Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger photo
English title Fighting Spirit: New Challenger
Japanese Title はじめの一歩 新シリーズ
Type TV
Airing Status Finished Airing
Duration 23
Air Date 2009-01-07
End Date 2009-07-01
Season winter 2009
Producers VAP, Kodansha, Nippon Television Network Corporation


Japanese Featherweight Champion Ippo Makunouchi has successfully defended and retained his title. Meanwhile, his rival, Ichirou Miyata, has resurfaced in Japan, aiming for his own Featherweight belt in the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation. When the rest of the world comes knocking, however, will Japan's best fighters rise to the challenge and achieve glory at the top? Or will the small island nation be crushed under the weight of greater entities? This time, champions will become challengers issuing a call to the rest of the world and ready to show off their fighting spirit!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]