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

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