Fighting Spirit – Rising

Hajime no Ippo: Rising

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Japanese Featherweight Champion Makunouchi Ippo has defended his title belt once more with the help of his devastating signature move: the Dempsey Roll. However, new challengers are rising up left and right, claiming to have an answer for the move responsible for crushing his opponents. Will Ippo be able to step up to the challenge, or will the weight of his pride destroy him before he finds out just what it means to be strong? Meanwhile, fellow Kamogawa Gym mate Aoki Masaru is just a hop, skip, and a Frog Punch away from claiming his own belt, ready to take on the Japanese Lightweight Champion! Hajime no Ippo: Rising continues Ippo's quest to become stronger, featuring the same cast of loveable dimwits from Kamogawa Gym, as they put their bodies and hearts on the line to make their way in the harsh world of professional boxing. With a will of iron, Ippo steps into the ring once again.

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English: Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting!
Japanese: はじめの一歩 Rising
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:35 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Kodansha, Nippon Television Network
Studios: Madhouse, MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Jun Shishido – Director
Noriyuki Fukuda – Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Akira Mano – Episode Director
Kouji Aritomi – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Yakan Hikou (夜間飛行)” by Wasureran nee yo (忘れらんねえよ)
ED1: “Buchikome!! (ブチコメ!!)” by Shikuramen (シクラメン)

Episode List

01: The Strongest Challenger
02: The Dempsey Roll Destroyed
03: A Woman’s Battle
04: The Goddess of Victory
05: 100% Fake
06: The Distance Between me and Glory
07: Cheese Champion
08: The Mad Dog and The Red Wolf
09: A Savage Scenario
10: The Face of Determination
11: Fearless challenger
12: The Anti-Dempsey Perfected
13: A Fist that Picks you Up
14: Words of Encouragement
15: A Storm Descends on the Makunouchi Fishing Boat!
16: Golden Eagle
17: Eleki’s Shocker and Papaya’s Coconut
18: The Unfinished New Counter
19: Hawk vs. Eagle
20: Unforgetabble Teachings
21: The End of the Death Match
22: Flower of Hope
23: The Courage to Live
24: Iron Fist
25: A Vow


Can’t wait for the next season in 10 years

Yugure Shadowmore

Fails to carry a lot of the hype train from season 2 but still damn great.


still very good

Hentai Tiddie

hype: part 3


Another great sequel.


The weakest of the three seasons definitely but still amazing





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