The Face of the Genius
Chapter Info
Volume: 7
Chapter: 56
Japanese Title: 天才の素顔
Romanized Title: Tensai no sugao
Total Pages: 20
WSM Issue: ?
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 The Face of the Genius is the fifty-sixth chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.



Ippo watches slow motion videos of Hayami defeating his opponents, hoping to learn a way to defeat him. His mother asks if she can watch TV, but he says he needs to study, they end up conversing about Miyata's chances with his counter, which gives Ippo an idea.

The next day at the Otowa Boxing Gym, Fujii and his partner arrive to talk to Hayami. The boxer tells them that he will not study any of Ippo's matches as he considers him a disappointment. He also tells them that his arrogant attitude is just a way of making boxing in japan more popular, which is the reason for which he takes advantage of all the attention from the media. He then begins training, and as Fujii leaves, he notes that Ippo just might lose this fight.

Meanwhile at the Kamogawa Boxing Gym, Ippo tells a surprised Kamogawa to teach him how to execute the counter.

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