Hajime no ippo (2000) s01e16 Episode Script

Anticipating a Fierce Fight

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 Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI I'm home! Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI Welcome home.
What are you gonna do for dinner today? I'll be home late, so I won't need it.
Gotta go.
Bye! Boxing I wonder what's so exciting about it.
Hmm, let's see.
Hey, I'm over here.
You are early, aren't you? Well, this is the first time I'll get to see him since he became a pro so I didn't want to be late.
All right, then.
Why don't we go right in and grab some empty seats? Yes.
- Hey, that's Takamura.
- Hey, that's Takamura.
- He sure is.
He looks big close up.
I might as well ask him to shake hands with me.
He is indeed Takamura-san.
He is famous.
Hey, look at that boy.
- Yeah, really.
- Yeah, really.
- Yeah, really.
Looks like some people are nice enough to remember me! Ichiro Miyata (Kawahara Gym) The knockout time for the match which just ended was 3 rounds, It's next, isn't it? Yes, it's about to start at last.
Thank you.
She is the girl on the bicycle! What are you doing?! Is she your type? No, not at all.
Don't be so embarrassed.
I see.
Ippo is a man after all.
I'm telling you, that's not it.
Excuse me.
Yes.
Is E-18 around here? E-18? No.
18 is right here.
You were using a little trick to try and impress her.
What? Though you deny it, you were actually taking a thorough approach weren't you? Huh?! That's not what it was! I wonder if my zipper has been open like this for a long time.
- Hey, look at that boy.
- Yeah, really.
So they were talking about this? She DOES smell good.
How long are you gonna remain distracted? The match is about to start.
I'm sorry.
I've been waiting for you, genius! I've been keeping my eyes on him since his debut.
Give it your best! Ahh! Miyata-kun! Please make sure you don't get punched in the face! It's impressive.
He already has this many fans.
I wonder if this girl is a fan of his as well.
In the Red Corner of Kawahara Gym, Ichiro Miyata.
Ichiro! It's been a while since I saw him last.
The muscles around his shoulders look completely different.
Yes, his entire body has become one size larger.
In the Blue Corner of Maeda Gym, 125 pounds sharp.
Teruhiko Takada! It’ll get tricky for you if he uses his legs.
- Stop his legs by hitting his stomach.
- Stop his legs by hitting his stomach.
- All right.
His boxing style is a bit rough.
Don't drop your guard.
OK, Dad.
For your information, this is the second-round match in the Eastern Japan Rookie Championship Tournament.
Takada is a fighting boxer just like you.
Yes.
Chief told me to watch him carefully.
Well, he'll be lucky if his punch connects even once.
What? His feet are not moving! He is taking me lightly.
So he thinks he doesn't need to use his feet against me! Damn you! He's throwing his shoulder at him! How 'bout this! Since we're this close, you can't dodge me.
- What?! - Exchange punches deliberately? Well, if that's what you want! Why? Miyata could have dealt with such punches easily with his footwork! Damn! What's going on? This is like a match between in-fighters.
He is out-hitting him.
Damn Damn! Miyata-kun.
He is leading him on?! What was that? I didn't see anything.
This guy is indeed a genius! He's on a totally different level! Counter! Besides, his speed and destructive power is much better than before! Good job.
Not at all.
I got hit with a few good ones.
That could be a fatal mistake against some opponents.
Looks like it's not just his body which has gotten tougher.
But why did he try the game of hitting-each-other? I guess he was afraid of making some foolish boxer feel overconfident if he couldn't knock down an opponent of that level.
On top of mastering fighting techniques for close-range and rough fighting his counter punches have become sharper.
He has much less shortcomings.
That could happen to me the way he is now.
Why I wonder why he wants to do such a thing as boxing? Huh? Miyata has won, though.
Isn't she his fan? Miyata is doing a great job, so you, too While I'm talking seriously to you, what's your nose doing? You're tearing it up! Tearing it up! KAMOGAWA Boxing Gym It's hot! Yagi-san! Let's buy an A/C, an A/C! You guys are both being lazy.
You both made it to the eight-round level.
Why don't you emulate your junior's behavior? My junior? He is indeed tough, isn't he? Have no choice, I guess.
Let's get started.
Hey, Ippo.
We're gonna spar! Y-yes! Thank you! Hey, hey, your sides are wide open! Hey, move your head from side to side.
Head! - It's your turn.
- Here I come.
I'm ready! Oh, they seem to be working hard.
Yes, Ippo is being a good stimulant and we're getting fired up.
It's hot.
It's hot! Can't you do anything about his game? Uh, well I’ve been negotiating with many different venues, though.
Thank you so much! - Sure.
- No problem.
Hey, you guys are working hard.
Oh, Fujii-san! Mashiba Oh, Mashiba won, too.
The opponent was covered with blood.
It was a horrific knockout.
Seeded fighters are winning as expected.
The third-seeded Yoshida will win for sure.
Back when he was amateur, he had an impressive record.
But an upheaval took place.
An unheard-of boxer, Kobashi, won.
Do you wanna watch? He's gonna be your next opponent.
Play In the Red Corner, Mitsuo Yoshida! Whoa.
He looks strong.
Yoshida is not merely what he looks like.
Yoshida won second in the Interscholastic Athletic Meet two years in a row.
So, that Kobashi guy who won against him, he must be pretty tough.
In the Blue Corner, Kenta Kobashi! Well, your appearance isn't necessarily proportionate to your strength.
He's good! Good! It's a chance! Hey! Why are you clinching now? Oh, his jab just connected but not working.
Such punches won't connect.
Put your weight into it! More! - Right on! - That's it! Huh? He can't be serious.
At any rate, his jab looks light.
Yoshida looks like nothing's bothering him.
Clinching again? Did he really win? Are you sure? Repeating jab and clinch.
It's a monotonous game but I'm sure a climax is coming up, right? It's over with no climax at all.
Hmm so he won by the points.
Hey, congratulations! Good for you.
Your next match will be easy.
Don't say such a thing.
His rhythm was thrown off by the opponent's jabs and clinches.
If you lose sight of your own boxing style, you will lose.
But I suppose it's impressive not to let the seeded boxer fight his way.
That's right, sure.
It was a waste of time.
What is it?! What the heck? What's that?! He's coming through, pushing the girls aside! You, who the heck are you?! This is the match of another seeded boxer.
What?! Then he is the fourth-seeded boxer, Hayami.
Hayami? A gown for the 4-round match? He looks as if he thinks he has the right to be surrounded by girls.
This is the type of guy I can't forgive at all! Come on over to middleweight.
I'll treat you real good.
I can't see! I'm I’m sorry.
Tsk.
Unlikely of me, I got carried away.
I can't forgive him after all.
Because of Hayami, Yoshida had always been No.
2 throughout high school.
I see.
If the No.
2 was like that, it's easy to guess how pitiful No.
1 is.
Wow.
His opponent is showing a pretty good fighting spirit.
Of course he is.
Stare him down harder, harder! Hayami-san! Damn! How much more hateful is he gonna get? Right on! Beat up Hayami! Punch right into his face! He's fast! What?! Right here! Don't take your eyes off of Hayami's arms.
His arms? How many punches do you think he threw in before the referee stopped him? With his fast barrage of punches Hayami conquered the Interscholastic Tournament.
It's called "the shotgun.
" The shotgun.
His sense of boxing is extraordinary.
Based on his given talent only, Hayami might exceed Miyata.
Exceeding Miyata-kun? In speed and reflexes, he might be as good as Miyata.
No, in speed, he is beyond Miyata.
I'm going back to my practice.
Was it too much for him? His goal is to fight against Miyata at the final.
So it was a pretty good stimulant to boost his spirit.
But he's up against another big wall.
The shotgun.
Huh? Now there is a bakery here.
Good evening! It's late, so they are all leftovers.
Excuse me.
These are all freshly baked and they are all tasty.
She is that girl! There's no way she remembers somebody like me.
The total is 450 yen.
Thank you! Excuse me? Uh yes, yes.
Aye-yi-yi.
Are you all right? Uh well you don't have to help me Here you go.
Is this all that you dropped? Th-th-thanks.
You're welcome.
I guess she doesn't remember me.
I only picked up her ticket.
Excuse me.
Y-yes?! - This is a free gift for you.
- Huh? We are about to close and I don't want to waste them.
If they are good, please come back.
Thank you so much.
I wonder if she'll come see a boxing match again.
She might happen to see MY match.
Well, that'll be too good to be true.
No, no.
That's possible.
They say good things come in threes.
- Yo.
- Yo.
- Yo.
Gee.
It's burning hot today again.
Huh? Where is Ippo? He is out for roadwork.
Oh, really? - He is as fired up as usual.
- He is as fired up as usual.
- Yeah.
But don't you think it's a bit too much? Ippo, too much of a workout has an adverse effect.
Make sure you have a break in-between.
Yes.
Hey, something strange is going on with him.
Yeah.
What's up? Is there something wrong? Please take a look at him.
Ah! Ahhh! That nose! What's going on? When his nose is puffed up like that Then what? He is getting excited about a woman! What?! No, that's not it! I've been thinking he has been unusually fired up.
That's what this is all about?! Truly, that's not it! Please believe me! I'm telling you the truth.
Well, if you insist.
If you indulge yourself in women, you can't survive in this world.
That's exactly right.
Only those who make an effort when others are having fun can laugh in the end.
Boxing is such a hungry sport.
Those who give themselves up for women have their energy taken away and Are you guys being jealous? Oh, my, how ugly it is for guys to be jealous.
Damn! That's right.
I wanna be surrounded by girls, too.
Wait and see! Some day I will have my own cheering squad made up of only women! Oh, cute girls! My fighting style will capture young ladies' hearts nice and secure! I'll create my own harem, with many cute girls and it'll be really exciting and naughty, and with lotion and stuff my heart and body are in heaven and with my ultimate technique, we're gonna go all the way! What on earth is going on with Aoki-san? Don't worry too much.
But I'll give you one piece of advice.
Huh? When it comes to women, you'd better not take what Aoki says seriously.
Why is that? AOKI These are what he calls "the cute girls.
" What? The cute girls? The guy's got some sort of weird fetish for dogfaces.
Imagine if we have that kind of cheering squad.
I think he'll be back soon.
I'm home! Oh, he's back.
A telephone from Takamura-kun.
Takamura-san? - Hello - Hello - Camp! My title match has been decided! Really? We're gonna have a training camp for a week in Izu! The old man can't come, but Aoki and Kimura will.
You come, too! What? This is such short notice.
Don't make any excuses! Hurry up and pack your stuff! But I have to help my mother.
I'm coming! Please take me with you! All right! This is gonna be a tough camp.
Be prepared! A training camp.
All right! What? What are you doing?! I told you not to blow up my dear dolphin yet! Well, 'cause I can hardly wait.
Takamura-san, is this enough sun tan lotion? Yeah, that'll be enough.
The beach without the old man.
It's gonna be hard.
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 Shift weight.
In-fighter's sharp footwork to follow the opponent.
Brilliant footwork of the out-fighters.
The source of sharp moves which excite the audience.
These are all built up through disciplined efforts.
My very first training camp.
No matter how hard it may be, I will keep up for sure.
If I can't do that, I won't possibly be able to win a match in the future.
Next round is "Ippo on the Beach.
" Next round is "Ippo on the Beach.
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