At 9/21/14 01:20 AM, towelie101 wrote:
based hox is fucking awesome for delivering the rest of it. i haven't been hyped by anything like it in a while. i'm pretty tempted to pick up ippo now but that shit's like 100 volumes compared to joe. i know it won't hold a candle to the latter anyway.
Yeah but they're not necessarily the same, I don't think it's fair to compare both. Joe is more human drama while Ippo is simply a really phenomenal sports comedy series. Ashita no Joe has a lot of social commentary on social classes and the end result of the huge social-economic gap. Along with it's coming of age boxing. Hajime no Ippo is coming of age, but it's also strictly about the sport itself and the characters who devote their lives to it.
Joe is a lot more fulfilling since it's a finished work, but I don't regret that month of reading Hajime no Ippo and catching up the latest chapters of the time.