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    Default Hajime no Ippo

    Man, this is an injustice to not have a section dedicated to Hajime no Ippo. It is an awesome manga that has progressed a long way.

    It is probably one of the longest running manga series with 760+ chapters and it still has many fans begging for more. Although it does get repetitive at times, the author does a great job of trying to mix things up.

    Here is a synopsis:
    Ippo Makunouchi (幕之内 一歩, Makunouchi Ippo?) is a very shy high school student who never had the time to make friends because he was always busy helping his mother with the family fishing boat business. Because he kept to himself, a group of bullies lead by Umezawa got into the habit of picking on him. On one particular day these bullies decided to give him a rather serious beating, but a middle-weight professional boxer who was passing by stopped the bullies and took the injured Ippo to the Kamogawa Gym (鴨川ボクシングジム, Kamogawa Gym ?), owned by a retired boxer Genji Kamogawa (鴨川 源二, Kamogawa Genji?), to treat his wounds. After Ippo awoke to the sounds of boxers training, the boxer who saved him, Mamoru Takamura, tried to cheer Ippo up by letting him vent his frustrations on a sandbag. It was then that they had their first glimpse into Ippo's talent for boxing. After that incident, Ippo started his regular training and began his path in Japan's professional boxing.

    The story focuses heavily on character development, even during the matches something is learned about the fighters. Ippo and his friendly rivalry with Miyata is the main draw in the early part of the series. That later changes to Ippo's path towards the Japanese Featherweight Championship and eventually the world championship. Along the way we are given glimpses into the other side character's pasts, motivations, relationships to others and current boxing trials.


    (Credit to Wikipedia)

    For all those who are interested in sports mangas (particularly boxing) and have time on their hands, I recommend you read this series. It is time well-spent.

    Go to http://manga.ignition-one.com/ for all of the current scans.

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    Yes, one thing I love about Ippo is the character development, and the interactions that go on between the different members of the cast. Their basic personalities don't change much, but it's nice to see them evolve. I'm especially impressed by how Itagaki has improved recently. I wonder if we'll ever see an Itagaki/Ippo fight someday. There seem to have been some hints in that direction, and a possible buildup for an Itagaki/Kumi/Ippo love triangle. Who knows?

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    They won't fight until one of them leaves the camp. I do not think Ippo wants to fight Itagaki, he will probably drop the belt once he gains the OPBF belt.

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    i'd just like to know if the manga is still continuing with it's realeases because i recently saw all the ippo episode plus the 2 movies and i thought that was it. is there any difference between the manga and the episodes?

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    there is plenty you miss from not reading the manga. Where the anime and movies stop there are a whole bunch of ill fights, like hundreds of chapters worth of fights and jokes. Please read the manga if you liked the anime.

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    Yeah, the anime ends prematurely, the manga continues off where the movie ends. Ippo will eventually challenge for the title.

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    Manga all the way!

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    WOW!!!!! I guess i better get to it then !!!!!!!1!

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    definitely, the sooner the better

    you won't regret it

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    the manga is good, but just too long. 700+ chapters and he's still only japanese champion. Hurry up and challenge for world champ. Or fight your rival. Just do something interesting.

    I'll read it again when its completed

 

 
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