It’s been a long time coming, but fans of the Hajime no Ippo boxing saga have a new place to read George Morikawa’s source material in English. The first 10 volumes of the manga—covering Rounds 1-87—are now available through Kodansha’s K MANGA service, with new chapters to come out on a weekly basis.
Here’s how K MANGA describes the series, which has been running in the pages of Weekly Shonen Magazine since 1989:
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!
Thus far, Hajime no Ippo has been collected in 138 volumes and counting, so there’s a long way to go after this first batch!
Source: K Manga