We enjoyed the original Hajime no Ippo immensley.
Ippo Makunouchi continues his boxing career and his goal on knowing the meaning of being strong, and the desire on fighting his idol Ichiro Miyata once again. Along him are pro boxers Takamura, Aoki and Kimura that each one of them aspire to their own dreams.
The story resumes from where the first series ended, with the Miyata Ichirou vs. Arnie Gregory story arc. The series also covered Date Eiji’s rematch with Ricardo Martinez, Ippo’s fight against former kouhai Yamada Naomichi (Hammer Nao), Itagaki’s debut match against Makino Fumito, and Takamura’s Jr Middleweight championship match against Bryan Hawk.