Megalo Box

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Alternative Titles

English: Megalobox
Japanese: メガロボクス


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:28 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 215536215,536 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #387
Members: 416,105
Favorites: 2,775

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Adrenaline-pumping boxing anime with captivating action and great fight choreography. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both shows have a similar style in terms of direction and music. It feels like something that Watanabe would direct by having the soundtrack have influence on the overall vibe of the culture in the story. Megalobox depicts a city and suburban life whereas Champloo wants you to think city and suburban with it's soundtrack. Both shows seem to want to fuse elements of hip hop in their soundtrack or have their characters subtly indicate to you a hip hop scene. 
report Recommended by GrimmjowReaper
The Overall vibe is pretty similar. Both shows have that futuristic junk feel to them, plus The Mc personalities are quite similar. 
report Recommended by Bokotu
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. 
report Recommended by Ericonator
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. 
report Recommended by DYED
Both shows are about boxing with mechanical gear. Both MC seek for meaning in their fights and eventually find an opponent who can fulfil it. 
report Recommended by rei_hino
Besides one huge difference that Carole & Tuesday is an anime about music and Megalo Box is about fighting, there are a lot of similar things between them. The available technology that main characters choose not to use, the journey from nothing and poverty to the top, people that help them get to the top, the amazing quality and execution of the anime itself. I think there are and will be a lot more similarities but there is one thing I'm certain about - both of them are worth your time. 
report Recommended by ElqBell
Similarities: - Both MCs are forced to combat against other intense opponents in a 'match'. - Both premises are placed in urban settings - Both series include (but aren't limited to) hand to hand combat. - Opponents have a similar end goal (in Megalonia & Match)  
report Recommended by ST63LTH
Both are short sports anime that do something a bit different than your average sport anime that non-sport anime fans could easily get into. 
report Recommended by Old_School_Akira
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. 
report Recommended by tv2no_avail
similar drive if you like one you like the other  
report Recommended by aLightSwitch
I'll start by saying they're both sports anime and they both have a futuristic vibe to them. The fight scenes in both leave you wanting more each time and although Megalo Box is more dystopian while Air Gear is more comedic, both of the main characters essentially are trying to gain reputation and reach the top. If you liked Megalo or Air Gear, I'd try checking out the other show next. 
report Recommended by Novolunos
Both set in a futuristic timeline Both based on ring fights Both offer great fight scenes and a strong main character Both tournament arc centered/very competitive Just to be clear, the vibe of Megalo differs from GoH, however, I think those that enjoy GoH will really enjoy Megalo.  
report Recommended by O-E-K
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!  
report Recommended by retii
Anime don't necessarily have to have similar plots or characters to be similar. The similarities between these 2 are heavy themes- SK8 has street skating, graffiti, hip-hop, bright colour palette to create an impression on the viewers while Megalo Box uses Underground boxing, futuristic themes in an old animation style for the same effect. Plot wise, both are based on sports and some amount of friendship/rivalry If you are a fan of either anime for its direction/art/aesthetic you should consider checking out the other 
report Recommended by guddi
Sports anime that explore the stories of the characters through them participating in a tournament and finding their talent. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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  read more 
report Recommended by retii
Both take place in gritty, futuristic settings, and feature protagonists that have been involved in underground fights their whole life. They have very different stories, settings, and messages, but are easily comparable. Texhnolyze is a lot darker and more subtle in it's themes. Megalo Box is a lot more flashy and straightforward. Both are fantastic. 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
So I heard you like underdog tales, where the protagonists enter the big leagues and pull out victories they should never be able to! IGPX's Team Satomi and Megalo's Team Nowhere will take on unbeatable odds, both of them with a hip hop soundtrack that will leave you feeling Toonami af the whole time. 
report Recommended by MrLegitimacy