Hajime no Ippo Rising TV Anime's Cast, Staff Announced
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- Rikiya Koyama as Mamoru Takamura
- Daisuke Namikawa as Manabu Itagaki
- Keiji Fujiwara as Tatsuya Kimura
- Kohei Kiyasu as Ippo Makunouchi
- Wataru Takagi as Masaru Aoki
Jun Shishido (Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, The Princess and the Pilot) will direct the anime at Madhouse and MAPPA from scripts by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes). Koji Sugiura (Hajime no Ippo, Mobile Suit SD Gundam Festival) will be designing the characters, and Masafumi Mima (Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road, Guilty Crown) will take the position of sound director.
George Morikawa's original long-running manga has spawned two television anime series, an original video anime project, and a TV special. Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, the second season of the anime, aired in 2009. NTV will stream both series for free in Japan from August 3 until September. Hajime no Ippo Rising will premiere this fall.
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