Fighting Spirit (TV)

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[ adapted from Hajime no Ippo (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road (special) (sequel)
    Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs. Kimura (OAV) (spinoff)
    Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (TV) (sequel)
      Hajime no Ippo Rising (TV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Espíritu de Lucha (Spanish)
Espiritu de Pelea (Spanish)
Hajime no Ippo (Japanese)
Ippo le Challenger (French)
Knock Out (Tagalog)
The First Step
はじめの一歩 (Japanese)
第一神拳 (Chinese (Taiwan))
더 파이팅 (Korean)
시작의 일보 (Korean)
Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: boxing, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Ippo, a timid highschooler, is one day saved from being beaten up by Takamura, a boxer. Enthralled by Takamura's skills Ippo begins to learn boxing, soon finding love for the sport and a drive to challenge the boxing world.
User Ratings: 1538 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 565 votes (sub:478, dub:57, ?:3, raw:2, others:25
16 Spanish subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Excellent: 471 votes (sub:393, dub:51, raw:5, ?:4, others:18
9 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Tagalog dubbed
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Very good: 292 votes (sub:227, dub:39, ?:2, raw:2, others:22
7 Spanish subtitled
5 Spanish dubbed
4 Portuguese subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Good: 123 votes (sub:99, dub:12, ?:3, raw:1, others:8
3 Tagalog dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German subtitled
)
 Decent: 25 votes (sub:17, dub:4, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 So-so: 21 votes (sub:18, dub:2, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:11, dub:2)
 Weak: 17 votes (sub:12, dub:2, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Awful: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 2662 users, rank: #374 (of 6072)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.750 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.4931, rank: #84 (of 6066)
Weighted mean: 8.672 (Excellent−), rank: #89 (of 6066) (seen all: 8.84 / seen some: 7.64 / won't finish: 4.80)
Bayesian estimate: 8.662 (Excellent−), rank: #35 (of 4561)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 76
Episode titles: We have 76
Vintage:
2000-10-03 to 2002-03-27
2002-11 to 2003-03 (Philippines, GMA Network)
2005-11-27 (Chile - ETC TV)
2006-03-06 (Chile - Chilevision)
2010-08-23 (Philipines, Hero - Dream Team)
2010-08-23 (Philippines, Hero - Dream Team)
2014-07-01 (Philippines, TeleAsia Filipino)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Under Star" by Shocking Lemon (eps 1-25)
#2: "Inner Light" by Shocking Lemon (eps 26-52)
#3: "Tumbling Dice" by Tsuneo Imahori (eps 53-76)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Yuuzora no Kamihikouki" by Naoya Mori (eps 1-25)
#2: "360°" by Mori Naoya (eps 26-52,75)
#3: "Eternal Loop" by Saber Tiger (eps 53-74,76)
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 11
News: Show:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Fighting Spirit - The First Step (DVD 1) 2004-07-06 (from $5.00)
    Fighting Spirit - The Debut Match (DVD 2) 2004-10-12 (from $5.00)
    Fighting Spirit - Test of Endurance (DVD 3) 2004-12-14 (from $5.00)
    Fighting Spirit - Dream of a KO (DVD 4) 2005-02-15
    Fighting Spirit - Forward! Forward! (DVD 5) 2005-04-19
    Fighting Spirit - Death Match (DVD 6) 2005-06-21 (from $14.95)
    Fighting Spirit - Smash Force (DVD 7) 2005-08-23 (from $14.95)
    Fighting Spirit - The Champ and I (DVD 8) 2005-10-25 (from $14.95)
    Fighting Spirit - The Speed Star (DVD 9) 2005-12-20
    Fighting Spirit - The Red Wolf (DVD 10) 2006-02-21 (from $5.00)
    Fighting Spirit - The Japan Featherweight (DVD 11) 2006-04-25
    Fighting Spirit - Look of Determination (DVD 12) 2006-05-09
    Fighting Spirit - Youth of Fire (DVD 13) 2006-08-29 (from $6.99)
    Fighting Spirit - Trap of the Southpaw (DVD 14) 2006-10-31 (from $7.50)
    Fighting Spirit - DVD Collection 1 (DVD 1) 2007-10-30
    Fighting Spirit - DVD Collection 2 (DVD 2) 2007-10-30
    Fighting Spirit (Hajime No Ippo) - One Step (DVD 15) 2006-12-19

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Satoshi Nishimura
Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Storyboard:
Noriyuki Abe (ep 66)
Toshiya Niidome (eps 54, 69)
Original Manga: George Morikawa
Character Design: Koji Sugiura
Chief Animation Director:
Hiroshi Koujina
Masanori Shino
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai

Color Coordination: Akihiko Isozaki
Key Animation:
Satoshi Tasaki (OP 2)
Takafumi Hori (10 episodes
eps 27, 33, 41, 52, 56, 63, 69, 71, 73-74
)

Takeshi Honda (OP 2)
Takeshi Koike (OP 1; ep 20)
Recording Assistant: Shigeru Fujibayashi
Recording engineer: Fujio Yamada
Sound Effect Assistant:
Leiji Matsumoto
Tsutomu Kashiwakura
Sound Effects: Kenji Koyama
Theme Song Performance:
Naoya Mori (ED)
Saber Tiger (ED)
Shocking Lemon (OP)
Kohei Kiyasu as Ippo Makunouchi

Issei Futamata as Genji Kamogawa 
Keiji Fujiwara as Tatsuya Kimura
Rikiya Koyama as Mamoru Takamura
Sanae Kobayashi as Kumi Mashiba
Tomokazu Seki as Ichiro Miyata
Wataru Takagi as Masaru Aoki

Akemi Okamura as Reiko Mikami
Chie Koujiro as Chana
Daiki Nakamura as Takaaki Itou(ep 68)
Daisuke Sakaguchi as
Masahiko Umezawa(some eps)
Naomichi Yamada
Dave Mallow as Yanaoka 
Emi Shinohara as Mari Iimura
Fujiko Takimoto as Alexander Volg Zangief(Young)
Fumihiko Tachiki as Yoshio Fujiwara(ep 12)
Hiroaki Hirata as Ohkita Keigo
Hiroshi Naka as Suzuki's Cornerman
Hiroshi Yanaka as Atsushi Tamaki(ep 54)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Akira Shigeta
Hisao Egawa as Toshiyuki Ohta
Hisashi Izumi as Referee
Hitoshi Horimoto as Komori
Ichirô Nagai as Genkpachi Nekota
Issei Futamata as Hachinohe gym manager
Jin Horikawa as Announcer
Kanko Ohnaka as Sumire
Katsuyuki Konishi as Hachinohe boxer(eps 13-15)
Kazue Koujiro as Chana
Kazuko Sugiyama as Sendoh's grandmother
Keiichi Sonobe as
Hayami's Coach
Toshio Suzuki
Kenichi Ono as Fujii
Kenji Utsumi as Genji Kamogawa
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Saeki
Kôichi Kitamura as Naniwa Chairman
Kouichi Hasebe as Takemura
Kouji Tsujitani as Ryuichi Hayami
Kyoko Hikami as Sendo Takeshi(Young)
Mari Yokoo as Yamada's Mother
Mariko Suzuki as interviewer
Masaaki Ohkura as Jimmy Sisphar
Masahiko Tanaka as Ryo Mashiba
Masahiro Kobayashi as Jason Ozuma
Masaki Aizawa as Date Eiji
Masashi Hirose as High School Teacher
Masaya Onosaka as Sendo Takeshi
Masumi Asano as Akemi
Mayuko Arai as Megumi
Megumi Tano as Young Miyata
Mitsuaki Madono as Masahiko Umezawa
Mitsuru Ogata as Nakadai Coach
Mizuka Arima as Volg's Mother
Motomu Kiyokawa as Ramuda
Naoki Tatsuta as Yanaoka
Naomi Wakabayashi as Yuuji Date
Narumi Hidaka as Miyuki
Nobutoshi Canna as Yusuke Oda
Ryuuzou Ishino as Kamiya
Sakiko Tamagawa as Aiko Date
Seiji Sasaki as
Aiko's Brother
Tomoyuki Shinoda
Shigeru Ohkawa as Kida
Shigeru Shibuya as Payao
Shinichi Namiki as Matsuda
Shinya Ohtaki as Chairman Kawahara
Shoko Tsuda as Nurse Tomiko
Taiki Matsuno as Kenta Kobashi
Takashi Nagasako as Nishikawa Gym Trainer(ep 11)
Takaya Hashi as New Japan Coach
Tomo Shigematsu as Manabu
Tomoko Kawakami as Kumiko Morita
Toru Ohkawa as Kida(Miyata's Manager)
Toshihiko Nakajima as Haruhiko Yagi
Toshiya Ueda as Yasuda
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Alexander Volg Zangief
Unshou Ishizuka as Miyata's father
Yorie Terauchi as Ippo's Mom
Yoshino Ohtori as Kimura's Mother
Yoshinori Sonobe as Nefuma Ozuka(ep 68)
Yousuke Akimoto as Tanaka Transportation Boss
Yuka Komatsu as Nurse Reiko
Yukari Tamura as Aikawa(ep 1)
Yukitoshi Hori as Mashiba's Coach
Yūko Kobayashi as Dr. Yamaguchi
Yuriko Yamaguchi as Mama-san
Yuuichi Nagashima as Coach Mikami(eps 10-11)
Japanese companies
Animation: MADHOUSE
Broadcaster: NTV
Key Animation:
AD CO.Ltd (eps 25, 32)
ANIK (4 episodes
eps 25, 32, 38, 46
)

BAIK KOO ANIMATION (ep 38)
DOOSOL (ep 32)
Dr. Movie (eps 63, 66)
Hideji Animation (ep 32)
Kyong Kang ANIA (7 episodes
eps 55, 57, 60, 63, 65, 69, 73
)

NARA Animation Studio (eps 25, 32, 46)
Studio 401 (ep 18)
Studio Ado (ep 40)
STUDIO KAAB (ep 62)
Studio Live (4 episodes
eps 10, 22, 29, 64
)

Studio Victory (eps 24, 41)
Tokyo Animation Center (eps 15, 44, 48)
WHITE RAIN (ep 32)
Wombat (ep 72)
Production: VAP
Production Cooperation:
BONES (eps 68, 72)
Group TAC (eps 11, 18)
Imajin (7 episodes
eps 12, 19, 25, 32, 38, 43, 46
)

Mushi Production (7 episodes
eps 8, 14, 21, 28, 35-36, 42
)

Office AO (ep 67)
Studio Live (ep 70)
Tama Production (ep 9)
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Richard Epcar
Translation: Yurika Dennis
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Adaptation: Darlene Waddington
ADR Editor: Gina Nuccio
ADR Recording Engineer: Skyie Lewin
DVD Engineer: Joe Torcello
Re-Recording Mixing: Thanos Kazakos
Subtitling: Anna Exter
Video Editing: Alex Agoston
Steve Cannon as Ippo Makunouchi

David Lelyveld as Alexander Volg Zangief
Doug Erholtz as Takeshi Sendo
Doug Erholz as Takeshi Sendo 
Eddie Frierson as Mamoru Takamura
Grant George as Tatsuya Kimura
Jason Palmer as Ichiro Miyata
Jennifer Sekiguchi as Kumi Mashiba
Jim Taggert as Masaru Aoki
Rafael Antonio as Eiji Date
Richard George as Genji Kamogawa

Bob Papenbrook as Mr. Mikami
Bobby Hasting as
Fujii
Yusuke Oda
D. C. Douglas as Genji Kamogawa(ep 68)
Edward Villa as Kenta Kobashi
Edward Zilla as
Applicant
Certification Match Judge
Takemura
George C. Cole as
Miyata's Father
Mr. Yagi
Hall Hollis as Jason Ozma
Hamilton Fox as Fujii
Helen Storm as Nurse Tomiko
Jennifer Sekiguchi as
Aikawa
Young Miyata
Joan-Carol O'Connell as
Hachinohe's Wife
Hiroko
John Daniels as
Announcer
Ohta
Yoshio Fujiwara
Kay Jensen as
Classmate
Girl
Michelle Ruff as
Mari Iimura
Reiko Mikami
Nathan Smythe as Ryuichi Hayami
Robert Axelrod as Hachinohe
Ron Allen as
Friendly Applicant
Masahiko Umezawa
Store Clerk
Teacher
Steve Areno as Referee
Steve Kramer as Mr. Yasuda
Terry Roberts as
Kobashi's Opponent
Matsuda
Yajima Fan

English companies
ADR Production: Media Concepts
DVD Authoring: SpeeDVD
French staff
French cast
Alexandre N'Guyen as Ippo Makunouchi

Benjamin Pascal as Masaru Aoki
Donald Reignoux as Tatsuya Kimura
Emmanuel Gradi as Mamoru Takamura
Frédéric Cerdal as Genji Kamogawa
Guillaume Lebon as Fuji
Sébastien Desjours as Ichiro Miyata

Aurélien Ringelheim as Yusuke Oda
Sam Salhi as Ryo
Susan Sindberg as Ippo(enfant)
Sylvain Lemarié as Mikami(ep 11)
French companies
Dubbing: Studio Lincoln
Publisher: Kero Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Cesar Arias as Genji Kamogawa
Gabriel Ramos as Ippou Makinouchi
Irwin Daayan as Takeshi Sendo
Rolando De la Fuente as Ichiro Miyata

Eduardo Garza as Alexander Volg Zangief(normal)
Jose Gilberto Vilchis as Alexander Volg Zangief((1 ep.))
Mitzy Corona as Kumi Mashiba
Pedro D'aguillon Jr. as Ryo Mashiba
Roberto Carrillo as Tatsuya Kimura

Alejandro Illescas as Eiji Date
Angeles Bravo as Sendoh's grandmother
Benjamin Rivera as Masaru Aoki
Circe Luna as Reiko Mikami
Claudio Velásquez as Manabu
Dulce Guerrero as Kumiko(ep 41)
Enzo Fortuny as Yuusuke Oda
Gabriela Willert as Dr. Yamaguchi
Gerardo Reyero as Minoru Fujii
Gerry Meza as Chana
Jorge Ornelas as Hayami's coach
Maria Fernanda Morales as Kumiko Morita
Mario Arvizu as Mamoru Takamura
Martin Soto as Hachinohe (Ozuma's coach)
Paco Mauri as Miyata's father
Patricia Acevedo as Aiko Date
Pedro D'aguillon Jr. as Ramuda (Volg's coach)
Rene Garcia as Takuma Saeki
Roberto Mendiola as Yanaoka (Sendoh's coach)
Yotzmit Ramírez as Mari Iimura
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Chilevision (Chile)
ETC...TV (Chile)
Distributor: Alebrije Entertainment
Dubbing: Candiani Studios
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Script: Francis Ibanez (eps 1-75)
Fourth Lee as Ippo Makunouchi
Fourth Brillante Lee as Ippo Makunouchi

Bon Reyes as
Genji Kamogawa
Tatsuya Kimura
Francis Ibanez as Masaru Aoki
Grace Cornel as Kumi Mashiba
Montreal Repuyan as Mamoru Takamura
Vincent Gutierrez as Ichiro Miyata

Bon Reyes as Keigo Okita
Dada Carlos as
Dr. Yamaguchi
Ippo's mother
Reiko Mikami
Francis Ibanez as
Haruhiko Yagi
Ryo Mashiba
Ryuichi Hayami
Lloyd Navera as
Alexander Volg Zangief
Minoru Fujii
Yusuke Oda
Montreal Repuyan as
Jason Ozuma
Naomichi Yamada
Takuma Saeki
Yoshio Fujiwara
Vincent Gutierrez as
Eiji Date
Kenta Kobashi
Masahiko Umezawa
Miyata's Father
Takeshi Sendoh
Tagalog companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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