You might have heard of this show from Madhouse. It’s called Hajime no Ippo, and it’s kind of a big deal. In this anime, there’s this guy called Ippo Makunouchi, who’s pretty much the Energizer Bunny of anime. To put it in perspective, if Shia Labeouf were to have a favorite anime character, it would be Ippo. Ippo makes the rest of us normal people look lazy. What a jerk.
Ippo makes Rocky Balboa look like the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.
We feel your pain, Kimura and Aoki.
When asked about vacations, Ippo replies, “What’s that?”
To be fair, who wouldn’t give up on life if they were in a pool next to a bare chested Ippo?
This is the last time Aoki and Kimura were seen alive.
Now Ippo is just showing off.
We get it Ippo! You are really good at squats!
Does this guy have an off button?
Doctors prescribe Hajime no Ippo gifs to raise testosterone levels.
Who else just grew hair on their chest?
That’s the bottom line because the featherweight champ says so!
When Ippo needs some motivation, he looks towards this guy.
That Miyata seems like he’s great at parties.
Did that just happen?
That moment when you watch a man KO a bear, and the best part is his hair.
If you’re hyperventilating right now, don’t worry－there isn’t anything wrong with you. You are just having a normal reaction to witnessing the phenomenon known as Ippo Makunouchi. It’s understandable, to us laypeople, watching someone so motivated and optimistic can be quite sickening. It’ll all be okay though, don’t worry. We will always have this guy to relate to; he’s one of us.