5 Year Old Story
Chapter Info
Volume: 25
Chapter: 222
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Total Pages: 20
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5 Year Old Story is the 222nd chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.


  • Characters Introduced: None
  • Locations Introduced: None
  • Techniques Introduced: None
  • Mentioned Boxers: None
  • Title Page Character(s): Aoki Masaru, Kimura Tatsuya


In disbelief after winning their debut matches, Aoki and Kimura decide to go straight home instead of watching the main event.

Once outside the hall, they begin talking about how unreal the sensation of winning is. They reflect on how they got there and despite not wanting to admit it, they come to the conclusion that they owe it all to Takamura. Knowing that without meeting him their lives would be worse, they attempt to thank him once they see him but his usual arrogance reminds them how much they dislike him. They promise to get revenge for all he has done to them and, they leave.

Back in the present; Ippo asks the duo how it was when they actually hit Takamura for the first time. Their reactions make it obvious that they have not and Takamura begins teasing them. Aoki and Kimura beat Ippo but are interrupted by Reiko, who was not dead and begins moving again.

Meanwhile at Osaka, defending his title, Sendou knocks out Saeki in the first round, leaving Yagi and Kamogawa in shock.

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