Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road (special)

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[ sequel of Fighting Spirit (TV) ]

Alternative title:
はじめの一歩 : チャンピオンロード (Japanese)
第一神拳 TV特別版 冠軍之路 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, tournament
Themes: boxing, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Makunouchi Ippo is the new Featherweight champion of Japan and is now ready for his first title defense. His opponent, the former Jr. Featherweight champion and a medical student, Sanada Kazuki. In addition to this feud, Sanada is being coached by Kamogawa's former rival, Hama Dankichi. What makes things worse is that Sanada works at the same hospital where Kumi is a nurse at and everybody at the hospital wants Sanada to win. Not only does Ippo have to defend his title, he has to reclaim his love.
User Ratings: 620 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 110 votes (sub:94, dub:12, others:4
3 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Excellent: 176 votes (sub:155, dub:16, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
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 Very good: 202 votes (sub:175, dub:16, raw:1, others:10
7 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
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 Good: 101 votes (sub:85, dub:9, ?:1, others:6
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
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 Decent: 17 votes (sub:14, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 So-so: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
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 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1141 users, rank: #910 (of 5920)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.329 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.2642, rank: #236 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 8.246 (Very good+), rank: #234 (of 5913) (seen all: 8.25 / seen some: 7.41)
Bayesian estimate: 8.232 (Very good+), rank: #157 (of 4462)
Running time: 90 minutes
Vintage: 2003-06-25
Official website:
Hajime No Ippo (Japanese)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 5
Review:
Hajime no Ippo DVD (Apr 9, 2007)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road TV Special (DVD) 2006-12-05 (from $6.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Satoshi Nishimura
Original Manga: George Morikawa
Character Design: Koji Sugiura
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Assistant Director: Kenichi Kawamura
CG Producer: Masayuki Narai
Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Theme Song Performance: Naoya Mori ("Yuuzora no Kamihikouki")
Kohei Kiyasu as Makunouchi Ippo

Keiji Fujiwara as Kimura
Rikiya Koyama as Takamura Mamoru
Wataru Takagi as Aoki

Emi Shinohara as Mari Iimura
Hiroaki Hirata as Keigo Okita
Hisashi Izumi as Referee
Ichirô Nagai as Ginpachi Nekota
Jin Horikawa as Announcer
Kenichi Ono as Minoru Fujii
Kenji Utsumi as Genji Kamogawa
Kouichi Yamadera as Ikki Sanada 
Kouji Totani as Kinoshita Coach
Masahiko Tanaka as Ryo Mashiba
Masaya Onosaka as Takeshi Sendo
Mitsuaki Madono as Masahiko Umezawa
Sanae Kobayashi as Kumi Mashiba
Seizo Katou as Hama Dankichi
Shoko Tsuda as Tomiko
Sumomo Momomori as Tsugumi
Tomokazu Seki as Ichiro Miyata
Toshihiko Nakajima as Haruhiko Yagi
Yorie Terauchi as Hiroko Makunouchi
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Richard Epcar
Translation: Yurika Dennis
Adaptation: Darlene Waddington
ADR Editor: Gina Nuccio
ADR Recording Engineer: Skyie Lewin
DVD Engineer: Joe Torcello
DVD Menu Design: Joe Torcello
Re-Recording Mixing: Thanos Kazakos
Subtitling: Anna Exter
Video Editing: Alex Agoston
D. C. Douglas as Makunouchi Ippo
Steve Cannon as Ippo Makunouchi 

Eddie Frierson as Mamoru Takamura
Grant George as Tatsuya Kimura
Jim Taggert as Masaru Aoki

Doug Erholtz as Takeshi Sendo
Doug Erholz as Takeshi Sendo 
Jason Palmer as Ichiro Miyata
Jennifer Sekiguchi as Kumi Mashiba
Richard George as Genji Kamogawa
English companies
ADR Production: Media Concepts
DVD Authoring: SpeeDVD
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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