English: Fighting Spirit: New Challenger
Synonyms: Hajime no Ippo New Series, Hajime no Ippo Season II, Hajime no Ippo 2
Japanese: はじめの一歩 新シリーズ
Aired: Jan 7, 2009 to Jul 1, 2009
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Shounen, Sports
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
MAL: Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (Fighting Spirit: New Challenger)
Ippo Makunouchi continues his boxing career and his goal on knowing the meaning of being strong, and the desire on fighting his idol Ichiro Miyata once again. Along him are pro boxers Takamura, Aoki and Kimura that each one of them aspire to their own dreams.