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Hajime no Ippo
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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.
The First Step
Status in Country of Origin
116 Volumes (Ongoing)
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)
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (898 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43
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December 2nd 2016, 1:34pm PST
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Licensed (in English)
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