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Fighting Spirit: New ChallengerFeatherweight Champion Ippo Makunouchi has defended his title, and Ichirou Miyata is aiming for his own belt in the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation.
S1, EP66 "Mr. Takamura's Tears"The guys learn that killer intent can seem like a punch; Kamogawa and Nekota's history with one another is told; Takamura battles a bear; everyone finishes training camp.
S1, EP67 "The Kamogawa Gym Swings Into Action"Ippo spars with Shigeta, who is ranked fourth among Japanese featherweights and also uses southpaw; people find out about Takemura's fight with a bear; there is talk about Takemura getting a world title fight.
S1, EP68 "The Chief's Peril"Aoki, Kimura and Takemura all fight their fights; before fighting, Takemura makes a grand entrance wearing a bear pelt and fights his match using only his left hand; Nekota starts teaching at the gym for a bit.
S1, EP69 "The Trap of the Southpaw"Sendo begins his title defense match with Shigeta, the southpaw user; Sendo fights Shigeta but gets angry with him as the fight goes on.
S1, EP70 "The Young Punk"Ippo invites Kumi to the zoo; Kumi lets Ippo know that she was the one who wrote idiot outside the gym; Sendo's grandma tells Iimura Mari about Sendo's childhood and how he was brought up.
S1, EP71 "Time for the Showdown"Ippo reads Mari's article; Ippo invites Nekota to his fight; both Sendo and Ippo have their weigh-in; Sendo and Ippo begin their rematch, with Ippo getting a very early knockdown on Sendo.
S1, EP72 "Lallapallooza"Sendo and Ippo's fight begins, guns blaze with the two giving each other blow for blow; Ippo finds out that Sendo has the advantage of having a bigger frame.
S1, EP73 "Surpass that Moment"Ippo starts the third round by charging at Sendo but hesitates, which leads to Sendo beating Ippo all through the third round; the fourth round is more in the favor of Ippo.
S1, EP74 "Mix-Up"A flashback shows how Sendo joined his gym; Ippo gets knocked down twice, but when he gets up, the fifth round gets more brutal; the sixth round begins and is just as brutal as the last round.
S1, EP75 "A Step Further"The match between Ippo and Sendo finally reaches its conclusion after seven ruthless rounds.
S1, EP1 "The First Step"Ippo is a high school student that gets bullied on by the kids at his school; when a professional boxer introduces Ippo to the world of boxing, his life changes.
S1, EP2 "Fruits of Labor"Ippo is granted his first sparring session.
S1, EP3 "Tears of Joy"Ippo shows enough potential to be accepted into the gym.
S1, EP6 "The Opening Bell of the Rematch"Ippo and Miyata face off in a rematch.
S1, EP7 "The Destructive Force of 1cm"Ippo and Miyata are in the last round.
S1, EP8 "Promise to Meet Again"Ippo trains with Takamura and discovers the hardship of pro boxing.
S1, EP9 "C Class License"Ippo takes the license test and meets Mashiba.
S1, EP10 "Debut Match!"Ippo and his opponent Yusuke train for Ippo's debut match.
S1, EP11 "Obsession for Victory"Ippo fights Yusuke.
S1, EP12 "Becoming a Bully's Buddy"After a fight, Ippo makes a new friend.
S1, EP13 "The Eastern Japan Rookie Championship Tournament Begins"Ippo and his opponent Jason prepare for the first match of the Rookie King Tournament.
S1, EP14 "Powerful Arms! Hooks vs. Uppercut!"Ippo vs. Jason.
S1, EP15 "Test of Endurance"A tough match ends.
S1, EP18 "Clinch"The start of the Ippo vs. Kobashi match.
S1, EP20 "Threat of Shotgun"Ippo trains with Aoki to counter Hayami's Shotgun punch.
S1, EP21 "The Way to Capture a Prodigy"The Ippo vs. Hayami fight begins.
S1, EP22 "Forward! Forward!!"Ippo hopes his training with Aoki and Kimura will help him win the match.
S1, EP23 "Another Semi-Final"Miyata and Mashiba face off.
S1, EP24 "To the Place We Promised..."Miyata and Mashiba continue to fight.
S1, EP25 "Every Emotion"Ippo trains for Mashiba's flicker jabs.
S1, EP26 "Battle for Distance"Ippo vs. Mashiba Round One.
S1, EP27 "Death Match"Ippo vs. Mashiba continues.
S1, EP28 "Victory or Defeat"Ippo could be the Rookie King of Eastern Japan.
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Featherweight Champion Ippo Makunouchi has defended his title, and Ichirou Miyata is aiming for his own belt in the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation.
Original Air Date: Jan 7, 2009
Genres: DramaTV Series
Rating: A12
Playback: HD
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