One Pound Gospel

Alt titles: Ichi Pound no Fukuin

OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
2.941 out of 5 from 236 votes
Rank #3,013

19 year old Hatanaka Kosaku is a would-be boxer who can't seem to keep his hands off of food. Though his career seemed a given from the get go, Kosaku's lust for food has propelled him into higher weight classes -- and larger pants. Enter Sister Angela, a young nun from a local convent who manages to excite Kosaku in more ways than one, keeping his motivation alive for what will be the most important match of his lifetime. Against a powerful appetite, Kosaku must train with all his might to defeat the ultimate opponent: an Olympic medalist turned pro who's out for revenge!

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Jan 29, 2005
Score: 6/10

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Hailing from a line of OVAs by Rumiko Takahashi (Mermaid Forest, Fire Tripper, Laughing Target, Maris the Chojo, etc.), One Pound Gospel, like all the others, is set in an entirely different venue than all the others. This time, a boxing ring.

The story centers around young Kosaku Hatanaka, a boxer who doesn't necessarily take things seriously. I know nothing about boxing, so I'll... read more

Wickerman's avatar by Wickerman on Sep 13, 2014
Score: 4.5/10

Overall and Production: Directed by anime pioneer Osamu Dazaki and written by famouse manga author Rumiko Takahashi. This combo should be a defiening work punching new highs in the newly founded OVA format. Unfortunetly the great pair do not reatch anything to high in this work. The origenal One Pound Gospel manga was a "benched project" taking 20 years to complete! Perhaps this anime has... read more

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