One-Pound Gospel, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition)

Book #1 of One-Pound Gospel
Illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi
LIST PRICE $9.99

About The Book

• From Rumiko Takahashi, the creator of RANMA 1/2 , MAISON IKKOKU, and URUSEI YATSURA, whose works have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.
• VIZ Media started publishing the first three volumes of this series in 1996, but Rumiko Takahashi put the series on hiatus. Now, Takahashi has completed the series by doing a fourth and final volume. Fans finally have a chance to read the ending!
• A romantic sports comedy from one of our most popular manga creators Rumiko Takahashi.
• Heartwarming comedy plus slapstick silliness equals Takahashi at her best and most accessible.
• Volume 4 makes this Takahashi’s most recent non-INUYASHA title.  This title should grab the interest of all Inuyasha fans as well.
• Takahashi appeals to both shojo and shonen fans alike. ONE-POUND GOSPEL has great crossover appeal in that respect.

A boxer without a prayer meets a naïve nun who might be his only chance for salvation… and victory in the ring.

 

Times are tough at Mukaida's Gym. Though a promising novice with a surprise win in his debut bout, Kosaku has since adopted a steady regimen of extremely unhealthy eating habits--enough to make his coach ready to permanently throw in the towel. Will Sister Angela's teachings help Kosaku realize that the road to victory is not paved with bowls of ramen? Or will Kosaku's burgeoning feelings for the young nun undermine his ability to concentrate on training, fighting and binge eating?

About The Author

The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel. Takahashi won the Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film."

About The Illustrator

The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel. Takahashi won the Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film."

Product Details

  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (June 10, 2008)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781421520308

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