The season 3 of the sports anime ended with a smashing win and since then many are waiting for Ippo to get back in the boxing ring. “Hajime No Ippo season 4” is rumored to be in the early stages of its production, the anime is based on the manga of the same name created by George Morikawa and developed into anime series by Madhouse studio. The series ran for its first season in 2002 and was later continued with its second season in 2009. Likewise, its third season also aired after a wait of 4 years for the fans.
The anime follows the story of a young boy named Ippo Makunouchi who is always busy in helping his mom run their family business. Because he has no friends he is often bullied by a few other kids. One day he gets a serious beating from the bullies and that’s when Mamoru Takamura, a professional boxer saves him. Later he takes injured Ippo to the Kamogawa Gym where he trains. As the Ippo sees the boxers training with a lot of enthusiasm he grows in anger for what happened to him. Takamura lets Ippo vent his frustrations on a sand bag and that’s when he sees the glimpse of the talent Ippo have for boxing. Later Ippo decides to become a professional boxer but faces a lot of challenges in order to win the right to trained by Takamura and old man Kamogawa.
The show has been able to land powerful punches which left a great impact in the hearts of the fans. This is the reason why a lot of fans are asking for the Hajime No Ippo season 4. Previous seasons of the anime and the till-date released manga have been very popular amongst the domestic and worldwide audience. As of October 2013, Hajime No Ippo has sold over 93 million copies. The manga had been rated in the top ranking lists and had won many awards over the years. That is why Madhouse studio is still interested in developing Hajime No Ippo season 4.
Spoilers for Hajime No Ippo season 4
It is believed that after the finale of season 3, it is going to be an emotionally challenging time for Ippo. In the Hajime No Ippo season 4, he will be struggling to find out why he is really fighting. He has already won many titles and has proven himself to be one of the best boxers in the world. Not only this, the Hajime No Ippo season4 will give that match to the fans for which they have been urging for, the friendly fight between Miyata and Ippo. They both had their first fight in the season 1 when Kamogawa challenged him since then both have looked up to each other as a source of motivation. The friendly rivalry between them has caused them to become even stronger.
The Release Date of Hajime No Ippo season 4
The fans are waiting for “Hajime No Ippo season 4” to be released soon but Madhouse studio may have been thinking otherwise, it is still unknown to us. There are possibilities that the season 4 will be in the works soon and it may hit the audience by the fall of 2018.