1 Pound no Fukuin
One Pound Gospel
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1 Pound no Fukuin

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Synonyms: Ichi-Pound no Fukuin, One♥Pound Gospel
Japanese: 1ポンドの福音
English: One Pound Gospel
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 24, 1987 to Dec 21, 2006
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Theme: Combat Sports Combat Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)
Authors: Takahashi, Rumiko (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #62262
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Popularity: #6304
Members: 2,889
Favorites: 23


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Kosaku Hatanaka is a natural at boxing, but he can't control his voracious appetite. As a result, he has been forced to change his weight, going from flyweight, all the way up to feather weight, something his trainer tells him he doesn't have the frame for. On top of this he accepts challenges from higher weight classes, giving his coach (and himself) constant trouble.

Into this picture steps Sister Angela, a novice nun who takes Kosaku on as a personal project, determined to set him on the right path and break his habit of gluttony. Unfortunately, closeness can sometimes breed feelings of affection, which Kosaku begins to develop. Even worse, Sister Angela realizes she's beginning to have the same problems as well.


1 Pound no Fukuin was published in English as One♥Pound Gospel by VIZ Media from June 10, 2008 to December 9, 2008. It was also published in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat from July 2008 to April 2009.

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Jun 9, 2012
This series is absolutely wonderful. I have been a fan of Rumiko Takahashi's work for quite some time and when I saw this at a convention, I grabbed it. I read it and couldn't put it down. It has very similar charm to one of her other series, Maison Ikkoku.

The characters are delightful and, like in all of her other stories, the evolution of relationships feel real and never forced.

This is a great short series by Miss Takahashi and if you haven't read it, and like Maison Ikkoku, you should!
Feb 20, 2020
One Pound Gospel is an often overlooked manga created by world-renowned Rumiko Takahashi, who's best known for Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha--both of which were part of what got me into anime and manga as a teenager, so I almost felt obligated to give One Pound Gospel a try. Unlike most of Takahashi's manga, One Pound Gospel is pretty short, clocking in at only four volumes. It ran from 1987 to 2006 (presumably released at a snail's pace) and was licensed in the US by Viz Media. It was adapted into a single-episode OVA that covers the first couple chapters of the manga.

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Poll: One Pound Gospel Chapter 37 Discussion
removed-user - May 6, 2013
1 repliesby xsilicon9 »»
Nov 20, 2014 10:42 PM
4th Volume availability.
RobdeFR - Mar 5, 2010
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Jul 13, 2012 11:52 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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