Hajime no ippo (2000) s01e02 Episode Script

Fruits of Labor

Love of Shooting Star is sending you A flash of light Yeah! With eternal dreams Let's roll and go Without thinking anything I'm just living in the Now What keeps me going is A street song I want to dive lost mind, I want to dive lost mind (I want to immerse myself in my dream till I can't think of anything else) I want feeling, I want feeling, always (That's how I want to feel all the time) I want to dive lost mind, I want to dive lost mind (I want to immerse myself in my dream till I can't think of anything else) Why, why, why why, I want to dive feeling over (I don't know why, but I want to keep feeling passionate) Love of Shooting Star is sending you A flash of light Yeah! With eternal dreams Let's roll and go Huh? What?! Come over here.
Give this a try.
What? You mean me? If you manage to do this, I'll teach you boxing.
Can I pull off something like that? But how? You want to be like me, don't you? What? If so, you at least gotta try this.
Let's see here.
You should be able to grab at least 10 leaves.
Ten leaves? That's right! If you can't, then give up the idea of becoming a boxer.
I'll do it! I will grab ten leaves! You have one week! What?! Only one week? I was able to do it without practice.
What a relief! That's not too hard.
I should be able to get ten fairly easy.
One! Okay Two! There's no way an amateur can grab ten leaves.
I was definitely surprised by the power of that punch but he's not the boxer type.
He should be made to give up the whole idea for his own good.
One Two! One! Huh? One, two! One! Two! One! Two! I can't grab the second leaf! This is really hard! I'm late for school! I'm home! Welcome home.
Where have you been? Breakfast is ready Oh, you're already eating.
Chew your food! See you later! Tsure-zure Gusa (Essays on Idleness) by Kenko Yoshida Tsure-zure Gusa (Essays on Idleness) by Kenko Yoshida "Leisurely, I face my ink stone all day with no particular objective.
Tsure-zure Gusa (Essays on Idleness) by Kenko Yoshida "I jot down anything that comes to mind, with a curious feeling I am not sane" "I jot down anything that comes to mind, with a curious feeling I am not sane" How do I grab the second leaf? This is the famous introductory chapter of "Tsurezure-Gusa, Essays on Idleness.
" Now, let's What are you doing, Makunouchi? Uh, nothing.
I'm sorry.
Have a nice trip! All right.
Aw, so close! But I need to make the snap just a little sharper.
Just as I grab the leaf, I have to pull it in sharply yet quickly.
Sharply and quickly! Hey, Ippo! Don't you have anything to say to us?! Uh, goodbye! Do you do whatever you're told? You know the only thing guys like you are good for? What? - Where'd he go? - Where'd he go? - I'm not sure.
I did it! One step forward! I did it! I did it! Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI I'm home! Mom! Mom? Oh, yeah.
We had a morning reservation today.
I forgot to help her.
I'm sorry, Mom.
Dear Ippo Dear Ippo, I'm not sure what you're so fascinated with lately but it makes me happy to see you so active and animated.
Don't worry about the business.
I'm still young.
So do your best and don't get discouraged.
Mom.
Yeah! My mom's cooking is the best! One, two, three! Four, five, six! Is five my limit? At dawn, it'll be the day.
Damn! One, two, three, four One, two, three Four! I can't do it.
Maybe it's too difficult for someone like me.
Maybe it takes talent to become a new person.
Why am I telling myself to give up?! I'm the one who decided to do it! That sound.
It's totally different.
Maybe it's a different punching speed.
I need that sound.
Damn.
I'm completely hopeless! And Takamura-san did it so easily.
Huh? Easily? Lightly.
This is it! It's the same sound! What are you doing? I've been waiting for you Takamura-san.
Waiting for me? Did you want to see me for some reason? Oh, come on! Today is the day, right? Don't you remember? You're covered with sweat.
How long have you been up working out? You promised, okay? Would you please come with me? I'm so exhausted, I think I can only do it once.
So please watch me carefully.
I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it! See? Take a look at these! One, two, three, four five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten leaves! Whoa, I did it! I was really worried, to tell you the truth! I'm so glad I succeeded! I did it! This can't be.
He's just an amateur! How did he pull it off?! So, I passed, right? Now I can dream about becoming a boxer, right? The moment my hand touches a leaf, I give my wrist a snap and pull it in! Until the moment of contact, I keep my fist lightly clenched! Clenching my fist too tightly would actually slow me down.
That's the trick, right? Uh, yeah.
All right! Oh, what the heck.
I'm impressed you noticed it.
Those were pretty good jabs.
Jabs? Jab! Jab! Jab! Jab! Jab! What a guy.
I meant for him to grab ten leaves using both hands.
Instead he did it with just his left hand.
He's kinda weird, but he might mature into a pretty interesting boxer.
Hey, throw me some punches.
Uh, sure! Jab! Jab! Good! Looking good! Jab! Jab! Yeah! That's the way! All right, I'm gonna do my best! I'm gonna become a boxer! Whoa! Hey, hey! Jab! Jab! Jab! Wait a minute! Hey! Jab! Jab! Jab! Jab! Jab! Don't get carried away! I'm sorry.
You have one month! During that time, work on your abs and back muscles and do lots of running.
Chief.
Hey, it's you, Yagi-chan.
Oh, watching the World Title Match from the other day again? KAMOGAWA Boxing Gym As usual, the international level is pretty exciting.
This is a dream match between super champions.
I envy them.
Speaking as the manager of a boxing gym just once, I wish I could handle a big match like that.
I totally agree.
Long ago there used to be a whole bunch of guys in Japan who'd let us dream like that.
In the 20 years since I opened this gym we've had two champions of Japan and one champion of Asia but no one to challenge the World title! We have Takamura-kun.
Yes, he's different.
He's got the body and the talent to make it big.
He has potential to become the most successful boxer in this gym's history.
Oh, that reminds me.
He called earlier.
Yo! Good morning! - Yo! - Yo! Let me introduce this guy.
This is Ippo Makunouchi.
He starts training here today.
Nice to meet you! - Oh.
- Oh.
- Yeah? Nice to meet you! Is he the new face? Hey, old badger! Good timing! This guy's gonna start training today.
Ow! What are you doing, you mean ol' man?! - Shut up and walk! - Ouch! Man, that hurt.
Hey! I heard my champ was bringing someone in! So I hoped it would be a new face who'd go pro! What kind of a letdown is that?! I don't sense a trace of combative spirit from him! Yeah.
Me neither! What do you mean, me neither? Then why did you bring him here?! There's no way he's gonna be a winner.
You think that kid can become a boxer? Are you blind?! Don't pass judgment until you try him out! I brought him over because I believe he has potential! Nice to meet you! I can't bring myself to believe that kid is cut out for boxing.
What the heck?! Then, why don't you test him with sparring or something? Ooh, such confidence! Okay, let's give it a try.
A-Are you serious? He's totally inexperienced.
Boxing is such a dangerous sport, one little mistake can cost your life.
If he's not cut out for it, it's for his own sake to give up at an early stage.
Sparring? It means "practice match.
" Wow, a match! You're up.
What?! You must be joking! There's no way I'm ready for that! Don't make a fuss! No one's telling you to win.
You just need to show us what kind of potential you got.
Potential? But I You have no choice! Would you rather go home? No! Here.
I have no choice.
I can't go home now! Okay, he's ready! Pleased to meet you.
- Who's he fighting? - Who's he fighting? - That.
You mean Miyata? Yes, although I may not be qualified for the task.
This is getting interesting.
Who is he? Ichiro Miyata.
He's 16 like you.
He doesn't have a professional license yet.
Oh, so we're the same age! If he's not a pro, maybe we're not that different.
You idiot! You're totally different! He's way stronger than you are! The only reason he has no license is 'cause you have to be at least 17.
When it comes to his skills, he creams your average four-round pro boxer! What? He is a highly-skilled outboxer.
Ever since he was little, he was trained by his father, a former pro boxer.
In the world of boxing, he's what you call an elite.
H-He's stronger than most professional boxers? What am I supposed to do against a guy like that? That's why I'm not telling you to win! Just show your potential! Show them how eager you are! Eager? That's true.
I already made up my mind to become a boxer.
There's no turning back.
He's my age! I might stand a small chance! Feeling a little calmer? Y-Yeah.
Listen! The rules are the same as for a real four-round match! It's the three knock-down system! Three knock-down? It means you lose if you fall down three times in one round.
Here, put this in your mouth.
W-What was that for? It looks like you've done the workout.
You might be able to make it through.
Okay! In the first round, I want you to maintain a strong guard and persevere.
Don't lower your arms for anything.
If you're still standing after the first round, I'll give you instructions for the next round.
We'll call it "Operation Turtle"! Turtle? Keep a strong guard and my arms up.
All right, go! Let's start! He blanked out with the sound of the gong.
Idiot, why are you just standing there? What the heck? Is he really an amateur? You idiot! Be the turtle! Keep your guard up! I'm a turtle! Aw, you idiot! Ippo! Up, get up! Is that all he's got? W-What is this? He hit me in the middle and I dunno what happened next! He is far different from me.
Reflecting on Today That's coming to an end I try to search for what I can do I might have thought too hard If I can tell myself "I'll be fine," That would be the first step A paper plane is flying away Hopefully it will make it to Tomorrow Forever, forever, forever, forever I'll keep believing That's why forever, forever, forever, forever It will keep flying Sparring.
With head gear on, I get into the ring.
The ring is bigger than I thought.
But as soon as the opponent stands up, it feels small and cramped.
I have to show them my potential.
My eagerness! Keep going, arms and legs! I will become a boxer! The next round is "Tears of Joy.
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