Both good first episode show
Both have kind off similar art style and animation
Have great hip hop like ost
Both have some great action scene
Main character love to fight no matter what consequences happen to them
The art style and overall vibe are very similar also the protagonist looks and behaves like Mugen (the Mc of Samurai Champloo) so if you enjoy either of those series the otherone ll most likely be to your liking aswell.
The obvious comparison between the two is the aesthetic - mainly the excellent artistic direction seen in both, however, both are also set in deeply realized futuristic societies and feature charismatic, funny and intriguing characters. Megalo Box follows a much straightforward, predictable story arc than Bebop, but it is enjoyable nevertheless.
Both our main leads are quite similar in their personality, both being an underdog and a hothead, although Yabuki Joe is more spunky and wild. Focusing on the drama built around the characters, showcasing epic boxing matches and on top of all being thrilling, Ashita no Joe and Megalo Box make you invested in their charismatic cast quite quickly.
U should watch Ashita no Joe first as Megalo Box is a tribute to it.
Both are about boxing of course. You will get action, great focus on character development.
But you will see the similarity when you check Ashita no Joe out.
Also to enjoy the 50 years of Ashita no Joe!
Megalobox is essentially the 50th anniversary tribute to the masterpiece that is Ashita no Joe. It's a reinterpretation of the original condensed into a 13 episode season that has as much differences as it does parallels.
I'll start with the differences. The primary being the characters. They share similar traits. Both Junk Dog and Yabuki Joe are tough kids that have no real purpose outside of the ring. However, Joe is introduced to Boxing by the old man Denpei whereas Junk Dog is already under the management of old man Nanbu and is already a fighter who throws fights to earn a living. Both Denpei and Nanbu share the same traits of obnoxiousness and drunkardness but both have a soft spot and caring demeanour for Joe. They also don the same eyepatch.
Both sports are Boxing but and the action scenes are animated very well. However, as i've stated before Megalobox is a reinterpratation and the boxing is mixed with mecha/technology to create something unique.
If you're a fan of Ashita no Joe then Megalobox is a good reinterpretation and if you're a fan of Megalobox then Ashita no Joe is a perfect watch as it is the original.
A virtually identical premise (a contestant that wants to leave the world of rigged-up matches in order to pursue his search for glory) is the first thing that links these two impressive works, alongside an extremely likable character, a futuristic setting and their shared dream to win the biggest, most important tournament they'll ever join.
Both are love letters to both the sports genre and the coming-of-age subgenre, where your favorite lowest common denominator (JP in Redline, JD in Megalo Box) fights against the odds and many opponents in order to become someone and accomplish his dreams.
TL;DR: Megalobox and Redline share loosely similar premises, characters and settings, so if you like one, the other should satisfy you as well.
JP and JD are both underdogs and outcasts in their respective futuristic sports (racing and boxing), participating in fixed races or matches for money. But they both aspire to prove themselves in their sports by making it into high-stakes competitions (the Redline race and Megalonia tournament, respectively).
The premise of a future with a highly advanced technological society is present in both. The main characters also deal with alot of internal strife and encounter many battles. They are both beautifully animated and have great soundtracks. If you liked one then the other is a great choice to see next!
Their world and main protagonists are very similar. Even the way that the characters talk about the plot devices and set up the stakes are very similar. If you're looking for a sillier, shounen version of this series that goes in all kinds of crazy directions after the tournament, then this is what you're looking for.
The MC Joe and Kazuma remind me of each other. They both are outcasts trying to make a living by what they are best at, fighting. They live in the "slums" and are not considered "citizens". Their personalities are similar in that they have fighters spirits and are also kind. They both live how they like to and by their own beliefs. They are also both very talented in the art of combat and show a lot of promise. They are set in the "future" where "technology" is heavily relied upon. The rivalries between the MCs is similar as well. If you like one give the other a watch.  read more