Via Newtype USA: Satoshi Nishimura on Hajime no Ippo (December 2004)

Satoshi Nishimura talks about adapting Kodansha Award-Winning manga Hajime no Ippo into TV anime Hajime no Ippo, roughly outlining his stance on this adaptation as a fairly strict “stick-to-the-source” tack.

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3 thoughts on “Via Newtype USA: Satoshi Nishimura on Hajime no Ippo (December 2004)

  1. They did a great job for being a slavishly close adaptation. Compared to newer iterations, Ippo’s original run had tightly paced and executed fights. Reflects the difference between Madhouse then and now I suppose.

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