Hatanaka Kosaku is a professional boxer with a huge problem; he can't stand against food. He eats when he's happy, sad, mad or anything else; but that's just no good because he must be in the right weight class for the competitions. His life suddenly changes when he meets a young nun, named 'sister Angela', who soon becomes his source of power.
Even if you're not familiar with/interested in boxing, that won't be a problem when watching this drama. It's a romantic comedy more than an sports story.
It left me speechless because I thought it started kinda slow, but soon I found myself totally in love with the characters and enjoying the series. It turned out being a surprinsingly feel-good dorama.
The plot is cheerful, pure and full of morale. It is light and straight-forward, so it can be enjoyed by everybody, and it teaches a lesson: no matter what you're into, you have to be able to overcome obstacles and sacrifice things in order to achieve your goal. I'm glad they payed so much attention to the fun factor though because it's a Takahashi Rumiko story after all. Laughter is assured.
The cast did a good job, especially Kamenashi Kazuya. He plays the lead male, the boxer Hatanaka Kosaku, and I think the character truly suits him. He made me laugh like crazy and made the whole show enjoyable (honestly, if he was the only actor in the series, it would have been OK because he's great here).
On the other hand, Kuroki Meisa who plays the lead female, the nun Sister Angela, looks totally average. She's a pretty girl, we all can see that, but her acting was not as good as expected. Fortunately, the role didn't need much acting skills so let's say she passed.
Also, I think the secondary characters add a lot to the series because they are both well-developed and well-portrayed: the Mudoka Gym members are always there to support their friends' dreams. I was especially touched by Okada Yoshinori's character, Ueda Masashi, who even moved me to tears at some point. And Yamada Ryosuke's character, Mukoda Katsumi, woke up a motherly feeling inside of me.
In summary, even when it may not be the best dorama ever, it made me cry and laugh, and it left me with a heart warming and positive feeling.