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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 (co-director)

Writer:

Rumiko Takahashi (comic)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tôru Furuya ... Kousaku Hatanaka (voice)
Issei Futamata ... Ishida (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Referee (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Coach Mukaida (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Jiro Amakusa (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki ... Fujita (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ... Yamamoto (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Tabuchi (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Sakai (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Angela (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 December 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

One Pound Gospel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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
Performed by Mari Hamada
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