I knew this show was going to be good in advance, but oh mans. Just watched the first two episodes. It's a standard shonen fighting formula applied to boxing. However, there's just something about it that has that extreme energy all the time. There are those moments in Initial D or Hokuto no Ken that are all "oh shit son." In just the first two episodes of Hajime no Ippo there have been at least four or five of them. If it keeps up this pace it will be epic and amazing. If it starts to slow down to DBZ levels when there's actual boxing matches later on, then it will be a sad wasted potential.