What does Hajime no Ippo mean?
It follows the story of the main character, Makunouchi Ippo, who started boxing to answer one question: “What does it mean to be strong?”. Hajime no Ippo literally means “The First Step”, but it is also a pun on main character Makunouchi Ippo’s name (Hajime meaning “beginning” or “first” and Ippo meaning “one step”).
What happens to Ippo in the end of the manga?
One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to Takamura boxing gym to recover.
Why does Takamura give Ippo one week time limit?
Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit.
What is Hajime no Ippo wonderful present campaign?
In celebration, a “Wonderful Present Campaign” was held, where buyers of the issue would take part in a lottery to win prizes consisting of Quo Cards and Clear Files of Hajime no Ippo illustrations.
When was the first season of Hajime no Ippo released?
The first season with 76 episodes, Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!, ran on the Nippon Television Network from October 3, 2000 to March 26, 2002. In April 2003, the first season was released in North America by Geneon (called Fighting Spirit). (Note – Episode 76 was not included since that was a DVD extra in Japan where it was not dubbed.)
How many copies of Hajime no Ippo has been sold?
Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (Season 1) The flagship series of Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Hajime no Ippo has sold over 96 million copies as of 2020. It reached 96 million in August 2019. In 1991, Morikawa won the 15th Kodansha Manga Award for Shōnen Manga.