lol. i've stopped to read hajime no ippo when the fight started ( knowing the author ). It's been few months already and somehow i'm not surprised that the fight is not over.
I wonder if the author have plan to finish this manga one day, i read his background. Apparently before Hajime no ippo, all his manga failed and somehow Hajime no ippo was his last shot. So i guess, he don't want to let his only-popular manga end, and plan to drag Hajime no ippo till the end of his career.
he want to make the fight as long as possible, so the quality is dropping. thought nothing annoyed me more than the fight ippo-woli, i thought it would never end and it made me drop Ippo for a whole year
Last edited by scav; March 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM.
In this fight, I've seen the most b*llsh*t I have ever seen in my whole life. This fight was sh*t.
Oh man... When I started reading Hajime no Ippo (~1 year ago) it was my favourite manga. I read 30 chapters a day. The humor and characters were just great (well it was ok after the last Takamur fight).
Now I don't know where the story is heading. A 20 chapter fight from a (disliked) sidecharacter in a No-title-fight. And of course this speed, dimensions, jumping, wild swing battles.
I'm afraid, but after all this, the story can never get a proper ending.
So Itagaki managed to beat Ippo's time again, /sigh.
Ippo vs Woli, Saeki vs Itagaki ... and Miyata taking an interest in him ?
I'm wondering if there is still any reader not disappointed right now.
Itagaki is a really annoying character who is taking a too big place in the manga. His cockiness & resentment towards Ippo are of course his most annoying features.
So, it's already hard to care about a fight involving Itagaki. And just before, we had the Ippo vs Woli fight. Woli ... I'll just say that this guy is coming after guys like mashiba, miyata, sendo, sawamura ...
I really respect what the author managed to do for 20 years. It really is fabulous ... but it's time to close this manga & move on.
Spoilers are out at the usual place. We got the whole raw this time.
Last edited by Bludvein; April 13, 2012 at 05:45 PM.
an actual good chapter this time
The first chapter in like 20 I read without skipping pages. I like Ippo if its about build-up, jokes and generally everything except fights. Good chapter.
I think that Takamura is talking about Kimura. Kimura got the talent. It was again hinted in the last few chapters by Mashiba. Those two assholes awakened a beast. Don't get me wrong, Kimura will always be too short for the world BUT Japan is within his reach. I think that Kimura's main issue is that he is no killer ... but after what they did to Aoki ...
Last edited by zelllogan; May 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM.
Kimura is a weight class lower than Aoki right? I remember a chapter saying they weighted around the same but to not fight each other Kimura "sacrificed himself" to make a weight cut harder in order to fight in the lower weight class.... So I think he will move up to his original weight class win a title and retire or fail to defend...
- Featherweight -> Ippo
- Junior Lightweight -> Kimura
- Lightweight -> Aoki
- Junior Welterweight
- Junior Middleweight -> Takamura (moved-up)
- Middleweight -> Takamura (currently)
I also guess Kimura will fight Morons I don't know his name fighter.
Now this is some real turning point. Wasn't excited for the next chapter like this since long ago !
Indeed about time Ippo goes world stage and seems like Itagaki will become the Japanese champ now.