Japanese Featherweight Champion Makunouchi Ippo has defended his title belt once more with the help of his devastating signature move: the Dempsey Roll. However, new challengers are rising up left and right, claiming to have an answer for the move responsible for crushing his opponents. Will Ippo be able to step up to the challenge, or will the weight of his pride destroy him before he finds out just what it means to be strong? Meanwhile, fellow Kamogawa Gym mate Aoki Masaru is just a hop, skip, and a Frog Punch away from claiming his own belt, ready to take on the Japanese Lightweight Champion!
English: Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting!
Synonyms: Fighting Spirit: Rising, Hajime no Ippo 3
Japanese: はじめの一歩 Rising
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:35 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Kodansha, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse, MAPPA
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Eng Sub/Eng Subbed
10bit Audio (Japanese)