|Cover of the magazine where the series debuted|
|Original run||#1992-09-28 ~ #1993-10-25|
|Magazine||Weekly Shonen Jump|
Chibi (CHIBI -チビ-) is a manga series by Yoichi Takahashi focused on boxing. It was serialized in Shueisha shonen magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from issue #41 of 1992 to issue #45 of 1993, achieving a total of 53 chapters in magazine serialization.
Chibi is the second most successful comic series of Takahashi that is not related to football behind Ace!. Before being serialized, Chibi had a prototype one-shot also named Chibi that was published a few months before the regular series.
The series was compiled in six tankobon volumes. Volume six properly ends the series with extra material that concludes the story that was left unresolved in the magazine serialization. This was due to the success of the J League in 1993 that led Takahashi to focus on reviving Captain Tsubasa.
This is the story of "Chibi" a young contender in boxing
Satoshi Nakamoto is a middle school boy, with a diminutive stature, a slow learner with no flexibility and useless for sports. He is the main object of bullying in the class. In contrast to him is Kosuke Iwai, who shines in everything. Iwai stops Nakamoto suicide attempt and leads him on the path of training boxing to improve himself and become stronger.
After entering the third grade, Nakamoto continued to study and practice with the goal of winning boxing's best ultra-light weight class to prove himself.
- Satoshi Nakamoto (仲本智), nicknamed "Chibi Satoshi" (チビ智)
- Kosuke Iwai (岩井耕介)
- Miho Morikawa (森川美穂)
- Torakichi Kumada (熊田虎吉)