1 Pound no Fukuin

One Pound Gospel

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Synonyms: Ichi Pound no Fukuin
Japanese: 1ポンドの福音
English: One Pound Gospel
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 2, 1988
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 25582,558 users)
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Ranked: #68032
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Popularity: #8344
Members: 5,308
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Hatanaka Kosaku, a hopeful boxer, has a mean KO punch. Unfortunately, his dietary willpower is weak, and he eats even greasy hamburgers right before a bout. As a result, he has to compete in higher weight classes, and as soon as he takes an abdominal punch, he vomits, which causes him to lose the match in shame. As he tries to grapple with his weak will, he meets Sister Angela, a novitiate at a local convent. While Sister Angela strives to help Hatanaka in his endeavor, he seems to make her training to be a nun more difficult.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Mizutani, Takaya
Episode Director
Takayashiki, Hideo


Opening Theme

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"Call My Luck" by Mari Hamada

Ending Theme

"Cry No More" by Mari Hamada


May 10, 2017
I wish I could give this short anime a higher score, but to most people it will probably feel very average.

Rumiko Takahashi is one of my favorite mangaka ever, I love her style, so that's points right there for me. I also love the retro quality, and the silliness of the setup, with this young boxer and nun-in-training. A lot more could have been done with the story and characters though. So I guess I love it's style and potential more than the story itself.

From my own scoring system:
2/3 for characters and relationships
2/3 for plot/storyline
3/3 for formal elements
0/1 for my special award
Jan 18, 2009
One Pound Gospel is an anime about gluttony and why learning from mistakes is something important.

The story begins with a guy named Kosaku, which is a regular boxer. He's a really great boxer with a KO punch that could end the match in one round. His only problem is that he thinks about food too much. Whether he's running, practicing in the gym, or just resting, all he thinks about is one thing...FOOD. Even his trainer gets too irritated that he wants to fire him on the spot, or just plain quit as his trainer. Kosaku gets a preaching from his coach every now and ...
Oct 12, 2008
Well, I think this anime is ok. I felt that they did little with Angela and wasn’t really used right and she’s just a supporting character, and not really a main one who has to struggle with her own issues in relation to her lifestyle. Like her supporting cast is opposite from that in the manga such as Mother Abbess who is strongly opposed to Kousaku’s advances. While in this one, of course it’s natural to assume but it’s not really emphasized that because she’s a nun in training, she can’t have romantic relations with Kousaku due to those reasons. Kousaku’s portrayal shows he is ...

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