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Anime Profile: Fighting Spirit

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Fighting Spirit Hajime no Ippo(はじめの一歩 ) Fighting Spirit
76 TV eps., 1 OVA, 1 special 76 TV eps., 1 OVA, 1 special
July 6, 2004 Oct 3, 2000–March 27, 2002
Geneon Madhouse/VAP/NTV
  George Morikawa
  Satoshi Nishimura
Action, Comedy, Drama, Sports Action, Comedy, Drama, Sports
Ippo Makunouchi Ippo Makunouchi
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Mamoru Takamura Mamoru Takamura
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Akira Shigeta Akira Shigeta
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Date Eiji Date Eiji
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Genji Kamogawa Genji Kamogawa
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Genji Kamogawa Genji Kamogawa
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Fighting Spirit

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Ippo Makunouchi Ippo Makunouchi Masaru Aoki Masaru Aoki
Mamoru Takamura Mamoru Takamura Naomichi Yamada Naomichi Yamada
Akira Shigeta Akira Shigeta Ohkita Keigo Ohkita Keigo
Date Eiji Date Eiji Reiko Mikami Reiko Mikami
Genji Kamogawa Genji Kamogawa Ryo Mashiba Ryo Mashiba
Genji Kamogawa Genji Kamogawa Ryuichi Hayami Ryuichi Hayami
Ichiro Miyata Ichiro Miyata Saeki Saeki
Jason Ozuma Jason Ozuma Sendo Takeshi Sendo Takeshi
Kumi Mashiba Kumi Mashiba Tatsuya Kimura Tatsuya Kimura
Masahiko Umezawa Masahiko Umezawa Yusuke Oda Yusuke Oda

Anime Description: Fighting Spirit

Ippo Makunouchi was always the victim in High School, however all of that changed one day when a boxer named Tamakura saves him from a routine beating. Gaining the need to become stronger after that moment, Ippo aspires and trains to become a boxer with the encouragement of Tamakura.

Ippo's trainers become impressed with his endurance, and he begins to learn more and work his way up. This is only the beginning of the saga of Ippo's journey to become the best the world of Boxing has to offer.

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