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New Series of Hajime No Ippo Announced

by dtshyk
Sep 15, 2008 6:31 AM | 58 Comments
According to Weekly Shounen Magazine, a new TV anime series of Hajime no Ippo was announced. It will start airing in January 2009.
The first series was aired from 2000 to 2002 and established a record high average rating as an "after-midnight" anime.

Source: Scan of Weekly Shounen Magazine

The new series will be resumed from the last special episode "Hajime no Ippo Champion Road (Ippo v.s. Sanada Kazuki match)" aired on Apr 18 2003.

Souce:Mainichi Online

The new character designs were revealed.
Scan of the Weekly Shounen Magaziner

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Here is the scan of the article of Weekly Shounen Magazine latest issue.

Translation of the notes:

The story of the new series will resume from the last match, Ippo versus Sanada Kazuki. Probably we can watch the legendary match, Takamura Mamoru versus Brian Hawk.

Oct 9, 2008 8:32 AM by dtshyk

One Dempsey Roll please ^o^

Sep 29, 2008 5:31 PM by theanimeis

i cant wait for it

Sep 29, 2008 4:10 PM by Cherry_Blossoms

wow I'm looking forward for it

Sep 25, 2008 11:07 PM by kie_

shiroihikari said:
I am so fucking happy about this! Does anybody know how many episodes they're going to make? I hope they get the same staff and voice cast back.

Also, a DS game, huh? That sounds interesting.


rumors i heard so far it could be 90 episodes

Sep 20, 2008 9:23 AM by ParaParaJMo

(Y) best news Ive heard of since ef a tale of melodies :D

Sep 19, 2008 1:05 PM by lexdemon514

I am so fucking happy about this! Does anybody know how many episodes they're going to make? I hope they get the same staff and voice cast back.

Also, a DS game, huh? That sounds interesting.

Sep 19, 2008 8:32 AM by shiroihikari

Great news! I was always wanting a new season for Hajime No Ippo. I hope they finish the whole series.

Sep 18, 2008 3:10 AM by Shermstyle23

cant wait ^^
although i still marathoning the first season... lol

Sep 18, 2008 2:50 AM by nero

Bout time!


Sep 17, 2008 12:58 PM by Nezerchin

Wow sounds really good.
I'll have to watch the first season soon, looks really good.

Sep 17, 2008 7:11 AM by tefol

Recent Famitsu also has an article that a DS game is coming out in December

Sep 17, 2008 6:52 AM by ParaParaJMo

cyruz said:
Hm, the question now is whether this is going to be a new series as in remake or a new season.


It's confirmed to be a NEW series not a remake.


The new series will be resumed from the last special episode "Hajime no Ippo Champion Road (Ippo v.s. Sanada Kazuki match)" aired on Apr 18 2003.
Souce:Mainichi Online

Sep 17, 2008 12:19 AM by dtshyk

Holy shit. Holy shit. Holy shit. This is the best news in years. I am very happy about this.

Now they just need to keep making new seasons for the whole series.

Sep 16, 2008 5:58 PM by Voretus

Excellent news! Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the thread title. ^^;

Sep 16, 2008 6:33 AM by Meiling

Great news indeed. Now i gotta watch the first season of this and Full metal Alchemist before the start of next year~

Sep 16, 2008 5:20 AM by Siing

greatest news of the month

Sep 16, 2008 5:00 AM by cafekun

need to start the first season at once!

Sep 16, 2008 3:33 AM by kikoushi

O_O..............

8-O..............

I hereby denounce my atheism and admit that THERE IS A FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been beggining and praying that Hajime no Ippo would continue, and IT HAS FINALLY COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the best news I have heard all freakin' year!
Someone build me a cryogenic chamber so I can freeze myself until Jan of 09, Please? I cannot waaaaaaaait!

Oh, and incase it wasn't already obvious................. HHHHHEEEEEEEEELLLLLL YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAA!

Sep 15, 2008 11:28 PM by AuthenticZac

At last!!!!
CAnt w8 the manga is one of the best i hope the 2nd season will follow the manga exactly as it is!!

Sep 15, 2008 11:27 PM by Cloudy