Hajime no ippo (2000) s01e59 Episode Script

A Determined Gaze

Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI I'm home.
Fishing Boat Rental MAKUNOUCHI Hey, welcome back.
Supper's ready.
I already ate.
He's not too cheerful, is he? Dignity of the Champion I guess I lost.
Kamogawa Boxing Gym You're awfully enthused.
I thought I'd start getting ready for my return match.
I see.
Still, you know the atmosphere in here is different without Ippo around.
That's true.
When he's here I feel like I'm being prodded into training harder.
The first week.
It's the roughest time of all.
The reality of losing gradually begins to dawn on you.
It must be nice to be able to understand each other.
I don't get it at all, 'cause I have no experience losing! It's lonely to be left out! I sure am worried.
What if he drops out and never comes back? Like you guys! I hope you lose once, you bastard! I don't think there's any need to worry about that.
Looks like he's doing what he can to take his mind off it.
Excuse me? Well, I heard it from Tomiko.
Good after Why, you! You've got a lot of guts to spend your recovery period messing around with a girl! It's nothing like that! No excuses! Oh.
You just went to an amusement park and had dinner? I told you, but you wouldn't listen! Damn.
That's boring.
H-He's insufferable! So what brings you here today? You're not here to practice, right? Well, I wanted to know if anybody taped that last match.
I want to see it so I can correct my faults.
I taped it.
It's still in the machine, so watch it if you want to.
His room is as disgusting as ever.
I'm not in! Leave a message at the beep.
Got it?! Hey, he got an answering machine.
This is Sachi.
You did something to me after we had a drink, didn't you?! Take responsibility, you bastard! Bye! N-Not again! This is Taeko.
I won't forget what you did.
If you don't call me, I'll tell everybody I know! Hello?! It's Satomi.
You'll pay for this.
I'll sue you! The video.
Gotta watch the video.
I'll put a hex on you! Makunouchi doesn't flinch! He keeps forging forward! This is a feel-good fight worthy of a challenger! A left from Makunouchi! He stabs the body cleanly! It's the first round.
The challenger has stopped moving! Under-the-ear, huh? That's impressive.
He's clearly aiming when he punches.
The champ widens his stance and intercepts the challenger! I remember this part.
I'm doing it just like we practiced.
It's not bad.
I felt the impact from this! I was sure he'd fall from it.
Your punches are light.
You'll need to do better to defeat me.
That's a lie! They're hurting you, see?! Damn it, how did he withstand them?! The champion scores a full left hit! It's this part! My memory stops at this point.
I'm hitting back? Why, I'm doing everything properly! Date-san also has a lot of damage.
I got him to the point where he was vulnerable.
Aw, that's so close! If that right punch had connected Damn it! If only I'd followed that up with a left That's no good! You have to make that punch swing wide! He falls the same time the towel is thrown in! The towel has been thrown into the ring! The match is over! The challenger has finally exhausted his strength! Unable to break down the champion's stronghold his KO count stops at ten! The Japan Featherweight title match lasted 5 rounds, The champion Eiji Date has triumphed! This is the place! It was this right punch.
This completely knocked me senseless.
It was a powerful right punch.
But From a spectator's perspective Date-san also took the same sort of punch.
It's not because he's good at taking hits.
His legs were affected, too.
How can you withstand it? How can you stay on your feet?! It was definitely such a great fist fight.
It was a real crowd-pleaser.
I also wanted to make it a good fight.
I tried hard, but That's all there was to it! Date-san is different.
He swore he would win.
He swore he would win no matter what.
I can see the sheer determination in his eyes.
The determination to get in there and win! That was the huge difference between us.
The point of it wasn't that I was far outclassed in ability.
I believed that my passion for boxing was second to none! But I was completely beaten at the single most important thing! It's a stain.
God, this is a filthy apartment.
It's not coming out.
What could it be? I hate this! Back when I was being bullied, it never felt like this! I found something I truly loved for the very first time and I gained confidence in myself.
I thought that nobody could beat me at passion But for all that But for all that Damn it! Looks like he's still watching it.
He's probably rewinding it and watching it over and over.
Hey! Let's go to the arcade or something.
Hey, you do have a little sensitivity.
Heh! I ain't going back to an apartment haunted by the living dead.
Well, I'll let you leave it at that.
"I'm going home.
" Welcome back.
You're still awake? I'm having trouble deciding how much inventory I should order.
When it gets this cold, there aren't many customers.
Perhaps I'll reduce the amount of bait, too.
You certainly have the look of a young man.
What? When I see the expressions of upset and shame on your face it makes me realize that you're definitely a fine young man.
Back when you were in grade school and you got bullied on the way home you'd just laugh and disguise it.
You must really love boxing.
At first, it wasn't about winning or losing.
I was happy if I got a good punch into the sandbag and I was so glad to just put on the gloves.
It's because a title match seemed like something from a dream.
I thought I would be satisfied whether I won or lost if I fought a good match.
And you weren't? To be honest, I can't laugh this off.
I started it because I liked it continued it for the same reason and I still love it So I can't disguise it! It's really upsetting! I don't want it to end like this! Uh So, uh I'm sure I'll give you more worries, but Oh, that's okay.
I think I know what it's like once men set their mind on something.
Do it until you're satisfied.
Yeah! I guess kids really do take after their parents.
Japan Featherweight Title Face-Off The Tiger of Naniwa VS The Nordic Wolf It's getting really packed.
Here's to Takeshi Sendo's victory! Yo! - Sendo'll be the victor! - The belt belongs to Osaka! Yikes, they're all Sendo fans.
- Run him ragged and kill him! - Sendo's the best! Hey, isn't that? - It's Makunouchi! - What the hell are you doing here?! I'll never forget about the Rookie of the Year! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Our Sendo is gonna take the belt, and you're next! Excuse me, could I please get through? Hey! Why don't you say something back?! The man asked if you'd let him through.
M-Miyata-kun! I wouldn't get him angry if I were you.
Without a doubt he's stronger than you.
Let's go.
He's so cool! You coming or not? Wh-What are you doing here, Miyata-kun? I thought I should see the title holder for my own weight class.
But you're really amazing! Your overseas record is 10 wins, 1 draw, with 8 KOs, right? You went over the nationals to reach 3rd ranking in the OPBF! You returned triumphant! You're awfully knowledgeable.
Of course! I never miss any info about you, Miyata-kun.
I have you all checked out! Hey, wait! Miyata-kun, what's wrong? Miyata-kun? Miyata-kun! Sendo! Sendo! Sendo! This is amazing.
Volg-san is probably going to have a hard time with this much organized cheering against him.
I'll admit that Sendo's charisma is very impressive.
With this much patriotism for Japan this is practically enemy territory for Volg.
Although it doesn't excuse it.
Oh, yeah.
Miyata-kun also went through this.
What's your prediction? Sendo has the best power.
Volg has the best technique.
But I'm sure they've changed since they fought me.
I don't think it will fall to points.
That makes sense.
Both fighters are full of spirit! Who will be the one to take Eiji Date's returned belt the Nordic Wolf or the Tiger of Naniwa? It will be passed on to one of them.
Date-san's belt.
The title I couldn't reach! Now, the Japan Featherweight championship face-off has begun! Who'll be the first to step forward? Sendo or Volg? Their reach is almost the same.
The tension is incredible! The atmosphere in the stadium is surprisingly calm.
You go, Sendo! Pin him to the wall! Judging from the way they're accustomed to crouching-style they're both infighters.
If it were me, I'd start by coming out hitting to gauge the reaction Sendo suddenly comes out hitting! What an unbelievably fast step-in.
It's a threat.
He flaunted his power.
Then it was effective.
Anyone would freeze in their tracks after seeing that.
This time Volg goes for an uppercut! What were you saying about freezing? That's the former amateur world champ for you.
He's really proud.
That's fine by me! Now I know your destructive power and repertoire of punches.
Types like him get annoying if they get forward.
Stand back and behave yourself! Volg lands the first punch! He attacks with small punches in the blink of an eye! Volg has versatile punches.
You can't stop them all blocking like that.
Y-You brat! Clean to the liver! He returns with a hit to the face! He staggers! His guard is dropping! That tough Sendo-san is being It's from the sharpness of the punches.
Heavy punches rob physical strength but sharp punches sever the spirit.
You brat! Another right connects! Oh, my! He delivers a left during impact! It's a smash! This is bad! He took it head-on! He's not looking at his opponent.
He made it hit through sheer intuition.
Volg keels over! And Sendo strides forward with full composure! That was a smash? I couldn't tell where it came from.
This time Sendo charges in! His force is impressive.
When he hammers at my guard I keep falling into his rhythm.
Don't fall into his pace! Make him go wide! Why, you! You're not getting away! Another smash! That hurt! No! He can't withstand that twice! H-He took it! Haven't you had enough?! The White Fang! But he won't fall, either! But that move made me fall flat on my face.
I don't know why but watching them reminds me of how Date-san looked when we fought.
Anyway, they're evenly matched.
It's really amazing.
They're both taking hits that could knock them down no problem.
Knock them down no problem? I get it! What is it? Their eyes look exactly like Date-san's did.
They aren't wasting a single thought on losing.
They swear they'll win! It's that look of determination.
In other words, "firm resolve.
" Determination supports the body.
They won't get knocked down that easily.
I'm sort of amazed you beat these guys.
W-Well, I It's impossible! I could never beat them the way they are now! At least if I haven't changed from my fight with Date-san.
What's wrong? You got damage? Hey, I outboxed him! Take a look at him! He's bleeding from the mouth.
I'm totally ahead.
That was close! Those are horribly sharp punches.
I'm still seeing sparks.
I haven't experienced this kind of tension since the Makunouchi fight.
He has good intuition.
He's strong! His destructive power might actually exceed Makunouchi's.
If one of those knocked me down, I probably wouldn't get up again.
Our fighting styles mesh too much.
It's impossible to dodge everything.
Don't get discouraged! If you take one, give back three! I will persevere! I will be victorious! Seconds out! Well, catch you later! Volg launches a quick attack! Volg-san went first! Wise decision.
Also a preventative measure.
But Sendo-san is way better at rough fighting.
I didn't think you'd start it! I couldn't have asked for more! Sendo throws rough punches! But they don't connect! I guess those doesn't stand up to refined boxing.
Small, tight, accurate! Volg's barrage slowly swallows up Sendo! He's throwing me off my stride! Body! That one hurts! It takes more than body blows to knock me down.
As long as I don't get hit in the head until I'm unconscious, I'm fine! I will win in the end! Round Two is over! The terrifying ferocious attack of the Wolf! Sendo was trapped in his corner for the full three minutes! He's strong.
Good pace.
I can't treat him lightly.
If I keep taking those body blows my mind may still work, but my body won't.
Fast rounds are the key! What are you doing? If he controls the pace, you can't regain your footing! That's what I wanted to do, too, but I can't hit him.
It's unbelievably vexing but he has me way too outclassed technically! Damn.
This is a losing battle However, this is the only method of fighting I have! Round Six! I can still do this.
I'm gonna win this fight.
I'm gonna win and fight Makunouchi again! Sendo-san I want to fight Makunouchi again! Down! It looks hopeless for Sendo! To your neutral corner! One! Two! Three! Four! - Get up, Sendo! - Five! Six! I saw that.
I get up again With my wounded body Tomorrow's the only way to go If that's the fate of the human race I will grab tomorrow with my only hands Even if I can't deal With my long, long life I don't want to mistake the place to live With the place to die I can't help myself Dreaming the same dream Full rounds.
To fight a match for its full rounds.
A Japan title match is ten rounds.
The fighters, stronger than I've ever seen them face the final round after fighting hard the entire match.
It was a level of fighting I had never experienced.
A world of people who never stay in the same spot even for a day.
That world is the ring where I want to keep standing! The next episode is "Rival.