Megalo Box

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Japanese: メガロボクス
English: Megalobox
German: Megalobox
Spanish: Megalobox
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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: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 255266255,266 users)
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Ranked: #7682
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Popularity: #408
Members: 478,433
Favorites: 3,329

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Adrenaline-pumping boxing anime with captivating action and great fight choreography. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 great sports anime where the MC is really good from their town/area/locality but when they step into the big stage they realize how skilled all the other players/competitors are. Although Megalobox can be a bit darker sometimes, both of them are pretty logical and well made shows 
report Recommended by DeonX
It's more of, the training life. Two kids from nowhere take it up with their coach to fight and get strong enough to take on the world. There are obstacles along the way and lessons to be learnt too. The real world is no joke, considering how vastly different they are from the world they were previously situated in. Boy and Beast is more of fantasy compared to something futuristic like the sci-fi in Megalo Box. I guess both are based a little on family, or at least close relationships with random people you've never thought to be with, but will help you every step of  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
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
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
I consider Megalo Box to be a"quote sports unquote" anime, the premise and setting does involve boxing, but the sport is hardly the focus of the show. Yes the art has it's charm, and the action is pretty solid, but it's really about the drama, and the 1v1 battle format is really stinkin' good for simple cathartic drama. I think Ping Pong The Animation recognizes this and absolutely runs with it, it is a less fantastical world, and the art might be a bit too, lets say, "distinctive" for some people. But the direction is laser focused, and it feels like everyone involved was giving it  read more 
report Recommended by ultranewt
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
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
David (Cyberpunk) and Joe (Megalo Box) are outcast who aspire for more in life. Despite their potential, society never intended to give an opportunity to succeed so they took matters into their hands. For David, this meant transforming his body with cybernetics to become powerful. For Joe, this meant rejecting enhancements to prove his skill is unmatched. David and Joe walked their own path with no regrets until the end.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
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
Sports anime that explore the stories of the characters through them participating in a tournament and finding their talent. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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
Appare-Ranman! and Megalo Box is centered on a ragtag team of outcasts entering a competition. Willing to bet it all on victory! Earning the respect and friendship of their rivals. Finding something more important along the way. You can't go wrong with Appare-Ranman! and Megalo Box even if it follows a familiar formula.  
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