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Aoki is the « weak link »  of the Takamura Crew, he is not as good as Kimura or Takamura. However he is not that bad either, and ranks fairly well in his weightclass despite his mudfights. He works part-time at a noodle restaurant, and has peculiar taste as far as women are concerned.

Punches : Double-Punch, Frog Punch, Look Away...
Stance : ...
Fighting Style : Infighter.
WeightClass : Lightweight
Club : Kamogawa

     
   

Date Eiji is the featherweight national champion. He’s a perfect style, is very aggressive and agile. He uses feints and his great experience (28 years old) allows him to adapt to any situation. He’s a friend of Takamura’s and aims at gaining the World Title Belt like him. He decided to stay in japan a little longer, though... Go figure why ;)

Coups : CorkScrew Punch
Garde : ...
Style de combat : Boxeur au Corps à Corps
Catégorie : Poids Plume
Club : Nakadai

   

Fujii Minoru is a journalist at the monthly Boxing fan magazine. He started a young prospects project thanks to which he encountered Ippo. Ippo owes him a great part of his popularity. He's been following him since his fight against Miyata at the kamogawa Gym. He also has an interest in other boxers such as Mashiba, Hayami...

   

A bad-ass looking opponent for Ippo’s second fight. Not a fair fighter, given he waits for the referee's view to be blocked to throw in fouls such as headbutts. He will finally have a taste at Makunouchi’s power though.

Punches : Headbutt
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Maeda

The star, with a huge pack of fangirls shouting his name and a KO streak. His Shotgun also contributes to his popularity. Even though he’s talented, he trains hard and doesn’t neglect the basics.

Punches : Shotgun
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Out-boxer
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Otowa

Iimura Mari is Fujii’s new colleague. Even though there a re few women is this branch, she insisted on taking the job. Arrogant, beautiful, she knows boxing very well. She always has good intel about Ippo’s future opponents.
 
   

The Kamogawa Boxing Gym’s owner. He liked Ippo from the start and personally trains him. he used to box pretty well and is a renowned coach. His main task is to keep the three stooges Aoki, Kimura and Takamura in control. His training style preaches guts and willpower, and it fits Ippo perfectly.

     
   

Another K.B.G. pro. One of the best in his weightclass, slightly better than his best pal Aoki. This outboxer is always ready for a good joke, but he’s still aiming at conquering the belt.

Punches : Dragon Fish Blow
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Out-Boxer.
Weightclass : Junior Lightweight
Club : Kamogawa

     
 
   

The second opponent Ippo fights in the Rookie championship. He’s weak, but represents the worst kind of opponent for Ippo. He fights with his head and only wants to win by points. He has comfidence in his ouboxing skills.

Punches : ...
Stance : Crossarm block
Fighting style : Out-Boxer
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Otaki

     
   

Ippo’s mother. She’s been raising Ippo alone since his husband’s death, while managing a fishingboat shop. She doesn’t like that her son boxes, because she doesn’t want him to be hurt, but in the end she still supports him in his career.

 

     
 
   

Ippo Makunouchi is a high school boy who’ll learn boxing by chance, after he met with a confirmed pro boxer, Takamura. His main assets are his unrivaled power and his neverending courage. He’s an in-fighter, always dashing forward and loking for close combat. He’s a good, kind-hearted guy, which is rather rare and funny in his branch. Ippo loves his mother and has a crush on Kumi, Mashiba’s sister. He took up boxing in order to know « what its means to be strong »

Punches : Liver Blow, Gazelle Punch, Dempsey Roll
Stance : Peek-a-boo
Fighting style : Infighter.
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Kamogawa

The dark character of the manga. A fake bad guy with big eyebrows... he seeks to be world champion in order to be able to look after his sister (their parents died in a car crash). He’s an outboxer with a special jab, the Flicker jab, part of the Hitman style he uses that consists in lowering his left guard to go for total offense.

Punches : Flicker Jab, Chopping Right
Stance : Hitman style
Fighting style : Out-Boxer
Weightclass : Featherweight > Junior Lightweight
Club : Tôhô

   

Mashiba’s sister. Ther parents died in a car accident and they’ve been surviving since. She meets with Ippo while working at a bakery, but she’ll become a nurse and will therefore encouter Ippo more later. However, they’re both very shy, and lots of weird situations will happen because of that.

     
Miyata is the son of a former pro that used to outbox very well and was forced to retire after a cruel defeat. He aims at proving that his father’s style isn’t wrong by becoming world champion. At first, he's the rising start of the Kamogawa Gym, but after Ippo's arrival he prefers to change clubs to train alone and take his revenge. He’s Ippo’s fated rival, the whole story revolves around their third confrontation (1 win, 1 loss at the moment).

Punches : Jolt
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Out-Boxer
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Kamogawa > Kawahara
 

Nekota Ginpachi is Kamogawa’s old pal/rival. He lives alone up in the mountains with his dog Hachi. Their record is stuck at 2 wins each, and a draw : therefore each time they meet they try to settle the score^^

   

The first real opponent Ippo faces. He has a good right, but lacks motivation and doesn’t train. He’s full of himself. His coach, however, manages to find a way to pump him up right before the match...

Punches : ...
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Junior Lightweight > Featherweight
Club : Nishikawa

     
   

Okita Keigo is last year's Rookie King. He's Date Eiji's fan and attends the same gym as him in order to attain his level. He tries to copy Date’s style and it works fairly well as he’s ranked 5th. He plans to prevent Ippo from challenging Date so he offers him a match.

Punches : CorkScrew Punch
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Nakadai

     

   

Ozuma is big, black, and american. He’s in the US army and stationed in Japan, so he started boxing not to feel alone. He possesses insane hooks (Takamura-like) that will give our hero a run for his money. He wants to win the Rookie Kings so that he can help his friends at the boxing gym with the money made.

Punches : ...
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Hachinoe

     
 
   

Ponchai Chuwatana is a tough Thai boxer ranked 3rd in his country. Kamogawa cannot find enough data on him, so Ippo will be stressed a lot before the fight. He’s got guts, and will try to exchange blows with Ippo, being conmfident in his training.

Punches : ...
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : ...

 
   

The Speed Star. Ranked 3rd in the Featherweight class, he relies on sheer footwork speed. He used to be an Olympic contender before going pro. He’s just boxing for the thrill of it he’s Makunouchi’s opponent during the Class A Tournament, the winner of which gains the right to challenge the current champion in the Champion Carnival.

Punches : Flicker Jab
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Out-boxer
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club :

 

Now we’re talking... He’s Ippo's first contact with the boxing world, and he sort of is the role model of Ippo, Aoki and Kimura. Technical, powerful, flawless... he is gunning for the World Title Belt in 6 weightclasses, no less. On the other side, he's the head of the Three Stooges (with Aoki and Kimura) and is nicknamed The Lord of the Perverts for his...shameless behavior^^ He does understand he carries with him the hopes of his friends, though. The most hilarious character ever !

Punches : ...
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Middleweight
Club : Kamogawa

   

An infighter from Osaka, very much like Ippo. Devastating power, great willpower, tough at taking hits. He likes infighting because it's thrilling and manly. Especially against tough guys ; that’s why he is looking forward to fighting Ippo so much.

Punches : Smash, Modified Smash
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Osaka

     
   

Ranked 4th in the Featherweight division, Akira Shigeta is right-handed but uses a left-handed guard. He chose this peculiar style on purpose to destabilize his opponents by his fast and powerful jabs.

Punches : ...
Stance : Southpaw
Style : Out-boxeur
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Shin-Nihon

     
   

He studies at Ippo’s high school. He used to bully him but ends up being his best friend...! He now works at the Makunouchi boat fishing shop so that Ippo can continue his career without worrying about his mom. He also prepares a manga about Ippo ... :)

 
   

Vorg comes from Russia with a great record : more than 200 fights and an Amateur World Champion title. He went pro in order to help his mother back home, who’s sick. Rather calm and composed, he becomes a beast once he steps in the ring. He’s very skilled in every aspect, and is only one step away from the Title Belt. The last step is Ippo, though...

Punches : White Fang
Stance : ...
Fighting style : Infighter
Weightclass : Featherweight
Club : Otowa

 
 
   

A.K.A. Geromichi. He is Ippo’s first kouhai at the gym, not to mention the fact that he’s a big fan of our hero. He has no physical abilities, and is a crybaby. But he keeps training with the Kamogawa crew for a while...

Punches : ...
Stance : ...
Fighting style : ...
Weightclass : ...
Club : Kamogawa

 
    Kamogawa’s assistant at the gym. He has a happy face and a good temper. He quickly becomes friend with Ippo. Even though he is not very useful throughout the series, he’s always around and helps building the universe Ippo evolves in.
     
    Dr Yamaguchi was a former National Judo athlete. She now is a beautiful bone doctor specialised in fighting sports. She will take care of Ippo throughout his career and will be of great help to him.