Megalo Box
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Alternative Titles

English: MEGALOBOX
Japanese: メガロボクス

Information

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, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports, DramaDrama
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.971 (scored by 142379142,379 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #395
Members: 292,369
Favorites: 1,915
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Synopsis

"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

Joe
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Yuuri
Supporting
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Japanese
Nanbu, Gansaku
Supporting
Saitou, Shirou
Japanese
Sachio
Supporting
Murase, Michiyo
Japanese
Shirato, Mikio
Supporting
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Fujimaki
Supporting
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Aragaki, Tatsumi Leonald
Supporting
Tamura, Makoto
Japanese
Shirato, Yukiko
Supporting
Mori, Nanako
Japanese
Domoto
Supporting
Urayama, Jin
Japanese
Bonjiri
Supporting
Reimi
Japanese

Staff

Moriyama, You
Director, Mechanical Design
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Yoshitaka
Episode Director
Sano, Takashi
Storyboard, Key Animation


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Jun 28, 2018
DarthInvader (All reviews)
*Minimum Spoiler Hidden Gem Review*
TL;DR: If a young Hajime no Ippo made an illegitimate baby with the sexy cougar, Cowboy Bebop, in an 80's themed love hotel with Samurai Champloo music blasting in the background, then Megalo Box would be the gorgeous mixed bastard child that will emerge from the Redline ambulance nine months later. Such a hidden gem but packs so much hype. "JOEEEEE!"
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Art, in its purest form, is a catharsis of imperceptible cognitive entities onto a “canvas” for the purposes of provoking reactions from others. Sometimes that reaction involves laughter, other times it is sorrow, and on rare occasions, profound enlightenment, in either case, it is the responsibility of the artist(s) to determine the desired reaction, and how best to achieve it through their intended medium. As one would expect, it permits a copious amount of creativity to take place, yielding unexpected outcomes that one would rarely see in the real world. Antithetical to this branch of human intrigue, is the world of binary read more
Jun 28, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
There’s an infamous quote in the wrestling community that was said by the legendary Ric Flair. “To be the man, you gotta beat the man!” While Megalo Box is not wrestling, there’s definitely an iconic meaning that can be applied here. As I was watching Megalo Box, it reminded me the excitement of fighting. A few years ago when Hajime no Ippo returned on television, it became a glorious showstopper that lived up to all expectations. For Megalo Box, this was like a feeling of deja vu.

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TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
If there was one anime that I would love to get a remake it would be Ashita no Joe. I really series especially the manga for its great boxing matches, amazing rivalry, and wonderful and realistic character development. The series also had great darker portrayal of boxing as sport where not all matches will not end pretty as boxers can potentially get injured to a point where they get they lives destroyed. Thanks to these elements that the show offers as well being a great realistic coming of age + underdog story Ashita no Joe is currently my favourite sports anime/manga series period even read more

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