Posted On:5/30/2012 11:37pm
Its a boxing anime and its pretty damn good, The characters are for most realistic except for 2 boxers on the show who are somewhat portrayed super natural.
Posted On:5/30/2012 11:43pm
????? As much as I occasionally think I am a nerd....... I will never understand true nerds.
Does anyone have a test or something?. ....to see if I'm a nerd? I always assumed I was a nerd, maybe I'm not. I probably know more about star wars than you
Posted On:5/31/2012 4:26am
Style: FMA/MMA/HEMA noob
I thought Ippo was pretty cool. I'm more of a Kenichi man myself.
Posted On:5/31/2012 4:47am
I watched all the way through New Challenger and I wish there was more to the show. I really don't feel like reading the Manga on that one.
I'm also a Kenichi fan. It's pretty ridiculous at times, but it's awesome. Sakaki and Apachai are badasses. And Hongo is currently kicking some major ass. I hope I see Junazard skewered on Hongo's arm in the first frame of the next issue.
Also tried to check out Tough, but couldn't get into it, and Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru is another one I read for a while but I've fallen behind on.
Feast your eyes, jspeedy, this is the post of a TRUE NERD!
"Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝
Has entered Barovia...
Posted On:5/31/2012 4:48am
If you cried a little when Ippo first won his championship belt, write a post containing the word POTATO.
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Posted On:5/31/2012 4:52am
What the hell kind of pansy ass bitch would cry during a friggin' scene in Hajime No Ippotato?
Editing just to add that I think the most touching part in all of HNI, at least for me, was when Umezawa tried to apologize to Ippo after they graduated.
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Posted On:5/31/2012 1:05pm
Style: Judo, MT, BJJ
Hajime no Ippo is pretty awesome. While I never watched the anime, I did read the manga for several years (and only stopped recently since the art was getting weird and it was really bugging me). Another good recommendation for "realistic" martial arts manga would be "all rounder meguru" (being scanlated by this group: http://kotonoha.monkey-pirate.com/20...ounder-meguru/)
Bullshido also had a pretty big thread about manga with some good suggestions listed here:
Posted On:5/31/2012 2:59pm
I remember after finishing Hajime no Ippo that the studio that owns the rights still plans on making a third series but is logged down in other projects now. No idea if its getting off the ground.
Posted On:5/31/2012 3:27pm
I am actually okay with that; one of the problems is that it's one of those series that, in a very unkafkaesque, and very monetary way, are set to infinity.
The first thirty-so chapters of the anime are cool, but then, like many successful anime series, the action begins to loop. That the anime production is a bit measured saves the appeal of the series to me.
BTW, the only series that really NEVER looped was Patlabor. ;)
Posted On:5/31/2012 6:20pm
Never seen Patlabor. Not really into giant robots.
By the way, did anybody else freak out and have a nerdgasm when Toonami officially came back? I don't know about the rest of you, but that was a huge staple of my childhood and it officially came back to Cartoon Network for Saturdays just last week.
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