Hajime no ippo (2000) s01e47 Episode Script

The Fighting Spirit Within

Sagasou Kotae wo kikanaide Mitsuketai Girigiri no shobu de GET LIFE Jikan wa sonna ni naize Sorega START WAY I WANT THIS ONLY Sagashi motomeru Ano giniro no hikari no naka de Dareka wo kizutsukete Jibun mo kizutsuite Dakedo owarazu ni Tada oimotome Nani mo miete naikeredo WHY? Kitto konomama NO PAIN TRANCE CONTINUE Duck! And then from below! T- The sandbag was lifted up vertically.
Hey, hey, is that a vertical swaying punch? That kind of destructive power doesn't come from arm strength alone.
It requires a 'spring' that can carry the power of the entire body.
I see.
So that's what the squats were for! Amazing.
This impact Looks like it isn't perfect yet.
However, the destructive power is as you just saw.
That is the lethal weapon of Floyd Patterson who wore the world heavyweight belt twice.
The punch Patterson called the Gazelle Punch.
The Gazelle Punch.
So you spring upwards like a gazelle, thrusting your entire body upwards.
If that hit, it would knock down the biggest giant.
But if you have to make this big of a motion, will it actually hit? It will! Your fight with Volg will undoubtedly develop into something like this.
The distance is right.
It'll be a return barrage at point blank range.
The distance you can definitely touch them if you reach out? However, if you get this close you can't hope for an effective hit.
You'll need a further barrage in order to destroy your opponent's posture.
Give me a barrage, stopping up short.
Yes, sir! Faster.
Don't rest, don't rest! You're not there yet! This is the place.
A barrage is basically an exercise without oxygen.
It's a breath-holding test of endurance.
When he runs out of breath and starts to flush sock him one with the Gazelle Punch! A test of endurance, sir? What happens if I lose this test? Why are you even thinking of losing?! I'm sorry! I'll whip your cardiopulmonary system into such great shape you'll go on hitting for 3 minutes straight without complaint.
To do that, you're gonna do some intensive running! Yes, sir! What do you think? The idea and viewpoint are sound, but You think there's a problem? Apparently, Volg means "wolf" in Russian.
- A wolf versus - A gazelle! No matter how you look at it You don't get the feeling he'll win.
See? OTOWA Boxing Gym What's your impression of him? He's a good athlete.
He has fighting spirit in his punches.
The most impressive thing is his ability to improve with every match.
He becomes stronger, like a different person.
How do you estimate the odds of you losing? At the present time, there are no factors to increase my risk of losing.
However, that is not reliable.
He will likely attack me with another improvement.
That's because he has a good trainer.
He has superb boxing theory.
He deduces the logic of willpower while at the same time he thoroughly comprehends the science of boxing.
He will undoubtedly locate a means of breakthrough for his match with you.
Exercise caution.
Yes, sir.
He's an athlete who fights with incredible impact.
But to me, the most impressive thing about him is that great expression on his face.
He looks like he's having fun.
He must really love boxing.
Unlike myself.
All right, 8 sets of 800-meter dashes! Do each of them in under three minutes! Yes, sir! Barrage, barrage, barrage! Don't rest, don't rest, don't rest! What's wrong?! You won't withstand Volg's punches with a body like that! Push, push! In an infight struggle, the one without bodily strength will tire the fastest.
Don't be pushed back! What are you doing, fool?! You need more intimidation! Intimidation! Listen, you can't reach Volg with technique alone! Bridge the gap with strength of mind.
Intimidation! Willpower! You can do it if you try! That's all there is to it! Yes, sir.
Step in faster! You aren't using the spring from your knees! You've finally gotten all 8 sets, each under three minutes.
How long are you going to rest? Back to the gym for mitt-punching! Hey, there's less than a month until the match, right? I know you need to train, but aren't you being overworked? Huh? That's impossible.
The Chief is twice as fussy about health maintenance as other coaches.
No, I suspect he's gotten a little too worked up.
Remember? He was chastised by Volg's trainer.
Be careful.
There are lots of guys who couldn't put their best foot forward because of overwork.
Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI Even massaging it myself doesn't get the swelling down anymore.
I thought that it'd be okay if I followed the Chief's instructions but maybe I am being overworked.
Is anybody home? Hello? C-Coming, coming.
I'll be right there! Who is it? Ippo-kun, it's been so long! What?! I've been watching your fights.
You're really working hard! Dr.
Yamaguchi! Are you home alone, Ippo-kun? Yes.
Mom went out for night fishing.
Oh, please come in.
If possible, I'd like to go to a room with a bed.
So, what brings you here today? Now, come here.
Let's get started.
G-Get started? Doing what? Hurry.
Right.
I'm ready.
You silly! Lie on your stomach.
I can't give you a massage like this.
You're going to give me a massage?! I'm sorry! I'm so tired, I don't know what got into me.
The Chief asked me to see you.
He did? Yes, your muscles are definitely on the verge of becoming overworked.
Yeah.
He makes you do 8 reps, so it'll give you stamina for 8 rounds.
You're developing really good muscles.
They're full of oxygen.
You won't run out of oxygen that easily now.
Are those results from the dart-and-dash training? And from the squats.
You have 'spring' now, right? Yes.
I believe my attack power has increased.
At the same time, your defense power has also increased.
What? 'Springing power' is able to repel and to absorb.
Your knees have incredible spring to them now.
They are capable of smothering destructive punches naturally.
The Chief never fails to impress me.
Each of his training techniques is firmly based in science.
As long as we remove your fatigue properly you'll be able to get into the ring in your best condition.
Worried about Ippo-kun? Uh, no.
I have no need to worry.
I went to a specialist.
Are you still taking what Coach Ramuda said to heart? There are too many things on the technical front I won't be able to tackle by the match.
We'll have to combat them on the mental front.
In spite of that, I forced effort and willpower on the kid.
And in turn, he gave me his full confidence and responded fully to my training.
It would make anyone nervous.
When a trainer sees an athlete full of natural ability, he wants to train him.
He wants to prove his theories through that youth.
There are countless examples of athletes being pushed too hard and ruined.
Everyone knows that the essence of your athletic nurturing isn't like that.
As proof, there isn't a single boxer who does your training unwillingly.
All the kids at Kamogawa Gym love boxing! You'll get your answer from Ippo-kun, I know it.
Good morning! Man, you're noisy first thing in the morning.
Thanks to you, my body feels a lot better after a good night's rest.
Isn't Dr.
Yamaguchi amazing? Skip the commercial.
Are you warmed up? Yes, I am.
I'm ready to go at any time! All right! We're going for dart-and-dash! Yes, sir! The match is over! Eiji Date, in 7 rounds by TKO, successfully defends his title! He's good.
He won easily.
He didn't give the first-ranking challenger a chance.
I have to train more.
I can't possibly reach him.
May I have a moment? I'm having trouble I'm really having trouble.
Volg-san? Whew.
I thought you were Makunouchi the boxer.
Thank goodness.
Uh, did you also come to watch the fight? Yes.
So, what's the problem? The match ended.
So many people Aagh! The person who came with me is gone.
I'm all alone.
I tried to go home alone, but I can't read that.
Subway Transit Map Subway Transit Map I see.
What's your station called? I'll buy you a ticket.
You are just as I had imagined.
Will you talk with me a little? We fight in the ring.
No problem to talk now.
I guess so.
Um It sure has gotten cold.
Cold? Does it feel that way to Japanese people? Well, yes.
It'll be winter soon, you see.
To me, it's warm.
The winters in my homeland go below minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Minus 20 degrees? My home town is on the outskirts of Russia.
When winter comes, there are endless giant fields of snow and all you can hear is the blizzard and the distant howling of wolves.
Uh, I mean That's not what I wanted to say.
I had something to ask you if we met.
What? Me? I watched your videos many, many times.
The more I watched them the more something began to bother me.
Wh-What could it be? Did he see a quirk in the way I punch? Was it in the straight? The uppercut? It's your face.
I must know Do you like boxing? What?! Uh, I Well, um Yes, I do! I love boxing! Volg-san, don't you like boxing? Must I like it to do it? That's not what I meant, but Our punches can deliver a fatal blow to a man if we feel like it.
Horrifying lethal weapons.
The thought sometimes makes me very frightened.
Then why are you boxing? I want to drink hot soup.
Soup? In my homeland, my mother waits for me alone.
She raised me all by herself and ruined her health.
The winters in my homeland are very hard.
If I get my chance in this country, I will receive lots of money.
I will be able to relieve my mother.
I want to have the soup she made when she was healthy.
I see.
That's why he looked so sad before.
Oh.
Don't worry about it.
We should both fight at full power in the ring.
R-Right.
When I was an amateur, I saw many kinds of boxers but I'm sure a type like you will become a fine boxer.
Do you think so? Thank you so much.
We are enemies, so this is kind of strange, isn't it? N-Now that you mention it But please be prepared to lose the next match.
Because I will win.
I'll I'll do that.
But I'll also try my best.
For Mom.
He's an incredible guy.
He continues to win, fighting with his loneliness in a foreign land.
Can I beat him? That was a weird foreigner, huh? He looked like he needed help, but we shouldn't get too involved.
- Yeah.
- Oh, shit! - I'm really having trouble.
- Volg-san! I can't read! Nobody's here! I'm having trouble! Amazing.
It's impressive how he can hit that round mitt right on target.
The Chief says they use the round mitt when they're practicing "it.
" "It?" Hey, Volg! White Fang! I really can't understand it.
It's supposed to be an uppercut and a chopping right a punch from the top and bottom at almost the same time.
An amazing super-speed blow.
It's scary if you imagine that mitt as someone's head.
It's like a wild animal is chomping down on it.
The White Fang.
Faster! Faster! Faster! Faster! You're almost there! Hold your breath! Hang on! Hang on! Barrage! Barrage! Barrage! There! Volg's chin is up! Do you like boxing? I bet my love of boxing is the only thing that Volg-san doesn't beat me at.
However, no matter how painful it gets and no matter how powerful my opponent is that's enough to try harder.
I'll do my best.
I'll do my best.
Mom, are you all right? Mom! Please stay Please stay here with me.
Mom Please wait.
I will continue to win in this country and I'll come home to drink your hot soup.
I swear! The A-Class Tournament final match has finally arrived for Featherweight Class! It began in the summer and now the final match is here.
Who will proceed to the title match? Our guest commentators are said to be our country's most powerful active boxers.
Japan Featherweight Champion, Eiji Date-san Thrilled to be here.
And the Japan Middleweight Champion, Mamoru Takamura-san.
Yo.
Is that the outfit he ordered for his TV appearance?! It doesn't have a shred of refinement.
So, what do you both predict? It would be interesting if Makunouchi delivers his power shot but they have different qualities as boxers.
I believe it's 7 to 3 in Volg's favor.
You're so proper, it's boring! As I am a gambler, I will go with the dark horse.
In other words, Ippo will win by KO! Yes, boxing certainly is unpredictable.
There is that possibility.
Hope I don't get old.
Old people make nothing but guarded comments.
No, I'm merely attempting to What do you say, old man? Wanna bet? I'll take you up on that, you bastard! Bring it on! Edit this out! The A-Class Boxer Tournament Featherweight Class final match will commence momentarily! We've been waiting for this, Makunouchi! Give him a punch for us! Makunouchi! Makunouchi! Don't listen to the cheers.
They'll get quiet once the match starts.
I'm going to see how far your beloved effort and willpower will get with my boxer.
Damn his face and its implications.
Listen, Kid! Hit him for all you're worth! What's wrong?! The bell's about to ring! Get your intimidation going! Right.
Something's wrong.
When I get nervous in the green room I always shake out of it by the time I'm in the ring.
Makunouchi if only we had met under different circumstances we might have become good friends.
My mother is waiting for me in my homeland.
Please think of our meeting in this way as unfortunate.
He's different from who he was before.
The pressure is so staggering, the ring is shrinking.
Nani wo yattemo onaji yoni Nando to naku machigai wo kurikaesu Nani ga honto ni hitsuyo na mono? Ashimoto kinishite Shitabakari miteshimau Sonna toki wa, hora Ue wo muite miru Tooku wo mite miru Itsumo towa chigau kakudo mitsukete Semai torimichi kao wo agetanara Combination blow.
An attack combining different punches.
By punching in consecutively from different angles it is possible to make a window in the opponent's guard and connect.
He follows me everywhere and gets hits in.
I must not be daunted by his punching power.
I mustn't back off! I have to go forward and duke it out! I have to dive within point-blank range and take it into a return barrage! The next episode is, "The Red Wolf.
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