Hajime no Ippo

Author: George MORIKAWA
Synopsis: Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩, Hajime no Ippo), also known as Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! and Fighting Spirit, is a manga by Morikawa Jouji with an anime TV adaptation. It follows the story of the main character, Makunouchi Ippo, who started boxing to answer one question: "What does it mean to be strong?". Hajime no Ippo literally means "The First Step", but it is also a pun on main character Makunouchi Ippo's name (Hajime meaning "beginning" or "first" and Ippo meaning "one step").