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Fighting Spirit (2000–2002)

TV-PG
TV Series | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for ...See moreMakunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning. Written by GAP 93 See less
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Updated Sep 4, 2005

Release date (First episode)
Mar 27, 2000 (Japan)

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31 cast members
Name STARmeter Episodes Known for
Steve Staley
Ippo Makunouchi Ippo Makunouchi   See fewer
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Richard Epcar
Genji Kamogawa Genji Kamogawa   See fewer
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73
D.C. Douglas
Genji Kamogawa / Aiko's Brother Genji Kamogawa / Aiko's Brother   See fewer
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14
Richard Cansino
Appilcant / Applicant / Certification Match Judge / Certification Match Referee / Kenta Kobashi / … See more Appilcant / Applicant / Certification Match Judge / Certification Match Referee / Kenta Kobashi / Referee / Takemura   See fewer
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2
Peter Doyle
Aoki, Doctor Aoki, Doctor   See fewer
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2
Beau Billingslea
Yoshio Fujiwara / Announcer / Ohta Yoshio Fujiwara / Announcer / Ohta   See fewer
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2
Grant George
Referee Referee   See fewer
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1
Stephanie Sheh
Young Miyata Young Miyata   See fewer
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1
Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Aiko Date Aiko Date   See fewer
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1
Mona Marshall
Volg's Mother Volg's Mother   See fewer
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1
Michael Sorich
Volg's Coach Volg's Coach   See fewer
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1
Ellyn Stern
Kimura's Mother Kimura's Mother   See fewer
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1
Kirk Thornton
Chairman Kawahara Chairman Kawahara   See fewer
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1
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1
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1
Steve Cassling
Referee Referee   See fewer
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1
Kôhei Kiyasu
Ippo Makunouchi Ippo Makunouchi   See fewer
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1
Sanae Kobayashi
Kumi Mashiba Kumi Mashiba   See fewer
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1
Steve Kramer
Mr. Yasuda Mr. Yasuda   See fewer
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1
Jason Palmer
Miyata Miyata   See fewer
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1
Paul St. Peter
Miyata's Father / Mr. Yagi Miyata's Father / Mr. Yagi   See fewer
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1
Robert Axelrod
Hachinohe Hachinohe   See fewer
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Eddie Frierson
Mamoru Takemura Mamoru Takemura   See fewer
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J.C. Henning
Hiroko Makunouchi, Bar Girl, Hachinohe's Wife Hiroko Makunouchi, Bar Girl, Hachinohe's Wife   See fewer
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Rikiya Koyama
Mamoru Takamura Mamoru Takamura   See fewer
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Bob Papenbrook
Mr. Mikami Mr. Mikami   See fewer
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Michelle Ruff
Reiko Mikami, Girl Reiko Mikami, Girl   See fewer
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Tomokazu Seki
Ichirou Miyata Ichirou Miyata   See fewer
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Terrence Stone
Matsuda, Kobashi's Opponent, Yajima Fan Matsuda, Kobashi's Opponent, Yajima Fan   See fewer
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Wataru Takagi
Masaru Aoki Masaru Aoki   See fewer
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Kari Wahlgren
Classmate, Girl Classmate, Girl   See fewer
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8.7 / 10 | 5,787 votes