You won’t be having fun if you don’t comprehend the entire franchise’s storyline. If you’re watching ‘Hajime No Ippo,’ one of your favorite anime series nowadays, you should definitely watch it in sequence.
The chronological arrangement will provide us with a better understanding of the entire plot. And we’re here to assist you with that, so you can watch your favourite anime without any confusion.
Let’s get a fundamental knowledge of the anime before we begin. George Morikawa wrote and illustrated the manga series Hajime no Ippo, which is about Japanese boxing.
It chronicles the narrative of Makunouchi Ippo, a high school student who starts a boxing career and goes on to win numerous titles and defeat a variety of opponents. Another boxing anime, another hour of entertainment.
Hajime No Ippo Chronological Order
Well, let’s start with it. We’ve mentioned the chronological order of this franchise below. You will have a better understanding of the entire plot if you watch it in the order mentioned below.
1. Hajime No Ippo
The title is ‘Fighting Spirit’. If you’re thinking of watching this anime you should definitely start with this one. The whole season consist of a total of 76 episodes and it will help you in a better understanding of the entire plot.
This will give you a great understanding of the characters as well. Ippo is a high school student who is bullied by the other students at his institution; however, when a professional boxer presents Ippo to the realm of boxing, his life changes.
2. Hajime No Ippo: Boxer No Kobushi
After watching the first season, you should definitely watch the special of the franchise which is ‘Hajime No Ippo: Boxer No Kobushi’. In the franchise, there is a special episode. It describes the tale of Takamura’s beginnings in boxing. Well, watching this special will benefit you in understanding the rest of the upcoming story. I’m not going to offer you any spoilers, so just watch it and enjoy it.
3. Hajime No Ippo: Champion Road
Here’s to Hajime No Ippo: Champion Road, another franchise special. On April 18, 2003, the television movie Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road premiered. This special is more of a fitting end to such a lengthy anime. You should probably watch this after watching the first special and then proceed with the rest of the franchise.
4. Hajime No Ippo: Mashiba Vs. Kimura
Though the champion road was a fitting ending but it’s also the beginning of the different narrative. It’s more of a fitting end to such a lengthy anime. ‘Hajime No Ippo: Mashiba Vs. Kimura’ is a one-hour OVA that is absolutely worth watching and a must-see. So, because it’s an OVA, don’t think twice and go right in. You shouldn’t miss this one.
5. Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger is the second season of the franchise, and you’ve already watched the first. And indeed the anime isn’t completed yet, so there’s probably more to follow. There are 26 episodes in the second season.
Many people advocate watching this season after watching the first, but you will have a better experience if you watch all of the specials and OVA.
6. Hajime no Ippo: Rising
This is the third season of the entire franchise. There will be no specials or OVAs between the second and third seasons, so you can hop right into this one. There are no more seasons or specials afterwards. This is the anime’s final chapter, and you will thoroughly appreciate it.
Well, that was it. We hope that it was helpful for the readers. Sometimes, the watch order might confuse us, but we tried to keep it as simple as possible. Watching the entire franchise in this order will definitely help you in the whole narrative as well as keep you entertained.
Do let us know what do you think about this anime. If you haven’t watched the anime yet, you should definitely watch it because it’s worth it. Have fun watching! Also, don’t forget to stay tuned with us for more updates.