to watch the whole series or not.
 
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Mar 13, 2011 3:08 AM

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Fantastic start! It's like a mix between Hajime and Sengoku Basara!

The cast is great, all 5 boxers seems awesome! I can't wait to see them fight as well.

I think this will be a fun series, and it looks like they'll continue to make it.

Xenzio said:
to bad it's only 24 eps (with the second season), although this is just episode one, it's promising.


The OVA has started!

Urahara Out!!
 
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Feb 9, 2012 1:54 AM

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Em i missing something, or is this really the begging of the series. It seems as though were thrusted right into a final bout against these two rival characters. I guess thats the way the story was meant to begin and they will probably spoon feed you things that happened in thier past as you go along.

This episode was ok i guess, i thought it was going to be a little more realistic though, that huge power up punch with the large flash of light was kind of strange to say the least. I felt like it was DBZ lol and with their punches so fast, that the human eye couldn't see.



 
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I can't say this is a good anime, but at least the characters are passionate.
 
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What an exciting start! After the opening ended, I was first bothered to discover that the anime started immediately with a final but it was actually incredibly effective. After all, I suppose the makers wanted to get straight to the point (the over vitaminized boxe). They even manage to present everyone without making it too heavy.

The anime itself was nice, I guess, for a TV production (of course, it can't be compared to the short theatrical animation from Yamauchi). It used maybe a bit too much speed line backgrounds and I am not a fan of blurry "too fast for your eyes" fight moves but it was only for a scene so far. The strikes directing was even more exaggerated than I imagined playing the game (for the better).
A very good point, especially compared to their work on St Seiya, is that the chara-designers decided to gave the characters their age, even if they were using their usual improved version of Kurumada's style.

The opening and ending are fairly good for a shônen nekketsu adaptation (it's good to hear dedicated songs again) and the OST serves the drama and "boiling" scenes right in this episode even if it lacks the strength of Yokoyama's work.
About the seiyû, my only complaint is that Furuya isn't playing Ryûji ! It's Ichigo's (Bleach) voice instead (Furuya's replacement for Seiya later in the OAVs). Not that he isn't good, he's simply not as good, plus since the characters share their appearance (because of Kurumada "star-system"), they should share their voice too. Well, they did at the end...

5/5 I feel bad spoiling the manga's discovery but it's time I accept the fact no western publisher will ever translate it.


link9us said:
Em i missing something, or is this really the begging of the series. It seems as though were thrusted right into a final bout against these two rival characters.

based on what I know of the manga, they skipped all the "introduction" of the hero, the brother and sister coming in Tôkyô, the trainings, debuts, encounters with the destined rival (and future husband)... in order to take us immediately to the first tournament's final (like the videogame did). We also get a scene from the national tournament who happens obviously only later. I suppose the relevant parts of the early chapters will be revealed through flashbacks like here.
edit: checked the manga synopsis, indeed it was skipped.


edit: why do I keep reading comparisons with Hajime no Ippo? They're not even in the same genre (boxe is a sport, it is certainly not a fiction/manga genre). Why not comparing Prince of Tennis with Ace wo nerae or judge Dr.Slump based on Gunnm?

@FMmatron Of Rinkake? Yes. Of the anime itself? Only as an animated best-of. (my favourite animate dpiece of it is the collection of scenes made for the theatrical release of St Seiya"s overture movie.
The biggest sin of this animated show is to be made exclusively for people who actually read the manga. Unless you've come for the sole purpose of watching fights after fights or you're one of those who can't accept Kurumada's drawings (the usual "if it ain't Araki's style, it's unbearable"), of course. There is the whole beginning chunk (who shows the why and how, and the central rivalry's birth), and the final story who are missing.
Plus, the parts who were chosen to be animated are both shorten (not always a bad idea, I admit) and modified (o_O).

As soon as I got my hands on a "scanlation", I decided to do them both rather than know only this commemorative adaptation.
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Mar 17, 2018 3:58 PM

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This was a rather unusual start,we're getting thrown in right into the climax.

What I didn't like was the introduction of the other rivals,kinda too random and out of place for my taste and transitions from viewer to match weren't so good either. Also not a fan of the art.

Positive in my book was the over the top action,this alone should make this series fun enough.

@Rei366 You seem to be pretty fond of this series,hope I can share your enthusiasm at some point too.
Modified by FMmatron, Mar 17, 2018 4:24 PM
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
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