SurfNinja: if you liked hajime no ippo you should also try and find the OVA and the TV Special they did,both are pretty good,but only watch that if you already finished all of the 76 episodes
Yeah I'll be sure to check those out, but I'm only on like episode 9 or something so I have a ways to go. I watch like 3-4 every night before bed to keep my Japanese sharp though, its really helping with my Japanese studies.
Another really good one is Full Metal Alchemist. Its also one of those where the anime is good, but the manga is GREAT! It's the other manga besides Naruto that I read every new issue that comes out. Too bad it's monthly though.