On 23rd June, the 30th issue of “Weekly Shonen Magazine” (Kodansha) announced that all the 131 volumes of George Morikawa’s “Hajime no Ippo” manga will release digitally in Japan on July 1st.
All future chapters will also get digital releases along with standard print releases in the future. Previously, the first 60 volumes of the Hajime no Ippo manga were made available digitally for readers to enjoy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, this is the first time in the history of about 33 years since the serialization started in 1989 for all current and future chapters to get that treatment.
The issue also announced that the “Hajime no Ippo Exhibition” will begin from June 28th to August 8th at the Asahiya Shoten Ikebukuro store (Toshima-ku, Tokyo), where original illustrations and posters will be available.
In addition, the first 10 people who purchase the target products for 50,000 yen or more including tax will receive Morikawa’s autographed colored paper as a gift.
More information is available at the official website of Asahiya.
George Morikawa’s Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing-themed manga series that follows the story of high school student Makunouchi Ippo, as he begins his career in boxing and over time obtains many titles and defeats various opponents.