Hajime no Ippo first started in 1998, following the story of a younger boxer whose love of the game has made him considered one of Japan’s biggest boxers. The anime franchise is taken into account one of many largest sports activities anime of all time, not too long ago having a serious affect on Hollywood with Michael B. Jordan’s Creed 3. With the anime franchise having hit a serious milestone not too long ago, the creator of the sequence, George Morikawa celebrated the information with a stunning announcement of his personal.

Hajime no Ippo has offered over 100 million copies because it first premiered within the Eighties. Netting round 138 volumes for its manga, it ought to come as no shock that Ippo’s journey has additionally garnered fairly a couple of anime initiatives prior to now. The primary anime sequence dropped in 2000 from Studio Madhouse, the manufacturing home accountable for the likes of Hunter x Hunter and Trigun to call a couple of. Hajime no Ippo’s newest anime sequence debuted round ten years in the past due to Hajime no Ippo: Rising, which netted 25 episodes. Sadly, the sports activities anime franchise hasn’t confirmed if we’ll be seeing Ippo making a comeback on the small display, although Morikawa would possibly simply be giving lots extra materials for a tv sequence to cowl.

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Hajime no Ippo’s Large Announcement

Mangaka George Morikawa celebrated the sequence main milestone not simply with a brand new piece of artwork but additionally confirming that Ippo’s story was removed from over. Whereas the manga artist had not too long ago taken the chance to state that he already knew the ending to his sequence, it appears that evidently will likely be fairly some time away as Morikawa confirmed that the sequence is just midway accomplished.

Morikawa’s official assertion reads as such, “100 million copies, thanks very a lot. Due to all of you, I used to be capable of come this far, thanks. The manga continues to be midway by way of, so please proceed to observe over Makunouchi Ippo and his buddies.”

Creed 3 wore its anime affect on its sleeve, with Michael B Jordan’s directorial manufacturing having some main references to Hajime no Ippo. In Japan, the film was accompanied by an anime brief, as Amazon is presently engaged on new initiatives to develop on the universe of Adonis Creed.

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Through Natalie