|Fruits of Labor|
|Romaji:||Doryoku no seika|
|Season:||First (The Fighting)|
|Episode in Season:||2|
|Episode in Series:||2|
|Manga Chapters:|| Round 1 (p. 44-64)
Round 2 (p. 1-13)
|←The First Step||Tears of Joy→|
Fruits of Labor is the 2nd episode of the first anime season of Hajime no Ippo, and it was released in October 10, 2000.
Ippo continues trying to catch the leafs for a whole week over and over again, day and night. But meanwhile he founded out that he needs that sound Takamura made with his fist. He remembered again how Takamura moved his fist, and copied it until he made it. Ippo makes his first jab, and then continues to throw jabs until he stops so he can do it to catch ten leafs as Takamura said to him.
The next day, as Takamura does some roadwork he founds Ippo sitting in the side of the track, waiting for him. Ippo said that he has found the way to catch ten leafs. As Takamura is waiting, Ippo hits the tree, for the leafs to come down and gets ready to catch ten of them. Ippo starts to throw jabs but he only catched ten leafs with his left, and not his both hands. Takamura is suprised and he tells him to throw jabs. Ippo over does it, and Takamura gets angry and makes a swing at him to stop.
As this day passes, Takamura introduces Ippo to the gym, but as Ippo tries to say hello to the other gym mates, Kamogawa and Yagi come out of the room and see the new face Takamura brought to the gym, Ippo. He takes Takamura immediately behind the door and shouts that Ippo is not the kind of person for boxing and that he is disappointed with him. Afterwards Takamura takes Ippo to the changing room and to tell him that he will be sparring. Ippo doesn't like the sound of it, but he changes and gets ready for his sparring match.
As Ippo comes out with Takamura and sees Kamogawa and Yagi, Takamura asks of who he will be sparring, and Kamogawa shows Miyata. Ippo gets in the ring, with Takamura as his second. The bell rungs and Ippo swings completely off what boxing is, Miyata just catches and leaves Ippo's fists as they are nothing at all. Takamura shouts to Ippo to be the turtle and he does it. As Ippo left wide open his body, Miyata comes out with a body blow, and then with a left he hits him in the face as Ippo goes down talking to himself, that he cannot understand what happened, and that it was really quick.
Ippo learning his first jab, doing it with his left.
Ready for sparring
Ippo with Takamura come out, Kamogawa tells him about who his opponent is.
The body blow, that made Ippo lowered his guard.
And in the end
Miyata knocks out Ippo down to the canvas with a fast right and left.
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
- Kamogawa in the manga was wearing his outfit that he wents out. But instead in the anime he was wearing the KBG t-shirt.
- In the manga, Kamogawa and Yagi were watching Leonard vs. Hearns world match. But in the anime they were just talking with each other about Ippo.