Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Still the best - 4.5 Stars
Sebastian Fernandez | Tampa, Florida United States | 01/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The great majority of the characteristics that made Fighting Spirit: Complete Collection Part 1 great are still present, thus, since I have already written a review for that one, I am not going to reiterate them here. The only aspect that I found a little worse in this set of episodes was that in a couple of cases we get fights that drag on too long. The problem is not as noticeable as in other sports anime, but it is prominent enough to make me take half a star away.
Everything else is just outstanding, and this is still the best anime out there. Ippo is now starting his journey towards the Japanese title and in the process he will face new and challenging opponents. The humor in the series, mainly provided by the "three stooges", Takamura, Kimura and Aoki, is still going strong and always provides an enjoyable break from the action. On a different front, I really liked the fact that there are episodes completely focused on other characters, such as Kimura and Aoki. This definitely helps with preventing us from getting bored. The dramatic aspects of the series are more prominent, with Ippo's mother suffering from exhaustion and generating guilty feelings in Ippo, who has neglected the business. Finally, romantic scenes are more frequent and blended well with the humor.
This set of DVDs, also includes the TV Special Fighting Spirit - Champion Road TV Special, so you do not have to purchase that separately. If you are a fan of the series, like I am, then be aware that the story continues well beyond what you can see in these DVDs. The manga is still going in Japan, with 81 volumes at the time of this review, and the anime only covers until volume 35. Sadly, the manga has not yet been published in English, so the only alternative for those who want to see how the story continues is to get the scanlations online (just in case, the name of the series is Hajime no Ippo). Hopefully, if more people start showing interest in this series the manga will get to the English markets soon!"
Henry Chan | Toronto,Ontario | 08/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a boxing fan, you'll love this anime. The fights are entertaining and you'll love the characters. The anime is very well paced and only has a couple of filler episodes. Part 2 also includes the Champion Road movie which is an excellent bonus."
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Julio Adrian Rosario | NY, USA | 03/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thank You so much you ship it really fast I expected it on monday and I got it Friday that's awesome. For those of you who are into boxing or anime sport related I recommend fighting spirit its is the best they teach you boxing its a great inspiration for everyone. Ippo is just like mike tyson but in a friendly way he doesn't bite people ears though lol. They stop distributing this product so get it fast because they wont be any left hurry and buy from this person hes has lots of more copys of this fighting spirit part 1 and 2 order now.