what is your opinion on this anime? is it worth watching?
I enjoyed Ippo, but I'd reccomend Ashita no Joe before it.
you love every character and every chapter just make you want more
why did they always tease ippo about his dick?
What the fuck, who would want to read some shit like that.
dude i always though that takamura vs hawk was the best fight until the bison fight god damn
This. i really want MadHouse to continue the anime to watch this fight
the fights takes a lot of manga chapters but with the anime i don't think that much, if they continue the anime the sawamura vs mashiba it is close like 12 episodes but the bison fight not since it is too recent
Richard Bison, he uses flickers like a beast
also takamura always fights americans with animals for last name
you guys are stupid
Bar fight was best fight
Watch the first anime series, 76 episodes (Amazing, I've watched 3 or 4 times) and then watch new challenger. Rising, the third series, aired pretty recently and was terrible, I dropped it before halfway through, so if you like it after the first and new challenger just pick up the manga. As others have said, the manga never ends, I stopped reading at chapter 1000 figuring that was as good as any. Seriously though the first 76 episode series is amazing and might even get you into the sport enough to give it a try yourself.
> the manga never ends, I stopped reading at chapter 1000 figuring that was as good as any
You have no fucking idea how funny the current arc is.
Ippo needed to train for a while to learn a new Dempsey and to become significantly physically stronger, so there was a massive arc dedicated to him doing nothing but walking around with weights on, bowling, and doing other uninteresting muscle-building activities.
Then, after that, there were multiple *chapters* dedicated to making it 100% clear to the reader that the guy who Ippo was soon to fight stands no chance against Ippo, and he is repeatedly referred to as being "sacrificial fodder" in order for Ippo to display his new Dempsey, in the ring.
That fight is now going into its 3rd round and 10th chapter. Ippo has not yet been able to use the Dempsey. The enemy has managed to keep the now-strengthened Ippo at bay by punching him in the skull, but Ippo remains undeterred!
>Rising, the third series, aired pretty recently and was terrible
Yeah I'd highly recommend reading the manga around the Sawamura arc before watching the third season. Anime misses wayyy too much character development that'd you'd be doing yourself a huge disservice here. Pick it up again for the Kamogawa arc, that one was pretty great.
They're not even that short anymore. The chapters are just FILLED with talking heads reacting to literally every event that visibly occurs. Even Ippo manages to waste numerous panels by literally reacting to his own actions with internal monologue.