The industry of japanese anime They cover almost every topic you can imagine. However, those teen dramas and those with characters with superpowers have gained particular popularity in recent years. For this reason, we put on our retro glasses to recommend five anime from boxing or fights that you cannot miss.
If you are a fan of sports in general and of boxing or wrestling in particular, we are sure that you will enjoy these five short anime. Some of them you will find on streaming platforms like Crunchyroll.
Hajime no Ippo
The first name on our list is an inescapable classic: Hajime no Ippo. This exciting anime follows the life of Makunouchi Ippo, a student who enters the world of boxing to answer a simple question: “What does it mean to be strong?” Throughout his journey, he not only faces physical challenges, but also tests of character and determination.
Ashita no Joe
Another indisputable classic is Ashita no Joe. This exciting anime tells the story of Joe Yabuki, a young man who lives in the poor neighborhoods of Tokyo and discovers his passion for boxing. This anime is recognized not only for its exciting combat, but also for its moving narrative and unforgettable main character.
Inspired by Ashita no Joe, Megalo Box brings a modern twist to the boxing formula. In a dystopian future where boxing has evolved with the use of mechanical gears that increase fighters’ speed and power, follow a young fighter named Joe as he battles his way to the top.
If you are looking for something a little beyond boxing, Kengan Ashura might be a great option. This anime follows a wrestler named Tokita Ohma who fights in underground tournaments for wealthy companies and tycoons. Kengan Ashura offers fast-paced combat and a wide variety of fighting styles.
Baki is another fighting anime that will surely keep you hooked. Following the life of the titular Baki Hanma as he trains to surpass his father, the world’s strongest fighter, this anime features incredibly intense fights and a variety of unique fighting styles.
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