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
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Combat SportsCombat Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 266325266,325 users)
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Ranked: #7872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #427
Members: 499,066
Favorites: 3,485

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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

Nanbu, Gansaku

Saitou, Shirou


Yasumoto, Hiroki


Murase, Michiyo

Shirato, Yukiko

Mori, Nanako

Aragaki, Tatsumi Leonald

Tamura, Makoto

Shirato, Mikio

Suzuki, Tatsuhisa


Kinoshita, Hiroyuki


Sasaki, Mutsumi




Abe, Kengo
Sugiyama, Yuuko
Assistant Producer, Background Art
Moriyama, You
Director, Mechanical Design
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Sound Director


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"Bite" by LEO Imai

Ending Theme


Apr 5, 2023
This anime really hits home for me. It's an emotional rollercoaster that takes you on a journey through the highs and lows of the human experience. At its core, it's a story about the human spirit, about never giving up, and about fighting for what you believe in, no matter the odds. The characters are so well-written and relatable that you can't help but get invested in their struggles and root for their success. The themes of identity, ambition, and self-discovery are explored in such a poignant way, that you can't help but reflect on your own life and experiences. Watching MC go through his ...
Sep 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I actually don't think that the first season of Megalobox is all that good. I think they have a lot of things going for them conceptually. I love the setting of a dirty underground boxing competition. I think the architypes of characters were pretty entertaining, but they don't really grow much emotionally by the season finale. Motivation was pretty basic, and basic stories can be good! But there isn't much there to keep someone entertained who's looking for more critical substance past the surface of the show. Soundtrack wise, I found the show to be pretty cliche in spots, but surprisingly strong in others. A ...
Dec 22, 2022
Despite all the hype that Megalo Box created from its first few episodes, it became one of the biggest disappoints of the season. At first, it presents a familiar inspirational sports story with a vague setting to get you interested in the well-directed boxing matches. But by the end, the writing is still incredibly shallow. Megalo Box is just a carbon copy of the generic underdog boxing story but slightly worse than the classics it desperately tries to imitate.

Aside from the addition of Gear (exoskeletons to enhance the boxers fighting), Megalo Box tells the familiar tale of a misfortunate boxer, Junk Dog. He had long ...

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