HAJIME NO IPPO – RISING
I have spent about ten years seeing Ippo Makunouchi go from a pathetic high-school student to a very respectful national boxing champion and a man who seeks to know what means to be strong. I love the manga, and this series is full of the things that made me a fan: funny events, good drama, awesome fights and, mainly, very likeable characters. This season has, between Sendou, Mashiba and even Volg “not-quite-the-red-cyclone” Zangief, all my favorites appearing on screen. Also, I have very… not enough… VERY HIGH expectations about the fight Ippo x Sawamura.
If the guy who used to scream MAKUNOUCHIIIII on the old series was back, this could even have gotten the number one spot.