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Anime 'Hajime no Ippo' to Have Third Season Due This Fall

by symbv
Jul 19, 2013 7:29 AM | 127 Comments
The upcoming issue of Shounen Magazine will announce a third TV anime season of "Hajime no Ippo" to air this fall, according to ANN. The 34th issue of the magazine will hit the streets on July 24th.

The "Hajime no Ippo" manga started serialization in 1989 and 103 volumes have been published so far. Volume 104 will be released on August 16th. The two previous anime seasons broadcast in 2000 and 2009, along with an additional OVA and TV special in 2003.

Source: Scan of Shounen Magazine via ANN

Story by masserati94

Hajime no Ippo: Rising on MAL

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MaceTheDon said:
Fcuk Yeah! That's What I'm Talking About!

With the sheer amount of source material available, they can do 150-200+ episodes, hope this is the case. *Fingers Crossed*


It will be awesome but there is the danger of low budget horrible things becoming norm like Naruto, Toriko and One Piece have. In the old days studios still kept a decent level even in 200 episode series, now they just don't bother at all.

Oct 13, 2013 1:31 PM by Monad

JMichaels said:
Next episode comes out real soon... Is there only going to be 25 episodes though ?


Yes, this is confirmed.

Oct 11, 2013 10:13 PM by Doaj

Next episode comes out real soon... Is there only going to be 25 episodes though ?

Oct 11, 2013 3:35 PM by JMichaels

risbolla said:
very excited


You know it already started now right? First episode came out last weekend.

Oct 10, 2013 2:36 PM by Doaj

very excited

Oct 10, 2013 1:49 PM by risbolla

I'm so excited can't wait to see brand new season of Hajime no Ippo (^__^)b

Sep 30, 2013 1:08 PM by Nozuchill

Progeusz said:
Progeusz, in August said:
Just one month left to watch whole HnI... I'll try, from what I heard, anime is even better than already awesome manga.
Wow, I managed to do that, didn't expect that. Once i started to watch the show it was hard to stop, everything in less than two weeks. Been a long time since I marathoned something longer than twelve episodes. Now I can't wait for another HnI episode!

Deperil said:
As I checked out the new seasons characters I couldn't seem to find Kumi there at all?
In my opinion it's better to completely cut out Kumi scenes than let her new seiyuu voice her. She isn't cute at all.

e: typo

Ha, I almost agree with that, the seiyuu is terrible, really. But Kumi has to be in it, due to what happens with Sawamura before his fight with Ippo. Otherwise tbh, she's almost not even necessary. I mean, 1031 chapters and they're still at the same stage? Come on now, why is this "relationship" even there? It's not amusing anymore.

Sep 30, 2013 6:33 AM by antonnn

Doaj said:
Yoshiteru said:
This year's greatest news.. i even punch my book when reading this xD

"The new anime season will pick-up after the end of Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, after Mamoru Takamura became the WBC Junior Middleweight Champion after defeating Bryan Hawk. This season's highlight is Ippo Makunouchi's match against Ryuhei Sawamura, a boxer that stopped the former's special move, the Dempsey Roll."

Source: jefusion


That sounds to me like a 2-cour series. I was hoping it would end up quite a bit longer than that. But if the first ~14 episodes are spent on Ippo's fourth title defense, Takamura's first title defense, Aoki's title match, and Itagaki's rookie championships, maybe pushed a couple episodes further with some Kumi-based storyline, then it would leave ~6-10 episodes for the Sawamura match to be the highlight of the series and a brief epilogue/set-up for the next series, which would be in like, another 4+ years.

Unless there's some more storyline that happens in between those events, but that's based on what I've read in the previous 9 pages. I haven't read the manga (yet).


You forgot the most amazing Kamogawa/Nekota flash back! They really need that animated

Sep 26, 2013 4:26 AM by PewPewPowa

Progeusz, in August said:
Just one month left to watch whole HnI... I'll try, from what I heard, anime is even better than already awesome manga.
Wow, I managed to do that, didn't expect that. Once i started to watch the show it was hard to stop, everything in less than two weeks. Been a long time since I marathoned something longer than twelve episodes. Now I can't wait for another HnI episode!

Deperil said:
As I checked out the new seasons characters I couldn't seem to find Kumi there at all?
In my opinion it's better to completely cut out Kumi scenes than let her new seiyuu voice her. She isn't cute at all.

e: typo

Sep 25, 2013 7:45 AM by Progeusz

As I checked out the new seasons characters I couldn't seem to find Kumi there at all?

I always found it amusing to watch their relationship play out hopefully they get some more development

Sep 21, 2013 1:17 AM by Deperil

25 episodes... As long as the pacing is okay. Some people were saying it looks like it'll cover 150 odd chapters of the manga(started reading it, couldn't wait for the anime!), but in 25 episodes they can't. I wish they'd just do a longer running anime like the first! :(

Sep 16, 2013 3:03 AM by antonnn



cool but where is my preview? i wanna see some glorious animation

Sep 8, 2013 10:54 PM by j0x

okay it's finally here..

always waiting for this, though i prefer the manga a lot..

25 episode? that's fine for me

Sep 8, 2013 10:50 PM by God_of_Cardboard

I loved New Challenger and that was 25 episodes. As long as the pacing is appropiate and it remains epic and funny as before, I won't have any complaints about the lenght.

Sep 8, 2013 2:38 PM by geralt

i guess its alright :/

Sep 8, 2013 1:08 PM by Shinryuken

Sep 8, 2013 12:40 PM by AbZeroNow

I haven't seen the first two seasons of this anime, but I will try to catch up until fall because I heard this anime is great. I also like to watch anime that are airing at the time I watch them :D

Sep 8, 2013 7:53 AM by Kamax

forreal!? damn this is amazing news show of the year!

Sep 3, 2013 1:28 AM by shyuga8499

Just one month left to watch whole HnI... I'll try, from what I heard, anime is even better than already awesome manga.

Aug 26, 2013 4:37 AM by Progeusz