Hajime no Ippo Mashiba vs Kimura
Tatsuya Kimura is starting to feel left behind. Together with his buddies Ippo Makunouchi and Mamoru Takamura holding the championship belt in their respective weight classes, Kimura’s inability to become Japan’s Junior Lightweight boxing champion eats him away. Scheduled to struggle with the present winner Ryo Mashiba, Kimura starts to train with Ippo’s rival Ichirou Miyata, who formerly suffered a devastating defeat from Mashiba’s trademark”Hitman” style of boxing.However, Mashiba has his own urge to hold on the belt, so hoping to shortly take the World title and stable financial stability for his sister Kumi. Will Kimura’s overpowering drive to demonstrate his strength for a fighter conquer Mashiba’s desperate want to supply a better life for Kumi?