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Hajime no Ippo Manga Takes a Week Off

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George Morikawa’s Hajime no Ippo manga has been running in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 1989, and it’s about to take another very brief break. As revealed in this year’s 20th issue of the magazine, the series will be on hiatus this week. This isn’t due to an illness or anything like that, but is instead being put in place so Morikawa can prepare for the combined 21st and 22nd double issue of the magazine.

The series is available in English through K MANGA, which describes it like so:

What does it feel like to be strong? That’s the question on the mind of Ippo Makunouchi, a clumsy high-school kid who gets bullied a lot. But when he runs into pro boxer Mamoru Takamura, it isn’t long before the dynamite in his fists is unleashed! Dreaming of joining Takamura in the pro ranks, Ippo joins him at the Kamogawa Boxing Gym—and there his quest for true strength begins, in and out of the ring!

Hajime no Ippo first made the leap to TV anime in 2000, with Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger and Hajime no Ippo Rising following in 2009 and 2013, respectively. The first anime is available on disc through Discotek Media and some of the anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Via Anime News Network