In a world full of action anime where only anime with fascinating action sequences shine, Hajime no Ippo, a sports anime, stands out even among them. It’s not quite often we come across these masterpieces.
If you’re thinking of watching this fantastic anime, you need an easy guide to help you get through it. So, in this article, we’ll provide you with the best Hajime no Ippo watch order, and you’ll find it easier.
Hajime no Ippo Watch Order Guide!
1. Hajime no Ippo
Titled “Fighting Spirit” in English, this one is the first part of the entire franchise, and it gives you a good introduction to the world and characters.
It has 76 episodes, but think in a different way: “76 episodes of boxing?” Well, in any case, you need to start with this part before advancing into the further parts/seasons.
2. Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road
This one is the direct sequel to the first season and a movie titled in English as “Fighting Spirit: Champion Road.” It’s more of a great conclusion to such a long anime.
So, once you’ve done watching the first season of Hajime no Ippo anime, go through with this movie to witness an epic conclusion.
3. Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura
Well, I said Champion Road is the conclusion of the first part, but it actually feels like it’s a new beginning with this movie.
This one is an OVA with one hour in length and absolutely worth watching and also a must-watch one. So, don’t think twice because it is an OVA and jump right into it.
4. Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger
Well, people call it the second season of the anime. Even after watching the 75 episodes of anime and a couple of OVA episodes, you still feel there’s something more to the anime, and you’re damn right.
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger is a sequel to the first season, and you can also watch it after the first part, but if you follow our recommended order, you can maximize the watching experience.
5. Hajime no Ippo: Rising
After watching the second season of the anime, you won’t be facing any OVAs or movies. You can jump right into the third season, which is titled “Hajime no Ippo: Rising.”
This one is the final part of the anime, and the director has done a fantastic job in keeping it original; you can watch this one after the second season (New Challenger).
Well, that sums up the article as you have the best Hajime no Ippo watch order. This is basically a recommended order and the easiest one of all.
If you haven’t watched the anime yet and thinking of doing it, go for it. It is absolutely worth watching and make sure to follow this order before getting into it. Well then, have a pleasant watch!
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