Chapter Info
Volume: 23
Chapter: 198
Japanese Title:
Romanized Title:
Total Pages: 21
Chapter Chronology
Previous Next

Playback is the 198th chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.



Ippo returns home from his date with Kumi, but he is visibly depressed, which leaves his mother and Umezawa talking about him.

Later, Ippo goes to the gym and asks the trio for if they have a video of his fight with Date. Takamura tells him that he recorded it, and he can go to his house and watch it.

At Takamura's apartment, Ippo watches his title fight, and analyzes it round by round. He realizes that Date was just as hurt as him, and would have lost if he had received a damaging body blow. Ippo then reflects on the fact that while he wanted to have a good match, the only thing on Date's mind was winning. He also comes to the conclusion that loving boxing is not enough to win every time. Meanwhile, outside the apartment, Takamura, Aoki and Kimura decide to return later so Ippo can have more time for himself.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.