Hajime no Ippo / Characters - TV Tropes
This is list of episodes from Hajime no Ippo (Fighting Spirit) anime series, based on the manga Round, Episode Name, Original air date . 27, "Death Match". Chapter · Chapter · Chapter · Chapter · Hajime no Ippo · Last release: Chapter » · Powered by FoOlReader | n3ws.info Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing.
However, the owner of the gym, Genji Kamogawa, was impressed by Ippo's determination and decides to train him every day in the gym.
First, Kamogawa himself, helps Ippo to focus on his jabs and the one-two technique. After getting the hang of it, Kamogawa instructs Ippo to practice shadow boxing.
Though some patrons in the gym show him how to do it, Ippo tries again and again. However, as he watches Miyata sparring, he starts to finally understand how to shadow box. Takamura and Kamogawa realize what a great talent Ippo has, but Miyata feels jealousy towards him. During that time, he begins working on more techniques. Also, he learns more about Miyata's father, who was a former professional boxer who believes in skill surpassing power.
However, in his final match, he lost and realised that that power surpasses skill.Hajime no Ippo Round 27 [English Sub HD]
Since then, Miyata is trying to prove that his father's way of boxing is correct. After more training, Ippo is finally ready for his rematch with Miyata. With Takamura as referee, the rematch begins. Both fighters begin their four-round match, each displaying their progress during the last three months. Each one knocking each other once, taking their audience's breath away. After Ippo gets knocked down, he struggles to get back up.
Once he gets up, Ippo continues with his assault. The punches keep on flying, but then Miyata changes strategies in order to slow down Ippo's movements, which succeeds. After a few more hits, Ippo finally gets his chance and launches an uppercut, grazing Miyata's chin. This causes Miyata to fall to his knees, losing due to a K. Even though Miyata felt humilitated, his father still thought he had a good fight. Ippo went to bed later that night, feeling proud.
Ippo experiences all the hardship his mentor endures since he prepares for a championship match. Takamura easily defeats his opponent due to his training and diet. Outside, Ippo meets Miyata, who informs him that he is quitting Kamogawa's Gym and promises to meet Ippo in the ring as professional boxers.
During the exam, he meets Ryo Mashiba, a ruthless boxer with a deadly combo. Six months after he began his training, Ippo finally gained his license.
Even his former bullies are no match for his speed. Back at Kamogawa's Gym, Ippo is about to learn the name of his opponent in his debut match.
However, Oda is more focused on goofing off and going out with his coach's daughter. Even after becoming a fighter, he still tends to let brasher guys walk all over him. Luckily though, this doesn't translate into the ring.
Ippo's favorite fighter is Mike Tyson. He is very well endowed. His vision and hand-eye coordination has suffered since his second loss and it remains to be seen if there are other effects from his accumulated damage.
Thankfully though, while he can no longer tank punches as well as he used to, this ends up Subverted for the time being when it turns out that he's still well enough to get in the ring. As of Chapterit turns out that Ippo wasn't OK after all.
Ippo was practically made for elite in-boxing. He's naturally short in stature and also has short arms and a solidly built frame, giving him the right physiology for the job.
Most tellingly though, his fists happen to be flat and brick shaped and he has puffy palms, meaning every punch lands with as much surface area- and force- as humanly possible. In other words, his hands were made for knocking people out. He's also extremely multi talented, he's an excellent fisherman, had good grades in school, and becomes a top notch mangaka assistant even after he shows signs of reduced motor control from his head injury His analytical skills from watching boxing are also incredible.
Despite his weaknesses in controlling stess and understanding his boxer's emotions, his advice as a second is so good that it leads Kimura and Aoki to several victories against opponents they would have had no hope of defeating otherwise. Upon knocking out Taihei with a single blow after the delinquent lied to him to get boxing lessons so he could fight other students, Ippo realizes that he not only struck a minor with a probable assault charge, but struck him so hard that he nearly killed Taihei outright.
This breaks him hard enough to immediately want to turn himself into the authorities for what he's done. His humility knows no bounds, and for most of his career he bashfully downplays his own potential and triumphs when he's praised.
This is common in Japanese etiquette, where attributing your success and skill to luck or the help of others is good form, but Ippo definitely means it. He stays humble as he grows, but with experience comes confidence and he gradually stops selling himself short. Despite his strength and courage, Ippo still behaves rather meekly out of the ring and often humbles himself around his rivals. For example, even though he has defeated both Mashiba Ryou and Sendou Takeshi, he fears Mashiba and tries to avoid discussing a second rematch with Sendou whenever he is around.
He also continued to be intimidated by Umezawa Masahiko, his former bully, long after he began boxing. He has a great deal of respect for his gymmate Takamura Mamoru and former Japanese Featherweight Champion Date Eiji and he was completely shocked when World Featherweight Champion Ricardo Martinez requested a spar with him.
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He later recognizes this to be one of his weaknesses after losing to Gonzales. I Just Want to Be Badass: Despite being well known among his friends for taking forever to make it official with herhe did actually confess to Kumi during a beach holiday once, but she happened to fall asleep drunk during the whole thing.
Naturally, he loses his nerve by the time she wakes up. He wins almost all of his fights. And always by KO. Somewhat justified as he literally can't win in any other way, due to his boxing style; if he's landing enough punches that he might have a chance at winning a decision victory, it's not likely his opponent is going to survive the round, much less the match.
Averted as time goes on, his brutal head injuries from his first few losses end his career before he could get a chance to challenge the men at the top. Know When To Fold Them: In ChapterIppo talks to a doctor about his condition.
Though he shows symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, the doctor can't make a diagnosis until he's dead. With this information, he approaches the coach at his gym and reveals his intentions of retiring.
Earns the respect of many boxers he met. Early on in the series, after he accidentally trips into Miyata's butt, Takamura jokes that he had suspicions about Ippo's sexuality from the beginning and says that he "really must be a homo".
Ippo's usual mellow Nice Guy reaction to this, of course, then gets him funny looks from all of the other boxers. In his homeland he got to be known as a "National Hero" over time. During and after the match against Eiji amongst the crowd of young children outside watching, one of them who has been living in the slums of that town really hated him but after a while, he started having him as his goal, as he truly understood the champion's reasons better.
Following up a few years later after Eiji's nightmare, he faced Alfredo Gonzales as he rose in the rankings, twice in his later defences, he waited to reach his heights since he was a young kid, watching him fight in the ring. In both of those times, he defeated Gonzales who was otherwise undefeated. Marking Alfredo's goal as one only, to go against Ricardo once again in the future, for the third time.
He started to be known as an undefeated "Super Champion" and "Living Legend" around the world, although the reasons are unknown currently as to why he didn't have a unification match or move up a weight class, he remained in the featherweights and the WBA position for more than a decade.
It is unknown whether or not his current trainer Bill Stewart has been with him ever since the beginning of his career, as they do seem to know each other quite well. History As a semi-recurring character, Ricardo's screen time is minimal, but strong.
He first appears during a flashback before Ippo's match against Eiji as the only man to defeat Eiji.