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One Pound Gospel (1988)

Ichi pondo no fukuin (original title)
A young idealistic nun helps a gluttonous young boxer gain the self control he needs to train to become a champion.

Director:

Osamu Dezaki (as Makura Saki)

Writers:

Rumiko Takahashi (comic), Tomoko Konparu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tôru Furuya ... Kôsaku Hatanaka (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Sister Angela (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Coach Mukôda (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Kanitani (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Jirô Amakusa (voice)
Issei Futamata ... Ishida (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Sakai (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki ... Fujita (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Tabuchi (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ... Yamamoto (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Reporter (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Referee (voice)
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Hatanaka Kosaku is a young boxer who has a major flaw, he can't stop eating. That weakness puts him into into heavier weight classes that put him against stronger boxers and even worse, he's prone to throw up when he gets a body blow, which drives potential opponents away. His coach is at his wit's end as he struggles to get this idiot to show some discipline in his training. The matter is complicated when a young nun feeds the "starving" boy after she finds him fainted on the streets during his enforced fast. She learns of her mistake and she tries to help him get ready for a fight, but his weakness for food and the odd relationship they share don't makes things easy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Based on a four volume manga series by Rumiko Takahashi See more »

Connections

Version of 1 pondo no fukuin (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry No More
Lyrics by Mari Hamada
Music by Hiroyuki Ôtsuki
Arranged by Greg Edward, Tom Keane, & H.M. Project
Vocals by Mari Hamada
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 December 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

One Pound Gospel See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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