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Megalo Box

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Japanese: メガロボクス


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:28 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.401 (scored by 26,061 users)
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Ranked: #1652
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Popularity: #675
Members: 126,349
Favorites: 467
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"To be quiet and do as you're told, that's the cowardly choice." These are the words of Junk Dog, an underground fighter of Megalo Box, an evolution of boxing that utilizes mechanical limbs known as Gear to enhance the speed and power of its users. Despite the young man's brimming potential as a boxer, the illegal nature of his participation forces him to make a living off of throwing matches as dictated by his boss Gansaku Nanbu. However, this all changes when the Megalo Box champion Yuuri enters his shabby ring under the guise of just another challenger. Taken out in a single round, Junk Dog is left with a challenge: "If you're serious about fighting me again, then fight your way up to me and my ring."

Filled with overwhelming excitement and backed by the criminal syndicate responsible for his thrown matches, Junk Dog enters Megalonia: a world-spanning tournament that will decide the strongest Megalo Boxer of them all. Having no name of his own, he takes on the moniker of "Joe" as he begins his climb from the very bottom of the ranked list of fighters. With only three months left to qualify, Joe must face off against opponents the likes of which he has never fought in order to meet the challenge of his rival.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Murase, Michiyo
Nanbu, Gansaku
Saitou, Shirou
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Shirato, Yukiko
Mori, Nanako
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki


Moriyama, You
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
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Kajiwara, Ikki
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"Bite" by LEO Imai

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"Kakatte Koi yo (かかってこいよ)" by NakamuraEmi

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Apr 26, 2018
Groenboys (All reviews)
I am a sucker for Moe/Slice of Life/Romance/Comedy type of anime, but once in awhile I like to tip my toes outside of that safe area. It introduced me to some great anime like Made In Abyss and not so great anime (*cough cough* Citrus *cough cough*). I tipped my toes outside of my safe area again with Megalo Box and Megalo Box is a great one… actually not just great, an amazing one! Well, put on your boxing gloves and start your engines, this is my review of Megalo Box.

Story: 8/10
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Apr 26, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Megalo Box is an anime adaptation of the Nintendo Switch game 'Arms'. Not really, but it could as well be since both are about tool-assisted nu-boxing.

First thing I have to mention is that I don't like this series very much unlike the 7 billion other people who are watching it. My favorite anime genre has been Sports since 2012, but this series is much closer to the Game genre. It mainly reminds me of 'Robotics:Notes', you know the 'Steins:Gate' alternative robots battle anime no one likes, and represents various things that I do not appreciate.

I have several problems with this series. These read more
Apr 26, 2018
RapidShadow (All reviews)
Megalo box might be a contender of anime of the year, the level of quality it has is simply amazing I was honestly not expecting an Ashita no Joe reboot to be this good let alone have such a unique art style. If there is any anime that can be considered a must watch for this season it's definitely this one.

Yes it is predictable and there many other series with the same type of story but no one can argue that it is a very well executed and well written story that has some creative elements to it like introducing scifi to the sports genre read more
Apr 26, 2018
vern4813 (All reviews)
I thought I'd throw in my two bits of info. Megalo Box is set in kind of this steampunk futuristic type setting where boxing apparently is still big...of all things. We've got our run of the mill down-and-out character who just wants to have a good fight. You might be thinking "Boxing? Eh, not really my thing." To be honest, boxing isn't really my thing either. BUT, the character writing in this story is very well done. The animation is well done. Voice acting, at least right now, is believable. You might stray away from it because of how the art looks but don't let read more


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