Fighting Spirit Filler List

(Hajime no Ippo)

Updated on January 7, 2018

Fighting Spirit was an anime series that ran from 2000 to 2002. In total 75 episodes of Fighting Spirit were aired. With a total of 2 reported filler episodes, Fighting Spirit has a very low filler percentage of 3%.

Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo's classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo's journey to the top of the boxing world begins.

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Filler Episodes:31, 52
Canon Episodes:1-30, 32-51, 53-75

Fighting Spirit Episode List

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1The first stepCanon2000-10-04
2Fruits of laborCanon2000-10-11
3Tears of joyCanon2000-10-18
4Shadow boxingCanon2000-10-18
53 months to counterCanon2000-11-01
6The opening bell of the rematchCanon2000-11-08
7The destructive force of 1 cmCanon2000-11-15
8Promise to meet againCanon2000-11-22
9C Class LicenseCanon2000-11-29
10Debut matchCanon2000-12-06
11Obsession for victoryCanon2000-12-13
12Becoming a bully's buddyCanon2000-12-20
13The Eastern Japan Rookie Championship Tournament BeginsCanon2000-12-27
14Powerful Arms! Hook vs. Uppercut!Canon2001-01-10
15Test of EnduranceCanon2001-01-17
16Anticipating a Fierce FightCanon2001-01-24
17Ippo on the BeachCanon2001-01-31
19K.O. DreamCanon2001-02-14
20The Threat of ShotgunCanon2001-02-21
21The Way to Capture a ProdigyCanon2001-02-28
22Forward! Forward!!Canon2001-03-07
23The Other Semi-FinalCanon2001-03-14
24To the Promised Place...Canon2001-03-21
25Grudges, Sorrows & DreamsCanon2001-03-28
26The Battle for DistanceCanon2001-04-04
27Death MatchCanon2001-04-11
28Victory or DefeatCanon2001-04-18
29Rocky of NaniwaCanon2001-04-25
30To Enemy GroundCanon2001-05-02
31Traces of Intense BattlesFiller2001-05-09
32Throw Your Right!Canon2001-05-16
33Smash ForceCanon2001-05-23
34The Rookie KingCanon2001-05-30
35The Continuing JourneyCanon2001-06-06
36The Champ and ICanon2001-06-13
37A Thing to Strive ForCanon2001-06-20
38Two Rookies of the YearCanon2001-06-27
39Challenge in a Foreign LandCanon2001-07-04
40A Counter to Surpass All CountersCanon2001-07-11
41Barf-michi's Big FightCanon2001-07-18
42Sharing a DreamCanon2001-07-25
43The Speed StarCanon2001-08-01
44Blind Spot in the RingCanon2001-08-08
45The White Fangs of the WolfCanon2001-08-15
46Be the GazelleCanon2001-08-22
47The Fighting Spirit WithinCanon2001-08-29
48The Red WolfCanon2001-09-05
49The Courage to BelieveCanon2001-09-19
50Something to ConveyCanon2001-09-26
51The Group DateCanon2001-10-03
52The ChallengerFiller2001-10-10
53So That I Can Be MyselfCanon2001-10-17
54Fists of the ChampCanon2001-10-24
55The Japan Featherweight Title MatchCanon2001-10-31
56The Power that Stands in the WayCanon2001-11-07
59Look of DeterminationCanon2001-11-28
61Comeback AnxietyCanon2001-12-12
63Youth of FireCanon2001-12-26
64Hot Rod EraCanon2002-01-09
65The Summer of the Kamogawa CorpsCanon2002-01-16
66Mr. Takamura's TearsCanon2002-01-23
67The Kamogawa Gym Swings Into ActionCanon2002-01-30
68The Chief's PerilCanon2002-02-06
69The Trap of the SouthpawCanon2002-02-13
70The Young PunkCanon2002-02-20
71Time for the ShowdownCanon2002-02-27
73Surpass That MomentCanon2002-03-13
75One Step FurtherCanon2002-03-27