Hajime no ippo (2000) s01e15 Episode Script

Test of Endurance

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 His strategy was to hit simultaneously! No number of bodies is enough for that strategy! Still, the same can be said for Ozuma.
Counting on your own guts may be a primitive strategy but to combat Ozuma's superior speed and technique this might be the best strategy for Ippo to put his power in play.
What a punch! This match won't be decided by points, no matter how it ends.
Which fighter will survive? This is definitely worth watching! Round 2 Remaining Time Atta boy! Keep pounding on each other! As long as you can stop his barrage, you're fighting on even ground! Go, Kid! All right, I can make it.
I'll keep hitting till the very end! Wow, they hit each other again! Is he winning or losing? Which is it?! I can't tell! Ozuma, you can do it! We're cheering you on! God, he took another full blow! Who do you think is winning? I don't know.
It looks even.
If so, then the odds are against Ippo.
He's still damaged from Round One.
Guess you're right.
Ippo! Show us what you got, and knock him down! No matter how it hurts, keep telling yourself you didn't feel a thing! I'm fine.
I'm still fine.
I didn't feel a thing! My legs are starting to give out.
If we keep hitting each other like this, I'll go down first.
No! Makunouchi has to have more damage! He'll be the one to go down first! Got him! How did you like that? Th-That's impossible! That's impossible! He punched back without even a twitch! It didn't hurt.
It didn't hurt! It'll take more than that! Aren't my punches doing any damage?! That's impossible! Impossible! I didn't feel a thing.
I didn't feel a thing! He has to be feeling something! He has to be! How about that?! You'll have to do better! He's still punching back?! His punches are still at full power! Are you immortal, Makunouchi?! Don't pull back, Ozuma! Makunouchi is at death's door! He's making a last-ditch, suicide attack! With a little more effort, he'll fall to the mat! Don't lose confidence, and use everything you've got on him! He's right! Makunouchi must be in more pain than me.
He's just trying to look tough! I can beat him with one more try! Kid, Ozuma isn't liking it! Put more pressure on him! Duke it out, duke it out! They're rooted in place, giving each other KO punches.
Yeah It's awesome.
Neither one is pulling away.
That takes courage! They've got guts! Go, go, Makunouchi! Knock him down! Ozuma, don't lose! Knock him out! All right, it worked! - Ozuma! - Now's your chance! Finish him, Ozuma! Wow, he punched back! He has some juice left! Keep going, Makunouchi! He's a monster! H-He's tough! I'm not through yet.
I'm still okay.
It didn't hurt! It didn't It hit! This is it! If I don't finish him now, I'll lose! Kid!! It doesn't h I still don't feel a Down! - He finally went down! - His strength finally failed him! No way he can get up from that! One! Two! I did it.
I did it! We won! That was decisive.
He'll never be able to get up after that! Three! Four! Everything looks kind of wiggly.
For some reason, I feel pretty good now.
Huh? What is that? There's some weird thing over there.
I think it's shouting something.
Oh, well.
Who cares? Get up! Get up, kid! Get up!! Chief! Four! I see I was knocked down.
Stand up! What's the matter? Is that all the grit you got?! Stand up, you! Damn! My limbs are lifeless! At this rate, even if I do stand up, I'll be knocked right back down again.
What? Why does he look so anxious? I'm the one who fell.
Victory is within his grasp.
I get it! I'm not the only one! He's suffering, too! If I can get on my feet If I can just get on my feet I may have a chance! Five! Is he trying to get up?! No way.
He's down for the count.
- Ippo! - Get up! H-Hey, he's trying to get up! Stay down, stay down! He can't possibly get up! Please get up, Ippo! Get up! Six! Kid! Seven! No way! Eight! - He's up! - Is this guy even human? Go for it, Makunouchi! - He actually got up! - He actually got up! - He's awesome! H- How can he possibly get back up? Well, can you go on? I can.
I can go on! Does this mean my punches have no effect on him? As long as I'm standing up, I have a chance.
I have a chance! Ozuma, this is your chance! Don't hesitate! Knock him down once more, and you win! Keep fighting, keep fighting! I'm glad he's up, but there's almost a whole minute to go.
He won't last long, the way he's staggering.
Box! - Go, Makunouchi! - Take Ozuma down! Dammit, get a hold of yourself! Keep looking at your opponent! Ozuma, your opponent is thrashed! You can beat him! What am I afraid of?! Don't wimp out! If I knock him down one more time, victory will be mine! Take this! Oh, no! I over-swung and lost my balance! Down! He did it! It's a surprise reversal! What an incredible body blow! Ch-Chief! He knocked him down! Yeah, he did great! Ozuma was so worried about knocking him down he gave the kid an opportunity with that long swing.
I did it! Three! Four! Oh, no.
It really got him! Ozuma What destructive power! He turned the match around with a single punch! Please don't get up.
Five! Six! Hang in there, Ozuma! You had him cornered and almost had him finished, remember?! Do you really want to lose like this?! Stand up, Ozuma! Seven! Mama-san If we don't cheer him up, who will?! Ozuma, get up! Keep going, Ozuma! - We know you can do it! - Ozuma! Ozuma! Everyone Eight! B- But I felt an enormous impact.
Seven! Eight! He's up! I don't believe it! Now Ozuma's showing his grit! B- But I felt an enormous impact.
Ozuma Can you go on, Ozuma? I'm all right.
What a spirit he's got.
But I can't lose, either! I don't want to lose! Box! They're both staggering.
I have no idea where this is going! Go for it, both of you! I'll witness it to the bitter end! A four-round match means it's the two-knockdown rule.
If Ippo knocks him down one more time, he wins.
Idiot! Ippo's also taken a fall.
Anyway, whoever scores a knockdown first, wins.
Ippo, one more push! Bang him up! There! Go forward and punch each other! Go for it! There! Makunouchi, give him another one! Ozuma's middle is hurting! Aim for his stomach, his stomach! Damn, the slightest graze sets my hair on end.
If I took a punch like that, I'd be dead! He's badly damaged, but his hook is still sharp.
Ozuma's persistence is as fierce as his hook.
Whoa, my life just got shorter! Their punches haven't lost strength at all! Whoever scores first will win! - Go, Ippo! - Don't lose! - That's the way, Ozuma! - Go, go, go! This is exciting.
Knock him down, Ippo! - Hey! Do it there! - Just a little more.
Goddammit, I wanna fight! When the hell are they gonna settle the date of my next match?! Takamura-san, that has nothing to do with anything right now.
Right now, Ippo's match is more important Shut up, you! Hey, that's dirty! He used his shoulder to push Ippo into the ropes.
Actually, that's a legitimate technique.
Ippo, fight back! Ozuma is also in pain! Attack him! Won't he fall yet?! This is bad.
I can't take much more.
I have to finish him now.
Just one more effort! Idiot! What are you doing?! You worthless son of a bitch! I wasted my time coaching you! What do you have to say for yourself?! Don't let him get away! Knock him down all the way! Ippo took a hit! He's finally at his limit.
Kid! Now it's do-or-die! Use every ounce of willpower you got, and keep those arms punching back! Damn! Ippo! I have to win! I promised Mama-san and the guys! I have to win! Lash out, Ippo! It's no good.
He's completely trapped! Oh, shit! - Now, Ozuma! - Finish it! This is the end.
This is the end for you, Makunouchi! It's a direct hit! Victory is mine! The winner Makunouchi! He won!! What a great reversal! I I did it.
He won, he won! - All right, Ippo! - Yeah.
Right on! He finally countered Ozuma's hook.
And it's all thanks to my coaching.
Round 2 Remaining Time Ippo-kun! Chief D-Did I Did I? That's right, kid.
You won.
You slipped through his hook and delivered an uppercut to his body.
Then you finished him with a barrage from the right and left just as we practiced.
I don't remember it that well, but I can't believe it.
I hit him again and again.
I was sure I was done for.
Hey, get over to the other corner and thank the man.
Uh, right.
So, he doesn't remember.
They say when it comes down to the crunch the head is useless because the body already knows what to do.
The intensive training really paid off.
Ozuma! Are you all right?! Hey Your ribs! I see, they were hurt from your fall from that body blow in the first round.
That's why the speed of your final right hook was slightly slower.
Uh, excuse me Um, thank you for the great match.
Makunouchi, your punches are very strong.
Please do your best to become Rookie of the Year.
Ozuma-san Damn, I can't believe Ozuma-san could lose! His opponent was too powerful.
Ippo Makunouchi.
Ozuma, that was a great fight! Don't look so sad! Come back to Korakuen Hall sometime! I'll come to see you fight! Boss Ozuma! The applause for Ozuma-san is amazing, isn't it? Yeah.
The fans appreciate a good fight.
I bet this was his first time fighting a fighter as tough as Ippo.
It was a good experience for him.
He'll get stronger, for sure.
Who knows what would happen if it came down to a return match? - Come on, let's go.
- Uh, right.
What are you doing? They all cheered for you.
At least respond by holding up a hand.
Y-You mean, like this? Great job, Makunouchi! That was exciting! - Makunouchi! - Get the Rookie of the Year title! I won.
I actually won.
I survived the first round! All right!! Thank you! Thank you so much! Thank you!! Is your chest all right? No problem.
I'll go see a doctor tomorrow.
I'm all right.
It's too bad about the match.
It's too bad that I lost the match.
But it was a wonderful fight.
I can tell Mama-san all about it without shame.
That upper to the middle was great! It sure was awesome, wasn't it? I'm glad we didn't miss this! That Makunouchi fight was incredible! Yeah, he's way past the four-round level! Huh? You're all here.
Were you waiting for me? - You should see your face! - You got hit too much! Anyway Good going, Ippo.
Ow! KO time: 2 rounds, 2 minutes 52 seconds.
Ippo Makunouchi Eastern Japan Rookie King Tournament Round One - Clear!! 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 Boxing style.
The way to tailor your own method to your unique traits.
Physique, power, speed.
Take advantage of strength, and minimize weakness.
These efforts are required to get closer to victory.
Nobody wants to lose.
The outcomes may differ but every effort is aimed at the same thing: Victory! Next episode is "Anticipating a Fierce Fight.