EDIT: the new season has started and two episodes are already out http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-03/hajime-no-ippo-3rd-season-titled-rising The official title for the third season of the Hajime ni Ippo anime is Hajime no Ippo Rising. The staff also unveiled the first image of the series' titular character, Ippo Makunouchi. George Morikawa's original long-running manga has spawned two television anime series, an original video anime project, and a TV special. Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, the second season of the anime, aired in 2009. NTV will stream both series for free in Japan from August 3 until September. Hajime no Ippo Rising will premiere this fall.