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The following is a list of characters who appear in Hajime no Ippo. Major character's names are listed in bold.

(Note:  Some Characters are only mentioned in a character's Fight Record, and not made an actual appearance in the story. Some characters that have appeared, there name isn't listed and only identified by their occupation.)

Characters From Japan


Boxing Gyms


Kamogawa Boxing Gym Members
Kamogawa Genji
Coach (Owner)
Yagi Haruhiko
Manager
Shinoda Tomoyuki
Trainer
Takamura Mamoru
WBC and WBA Middleweight Champion
Kimura Tatsuya
Jr Lightweight
Aoki Masaru
Lightweight
Makunouchi Ippo
Former JBC Featherweight Champion
Itagaki Manabu
Featherweight
Goto
Akamatsu Isamu
(Team Aoki)
Kizakura Hiroshi
(Team Aoki)
Team Itagaki
Nekota Ginpachi
Sometimes Trainer
Geromichi
Former Member


Kawahara Boxing Gym Members and related people
Coach Kawahara
Coach
Kida
Manager
Miyata Senior
Trainer
Miyata Ichirō
OPBF Featherweight Champion
Suzuki
Jr Lightweight


Naniwa Kentou-kai Members and related people
Naniwa coach
Coach
Yanaoka
Trainer
Sendō Takeshi
Former JBC Featherweight Champion
Hoshi Hiroyuki
Featherweight
Takeshi's Grandmother
Sendou's Grandmother
Sendou's Children Fans
5 Kids that follow Sendou
Sendou's fans Takeshi's Teacher
Sendou's Middle School Teacher


Toho Boxing Gym Members and related people
Toho Coach
Coach
Mashiba Ryō
OPBF Lightweight Champion
Hirano Kazuhiko
Okabe Noriaki Tanaka
Mashiba's Boss
Hell Club
Mashiba's Fan Club


Nakadai Boxing Gym Members and related people
Nakadai Coach
Coach
Date Eiji
Former Boxer/Coach
Okita Keigo
Former Boxer/Trainer
Kanzaki Shinji
Date Aiko
Date's Wife
Date Yuuji
Date's son


Otowa Boxing Gym Members and related people
Nakadai Coach
>Coach
Imai Kyōsuke
Current JBC Featherweight Champion
Hayami Ryuuichi
Jr Featherweight
Onodera Hiroyasu - ? Ruslan Ramuda
Former Trainer (Volg)
Alexander Volg Zangief
Former Member


Nishikawa Boxing Gym Members and related people
Mikami
Coach
Oda Yūsuke
Former Boxer/Trainer
Tamaki Atsushi
Middleweight Boxer
Mikami Reiko
(Coach's Daughter)
Tamaski Trainer - ?
Melvin Salvania - ?


Hachinohe Boxing Group Members and related people
Hachinoe coach
Coach
Yamada Naomichi
>Hammer Nao
Jason Ozuma
Former Member/Boxer
Hachinohe Trainer's wife
Coach's Wife


Kawai Boxing Gym Members and related people
Kawai Coach
Coach/Trainer
Saeki Takuma
Featherweight
Yajima Yoshiaki
Former Japan Middleweight Champion
Iwakawa Kiyoie - ?


Maeda Boxing Gym Members and related people
Fujiwara Yoshio's Coach
Coach/Trainer
Fujiwara Yoshio
Takada Teruhiko
Maeda Coach


Moriyama Boxing Gym Members and related people
Moriyama Coach
Coach/Trainer
Kojima Hisato
Featherweight
Kojima Aiki
Kojima's wife


Ohtaki Boxing Gym Members and related people
Yasuda
Coach/Trainer
Kobashi Kenta
Former Boxer/Trainer



New Japan Boxing Gym Members and related people
New Japan coach
Coach/Trainer
Shigeta Akira
Featherweight
Suzuki Toshio
Featherweight


Kinoshita Boxing Gym Members and related people
Kinoshita coach
Coach
Sanada Kazuki
Former Boxer/Doctor
Karasawa Takuzou
Featherweight
Tsugumi Kinoshita
Kinoshita daughter
Hama Dankichi
Former Trainer
(Currently Volg's Trainer)


Mensore Okinawa Seaside Gym Members and Related people
Mensore Coach
Coach
Shimabukuro Iwao
Featherweight
Shimabukuro's Parents


Karil Boxing Gym Members and Related people
Karil
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Sawamura Ryuhei
Former Junior Lightweight Champion/Trainer
Kawabe
Sawamura's Former Teacher


Kikumoto Boxing Gym Members and related people
Kikumoto Coach
Coach
Imae Katsutaka
Former JBC Lightweight Champion
Sachiko
Imae's Girlfriend


Sayama Boxing Gym Members and Related People
Sayama coach
Coach
Makino Fumito
Featherweight
Tsuchiya Atsushi
Kid in Wheelchair


Sameichi Boxing Gym Members and Related people
Sameichi Coach
Coach
Take Keīchi
Featherweight
Take Keiko
Take's wife
Take Hide
Take's son


Tsukahara Boxing Gym Members
Coach Tsukahara
Coach
Fukui Kyosuke
Featherweight


Ishino Boxing Gym Current Members
Ishino Coach
Coach
Komori
Ippo's sparring partner
while in Osaka


Nerima Boxing Group Current Members
Nerima Coach
Coach (does not appear)
Ohta Toshiyuki
Jason sparring partner while in Tokyo
Jason Ozuma
Temp member while in Tokyo


Nishijima Boxing Gym
Nishimjima Coach
Coach
Matsuura
Jr Lightweight
Sparred with Ippo


Osami Boxing Gym
Osami's Coach
Ito Takaaki's Coach
Ito Takaaki
(Middleweight)


Sato Boxing Gym
Sato Coach
Coach
Tamura
Jr Lightweight
Sparred Ippo


Konno Boxing Gym
Konno Coach
Coach
Umezu
Welterweight
Sparred Ippo


Mizawa Boxing Gym
Mizawa Coach
Coach
Yi Yon Su
Featherweight
Foreign Boxer


Kaugai Boxing Gym
Kaugai Coach
Coach
Maezono Makoto
Featherweight
Never Seen his Face


Boxers Not Associated with a Boxing Gym


Japanese Boxers not associated with any Boxing Gyms
Iga Shinobu
JBC Lightweight Champion
Baron is his Trainer
Nagumo Ryuji
Junior Featherweight
Ogawa Naoya
Featherweight
Kawaishi Tetsuya
Featherweight
Furukawa Hideshi
Featherweight
Jackal Itou
Lightweight
Omyama
Lightweight
Yamanaka Hiroshi
Lightweight
Yoshida Mitsuo
Featherweight
Yasukawa Kazu
Featherweight
Iwakawa
Featherweight
Yamanaka Hiro
Ishii Yuuta
Bantamweight
Oushima Souji
Former JBC Lightweight Champion
Morita Makoto
Jr Featherweight
Sparred Ippo
Terai Makoto
Featherweight
Fujisawa
Featherweight
Murakami Kouichi
Lightweight
Sparred Ippo
Jackal Kishida
Featherweight
Sparred Ippo


Boxing Related Characters


Characters Associated with Boxing
Shimakawa
(The Ref)
The Commentator
(Ringside Announcer)
World Title Announcer
(Announces for World Title Matches)
Kourakuen Hall doctor
Ringside Girl
(Lady that Interviews Boxers)
World Title Ref
Baron Kurita
(Freelance Trainer)
Mr. Sakaguchi
(Manager/Promoter)
Watanabe Jirou
Former WBC/WBA Champion
Commentator
Boxing Club Captain
Saeki's former club
Touyou College of Athletics


Monthly Boxing Fan Staff
Fujii Minoru Iimura Mari Fujii's Assistant Fujii's Editor


Family Members of Various Characters


Makunouchi Ippo's Family
Makunouchi Hiroko
(Mother)
Makunouchi Kazuo
(Father) Deceased
Wanpo
(Dog)


Itagaki's Family
Itagaki's Father
(Father)
Itagaki's Mother
(Mother)
Itagaki Nanako
(Sister)


Takamura's Family
Takamura Suguru
(Older Brother)
Takamura Kyouka
(Sister)
Takamura Wataru
(Younger Brother)


Kimura's Family
Kimura's father Kimura's mother Kimura's fish


Miyata's Family
Miyata Senior
(Father)
Miyata's Mother
(Mother)
Zarate
(Cat)


Other Various Family Members
Mashiba Kumi
(Mashiba's Sister)
Tomiko
Aoki's Girlfriend
Yamada's Mother
Geromichi Mother


Medical Related Characters


Medical Related Characters
Sanada
(Doctor)
Yamaguchi Tomoko
Bone Doctor
The Specialist
CTE Doctor
Kourakuen Hall doctor
(Doctor)
Mashiba Kumi
Nurse
Tomiko
Nurse
Megumi
Nurse
Reiko
Nurse


Other Characters


Makunouchi Fishing Boat
Makunouchi Hiroko Umezawa Masahiko
Former Employee/Mangaka
Miyazaki
Professor Miyazaki
Longtime Customer
Itagaki Manabu
Former Employee


Other Characters
Sugar Ray's Hostesses
Hostesses at Sugar Ray's
The Regular
Mysterious Person Takamura met in Restroom
Chei
(Neighborhood Girl that Kimura Babysits)
Broccoman
Aoki's Alter Ego
Kiyota and Kuwahara
Ippo's teacher
Ippo's Homeroom Teacher
Taihei
Ippo's first disciple
Teru Okazaki
Kid bullied by Taihei
Takemura and Matsuda
Friends of Umezawa in High School
Aikawa
Classmate of Ippo from High-School
Kiyota and Kuwahara
Baseball match/Friends of Kimura/Aoki
Sakuma
Kumiko Morita
Idol that spars with Ippo
Márquez Manager
Miyata's Boss



Animals, Pets, and Objects
Reiko
Kimura's Pet
Hachi
Nekota's Dog
Wanpo
Ippo's Dog
Dora
Sendo's Pet Cat
The Bear
Takamura fought
Zarate
Miyata's Cat
Gibbon- ? Sea Slater Statue of Takamura

Characters From Flashbacks


Characters From Aoki and Kimura's Flashback


Aoki and Kimura's Flashback
Kimura's mother Miyuki
(Aoki's Ex-Girlfriend)
Kamiya
Middle School Classmate Kimura's


Characters from Sendo Gaiden


Characters from The Naniwa Tiger Side Story
Takeshi's Grandmother Takeshi's Teacher Gang Leader


Characters From Kamogawa's WWII Flashback


Kamogawa's WWII Flashback
Hama Dankichi
Rival Boxer/Friend
Nekota Ginpachi
Rival Boxer/Friend
Yuki
Lady that Kamogawa met
Ralph Anderson
US Soldier
Miguel Zale
US Soldier


Characters from Mexico


Characters from the Mexico
Ricardo Martinez
WBA Featherweight Champion
Alfredo Gonzales
Featherweight
Jose Nargo
Mexican Featherweight Champion
Jose Ramirez
Featherweight
Gonzales' Coach
Alfredo Gonzales Coach
Lisa
Alfredo's Girlfriend


Characters from Thailand


Characters from the Thailand
Jimmy Sisphar
Former Featherweight Champion
Ponchai Chuwatana
Featherweight
Medngern Dachboy
Featherweight
Rusak Paddy
Featherweight
Payao
Featherweight
Pone Morocotte
Junior Lightweight
Aaron Domingo
Former OPBF Lightweight Champion
Bonchai Chuwatana
Middleweight
Sisphar's Coach
Jimmy Sisphar Coach
Maria
Dachboy's Daughter
Chana
Payao's little brother
Gaonā Pachiyoso
Featherweight


Characters from the United States of America


Characters from the America
Jason Ozuma
Featherweight
Jeff Brooks
Featherweight
Bill Martin
Coach of Ricardo Martinez
Bryan Hawk
Former WBC JR Middleweight Champion
Miguel Zale
Coach for Bryan Hawk
Coach for Wally
US Soldier in WWII Flashback
Ralph Anderson
US Soldier in WWII Flashback
Larry Bernard
Junior Middleweight
David Eagle
Former WBC Middleweight Champion
Eagle's Coach
David Eagle Coach
World Announcer
Announces the beginning of matches
Eric Thompson
Junior Lightweight
Richard Fox
Middleweight
Rickey Mouse
Middleweight
Ronald Duck
Middleweight
Peter Rabbitson
Middleweight
Richard Bison
Former WBA Middleweight Champion
Bison's Coach
Richard Bison's Coach
Keith Lycaon
Middleweight
Mike Elliot
Former IBF Jr Lightweight Champion
Elliot's Coach
Mike Elliot's Coach
Elliot's Trainer
Mike Elliot's Trainer
Corrupt
David's Girlfriend
David Eagle's Girlfriend
Blond Ref


Characters from the Philippines


Characters from the Philippines
Antonio Guevarra
Filipino Featherweight Champion
Randy Boy Junior
Former Interim OPBF Featherweight Champion
Malcolm Gedo
Former Filipino Featherweight Champion
Luisito Ico
Featherweight
Donnie Sultan
Featherweight
Eleki Battery
Filipino Junior Lightweight Champion
Sim Rex
Junior Lightweight
Nefuma Ozca
Junior Lightweight
Romeo
Lightweight
Boy Arate
Lightweight
Morris West
Middleweight
Randy Boy Senior
Former OPBF Champion
Mr. Sakaguchi
Boxing Manager/Promoter
Guevarra's Coach Gedo's Coach


Characters from South Korea

Characters from the South Korea
Che Jounbong
Featherweight
Li Chon Pir
Featherweight
Yi Yon Su
Featherweight


Characters from Indonesia

Characters from the Indonesia
Wally
Indonesian Featherweight Champion
Snake Thomas
Lightweight
Papaya Dachiu
Indonesian Lightweight Champion
Village Chief
Chief of Wally's Village


Characters from Other Countries

Characters from Other Countries
Arnie Gregory
Australia
Former OPBF Featherweight Champion
Alexander Volg Zangief
Russia
Volg's mother
Russia
Volg's Mother
Ruslan Ramuda
Russia
Volg's Former Trainer
Puerto Rican Champion
Junior Lightweight


Boxers with Unknown Background

Boxers from Unknown Background
Yoshida Mitsuo Kawaishi
Yasukawa Kazuhito
Kaneda Kimio Ishii Yuta Terai
Yi Yong-Chu Pon Locomot

Junior Lightweight

Nefuma Ozuka

Junior Lightweight

Gaoner Pachon Allman Alegrier

Junior Lightweight

Micheal Gehon

Junior Lightweight

Jim Rex

Junior Lightweight

Buddy Maglamo

Lightweight

Allman Garcia

Lightweight

Boy Allade

Lightweight

Ham Jangarian

Lightweight

Padawan Yoda

Lightweight

Pongsa Klek

Lightweight



Real-Life Boxers


Real-Life Boxers mentioned in Hajime No Ippo, or characters based on (or modeled) after.

Real-Life Boxers
Jack Dempsey
Dempsey Roll
Hamada Tsuyoshi
Ippo
Mike Tyson
Ippo
Peek-a-boo
Thomas Hearns
Flicker
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray's
Éder Jofre
Uppercut
Manny Pacquiao Floyd Mayweather
Roy Jones Jr.
Oscar De La Hoya
David Eagle
Naseem Hamed
Hawk
Ricardo Mayorga
Hawk?
Rocky Marciano
Sendo
John L. Sullivan Floyd Patterson
Gazelle Punch
Razor Ruddock
Smash
Ricardo Lopez
Ricardo Martinez
Takahashi Naoto
Miyata
Manabu Fukushima
Itagaki
Yuri Arbachakov
Volg
Ozaki Fujio
Date
Hidekazu Akai
Sendo
Ike Quartey Kostya Tszyu
Muhammad Ali
Itagaki Shuffle
Roberto Durán
Takamura
Marvin Hagler
Salvador Sánchez
Sanada
Koichi Wajima
Frog Punch
Kid McCoy
Cork Screw Punch
Khaosai Galaxy
Jimmy Sisphar
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Jason
Shuji Takehara
Takamura
Parnell Whitaker
Saeki
Alexis Arguello
Kimura's Favorite Boxer
Yoshio Shirai
Young Kamogawa
Tsuneo Horiguchi
Young Nekota
Juan Manuel Márquez
Márquez
Maxie Rosenbloom
Kobashi


(more to come)