Hajime no Ippo Wallpaper: Ippo at Korakuen Hall

Jouji Morikawa, Madhouse, Hajime no Ippo, Ippo Makunouchi Wallpaper
Jouji Morikawa Mangaka Madhouse Studio Hajime no Ippo Series Ippo Makunouchi Character

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Artist Comment

Recently I decided to catch up to the latest scanlations for Hajime no Ippo and came across a really pivotal point in the story. Right after Ippo's junior Itagaki wins against his own rival, Ippo looks over the now empty Korakuen Hall where he had so many of his own fights over the years, and decides to give up his Japanese title to progress to the OPBF at a chance to fight Miyata his longtime friend and rival. It's seriously the fight all the fans including me have been waiting for, and after 70+ volumes released thus far, its finally time....hopefully (part of me thinks something is gonna delay it further). Either way Ippo will finally be moving out of Japan and facing the world which should be interesting in itself. And if you haven't, I highly recommend Hajime no Ippo as either a manga or anime. It's one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading and at such a long length, it still succeeds in having me completely locked in suspense in every fight. The attention to detail as well is great, and not to trash on typical shounen fare but in the case of Ippo, the fighting is very real. This ain't no trash like Bleach or Naruto...
This specific page in the manga really caught my eye and I chose to wall it mainly because I found it to be a really beautiful moment given it's context. The wall took the good amount of 3 days to finish adding up to around 30 hours or so of work. This one is definitely the first wall in a while that I spent such a great amount of time on, and for good reason. I translated the whole manga image to vector then colored it in with a minor amount of some screentones and shades of gray. I think it came out really well myself given that I did it off of a manga scan and also while making this one it really felt like I got out of my walling block that I've been suffering from for awhile. Not really in a creative way, but more in that I actually enjoyed making this wall which is something I haven't felt in a long time, hence why I haven't been pumping out my usual amount these last several months.

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  1. nolove Aug 08, 2006

    *take first post xD*
    geezzz, another amazing monochrome wallpaper xP
    what can i say, fabulous, kool XD
    i just can say wow when i see this
    hohoho, im gonna faveeee it xD

  2. pana Aug 08, 2006

    nice monochrome layout
    i love the attention to deatail
    another quality submission yet again crapmonster :)

  3. Erosenin Aug 08, 2006

    very very nice...
    esta serie de animacion es fantastica espero q subas mas wallpaper de estas serie.

  4. LeeAnn Aug 09, 2006

    i've seen the anime series of ippo..but i didnt know that the mangga was already that far!i was shocked!
    man! what a revelation!
    the wallie is so so perfect!
    the classic b/w style still rulez!

  5. animefairy Aug 09, 2006

    Oooo...this is a very cool and different wall! XD I LOVE the metal black and white colors! The shadings and shadows are sown very clearly! :nya: There aren't a lot of walls as cool as this! ^^ Is that suppose to be Chinese characters? Nice job! ^^

  6. anji Aug 14, 2006

    I don't know much about Hajime no Ippo, but you almost made me want to watch it.
    I'm just impress by the tons of details present in this wall.
    Long work I'm sure :)

  7. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Sep 01, 2006

    Like a book out of time, havent seen this yet but ive heard great says from my friends but noentheless the whole design is beautifully articulated. Awesome job crap!

  8. emac7 Mar 05, 2007

    This is the only Ippo wallie i've been able to find on minitokyo so I appreciate it. Thanks for the wallie and nice job. :D :D

    I hope more people can make Ippo wallpapers.

  9. nkdksk May 01, 2009

    great wall paper thank you for share

  10. theoriginalspruce May 19, 2009

    This is a fantastic wallpaper.
    I LOVE Hajime no Ippo, good wallpapers are hard to come across on this site.
    Thank you very much!

  11. Rafa009 Jul 12, 2010

    o/ nice wall
    thanks for sharing

  12. takami1804 Jul 25, 2012

    i love it , thank you ^^

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