Hajime no Ippo Manga Punches Its Method to Over 100 Million Copies
by Joseph Luster
July 18, 2023
George Morikawa’s boxing manga Hajime no Ippo has been running for an unbelievable 34 years, and the 138th quantity simply launched in Japan on July 14. This one encompasses a cowl illustration that hearkens again to the duvet of the very first quantity, and with its launch comes phrase that over 100 million copies of the sequence have been printed bodily and bought digitally.
Morikawa whipped up a celebratory illustration for Weekly Shonen Journal, pictured above, and Kodansha unveiled huge banners on its constructing, pictured beneath.
Take a look at the covers of quantity 1 and 138 facet by facet:
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The Hajime no Ippo manga launched in Weekly Shonen Journal on October 11, 1989, spanning 1,418 chapters through the years. Crunchyroll streams each the Hajime no Ippo: The Combating! anime and Hajime no Ippo: The Combating! – Rising – and describes the primary like so:
Ippo Makunouchi’s mild spirit and insecurity make him a simple goal for the bullies at his highschool. Rescued from a beating by Takamura, an expert boxer, Ippo aspires to be taught the artwork of boxing, and makes an attempt to hitch the Kamogawa Boxing Membership. However, to seek out his fighter’s spirit, Ippo should first spar with Miyata, a very proficient and expert boxer. Can Ippo even survive the primary spherical?!
Through Crunchyroll News