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Hajime no Ippo  
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Description
Makunochi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school, Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning.

Note: Won the 15th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga in 1991.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
はじめの一歩
第一神拳
Fighting Spirit
The Fighting!
The First Step

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Franky House
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Latest Release(s)
c.1101-1104 by MangaStream (39d ago)
c.1099-1100 by MangaStream (47d ago)
c.1096-1098 by MangaStream (53d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
110 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Hajime no Ippo); Vol 45 (New Challenger)
Ends at Vol 31, Chap 269 (Hajime no Ippo); Vol 47 Chap 420 (New Challenger); Vol 61, Chap 558 (Rising)

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Hajime no Ippo by Kaioh

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19 topics, 109 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (861 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 14th 2015, 9:28am PST


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Year
1989

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #668 increased(+116)
Monthly Pos #989 decreased(-233)
3 Month Pos #614 decreased(-72)
6 Month Pos #550 decreased(-91)

List Stats
On 3602 reading lists
On 503 wish lists
On 107 unfinished lists
On 271 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Have we really been reading a thousand chapters? 467 days, 15 hours, 29 minutes ago
Jumping the Shark-Hajime no Ippo 467 days, 15 hours, 31 minutes ago
Dropped from scanlations? 580 days, 8 hours, 31 minutes ago
Is Hajime no Ippo good if I hate boxing? 697 days, 14 hours, 7 minutes ago
3rd Season of Hajime no Ippo Green-Lit 770 days, 21 hours, 16 minutes ago

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ippo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by doomsdayxxx
September 25th, 2008, 7:44pm
This is a wonderful manga that I just happened to start reading by chance. I read most of it within 3 days and couldn't wait for more. After the scans slowed a bit I started watching the anime which oso just as capturing for me. the feelings this manga gets across to the reader and the relationships among the many characters you get caught up in is one i've read in few other places. just say today in chapter 824 that theyre continuing the ippo anime in jan 2009 =DD
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Become More Interesting Yet ...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by airgear12
January 17th, 2008, 8:40pm
The first 30 volume has been decent the least. Though i can now understand why comebacks mostly happen, in a way it does make sense since he fight stronger opponent each time. Of course the comedy stand out the most for me. Takamura is just hilarious, i can't help but laufg on their stupidity. Though are also a bit downside since the main character remain naive and weak mentally. He did not grow at all. Despite my complain this manga is worth to read all 80+ volumes that are currently out

... Last updated on January 20th, 2008, 10:29pm
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No words for this! Suberb!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elderamy
October 18th, 2007, 4:40am
No words for this! Suberb! This is the best Sports manga I've ever seen! Loads of characters and the plot is not only centered on 1 char. Amazing fights and comebacks. Loads of technical stuff and very high on realism.

The characters are very depth and its one of the funniest I've ever seen.
Has true moments of joy where I just can't stop laughing!

best manga ever, for me at least

... Last updated on June 19th, 2011, 10:02am
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in love with this   
Rating: N/A
by blue183
October 15th, 2007, 8:25am
i have read many manga but this one is just specail, it is so good i went out and got a psp so i could read ever volume on my way to school and work . not only is the action super good , but the humor is probly some of the best if not the best out there , 10 of 10
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A great manga   
Rating: N/A
by sakirol
October 14th, 2007, 7:38pm
This is the longest manga I've ever seen, and it hasn't gotten the least bit boring in all those volumes. =)This is a great read. When i first started this manga I thoguht the title was "The First Step" xDD
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awsome and long   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by leahcimccc
October 10th, 2007, 7:28pm
Love it even though it does get annoying on how long the matches are in chapter length its probably the best sport manga out there, and its one of the few sports mangas without making it insanely cheesy and god a bit overdramatic depending on your view though thank god its not like eyeshield 21, air gear, and what was that 1 ping pong 1? those are all awsome ass mangas and all but really get overdramatic at times, then again thats whats most animes do anyway even if they arent sports 1
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Boxing like you'll never watch on tv   
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by HolyAvenger
August 19th, 2007, 12:57am
If I had the chance to select ONE sport in all the Anime/Manga/Comic universes, it would be Hajime No Ippo, for sure. If boxing was even remotely close to as FRIGGIN' AWESOME as this is, soccer wouldn't be the most important sport on Earth.

Also, I think that this is one of the few times that reading about sweaty guys punching each other is not gay but, actually, extremely manly. =p

... Last updated on August 19th, 2007, 12:58am
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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Drycatsocks
July 31st, 2007, 11:37pm
I just wish real boxing was somewhat close to this...
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It is still just beginning.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by XGatsu
June 26th, 2007, 8:21pm
Finally Ippo is starting to challenge the world. barny I'm only two years older than this manga so I guess your my sempai. I really want to live to see the ending of this wonderful manga which will be Ippo in the center of the ring holding world championship belt up high and takamura, coach kamogawa, aoki and kimura lifting ippo high towards the sky.
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great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kamasutra69
June 20th, 2007, 11:26pm
very good plot. interesting characters. funny.
art good
plot not repeating . this is the way of a champion
now ippo gain a lot of experience. world champion finally open
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