Makunouchi 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 (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), 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...
|Alternative Titles||第一神拳, Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!, Hajime no Ippo, Hajime no Ippo : New Challenger, Ippo le challenger, Hajime no Ippo : Rising, Hajime no Ippo : The Fighting, The First Step, Fighting Spirit, Fight Ippo, はじめの一歩 The Fighting!, Hajime no Ippo, Hajime No Ippo: Rising, Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, 더파이팅, 하지메일보, 하지메 일보, The First Step|
|First Air Date||2000-10-03|
|Last Air Date||2014-03-29|
|Number of Episodes||126|
|Number of Seasons||3|
|Genres||Animation, Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure,|
|Casts||Rikiya Koyama, Kohei Kiyasu, Wataru Takagi, Keiji Fujiwara, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Hisao Egawa, Jurota Kosugi, Shinichiro Ueda|