how to start this one.... the summery kinda hard to explain like stated in other reviews it starts at random from the manga,
I think it was also stated that this anime was like Dragon Ball Z boxing and that is very true its very over the top so if your expecting some thing like hajime no ippo go some where els.
this is an anime you really have to be in the right mood to watch or just watch it at the right time, basically dont go watch a masterpiece like hajime no ippo, or berserk exc... and then go watch this.
your going to be confused most likely if you dont go read the manga "I dident"
art - its pretty bad for the time it came out, (every thing went HD by 2002) most manga adaptations manage to make thinks look a lot more smooth even if character design isnt up to date because of the time the manga came out, normally there are things that can make up for that like story.
sound- mediocre the sounds fit but at the same time sempt out of place explosions in a boxing ring just seem strange *if you take hajime no ippo for example they add sound effects that fit the dull sounds of being hit by a boxing glove and then they amp it up just enough to where its just barley below being over the top its done well.*
characters - in this area it was sub par they did have some ok character building, I wouldent look to far into that because the anime takes its self to serious and thats the basis of where the character building comes from
Enjoyment - for me personally I did not like it at all it was a bad time for me to watch this anime, i'd just got done with a great anime and went to this. the hole anime felt awkward. as a general basis not just because i'd finished a good anime previously,
over all 3/10 poor they could have done a much better job with this one I recomend you stay away from this series all together or at least test out the manga for a wile b 4 you go any where near it.
on another note if your looking for a good action anime or action drama shounen Dont waste your time with this one move on to some thing good with more fluent action exc.. in it like gungrave or kurokami or some thing.
ill be looking into Ashita no Joe once its done being sub'd by saizen