chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: One Pound Gospel

chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: One Pound Gospel

With the passing earlier this week of Dezaki Osamu, I figured it would be nice to feature one of his works. One Pound Gospel is a not very well known title but you should watch it because it is fun. I hope you like boxing or can at least appreciate a good story about it.

I like this shot a lot

I like this shot too










Positive Points

  • It's got a nun in it
  • Pretty funny considering it's about boxing
  • The drama that unfolds hits the right spots
  • Will probably make you want to watch more boxing anime to see how great they can be

At least he eats his veggies along with everything else that is...

Pray pray pray










Negative Points

  • If you aren't a fan of boxing you may be bored
  • Visually it's ok but has annoying lighting
  • Might leave you wanting something a little more substantial

Gonna barf?

Sparkle barf!








We see this shot about 4 times in the ova. I really didn't enjoy the coach's character

Maybe he should take more hits to the head instead of his tummy











Why chii thinks you should watch it

Pay tribute to one of the best anime directors of course! With such amazing titles under his belt like Lupin III specials, Ashita no Joe, and my personal favourite Rose of Versailles, how can you not want to check out an awesome one shot ova like One Pound Gospel. It's a fun story about hard work and determination even if the hero has to be pushed all the way through it. The nun was actually a great pairing with a boxer kid that just didn't care about anything. RIP Dezaki Osamu, you'll be missed.

Gotta train harder

Do NOT get a drunk nun pissed









Holy lighting for 2 men punching each other out! lol

Further reactions to this OVA:

One Pound Gospel AnimePlanet Review

THEM Anime Reviews One Pound Gospel


5 Responses to “chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: One Pound Gospel”
  1. Seeing as I’m a huge fan of Hajime no Ippo and Rose of Versailles, I think I better put this on my short list of things to watch. Oh yeah, as someone who used to go to a Catholic school… nuns are not so awesome in my book.

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  2. chii says:

    lol well the nun in this show is nice. i’m well aware that a lot of nuns that teach kids aren’t quite so awesome XD

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  3. Predederva says:

    Osamu Dezaki is truly one of the best directors out there. It’s so sad what happened. My favorites from him include Black Jack and Golgo 13. I actually own this title on VHS….should watch it one day.

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  4. Kogoruhn says:

    Finally got around to watching this earlier this year when I noticed our club library had the vhs fansub for it. Chii covers most of the points I would make about it except I’m definatly not a boxing fan and I was not bored (but that may just be due to the fact that it’s anime)

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  1. […] if I hadn’t read her blog post on One Pound Gospel I never would’ve touched the OVA.  So it really is a shame that I forgot to link to it […]

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