Hajime no Ippo: Rising episodes 12 & 13
I’m really glad that they released two episodes at once. Not because I wanted to catch up the episodes I missed, but because I didn’t want to have to wait yet another week just to look at that annoying monster’s face. I’m glad it’s over now.
So Ippo’s Dempsey Roll was stopped yet again. Yet another blow that Ippo did not need. Still, he made up for it in the end. I’m just pissed off at the fact that his opponent still resorted to unfair tricks, like hitting Ippo’s back with his elbow or using the referee as a human shield against Ippo’s destructive blows. I was pissed off that the referee didn’t just disqualify him for grabbing him like he did. I know that’s what I would’ve done if someone put my wellbeing on the line like that. Ippo’s blows are no joke, a normal person won’t be walking away normally after being hit by one of those.
Anyway, Ippo has been training his body in order to stop the Dempsey Roll mid-motion. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on his muscles and it could very well lead to the end of his career as a professional boxer. It’s amazing enough that his legs didn’t snap like little twigs after having used that move more than once.
Yes, Ippo won again in the end, and his condition? Muscle damage and quite a few nasty bruises. His opponent? Three broken ribs, four front teeth knocked out and a fractured skill that lead to an immediate operation to save one of his eyes. Am I happy with this result? You bet I am! He should count his blessings that he might still be able to box after all of this. Can’t wait to see whom Ippo destroys next.