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Hajime no Ippo: Rising is the third season of the Hajime no Ippo anime. It aired October 6th 2013 at 1:35 am.
Rising will air for 25 episodes, probably up until after Ippo's match against Sawamura. The anime has been confirmed contain Aoki's title match, Ippo's 4th and 5th title defense match, and Takamura's Middleweight World title match. It has recently been confirmed to contain the Post-War arc.
List of EpisodesEdit
Round 2: The Dempsey Roll Destroyed - Ippo continues his epic battle with Iwao who was mersecily beating Ippo until Ippo finally uses the dempsey roll on him, Iwao retaliates with brute force but Ippo eventually wins the dual exchange.
Round 3: A Woman's Battle - While Ippo is unconcious Kumi , Mari & Nanako compete for Ippo (While unconcious) in his room, meanwhile Aoki goes through stages in preparation for his upcoming first title match. Things between Imae (Champion) and Aoki start to intensify at the weigh-in.
Round 4: The Goddess of Victory - Aoki and Imae focus on the upcoming match between them at Champion Carnival. Itagaki starts off the Rookie Championships tournament and wins his bout and after Aoki's first title match starts.
Round 5: 100% Fake - Aoki and Imae both fight full force, both opponents knocking each other down, Aoki fights Imea using awkward strategies and Imae fight perfectly textbook strategies.
Round 6: The Distance Between Me and Glory - Aoki and Imae finish the title match both boxers equal in scores (95-94;94-95;94-94) leading to Imea to retaining the title. Aoki thinks about retiring boxing but is quickly opposed by the gang and his girlfriend.
Round 7: Cheese Champion - Features Sendo's comeback fight and Ippo meets Sawamura . Takamura defends his title for the first time and announces that he will relinquish the belt and move up to Middleweight.
Round 8: The Mad Dog and The Red Wolf - Kamogawa accepts that Ippo's next opponent will be Sawamura Ryuuhei. Meanwhile Ippo is training to evolve the Dempsey Roll with the help of Kimura and Itagaki. Later it is revealed that Volg is back in Japan looking for Ippo to get back his boxing gloves. Sawamura displays his amazing counter punches in a spar later in the episode.
Round 9: [[A Savage Scenario - Kamogawa tells Volg that he will introduce him to an American friend. Before leaving for America, Volg trains more after seeing videos of Sawamura's past matches, with the intent of sparring Ippo and demonstrating the Dempsey Roll counter. Later the sparring starts. While in the spar, Volg stops Ippo's Dempsey Roll with a counter, rendering Ippo unconscious. Afterwards, Ippo continues training hard, trusting in Kamogawa's methods.
- Director: Shishido Jun
- Original Creator: Morikawa Jouji
- Music: Imahori Tsuneo
- Series Composition: Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
- Makunouchi Ippo - Kiyasu Kouhei
- Takamura Mamoru - Koyama Rikiya
- Kamogawa Genji - Utsumi Kenji (first 3 episodes) / Izuka shozo (remaining episodes)
- Aoki Masaru - Takagi Wataru
- Kimura Tatsuya - Fujiwara Keiji
- Itagaki Manabu - Namikawa Daisuke
- Yagi Haruhiko - Nakajima Toshihiko
- Shinoda - Sasaki Seiji
- Nekota Ginpachi - Nagai Ichirou
- Miyata Ichirou - Seki Tomokazu
- Sendou Takeshi - Onosaka Masaya
- Date Eiji - Aizawa Masaki
- Shimabukuro Iwao - Egawa Hisao
- Sawamura Ryuuhei - Shinichiro Miki
- David Eagle - Hidenobu Kiuchi
- Mashiba Kumi -Hirata Yuka
- Tomiko - Tsuda Shouko
- Umezawa Masahiko - Madono Mitsuaki
- Makunouchi Hiroko - Terauchi Yorie
- Fujii Minoru - Ono Kenichi
- Iimura Mari - Shinohara Emi
- Referee - Izumi Hisashi
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