Hajime no Ippo New Challenger

Japanese name: Hajime no Ippo New Challenger
Japanese name: はじめの一歩 New Challenger
English name: The First Step; Fighting Spirit
Dates: January 6, 2009-June 30, 2009 (January 7, 2009-July 1, 2009)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 25:29-25:59 (Wednesday, 1:29-1:59 am)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Creator(s): George Morikawa (manga)
Series Director: Jun Shishido
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Toshio Nakatani, Manabu Tamura
Planning: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (series composition)
Art Director: Kaneko Hidetoshi
Art Design: Chiharu Tanaka (color)
Character Designer(s): Koji Sigiura
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): sports (boxing), drama
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hajime no Ippo New Challenger go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: June 7, 2010
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