History Manga / HajimeNoIppo

3rd Nov '15 10:05:57 AM Willbyr
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* SpiritualSuccessor - To [[AshitaNoJoe Ashita No Joe]]. Sendou even has Joe's characteristics.
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* SpiritualSuccessor - To [[AshitaNoJoe Ashita No Joe]].''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. Sendou even has Joe's characteristics.
27th Sep '15 7:45:05 AM morenohijazo
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* ShrinkingViolet - Ippo himself in the beginning, later Naomichi Yamada. Both are total {{Butt Monkey}}s. Kumi Mashiba is a mild example.

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* ShortRangeGuyLongRangeGuy: Ippo is exclusively an in-fighter, as opposed to his chief rival Miyata Ichirou, who is primarily an out-fighter. * ShrinkingViolet - Ippo himself in the beginning, later Naomichi Yamada. Both are total {{Butt Monkey}}s. Kumi Mashiba is a mild example.
20th Sep '15 2:52:39 PM rex1011amit
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** Seriously, it got the point that ''Umezawa'', of all people, tells him that he better make a move already, or someone else will.
10th Sep '15 4:00:33 PM HighCrate
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Not An Example, and Not A Subversion either. Fragile Speedsters are fragile, the strength of their own blows is irrelevant.
* FragileSpeedster - Miyata's FatalFlaw. Slightly subverted because he has the stamina to withstand taking hits, but the problem is that ''his'' blows aren't strong enough. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that he, [[GenerationXerox just like his dad]], has the "[[GlassCannon glass jaw]]" problem.]]
12th Aug '15 1:52:34 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"I want to be reborn ... Takamura-san, how does it feel to be strong?"'']]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"I [[caption-width-right:320:''"I want to be reborn ... Takamura-san, how does it feel to be strong?"'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:''"I want to be reborn ... Takamura-san, how does it feel to be strong?"'']]

* TakeThat - To Seo Kouji's writing, in a ShoutOut to the Tokyo Arc to KimiNoIruMachi.
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* TakeThat - To Seo Kouji's writing, in a ShoutOut to the Tokyo Arc to KimiNoIruMachi.''Manga/KimiNoIruMachi''.
7th Apr '15 6:28:38 PM nombretomado
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign - The names of the American boxers were somewhat believable at first (Brian Hawk, David Eagle), but later in the manga we have names such as Ricky Mouse and Ronald Duck and then you start to wonder if Morikawa's been going to [[DisneyLand DisneyLand]] a little too much.
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign - The names of the American boxers were somewhat believable at first (Brian Hawk, David Eagle), but later in the manga we have names such as Ricky Mouse and Ronald Duck and then you start to wonder if Morikawa's been going to [[DisneyLand [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks DisneyLand]] a little too much.
16th Jan '15 4:51:54 PM DuskNoble
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* ArtEvolution - Drawing a series for 10 year will naturally make the art change. The largest difference is body types. Before, Ippo, Kimura, Aoki, Miyata, and even Mashiba all had the exact same musclature, body, and facial structure, almost giving the series a case of OnlySixFaces, the only noticable differences being hair and eyes. Now, Ippo's bigger than all of the in sheer muscle size(second to Takamura), Miyata has a much lighter looking frame, and Mashiba's long arms have the muscles spread out more on them than anyone else, making him look all the more elongated. The faces are also different, Ippos has a rounded face, and Mashiba has a very narrow, sunken face. Before, he just looked like he had a more prominent forehead and slightly sunken eyes. Takamura is more ovular, his hairstyle makes him look more ovular.
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* ArtEvolution - Drawing a series for 10 year will naturally make the art change. The largest difference is body types. Before, Ippo, Kimura, Aoki, Miyata, and even Mashiba all had the exact same musclature, musculature, body, and facial structure, almost giving the series a case of OnlySixFaces, the only noticable noticeable differences being hair and eyes. Now, Ippo's bigger than all of the others in sheer muscle size(second only to Takamura), Miyata has a much lighter looking frame, and Mashiba's long arms have the muscles spread out more on them than anyone else, making him look all the more elongated. The faces are also different, Ippos different: Ippo has a rounded face, face and Mashiba has a very narrow, sunken face. Before, he just looked like he had a more prominent forehead and slightly sunken eyes. Takamura is more ovular, his hairstyle makes making him look more ovular.so.

* ArtifactTitle: As the manga went on, it's become less about Ippo (though he still has the most focus, it's become more of an ensemble piece). The translation of the title ("First Step") has also lost some meaning now that Ippo has been champion for a fair amount of time and defended his title repeatedly.
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* ArtifactTitle: As the manga went manga's gone on, it's become less about Ippo (though he still has the most focus, it's become more of an ensemble piece). The translation of the title ("First Step") has also lost some meaning now that Ippo has been champion for a fair amount of time and defended his title repeatedly.

** The beach episode in New Challenger involved Ippo confessing his love for Kumi(who was passed out) and Takamura groping Aoki's girlfriend Tomiko while they were making out on the beach. Takamura apologizes, by telling Aoki how nice Tomiko's breasts are.
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** The beach episode in New Challenger involved Ippo confessing his love for Kumi(who was passed out) and Takamura groping Aoki's girlfriend Tomiko while they were making out on the beach. Takamura apologizes, apologizes by telling Aoki how nice Tomiko's breasts are.

** And lets not forget Ricardo Martinez, the boxer who trounced Date in the past, and present.(Though he admitted, had Date been at his best, he would have lost. He even admitted he respected Date more than any other opponent he had faced.) *** Ippo tried to spar against Ricardo in the Anime and couldn't even land a blow on him. Ricardo merely pounded away at Ippo with his left, breaking his guard every time. Even when Ippo did tank all those shots to get close enough, Ricardo punched him out of a Dempsey Roll with just his left.
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** And lets let's not forget Ricardo Martinez, the boxer who trounced Date in the past, past and present.(Though (Though, he admitted, had Date been at his best, he would have lost. He even admitted he respected Date more than any other opponent he had faced.) *** Ippo tried to spar against Ricardo in the Anime anime and couldn't even land a blow on him. Ricardo merely pounded away at Ippo with his left, breaking his guard every time. Even when Ippo did tank all those shots to get close enough, Ricardo punched him out of a Dempsey Roll with just his left.

* BoxingLesson - This is the entire basis of the early story. At first, Ippo becomes too busy with boxing to take notice of them. His training also made it easier for him to run away from them. The bullies even become his devoted fans later on, because they believe boxers are strong men.
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* BoxingLesson - This is the entire basis of the early story. At first, Ippo becomes too busy with boxing to take notice of them.his bullies. His training also made it easier for him to run away from them. The bullies even become his devoted fans later on, because they believe boxers are strong men.

* CantSpitItOut - How many YEARS have Kumi and Ippo danced around admitting how they feel now? They're still acting like teenagers in their mid 20's
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* CantSpitItOut - How many YEARS have Kumi and Ippo danced around admitting how they feel now? They're still acting like teenagers in their mid 20's20's.

* CharacterDevelopment - What makes this series so enjoyable, aside from the boxing action.
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* CharacterDevelopment - CharacterDevelopment: What makes this series so enjoyable, aside from the boxing action.

* CherryTapping - Takamura during his last match before taking on the world, beating the #2 ranked Japanese middleweight with only his left hand. Someone in the crowd said "Only his left... good god." that pretty much summed it up. * ChickMagnet - Hayami, so much. And he has the InstantFanclub to prove it! Also, Miyata to a degree. ** Miyata sure counts, because [[CelibateHero he couldn't care less]] who's [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] over him. [[HoYay (Especially when it's Ippo.)]] Dr. Kazuki Sanada as well - good-looking doctor in a hospital full of admiring nurses? You bet. [[GenreSavvy Hayami]], on the other hand, has a rep for [[TheCasanova capitalizing on his popularity]], becoming a rather succesful IdolSinger [[spoiler: after he has to retire due to a GameBreakingInjury]].
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* CherryTapping - CherryTapping: Takamura during his last match before taking on the world, beating the #2 ranked Japanese middleweight with only his left hand. Someone in the crowd said "Only his left... good god." that pretty much summed it up. * ChickMagnet - ChickMagnet: Hayami, so much. And he has the InstantFanclub to prove it! Also, Miyata to a degree. ** Miyata sure counts, because [[CelibateHero he couldn't care less]] who's [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] over him. [[HoYay (Especially when it's Ippo.)]] Dr. Kazuki Sanada as well - good-looking doctor in a hospital full of admiring nurses? You bet. [[GenreSavvy Hayami]], on the other hand, has a rep for [[TheCasanova capitalizing on his popularity]], becoming a rather succesful successful IdolSinger [[spoiler: after he has to retire due to a GameBreakingInjury]].

* Creator/DaisukeNamikawa - Manabu's seiyuu
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* Creator/DaisukeNamikawa - Manabu's seiyuuseiyuu.

* DefeatMeansFriendship - Due to Ippo's gentle and forgiving nature, he ends up being, in the very least, cordial with most of his opponents. He becomes good friends with Volg and Sendo, although he would rather not face them again in the ring. He is polite to both Mashiba and Sawamura, arguably his most [[BigBad ermm ... misanthropic opponents]], and both have a grudging respect for Ippo. Mashiba arguably gets better as time goes on, for the sake of Kumi, whom hangs around Ippo quite a bit.
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* DefeatMeansFriendship - Due to Ippo's gentle and forgiving nature, he ends up being, in at the very least, cordial with most of his opponents. He becomes good friends with Volg and Sendo, although he would rather not face them again in the ring. He is polite to both Mashiba and Sawamura, arguably his most [[BigBad ermm ... misanthropic opponents]], and both have a grudging respect for Ippo. Mashiba arguably gets better as time goes on, for the sake of Kumi, whom hangs around Ippo quite a bit.

* DrivesLikeCrazy - Inverted/subverted: after he gets his driving licence, Ippo drives ''awfully slowly'', causing traffic jam behind him.
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* DrivesLikeCrazy - Inverted/subverted: after he gets his driving licence, license, Ippo drives ''awfully slowly'', causing traffic jam behind him.

* EpunymousTitle - "Hajime no Ippo" literally means "The First Step" (which is also the title of the first chapter), bit "Ippo" is also the central character's name.
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* EpunymousTitle - "Hajime no Ippo" literally means "The First Step" (which is also the title of the first chapter), bit but "Ippo" is also the central character's name.

* EvilerThanThou - Mashiba vs. Sawamura * EvilVersusEvil - Mashiba vs. Sawamura
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* EvilerThanThou - Mashiba vs. Sawamura Sawamura. * EvilVersusEvil - Mashiba vs. SawamuraSawamura.

** Don't Forget the "Big Rocket" during the first beach training *** Also Takamura's idea for Ippo's title early on
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** Don't Forget the "Big Rocket" during the first beach training training. *** Also Takamura's idea for Ippo's title early onon.

* GeniusBruiser - Kazuki Sanada is a very strong boxer as well as an excellent strategist and a very brainy doctor. Inspired in a RealLife GeniusBruiser, according to WordOfGod: Irish boxer Dr. Terry Christie aka "Fighting Physician".
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* GeniusBruiser - Kazuki Sanada is a very strong boxer as well as an excellent strategist and a very brainy doctor. Inspired in by a RealLife GeniusBruiser, according to WordOfGod: Irish boxer Dr. Terry Christie aka "Fighting Physician".
16th Jan '15 4:32:39 PM DuskNoble
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* AffablyEvil - While Yes, Malcolm Gedo from the manga does have a habit of throwing matches for money, but after the fight, his scenes are more light-hearted than how he was shown before it.
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* AffablyEvil - While Yes, yes, Malcolm Gedo from the manga does have a habit of throwing matches for money, but after the fight, his scenes are more light-hearted than how he was shown before it.
16th Jan '15 2:36:46 AM Scottie_theNerd
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* AchillesHeel - Not surprising for a boxing-orientated manga, many characters have weaknesses that need to be exploited. ** As the protagonist, Makunouchi's weaknesses are targeted throughout his title defenses. Opponent strategies centred on his signature Dempsey Roll. Initially, the Dempsey Roll only worked if the opponent was forced back, with both Sendou and Sanada stepping in to stop it. Strategies then focused on countering its predictable rhythm, notably Ricardo Martinez surgically jabbing Makunouchi out of it and Sawamura (and other boxers) stepping back to remove blind spots. Makunouchi continually evolves the technique to cover its weaknesses. ** Several characters are known for their [[GlassCannon glass jaws]], including Hama Dankichi, Miyata and his father. ** Lampshaded in Aoki and Kimura's fights against Papaya and Eleka Battery. Both inadvertently reveal their weaknesses: Eleka has terrible lower-body strength and Papaya has poor stamina, but Aoki and Kimura are unable to exploit them. In their rematches, despite Aoki and Kimura training to overcome these weaknesses, their opponents have turned them into strengths.
16th Jan '15 2:18:06 AM Scottie_theNerd
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* DreamTeam - Though not actually a team, the first Rookie Kings tournament was recognised as a golden era, producing an unprecedented number of champions: both Sendou and Makunouchi became JBC Featherweight Champions, Miyata became OPBF Featherweight Champion, and even Mashiba became JBC Jr Lightweight and OPBF Lightweight Champion.

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** In particular, the "Rookie Kings" tournament is used to establish many of the recurring characters, and later Itagaki goes through the same tournament. ** The Class A tournament is used to set up the challenger for the title match. More often used for Aoki, Kimura and Itagaki, who are not title-holders. ** The yearly Champion Carnival goes through series of title matches.
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