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My Great Hajime No Ippo Read-through

Discussion in 'Manga Series' started by Zeek, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Zeek

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    Going to give the series a shot! Going to aim to read 10 chapters per day of possible but we shall see! Reading Ch. 1 now and I'll respond with my thoughts!
     
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    Round 1 / The First Step
    Wow what a long chapter! Are they all this long? This may take a while.

    Ippo is a pretty typical manga main character. His talent from natural training reminds me a lot of the early beginnings of Eyeshield 21.

    Pretty fun little chapter. I like the attention to detail regarding the actual movements involved with boxing. Take note other creators, do your research Mangaka!

    Overall it's a solid baseline to begin the series but nothing too entertaining.
    6/10
     
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    im glad your liking it so far
    trust me 1000 over chapters are gonna fly by soon
     
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    Thank you for commenting! Yeah I'll read chapter 2 tonight and hopefully more
     
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    Round 2 / Operation Turtle
    Love this chapter. When I'm coaching a new wrestler one of the first things you teach them is how to survive against a superior opponent. Because, when they first start, everyone is superior.

    Ippo doing his training beforehand is awesome. Made him surviving those hits actually seem believable.

    Solid chapter but nothing earth shaking 7/10
     
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    Round 3 / Fighting Stance
    Alright, now I'm hyped. Really want this cliff hanger punch to land! I'm assuming it will not though. Good to see the cocky dude getting rattled.

    8/10
     
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    Keep reading buddy. Some fights get so good that may end up blowing past that 10 chapter limit just to finish a match. I'm on chapter 1150 right now. I am taking a break because it's a series that is more fun to binge read. Hope you enjoy it. Maybe give the anime a try to, they executed it really well.
     
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    Round 4 / Tears of Joy
    Ichirou actually seems redeemable towards the end of this chapter! I like that they call Ippo an "attitude boxer" and the old man acknowledges the history of those.

    Never have cared for boxing much but I enjoy this series so far! Have to give it a 9/10 on this one! The journey truly begins with this chapter. Very happy he didn't win though, this sets the tone for the series in a positive way.
     
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    Round 5 / 1965's Uppercut
    Interesting and specific connection. I don't agree with the old man though. Combine Ippo's raw strength with technique and intelligence! Then he'll be unstoppable!

    7/10
     
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    Round 6 / Shadow Boxing
    Fun training montage! I never really got to where I was comfortable shadow wrestling to this level!

    The counter to the counter? Impossible!
    6/10
     
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    Round 7 / Technician
    Miyata saving the day with the boxing shoes was awesome! Your sparring partners aren't your enemies! Very awesome getting to understand both character's motivation. That's the truth of sports, both sides are the "good guys" in their own perspective.

    8/10
     
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    Round 8 / Coach's Training
    More training, not too exciting but informational in boxing overall. Didn't need to see a helicopter penis though -.- Takamura going a little too far.

    Good to know Ippo is hung

    Rematch coming!

    6/10
     
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    Round 9 / Rematch Gong
    His fist finally landed and he knocked Miyata on his butt! Now things get interesting

    9/10
     
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    Round 10 / Courage of the Heart
    Wow, a nine count is pretty intense for only taking two hits! Though Ippo gets countered like a sucker almost right after.

    Too much excitement

    9/10
     
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    Round 11 / Chance
    Can't blame Ippo, this isn't something he prepared for and it's not something he's seen before. The hit and run is brutal.

    9/10
     
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    The fights are insane in Ippo. Are you watching the anime too? It's actually really great.
     
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    I was watching it for a bit, they do have weight in the punches unlike some series. Enjoy.
     

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