Ganbare Genki "Fares Shoja3" is a story about boxing, Genki is 5 in the first episodes, living with his father "Nader Shoja3", a starving boxer him self, on the streets of Japan. From the beginning you know that Genki is all about boxing. He is actually more into boxing than his father, a professional boxer! We get to live the first 5 episodes with Genki as a 5 year old boy who lives only to box.
In Episode #5, Genki's father dies in a boxing match with world champion Kenji Seki "Basem Al-Namer" And Genki goes to live with his Grandparents.
Genki decides to follow in to his father's step, pushed by the will of encounter Kenji and become world chap. In the beginning, it was hard as his grandparents really hated Boxing and thought that Genki forgot all about it. But he kept training himself secretly for some time until he decides to confront them. Then he started to train in the open.
Up to episode 22, Genki is 10 years old. He gets his personal trainer and get very serous about Boxing.
Events go by until the last episode, episode 35 when Genki is 15 years old and he needs to make a big, decision, ether stay and continue his High School, or go to Tokyo and become professional boxer.
This wonderful Animation has reached the middle east back in 1986 or 1987, I am not 100% sure, but it took everyone like a storm. Every kid was boxing do to the influence of the show, I my self got me a par of boxing gloves and decided to become a boxer. But of course everything went away as the show came to an end.
Only 26 episode were dubbed to Arabic out of 35, we all knew that not all episode were dubbed, we just had a feeling because the last episode was just Genki in Tokyo, but he did not fight Kenji Seki, and it was just common sense that the last episode will be the Genki VS Kenji Seki episode.
Years and years I look for the answer, but you can only imagine my disappointment when I learned that the last episode I saw, was actually the real last episode. That was it, we never see Genki fighting Kenji Seki. It turns out that the 9 episodes that were not dubbed were taken from the middle of the series, not the end.