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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Kamenashi Kazuya New Drama

Kamenashi Kazuya (Nobuta wo Produce, Gokusen 2 ) is going to star in a manga to drama adaption in the 2008 winter drama season. I know what I'll be watching in January.

Kamenashi to star in Rumiko Takahashi adaptation
Sun, November 4, 2007 (4:30pm EST)
This winter, NTV is airing a drama adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's manga series "One-Pound Gospel." The drama will star KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi.
"One-Pound Gospel" combines sports, romance, and comedy. Kosaku Hatanaka (Kamenashi) is a skilled boxer who turned pro at the age of 19, but he finds himself facing a string of defeats due to his inability to control his appetite, which always puts him in a heavier weight class. One day after losing a match, he wanders into a church where he meets a naive, fledgling nun, and he immediately finds himself interested in her.
The series is scheduled for broadcast on Saturdays at 9:00pm, starting in January. from Tokyograph

The licensed manga can be ordered from VIZ.

One-Pound Gospel, Vol. 1
One Pound Gospel Volume One Story & Art by Rumiko Takahashi Koasku Hatanaka is the first pro boxer ever produced by Mukaida's Gym. He's also the bane of his coach's existence. Although he's constantly waging war against his appetite, Kosaku never met a meal he didn't like! Naturally, this plays havoc with his weight class. Junior bantamweight, bantamweight, junior featherweight... evry time he moves up a class, his coach's hopes plummet. Isn't gluttony a sin? Sister Angela is a young novice nun who's dedicated, passionate, and convinced that we should give peace a chance. Although she refuses to acknowledge it, it's obvious that Kosaku comes to St. Mary's for more than confession! He comes to see the smile of the beautiful sister, of course! Can her faith redeem the gluttonous appetite of the tempted lamb astride the scale? Contains the One Pound Gospel installments from Animerica magazine vol. 2 #12 through vol. 3 #9 in their entirety Softcover, 240 pages Black & White

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