Episode 76th And OVA Of Hajime no Ippo Joins Crunchyroll Library

Through the official website, Crunchyroll made an announcement regarding episodes of the anime series Hajime No Ippo. Crunchyroll is adding the 76th episode and an OVA episode of this anime to their library.

Hajime No Ippo Episode 76th And OVA:

Episode 76th and the OVA were not available previously for the fans residing in the USA and Canada. Episode 76th of the original anime Hajime No Ippo is titled “Boxer’s Fist.” Whereas the OVA has the title “Mashiba vs. Kimura.” These episodes will be available to stream from Tuesday 6:00 p.m. EDT.

In the original run of the anime, Episode 76th aired on March 21st, 2003. However, the OVA Boxer’s Fist made its debut on September 5th, 2003.

About The Anime:

This popular Japanese anime is an adaptation of George Morikawa‘s manga series of the same name. Madhouse has produced the anime series, and the anime consists of three series. The first and the original anime series Hajime No Ippo ran from October 4th, 2000, to March 27th, 2002, on Nippon TV. It consisted of 76 anime episodes, an anime special, and an OVA episode.

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Hajime No Ippo Anime
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The second anime series in the franchise, Hajime No Ippo: New Challenger, runs for 26 episodes from January 06th, 2009, to June 30th, 2009, on Nippon TV. The final and the third anime series Hajime No Ippo: Rising in the franchise run for 25 episodes. It was streamed on Crunchyroll, and it ran from October 05th, 2013, to March 29th, 2014. On April 18th, 2003, an anime movie for television with the title Champion Road was released. It has a runtime of 90 minutes. Satoshi Nishimura directed the first series, while Jun Shishido was the director for the other two sequels in the anime franchise.

What Is The Plot Of Hajime No Ippo?

Like any ordinary and gentle high school student Ippo Makunouchi, the protagonist of the series, lacks self-confidence. Due to this, he becomes an easy target for the bullies in his high school. One day while the bullies were beating Ippo, a professional boxer Takamura saved him. That was the day when he got inspired to learn the art of Boxing, and joining the Kamogawa Boxing Club became his goal. But, for a fighter, it’s very essential to draw out their fighting spirit, and to awaken it, Ippo had to face an opponent extraordinarily skilled at Boxing, Miyata. Will Ippo someday become a Boxer? Want to find out? Then watch Hajime No Ippo on Crunchyroll.

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