12+ Epic BOXING Anime/Movies Of All Time (RANKED)

Memorable fighting scenes, camaraderie, an unstoppable will, and determination. That’s what all boxing anime are about. They fill us with passion and make us want to try harder. This list is filled with the BEST boxing anime/movie that will make you wait on the edge of your seat for the next episode. So, let’s FREAKING GO.

Please understand that this list is completely subjective, and this is just my version of the best BOXING anime/movies of all time. Now, let’s jump right into it!

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13. Rokudenashi Blues

Action Storyline HYPE Total
6
5
5
16/30

Maeda just enrolled in Teiken High School. He made quite an impact on his very first day. During the entrance ceremony, he ends up punching a teacher right in the noggin.

Right after the incident, all clubs started trying to scout him due to his incredible strength. But Maeda has only one thing in mind, becoming the number one boxer in the world! Discipline and bad temper can those two attributes really mix?

12. One Pound Gospel

Action Storyline HYPE Total
6
6
6
18/30

Hatanaka Kosaku is an incredible boxer, but one thing gets in his way, his love for food. Let’s be honest, there is nothing better in the world, so we can understand him. He competes in the higher weight classes and had the genius idea to eat a nice heavy burger just before a fight. It only took one punch for him to puke everything and lose the bout.

The person who literally illuminated his world was Sister Angela. She gives it her all trying to motivate and encourage the young boxer in his journey to greatness by sacrificing her own goal in the process.

11. Levius

Action Storyline HYPE Total
6
7
7
20/30

In the Era of Rebirth, the world that went out in flames has been rebuilt through sweat and blood. Like the glorious Gladiators of ancient times, warriors fight to the death in cyber arenas for recognition and money.

Through a machine that transforms blood into steam, all senses are enhanced turning the fighters into killing machines. Really Kakkoii killing machines!

10. Nozomi Witches

Action Storyline HYPE Total
7
7
7
21/30

Ryoutaro Shiba just moved and became the neighbor of the mesmerizing and athletic actress Nozomi Egawa. Right after their meeting, she asks Ryoutaro to become a boxer, a boxer that can achieve her desires.

Well, no one in his right mind would accept such a crazy request, right? So Nozomi took the matter into her own hands and wrote a fake resume about Ryoutaro to the boxing club of the high school. In the resume, she mentions that Ryoutaro is a boxing genius like no other. Like no other, that at least, she’s right about since we never saw a professional who never swung a punch before!

Forced to become a member of the club as a result, it turns out that he really is gifted. Winning matches after matches, his passion for boxing began to grow all thanks to the excessive actions of Nozomi.

9. Slow Step

Action Storyline HYPE Total
7
8
7
22/30

This anime is a complicated love triangle between Minatsu Nakazato, Shu Akiba, one of her classmates, and Naoto Kadomatsu, an aspiring boxer.

8. Ganbare Genki

Ganbare Genki
Action Storyline HYPE Total
7
9
7
23/30

Horiguchi Genki lost his mother the moment he was born. Raised by his father who is a professional boxer, he became a wandering boxer at the age of 5. Very plausible to go exploring the world when you don’t even know how to read yet!

Aiming to become a champion like his father, he breaks apart after the death of his role model. Genki trained like a madman to be worthy of his father’s legacy and fulfill his dreams in his stead.

7. Baki the Grappler

Action Storyline HYPE Total
7
8
9
24/30

Baki Hanma learned how to fight before learning how to walk. Mastering techniques after techniques and honing his skill to a level beyond human understanding his goal is to surpass his father known as the “Ogre”.

The “Ogre” is considered the strongest fighter in the entire world and this fact is not an overstatement. Challenging every worthy opponent that comes his way, Baki is still improving. Will he ever stop growing?

6. Ring ni Kakero

Action Storyline HYPE Total
8
9
8
25/30

Takane Kiku and Takane Ryuji just lost their father. Ever since they have been trying to make his dreams come true. Their goal, acquiring the title of champion, the most prestigious title in the boxing arena.

Kiku became the coach and Ryuji the boxer. Harsh battles are ahead of them, but their determination is stronger than any opponent, stronger than any challenge. Now, let the tournament begin!

5. Ayane's High Kick

Action Storyline HYPE Total
8
9
8
25/30

Ayane wants to be a pro wrestler. Tricked by her trainer into practicing KickBoxing instead, she sticks with it even though she hates it. Just explain to me how a pro can mistake wrestling practice with kickboxing. Even I know the difference!

4. Megalo Box

Megalo Box
Action Storyline HYPE Total
8
9
8
25/30

Megalo Box is a new type of boxing where fighters use mechanical limbs that they call Gear to increase their senses.

Junk Dog is one of those fighters. Full of potential and talent, he wasted his gift by participating in illegal matches and throwing fights for money.

His ambitions surface again when Yuuri, the Megalo Box champion, steps into his ring. After losing in the first round, Yuuri challenges him to climb up the ranks to fight him once more but in the professional boxing ring.

3. Tomorrow's Joe

Action Storyline HYPE Total
8
9
9
26/30

No brain and all brawl, that’s Joe Yabuki. If a problem arises, just punch them aside, nothing easier. He honed his fighting skill on the streets and even though he is extremely strong he lacks discipline.

When he got into yet another fight, he defeated an entire gang without breaking a sweat and caught the eye of a retired boxing coach Danpei Tange. Unable to pass by this rare talent, he proposes to train him and turn him into Japan’s number 1 boxer.

He refuses at first but after the coach saves his ass he changes his mind. But Dangei will have to refrain from killing his unrefined and suborned disciple. The road to greatness will be a difficult one but well worth the effort.

2. Rainbow

Action Storyline HYPE Total
9
10
9
28/30

Mario Minakami is a criminal who just got caught and sent to the Shounan Special Reform School along with five other inmates. They all share a cell with former boxer Rokurouta Sakuragi.

The boys start training under him and can finally start to see some light in their desperate position.

1. Hajime no Ippo

Hajime no Ippo (Fighting Spirit)
Action Storyline HYPE Total
10
10
9
29/30

Ippo Makunouchi is the Japanese Featherweight boxing Champion. After managing to retain his title for many years, the biggest challenge he ever faces just surfaced. His archenemy, Ichirou Miyata, is back on the boxing ring and is aiming for the Makunouchi’s belt. Will he prevail and come out on top once again?

Conclusion

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Some are born with natural talent and instincts but that’s not all that’s needed to come out on top of the world. Hard work and perseverance are equally important qualities. If you set your mind to it you can reach for the skies as well! And here we end our list of the most epic BOXING anime/movies of all time! 

Don’t be afraid to comment down your thoughts. Maybe you have a different list or there’s something we missed. Be sure to let us know!

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