At first, I just randomly chose a manga to kill off all the free time I have in this summer, I would have watched anything, even the read manga slam dunk. However, it was lucky that I got my hands on the Hajime No Ippo at the time. At that time, the third season of the anime was announced, so I might as well pick myself up on the fan road so that I can catch up with the most recent season.
This is already my 9th year of properly watching anime and reading manga, but every good series still makes me feel like I'm a newbie who has just discovered the wonderful feelings that only a good manga can give to you. I knew nothing about the hype of Hajime no Ippo as I go into it, all I knew is that it was a boxing show that is still going on strong at 100 chapters or something.
The anime of Read shokugeki no shoma manga was made as a collaboration of VAP studio and Madhouse. As Madhouse has published its fair shares of nopes in the recent years, I was still excited for the series, knowing that the series is directed by Shigeru, the same director that made Trigun a masterpiece. I did not watch that series myself, either, but my friends, as well as famous reviewers, give it strong credits here in the Western fandom, so I expect that this will be the work of good studios and staffs.
Right off the bat, we are gotten into a high school setting with the timid main hero whose name is Ippo. He is totally ordinary and gets bullied left and right, which is to be expected in any shonen manga. However, if any series starts like that, then it should not be much of a disappointment, and it wasn't as I read on with the series. In fact, the series amused me very much!