“Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger” Sequel Planned

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“Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger” sequel is being planned for the future.

Koyama Rikiya, seiyuu for Mamoru Takamura which revealed in his’ blog a sequel is being planned.

Koyama wrote, “Of course, a sequel is also being planned!!”.

Story Plot:

Ippo Makunouchi continues his boxing career and his goal on knowing the meaning of being strong, and the desire on fighting his idol Ichiro Miyata once again. Along him are pro boxers Takamura, Aoki and Kimura that each one of them aspire to their own dreams.

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22 Responses to ““Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger” Sequel Planned”


  1. 1 Arlington Cruz Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I am just happy to see more episodes of Ippo. It is a masterpiece. I think the reason it didn’t do well in north american release was because of bad localization (bad title change,bad dubbing, marketing,etc) New challenger did miss the original score composer from the first seasons. Other than that, I still love the voice actors. Takamura voice actor was superb. The wait for the next season will be quite an anxious wait, but I will continue reading the latest manga chapters in the meantime. Hope that This awesome series continues being supported.

  2. 2 Steve O Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 3:25 am

    The OST for New Challenger was excellent, even without Tsuneo Imahori, alot of good orchestra pieces that bring together alot of up/down back/forth of the fights in the series. The next series after New Challenger will surely be a killer start if the 26th episode is anything to go on. Ippo getting pumped to try and fight Miyata… that’s going to be awesome.

  3. 3 Miketea Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Here’s to it continuing for 10 more seasons. …Really though i hope this series could last as long as naruto or bleach. It really is my favorite anime.

  4. 4 arlington cruz Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 12:51 am

    @ steve O: yes , what’s coming up next will be awesome.

    @miketea: Amen to that. Ippo is a hidden Gem that not many anime fans know about.

  5. 5 Frederik Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 9:30 am

    this is the greatest sport/caracter developping anime I love it, all the caracters are cool go kagomawa gym yeah all the way, I want to see all the manga comes to live anime, and I will follow it to the end 😀

  6. 6 marco Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    ippo and miyata will not fight in near future coz miyata will cancel the fight and he will fight the son of the boxer to whom his father lost so its more important to him but i love the series and the manga is great but in anime its much better coz of the jokes of takamura and him pounding on aoki and kimura hahahhaha

  7. 8 arlington Cruz Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Yup we are on the current chapter of Ippo manga. really awesome. But we’d better don’t give away the story for those who haven’t read it yet. 🙂 Yes Takamura is awesome and indestructible. I also Enjoyed Aoki’s New alter Ego as BROCOLI MAN!!!

  8. 9 chanson Monday, March 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I freagin love this.. i was getting tempted to read the manga.. but i think i can wait.. ^_^

  9. 10 Masamune Friday, June 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    So glad to see another season, never before have i seen such a great cast of characters, i love them all so much, xD.

    Can’t wait to see more of Takamura, he’s my fave. 🙂

    • 11 Arlington Cruz Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 7:29 am

      The manga is freaking awesome you should check it out. And Takamura has lots of more awesome things.You can read it at http://www.onemanga.com

      I just wished they kept the original music from the previous seasons in new Challenger, but story is still faithful to the manga with the exception of a few funny cuts that were in the manga.

  10. 12 johnathan Calton Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    does any1 know the title of the sequel yet or the release date or have any more information on it?

  11. 13 raymund broce Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    i hope they will continue ippo i want to see ippo fight ricardo martinez… ^_6

  12. 14 said Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5:12 am

    i cant take it anymore !!!! are they gonna complete the series or not !!!!!
    they really got me into it 😦 !!!!
    i miss takamura’s attitude 😛

  13. 15 Pkw Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Indeed, it should be announced soon yet I haven’t heard a squeek. They should at least notify us if they cancelled the series, true? Ah well, time will tell I bet.

  14. 16 Alex Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Im ganna cry if theres no more Ippo 😦

  15. 17 Odee Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    just finished watching New Challenger… damn, i can’t wait!!! How much longer, does anyone know??? 😥

  16. 18 TheBeyonder007 Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    This is lame. I finished the New Challenger and am left waiting. Someone PLEASE let us know what is going on. If they canceled it, fine, the least they could do is tell somebody.

  17. 19 Letmeknow! Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Why can’t they just tell us more information about the next season! I have watched Hajime no ippo four times or so.. and i cant keep on doing this, really! It’s the best Anime show and please I beg you Takamura voice actor, give us a answer…

  18. 20 NoName Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Its we best . come on i want to watch and see more episodes . t

  19. 21 Peter Koster Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1:16 am

    hey if they were to stop ippo kun then they announce that all already
    So do not worry but be patient

  20. 22 JayDaModifiya Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I really can’t wait to see what the next sequel would look like, but can only imagine on how epic it shall be!


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