Hajime no Ippo Season 1 featuring Ippo Makunouchi

Fists Don’t Need Subtitles, But Is There a ‘Hajime No Ippo’ Season 2 English Dub?

Whether you watch Hajime no Ippo in English dub or Japanese dub doesn’t matter. As far as boxing is concerned, the only language that matters is the one spoken by the fist.

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But if you really need an English dub for Hajime no Ippo season two, you’ll have to throw your hopes out of the window. The second season of Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger has never been dubbed in English. It hasn’t even been added to Crunchyroll yet. Many recent viewers have been skipping the second season because of its inaccessibility and the lack of an English dub.

The first season of the anime, which has a staggering 75 episodes, has been dubbed into English. It all started with an inspiring story about a bullied boy who trained to become a boxer. Even in the Japanese dub, seeing Ippo fall only to get back over and over again has been inspirational.

No translation needed, just fists

You can watch Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger on Prime Video. If you’ve been a fan of Ippo’s climb through the ranks, then you’ll love the second season just as much. You’ll find yourself easily sitting through 25 episodes of Ippo training and getting stronger.

He’ll be sparring against world champion Ricardo Martinez and many other powerful boxers. It won’t be easy, but if there’s anything Ippo knows how to do, it’s to recover from a fall.

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Vanessa Esguerra (She/They) has been a Contributing Writer for The Mary Sue since 2023. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, she (happily) rejected law school in 2021 and has been a full-time content writer since. Vanessa is currently taking her Master's degree in Japanese Studies in hopes of deepening her understanding of the country's media culture in relation to pop culture, women, and queer people like herself. She speaks three languages but still manages to get lost in the subways of Tokyo with her clunky Japanese. Fueled by iced coffee brewed from local cafés in Metro Manila, she also regularly covers anime and video games while queuing for her next match in League of Legends.