Review: Hajime No Ippo – New Challenger

Plot Summary: Ippo Makunouchi continues his boxing career and his goal on knowing the meaning of being strong, and the desire on fighting his idol Ichiro Miyata once again. Along him are pro boxers Takamura, Aoki and Kimura that each one of them aspire to their own dreams.

I watched the original Hajime No Ippo and it was one of those great animes from back in the day so I didn’t expect any less from the new anime series, but I was wrong. This new one blew it out of the water, I haven’t seen a well written anime like this in a long time. The characters were hilarious, you get caught up with the story, the style of anime fits it so perfectly, the episodes are short and sweet. I had to watch the episodes in bunches with a few late nights because I just had to continue the fight. There were parts when I was laughing so hard, and you get emotional with the characters, you know its an excellent anime when you really get caught up with it.

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