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Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
(はじめの一歩, lit. "The First Step") is a Japanese boxing manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. It has been serialized by Kodansha
Kodansha
in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 1989 and collected in over 119 tankōbon to date. It follows the story of high school student Makunouchi Ippo, as he begins his career in boxing and over time obtains many titles and defeats various opponents. A 76-episode anime adaptation titled Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! was produced by Madhouse, Nippon Television
Nippon Television
and VAP, directed by Satoshi Nishimura and ran on the Nippon Television
Nippon Television
Network from October 2000 to March 2002. A TV film and an OVA were also produced. On September 15, 2008 it was announced in Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Weekly Shōnen Magazine
that a second season of Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
would begin airing on January 6, 2009. The second season is called Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger and concluded on June 30, 2009. At the end of 2003, the first season of anime was licensed in North America by Geneon,[2] which released it under the name Fighting Spirit.

Contents

1 Story 2 Media

2.1 Manga 2.2 Anime

2.2.1 First season 2.2.2 TV film 2.2.3 OVA 2.2.4 Second season 2.2.5 Third season

2.3 Music

2.3.1 Anime
Anime
theme songs

2.4 DVD 2.5 Video games

3 Reception 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Story[edit] Main article: List of Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
characters Ippo Makunouchi was an extremely shy high school student, unable to make friends due to always being busy helping his mother run their family fishing charter business. Because he kept to himself, a group of bullies led by Umezawa got into the habit of picking on him. One day, when these bullies gave him a rather serious beating, a middleweight professional boxer who was passing by stopped them and took the injured Ippo to the Kamogawa Gym (鴨川ボクシングジム, Kamogawa Bokushingu Jimu), owned by retired boxer Genji Kamogawa, to treat his wounds. After Ippo awoke to the sounds of boxers training, the boxer who saved him, Mamoru Takamura, tried to cheer Ippo up by letting him vent his frustrations on a sandbag. It was then that they had their first glimpse into Ippo's talent for boxing. After that incident, Ippo gave the situation a lot of thought and decided that he would like to begin a career as a professional boxer. When he conveys this message to Mamoru Takamura, he gets verbally reprimanded: Takamura thought Ippo was taking professional boxing too lightly. However, Takamura felt that he couldn't outright refuse Ippo, especially since his feat of punching the sandbag much harder than anybody else in the gym (except for Takamura). Therefore, he challenges Ippo to catch 10 falling leaves from a tree simultaneously after a week of training, fully convinced that Ippo would fail, Takamura jogs away as he continues his roadwork. However, after a week of tough training, involving nightly hours, Ippo manages the technique in the nick of time. He waits for the jogging Takamura to come by his usual path and surprises him by catching all 10 of the falling leaves and only doing so with his left hand. This impresses Takamura greatly, and he informs Ippo that the action required to catch all 10 leaves is called a boxing jab. Takamura invites Ippo back to the boxing gym for introductions. When they got back to the gym, the coach, Genji Kamogawa, was not at all impressed by Makunouchi's lack of fighting spirit, and therefore, was challenged by Takamura to have a practice spar against a member of the gym. However, Kamogawa decides to give Ippo a severe challenge and tells him to spar with Miyata, who is 16, the same age as Ippo. Miyata is known as a boxing prodigy and is one of Kamogawa gym's future hopes. Takamura gets extremely worried with this prospect, as Miyata skill is way above the four-rounder pro boxer. As expected, Ippo loses by KO, but not until Miyata struggles dodging his punches and finally ends the match with his trump card: "The Counter". Coach Kamogawa decides that he has great fighting sense and spirit and decides to train him to eventually become the Japanese champion with a world ranking while Miyata became the OPBF (Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation) Champion. Both are expected to hit high in the rankings and, eventually, fight each other for the world champion's belt. The story focuses heavily on character development—even during the matches something is learned about both fighters. Ippo has a habit of running into his opponents before matches, giving him a chance to learn more about their backgrounds and even sympathize with them. Ippo is an extremely timid and modest person who never assumes that he is strong enough. He instead draws courage from seeing the strength of his opponent and realizing that he is able to stand up to it. Ippo and his friendly rivalry with Miyata is the main draw in the early part of the series. That later changes to Ippo's path toward the Japanese Featherweight Championship and eventually the world championship. Along the way the audience is given glimpses into the other characters' pasts, motivations, relationships to others, and current boxing trials. A colorful cast of supporting characters and opponents as well as side stories concerning their paths in the boxing world rounds out the series. Media[edit] Manga[edit] Main article: List of Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
manga volumes Anime[edit] See also: List of Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
episodes First season[edit] An anime television series based on the manga, Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! aired on Nippon Television
Nippon Television
between October 3, 2000, and March 26, 2002. TV film[edit] Fighting Spirit: Champion Road TV Special
Special
(はじめの一歩 TVスペシャル -Champion Road-, Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
Terebi Supesharu ~Chanpion Rōdo~), aired on April 18, 2003 on NTV. OVA[edit] Mashiba vs. Kimura, released on September 5, 2003. Second season[edit] The continuation of the series—called Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (はじめの一歩 New Challenger)—started on January 6, 2009, on Nippon Television[3] and ended on June 30, 2009. Third season[edit] Rikiya Koyama, the voice actor of the Mamoru Takamura character in the Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
boxing anime franchise, revealed in his blog in 2009 that a sequel to the Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger television series is being planned. Koyama was posting about the end of dialog recording for the series, since the cast just finished work on the 26th and final episode. (The final episode, "New Challenger", aired in Japan on June 30, 2009.) At the end of his Friday blog entry, he wrote, "Of course, a sequel is also being planned!!"[4] On July 19, 2013, it was reported in that year's 34th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Weekly Shōnen Magazine
that a third season of Hajime no Ippo will air in the fall 2013 season. The third season, titled Hajime no Ippo: Rising, premiered October 6, 2013, and ended on March 29, 2014. It featured 25 new episodes. Music[edit] The music for the first anime series was composed by Tsuneo Imahori, who also did the third opening theme song. Tracks of guitars, drums, piano, horns, and combinations of the instruments were used to help accentuate the mood and action of the scenes. The soundtrack was released in Japan on two CDs, First KO and Final Round. The music for the second series was composed by Hideki Taniuchi. In the third series, Yoshihisa Hirano and Tsuneo Imahori
Tsuneo Imahori
are credited for the music. Anime
Anime
theme songs[edit]

Opening Theme Songs

"Under Star" by Shocking Lemon (Episodes 1-25) "Inner Light" by Shocking Lemon (Episodes 26-52,TV Movie) "Tumbling Dice" by Tsuneo Imahori
Tsuneo Imahori
(Episodes 53-76) "Hekireki" by Last Alliance (Second Series, Episode 1-26)[5] "Yakan Hikou" by Wasureranneyo (Third Series, Episode 1-25)

Closing Theme Songs

"Yuuzora no Kamihikouki" by Mori Naoya (Episodes 1-25,TV Movie) "360°" by Mori Naoya (Episodes 26-52,75,OVA) "Eternal Loop" by Saber Tiger (Episodes 53-74, 76) "8 AM" by Coldrain
Coldrain
(Second Series, Episode 1-26)[5] "Buchikome!!" by Shikuramen (Third Series, Episode 1-25)

DVD[edit] Geneon
Geneon
distributed the Fighting Spirit series in North America on 15 DVDs with five episodes per disc. The first DVD was released on July 6, 2004 and the fifteenth released on December 19, 2006.[6] The DVDs included English and Spanish language tracks, as well as the original Japanese. The TV film Champion Road has been released in North America on DVD by Geneon. There are no plans to release the OVA, Mashiba vs. Kimura. Disc sales of the series did not break even. The first DVD was the best selling at ~5,000 units with each DVD afterwards selling ~1,000 units.[citation needed] As Geneon
Geneon
USA closed its doors at the end of 2007, the US rights of the series are in question. Video games[edit] There have been some video games based on the series, first released on the PlayStation, then later the PlayStation
PlayStation
2 and Game Boy Advance, and recently to Wii. Two of the games have been released in North America and in PAL territories. There was some confusion regarding the Western title Victorious Boxers
Victorious Boxers
2: Fighting Spirit before its Western release. This is generally assumed to be the same game as Hajime no Ippo 2: Victorious Road, when actually it is the next title in the series, Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
- The Fighting! All Stars.[7] The Japanese released Victorious Road is unique amongst the titles as it includes the option to create your own boxer and control his training, diet, weight etc. The second Western title, Fighting Spirit, gives the player a choice of over 70 fighters for VS play. Each title has its own story mode which closely follows that of the manga. Recently, Ippo and Takamura have also appeared in the crossover video game Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen! as playable characters.

System English Title Japanese Title English Translation

PlayStation N/A はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

PlayStation
PlayStation
2 Victorious Boxers: Ippo's Road to Glory[8] はじめの一歩 VICTORIOUS BOXERS Hajime no Ippo: Victorious Boxers

N/A はじめの一歩2 VICTORIOUS ROAD Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
2: Victorious Road[9]

Victorious Boxers
Victorious Boxers
2: Fighting Spirit はじめの一歩 ALL☆STARS Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
- The Fighting! All Stars[10]

Game Boy Advance N/A はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting![11]

Nintendo DS N/A はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Wii Victorious Boxers: Revolution はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! Revolution Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting Revolution[12]

PSP N/A はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! Portable Victorious Spirits Hajime no Ippo: THE FIGHTING! Portable Victorious Spirits[13]

PlayStation
PlayStation
3 N/A はじめの一歩 THE FIGHTING! Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting![14]

Reception[edit] As of October 2013, Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
has sold over 94 million copies.[15] In 1991, the manga won the Kodansha
Kodansha
Manga
Manga
Award for shōnen.[16] Anime
Anime
Academy gave the first anime series a glowing response; all five reviewers rated it above 90%, with one referring to the series as "the cream of the crop" of the sports genre in anime, and another stating that "fighting and character development have never tangoed so well together".[17] Fanboy.com listed the series as one of their "Top Ten Underrated Manga".[18]

Source Reviewer Grade / Score Notes

Anime
Anime
News Network Carl Kimlinger Overall (dub): B Overall (sub): A- Story: B Animation: B+ Art: B+ Music: B+ DVD/ Anime
Anime
Review of Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road, TV Special

See also[edit]

Sports
Sports
portal

References[edit]

^ "Fighting Spirit DVD 3". Right Stuf Inc. Retrieved January 20, 2018.  ^ " Geneon
Geneon
Licenses". Anime
Anime
News Network. Retrieved April 4, 2007.  ^ "はじめの一歩 New Challenger". ntv.co.jp. Nippon Television. Retrieved August 6, 2013.  ^ Sequel to Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger Being Planned, Anime
Anime
News Network website ^ a b The Official Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
music page on NTV's Website ^ "Fighting Spirit". Geneon. Retrieved April 23, 2007.  ^ " Victorious Boxers
Victorious Boxers
2: Fighting Spirit Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on September 8, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2007.  ^ " PlayStation
PlayStation
2 - Victorious Boxers". PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground. Retrieved April 4, 2007.  ^ " Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
2: Victorious Road for PS2". GameSpot. Retrieved April 4, 2007.  ^ GameSpot. " Victorious Boxers
Victorious Boxers
2: Fighting Spirit for PS2". Retrieved April 4, 2007.  ^ " Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
GAMEBOY ADVANCE". Entertainment Software Publishing. Retrieved March 24, 2007.  ^ " Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
Revolution Page". MouRa. Retrieved March 24, 2007.  ^ " Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
Revolution Page". MouRa. Retrieved August 1, 2008.  ^ " Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
game announced for PS3". Gematsu. Retrieved September 9, 2014.  ^ "テレビ試写室 : 「はじめの一歩 Rising」 鴨川会長の声にも"注目"". Mainichi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2015-04-20.  ^ Joel Hahn. " Kodansha
Kodansha
Manga
Manga
Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21.  ^ " Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
Review". Anime
Anime
Academy. Retrieved 2009-01-08.  ^ "Underrated Manga: Hajime no Ippo". Fanboy.com. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 

External links[edit]

Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
official manga website (in Japanese) Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
official anime website (in Japanese) Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
official anime website at VAP (in Japanese) Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
(manga) at Anime
Anime
News Network's encyclopedia

v t e

Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
by George Morikawa

Characters Volumes

1–20 21–40 41–60 61–80 81–100 101–current

Episodes

Victorious Boxers: Ippo's Road to Glory Victorious Boxers
Victorious Boxers
2: Fighting Spirit Victorious Boxers: Revolution

v t e

Series currently running in Weekly Shōnen
Shōnen
Magazine

Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond
Act II Ahiru no Sora Days Domestic Girlfriend Fire Force Fuuka Hajime no Ippo Juliet of Boarding School Seitokai Yakuindomo The Seven Deadly Sins To Your Eternity Tsuredure Children

Website: www.shonenmagazine.com

v t e

Kodansha
Kodansha
Manga
Manga
Award – Shōnen

1970s

Black Jack and The Three-Eyed One
The Three-Eyed One
by Ozamu Tezuka (1977) Football Hawk by Noboru Kawasaki (1978) Tonda Couple by Kimio Yanagisawa (1979)

1980s

Susano Oh
Susano Oh
by Gō Nagai
Gō Nagai
(1980) Sanshirō of 1, 2 by Makoto Kobayashi (1981) Gakuto Retsuden by Motoka Murakami (1982) The Kabocha Wine
The Kabocha Wine
by Mitsuru Miura (1983) Bats & Terry by Yasuichi Ōshima (1984) Bari Bari Densetsu
Bari Bari Densetsu
by Shuichi Shigeno (1985) Kōtarō Makaritōru! by Tatsuya Hiruta (1986) Ironfist Chinmi
Ironfist Chinmi
by Takeshi Maekawa
Takeshi Maekawa
(1987) Mister Ajikko by Daisuke Terasawa (1988) Meimon! Daisan Yakyūbu by Toshiyuki Mutsu (1989)

1990s

Shura no Mon by Masatoshi Kawahara (1990) Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo
by George Morikawa (1991) Kaze Hikaru: Koshien by Sanbachi Kawa and Tarō Nami (1992) 3×3 Eyes
3×3 Eyes
by Yuzo Takada (1993) Aoki Densetsu Shoot!
Aoki Densetsu Shoot!
by Tsukasa Ōshima (1994) The Kindaichi Case Files
The Kindaichi Case Files
by Yōsaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato (1995) Shōta no Sushi by Daisuke Terasawa (1996) Ryūrōden by Yoshito Yamahara (1997) Great Teacher Onizuka
Great Teacher Onizuka
by Tooru Fujisawa (1998) Chamaleon by Toshiyuki Mutsu (1999)

2000s

Legendary Gambler Tetsuya by Fūmei Sai and Yasushi Hoshino (2000) Love Hina
Love Hina
by Ken Amatsu (2001) Cromartie High School
Cromartie High School
by Eiji Nonaka and Beck by Harold Sakuishi (2002) Kunimitsu no Matsuri, by Yūma Andō and Masashi Asaki (2003) Shana Ō Yoshitsune by Hirofumi Sawada (2004) Capeta
Capeta
by Masahito Soda (2005) Air Gear
Air Gear
by Oh! great
Oh! great
(2006) Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei
Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei
by Kōji Kumeta and Dear Boys: Act 2 by Hiroki Yagami (2007) Saikyō! Toritsu Aoizaka Kōkō Yakyūbu by Motoyuki Tanaka (2008) Q.E.D. by Motohiro Katou and Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
by Hiro Mashima
Hiro Mashima
(2009)

2010s

Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond
by Yuji Terajima (2010) Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
by Hajime Isayama
Hajime Isayama
(2011) Mashiro no Oto by Marimo Ragawa (2012) Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April
by Naoshi Arakawa (2013) Baby Steps
Baby Steps
by Hikaru Katsuki (2014) The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki and Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
by Wataru Watanabe (2015) Days by Tsuyoshi Yasuda (2016) Altair: A Record of Battles by Kotono Katō (2017)

v t e

Works of Madhouse

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Films

1980s

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
Unico
(1981) Natsu e no Tobira
Natsu e no Tobira
(1981) Haguregumo
Haguregumo
(1982) Harmagedon (1983) Unico
Unico
in the Island of Magic (1983) Barefoot Gen (1983) Lensman (1984) The Dagger of Kamui (1985) Barefoot Gen 2
Barefoot Gen 2
(1986) Phoenix: Ho-ō (1986) Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986) Wicked City (1987) Neo Tokyo (1987) Twilight of the Cockroaches
Twilight of the Cockroaches
(1987) Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (1988)

1990s

A Wind Named Amnesia
A Wind Named Amnesia
(1990) Urusei Yatsura: Always, My Darling (1991) Ninja Scroll
Ninja Scroll
(1993) Anne no Nikki
Anne no Nikki
(1995) Memories (segment Stink Bomb) (1995) Yawara!
Yawara!
Special
Special
- Zutto Kimi no Koto ga (1996) X (1996) Perfect Blue (1997) Clover (1999) Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)

2000s

Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura
Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000) Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) Metropolis (2001) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2001) Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet (2001) WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road (2003) Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003) Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
(2003) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Paprika (2006) Cinnamon the Movie (2007) Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) Piano no Mori
Piano no Mori
(2007) Hells (2008) Summer Wars
Summer Wars
(2009) Mai Mai Miracle
Mai Mai Miracle
(2009) Redline (2009) Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

2010s

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010) The Tibetan Dog (2011) The Princess and the Pilot
The Princess and the Pilot
(2011) Wolf Children
Wolf Children
(2012) Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013) Death Billiards (2013) Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission (2013) No Game No Life: Zero (2017) Kimi no Koe o Todoketai (2017)

Television series

Pre–2000s

Nobody's Boy: Remi (1977–1978) Treasure Island (1978–1979) Galactic Patrol Lensman (1984–1985) Yawara!
Yawara!
(1989–1992) DNA²
DNA²
(1994) Azuki-chan
Azuki-chan
(1995–1998) Trigun
Trigun
(1998) Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura
(1998–2000) Master Keaton
Master Keaton
(1998–2000) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden (1998–1999) Super Doll Licca-chan (1998–1999) Pet Shop of Horrors
Pet Shop of Horrors
(1999) Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (1999) Di Gi Charat (1999–2001) Reign: The Conqueror (1999) Magic User's Club
Magic User's Club
(1999) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V (1999–2000)

2000–2005

Boogiepop Phantom
Boogiepop Phantom
(2000) Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000) Hidamari no Ki
Hidamari no Ki
(2000) Sakura Wars (2000) Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (2000–2002) Beyblade
Beyblade
(2001) Galaxy Angel
Galaxy Angel
(2001–2004) Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (2001) Chance Pop Session (2001) Magical Meow Meow Taruto
Magical Meow Meow Taruto
(2001) X (2001–2002) Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution (2002) Chobits
Chobits
(2002) Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
(2002) Pita-Ten
Pita-Ten
(2002) Dragon Drive
Dragon Drive
(2002–2003) Hanada Shōnen
Shōnen
Shi (2002–2003) Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (2002) Rizelmine
Rizelmine
(2002) Mirage of Blaze
Mirage of Blaze
(2002) Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003) Texhnolyze (2003) Gungrave (2003–2004) Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004) Uninhabited Planet Survive!
Uninhabited Planet Survive!
(2003–2004) Di Gi Charat Nyo! (2003–2004) Gokusen (2004) Jubei-chan: The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu (2004) Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent
(2004) Tenjho Tenge
Tenjho Tenge
(2004) Monster (2004–2005) BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005) Sweet Valerian
Sweet Valerian
(2004) Strawberry 100% (2005) Akagi (2005–2006) Paradise Kiss (2005) Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (2005)

2006–2010

Kiba (2006–2007) Strawberry Panic!
Strawberry Panic!
(2006) NANA (2006–2007) The Story of Saiunkoku (2006–2008) Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
(2006) Yume Tsukai (2006) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
(2006–2007) Kemonozume
Kemonozume
(2006) A Spirit of the Sun
A Spirit of the Sun
(2006) Death Note
Death Note
(2006–2007) Tokyo Tribe 2 (2006–2007) Claymore (2007) Oh! Edo Rocket (2007) Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection
(2007) Dennō Coil
Dennō Coil
(2007) Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
(2007) Shigurui (2007) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji (2007–2008) Neuro: Supernatural Detective (2007–2008) Mokke
Mokke
(2007–2008) MapleStory (2007–2008) Ani*Kuri15
Ani*Kuri15
(animated sequence) (2007–2008) Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
(2008–2009) Allison & Lillia (2008) Kamen no Maid Guy (2008) Top Secret ~The Revelation~ (2008) Kaiba
Kaiba
(2008) Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008) Casshern Sins
Casshern Sins
(2008–2009) Kurozuka (2008) Mōryō no Hako
Mōryō no Hako
(2008) One Outs
One Outs
(2008–2009) Stitch!
Stitch!
(2008–2010) Chaos;Head (2008) Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009) Rideback (2009) Sōten Kōro
Sōten Kōro
(2009) Needless
Needless
(2009) Kobato
Kobato
(2009–2010) Aoi Bungaku (2009)

2010s

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin (2010) The Tatami Galaxy
The Tatami Galaxy
(2010) Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead
(2010) Marvel Anime
Anime
(2010–2011) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (2011) Hunter × Hunter
Hunter × Hunter
(2011–2014) Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
(2011–2013) The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
(2012) Btooom!
Btooom!
(2012) Photo Kano (2013) Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God
(2013) Hajime no Ippo: Rising (2013–2014) Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond
(2013–2016) Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
(2014) The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
(2014) No Game No Life
No Game No Life
(2014) Hanayamata (2014) Parasyte
Parasyte
-the maxim- (2014–2015) Death Parade
Death Parade
(2015) My Love Story!!
My Love Story!!
(2015) Overlord (2015–present) One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
(2015) Prince of Stride: Alternative (2016) Alderamin on the Sky
Alderamin on the Sky
(2016) All Out!!
All Out!!
(2016–2017) ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017) A Place Further than the Universe
A Place Further than the Universe
(2018) Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2018) Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (2018) Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others
(2018)

OVAs

1980s

Wounded Man (1986–1988) Phoenix: Yamato / Space (1987) Bride of Deimos
Bride of Deimos
(1988) Demon City Shinjuku
Demon City Shinjuku
(1988) Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
(1988–1989) The Enemy's the Pirates! (1989) (episodes 1 and 2) Goku Midnight Eye
Goku Midnight Eye
(1989)

1990s

Cyber City Oedo 808
Cyber City Oedo 808
(1990–1991) Record of Lodoss War (1990–1991) Devil Hunter Yohko
Devil Hunter Yohko
(1990–1995) Doomed Megalopolis (1991–1992) Yawara!
Yawara!
Soreyuke Koshinuke Kizzu (1992) Tokyo Babylon
Tokyo Babylon
(1992–1994) Zetsuai 1989
Zetsuai 1989
(1992, 1994) Battle Angel (1993) Mermaid's Scar (1993) The Cockpit (segment Slipstream) (1993) Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (1994) Phantom Quest Corp.
Phantom Quest Corp.
(1994–1995) Clamp in Wonderland (1994, 2007) Spirit Warrior (1994) Bio Hunter
Bio Hunter
(1995) Birdy the Mighty
Birdy the Mighty
(1996–1997) Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997–1998) Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)

2000s

Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey (2002–2003) Trava: Fist Planet (2003) The Animatrix
The Animatrix
(animated sequence) (2003) Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura (2003) Lament of the Lamb
Lament of the Lamb
(2003–2004) Aquarian Age: The Movie (2003) Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! (2003) Tsuki no Waltz
Tsuki no Waltz
(2004) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
(2005) Last Order: Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy
VII (2005) Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007) Batman: Gotham Knight (animated sequence) (2008) Hellsing
Hellsing
Ultimate V-VII (2008–2009)

2010s

Supernatural: The Anime
Anime
Series (2011) Arata-naru Sekai (2012) Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)

Video games

Earnest Evans
Earnest Evans
(1991) Wild Arms (1996) Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (2010) Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP OP (2012) Persona 4 Golden OP (2012) Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4 Arena
OP (2012) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (2014)

Category

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MAPPA

Television series

Kids on the Slope
Kids on the Slope
(2012) Teekyu
Teekyu
(2012–2013) Hajime no Ippo: Rising (2013–2014) Terror in Resonance
Terror in Resonance
(2014) Garo: The Animation (2014–2015) Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (2014) Punch Line (2015) Ushio and Tora
Ushio and Tora
(2015–2016) Garo: Crimson Moon (2015–2016) Days (2016) Yuri on Ice
Yuri on Ice
(2016) Idol Incidents
Idol Incidents
(2017) Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (2017) Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler
Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler
(2017) Altair: A Record of Battles (2017) Garo: Vanishing Line (2017–2018) Inuyashiki
Inuyashiki
(2017) Banana Fish
Banana Fish
(2018) Dororo
Dororo
(TBA)

Feature films

Garo: Divine Flame (2016) In This Corner of the World (201

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