Ippon! Again is also another anticipated series other than Vinland Saga Season 2, Angel Next Door, and other anime. Ippon! Again has already released its first episode on January 2023.
The anime is packed with Kendo battles, humor, and splendid artwork. The visually stunning experience will leave people asking for more, now before we share the schedule and timings let us give you a glimpse of Ippon! Again and why it has gained so much popularity.
Ippon! Again is a Japanese manga series are written and illustrated by Yu Muraoka and is being published in Akita Shoten’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion since October 2018. The anime adaptation by Bakken Record released its first episode in January 2023 and marked the beginning of the series.
Ippon! Again Plot
The plot of Ippon! Again follows the story of Michi Sonoda, a Judoka who planned to quit the sport after the final Junior High Judo tournament. Michi’s friend Sanae invites her to continue the sports again in High School and then she meets other members. The story then shifts to five high schoolers who are determined to form a Kendo club.
But after the formation of the Kendo Club, they must also face off against rivals to keep their Kendo Club’s reputation going. The characters each coming off from different backgrounds embark on an exciting kendo adventure while honing their swordsmanship and skills as individual fighters.
Ippon! Again Episode Release Dates
Ippon! Again will be running 13 episodes in total; each episode will be of around 30 minutes in duration. The episodes started airing from January 2023 onwards and will air their final episodes in the month of march 2023. The episode releases every Monday/Tuesday (the day varies from country to country).
Check out the list below to know more about the upcoming episodes of Ippon! Again.
- Episode – 1: Ippon! Mon Jan 09, 2023
- Episode – 2: Formed! Revived! Restarted! Mon Jan 16, 2023
- Episode – 3: She Changes the Mood Entirely Mon Jan 23, 2023
- Episode – 4: With the Three of Us, We’ll Be Fine Mon Jan 30, 2023
- Episode – 5: Judo Feels So Wonderful, Doesn’t It? Mon Feb 06, 2023
- Episode – 6: I Don’t Want to Have Regrets Mon Feb 13, 2023
- Episode – 7: Secret Weapon Senpai Mon Feb 20, 2023
- Episode – 8: The Continuation of That Dream Mon Feb 27, 2023
- Episode – 9: Softness Subdues Hardness Mon Mar 06, 2023
- Episode – 10: TBA Mon Mar 13, 2023
- Episode – 11: Mon Mar 20, 2023
- Episode – 12: Mon Mar 27, 2023
- Episode – 13: Mon Apr 03, 2023
Ippon! Again Episode Timings
The dates are not officially confirmed by the production house/studio. Hence, they may vary. The franchise will try to release every episode on time to keep the viewers entertained and to maintain its rating on MAL.
Ippon! Again Episodes will release every Monday/Tuesday at the following times:
- Eastern Standard Time: 11:30 AM
- Indian Standard Time: 10:00 PM
- Pacific Standard Time: 8:30 AM
- Central European Time: 5:30 PM
- Greenwich Mean Time: 4:30 PM
- Japanese Standard Time: 1:30 AM
- Australian Eastern Daylight Time: 3:30 AM
- Philippine Standard Time: 12:30 AM
Timezones are different for each location, so it might not be the same for all, so make sure to check for your timezone as well.
Where to Watch Ippon! Again?
People residing in Japan can watch Ippon! Again on TV Tokyo, Tokyo MX, and other local TV channels. People who reside outside of Japan can watch the anime on HIDIVE/Crunchyroll.
Ippon! Again – A Short Review
Ippon! Again currently has a 6.7 rating (February 2023). I think Ippon! Again deserves a higher score because although it’s a shoujo kinda series revolving around sports with a niche-like plot I think the Judo fights and movements are praiseworthy. Even a non-martial arts student would feel compelled to watch the scenes.
Sports anime is very trendy nowadays but sadly, sports with female characters do not get much spotlight that they deserve, it could be because the percentage of female viewers is comparatively lesser than males which is the reason behind such a low rating. I think it is a great anime show and deserves at least a 7.5-star rating.
The series has captured the character’s personalities, struggles, and hardships in a very dedicated manner. Their insecurities about life experiences have been depicted well throughout the series.
The unique thing about this anime is that the characters seem to be more realistic as they have baby fat, chubby bodies instead of other female characters in anime who look unreal. I am not saying that other female anime characters are not good but the point I want to convey here is that it is refreshing to characters with imperfections and truer-to-life built bodies.
The animation and voice acting have been prepared well which tells us about the refined skills of the staff and cast members. This rock-solid anime should be on your watchlist if you are okay with female protagonists.
I hope that the ratings of Ippon! Again increases, but instead of me telling you the details it would be best if you watch it yourself. You must keep yourself unbiased towards the sports anime, or else you will find yourself criticizing each and everything in the anime. Unlike a fast-paced shonen anime, this one is light-hearted with a good paced storyline.
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