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Aug 8, 2018 4:55 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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From the moment they met, it felt like this match was inevitable. All the buildup led to this final battle between Yuuri and Junk Dog (Joe).

The fight itself was nice although actually not my favorite despite being the climax. (My favorite is still Junk Dog vs. Agaraki) However, the episode did protray a more realistic way of fighting with no gears on both fighters.

I was rooting for Junk Dog the whole time since he set the bar himself to fight such a powerful opponent like Yuuri.

A solid ending to the climatic fight. 8/10, one of my favorite anime of the Spring Season.
 
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Aug 8, 2018 5:06 AM
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This show jumped the shark on episode 6 after that it was downhll and the ending was a letdown imo. Between rapping kids and makeshift operating rooms the show lost its gritty realism and shifted its focus from guts to feels, which is a big no-no for me. Overall my rating is 7.
 
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Aug 8, 2018 8:22 AM

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The fight was really disappointing, it was too rushed.
I didn't feel any emotion from it, at least nobody died.
 
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Aug 8, 2018 9:18 AM

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The most disappointing anime of the season and, maybe, the year. What happened here? It had such a strong start with tension, characters with a big presence, good animation, very interesting plot and OST. First 1-3 were amazing. Unfortunately, the fights were pretty lame, the MC is just a plot device without a past that gave him importance. Also, Joe have a lot of plot armor. The side characters have some personality but they can't much more. The ending with Joe dancing!! is garbage. It seemed like a strong AOTS (and maybe AOTY) contended in the beginning of the season. 2/5 for the episode. 5/10 for the anime.
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Aug 8, 2018 10:05 AM

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Not the ending I was expecting tbh, but it was still good. Overall, this anime was a fucking blast to watch, and I loved almost every second of it.
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Aug 8, 2018 1:02 PM

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This show was fucking amazing!!!!
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Aug 8, 2018 10:39 PM

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I personally expected a bit more from the final blow of that epic fight, but well I do always like to see some future shots like a couple years in the future like they did here. So that sure was nice.

In general a very lovely and enjoyable boxing anime with some really intense matches and an interesting setting and characters.

Quite loved marathoning it and well to be honest I still have to give to original Ashita no Joe a watch as I already saw various references in this one without even seeing that series.

But all in all it was pretty solid!
 
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Aug 9, 2018 11:08 AM

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I don't even know what to say, but I guess that I will start by saying that I'm satisfied, I wish we had more, but I am.

I wanted to know what was the goal of Yukiko by designing and pushing foward that gear project, I doubt it was only to get even richer, but I guess we will never know. Also the title was born to die and for a second I thought Yuuri did die, but he didn't and I'm glad. It was sad to see him figthing without seconds even if it was his choice, but the way Sachio helped him and the relationship that transceded the ring between Yuuri and Joe and Sachio was wholesome.

Also considering that they did open a gym, I guess that the prize money was used on it and that Fujimaki was so impressed that he did leave them alone. That or the prize was so big they paid him and still bought the land and built it.

Well, I loved every single bit of this and I'm sad to see it go, I will be looking forward to the special.
 
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Aug 15, 2018 9:46 AM
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Since the anime took a lot of idea from Ashita no joe it's impossible for me to not compare it to Ashita.The grim reality ,the characters buildup and the relation between them were all better portrayed by Ashita no joe then Megalo Box.The only think that Megalo did as good as Ashita is the childs.
Also I had a problem with the fast pacing it's making Joe growth not realistic.
Overall I give it 7/10.
 
Aug 22, 2018 12:27 AM

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Honestly, this episode felt so rushed. It wasn't as exciting as Aragaki v Gearless Joe. They were both gearless in this match but I was like meh. Yuuri ended up in a wheelchair because he wasn't used to fighting gearless after he had modifications on his body.

I'm glad Nanbu has reopened his gym! I hope he gets more students. Also, who knows? There might be a season 2 of Megalo box.

7/10 overall for the entire series because the last episode was a little underwhelming.
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Aug 23, 2018 4:59 PM

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Thought this show was great, but in the end I was a little disappointed we didn't learn more about Yuuri. We only got vague suggestions of his past.

Nanbu was my favourite character.

9/10
 
Sep 11, 2018 1:53 AM

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Finale was okay but a bit lacking something, not as much as excitement as i expected but it was still good fight nonetheless. So Yuri became paralyzed or something after the fight or what ? cuz he clearly said it has been a year since their fight and he's sitting on a wheelchair, Yuri took the fight like a man he wanted it to be a fair fight with the consequences of losing everything he had, much respect for him tho,

It's like there were talking with their fists, kinda heartwarming to see Yuri and Joe getting along together with the group but i still bad for Yuri, i mean why whould he go that far for a fight ? i think it is his nature as a naturally born fighter.


Overall score solid 7/10
 
Oct 1, 2018 1:15 PM

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Started off as a rlly promising show but it all went down hill after episode 2.
 
Oct 9, 2018 6:18 PM

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I'll echo most opinions here, for me the first 5 episodes were really interesting, afterwards it got a little mundane. I still enjoyed the watch but it felt like most everything was already very clearly planned out. I was really really hoping for more of a backstory for Sachio and a stronger emphasis on his and Joe's relationship, but the moments we did get were pretty solid. I loved how in the end Joe and Yuuri realized they were really after the same thing and bonded over it. Not many stakes, not much to lose, but a fun, feel good ride all the same. For a very weak Spring season, this is one of the strongest new series in my opinion.

 
Nov 11, 2018 9:26 AM

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fun series, but bad logic.

IMHO gears are like bicycles, theres only so much hope a guy can run faster than a bike. underdogs should definitely be a bit more realistic. i probably wouldve been happier if joe didnt make it in to the main tourny.
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Nov 14, 2018 6:47 PM

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Spent the entire series building up to the climatic showdown to deliver that final battle? Well damn, too bad but it didnt do for me.
 
Dec 1, 2018 4:05 PM
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I watched it all in one day, and I really enjoyed it. The last four episodes felt very rushed which was kind of a let down. Still a recommendable anime though.
 
Dec 28, 2018 7:25 AM

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This episode was a real let down to me. The fight between Yuri and Joe had so much potential as well.. it just didn't live up to the hype

I wish we got more episodes! Everything felt a little too rushed to me, I would've liked to see longer fights and more build up/backstory to the characters.

But I still loved Megalo Box, great series overall

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Dec 29, 2018 1:03 AM

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so glad yuuri and joe are married now, hope yukiko is doing well
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The whole Gear extraction operation left Yuri horribly scarred but it looked cool in a way. Now both of them are fighting on equal terms~ Nanbu was so proud of Joe having the time of his life that he started crying from both his unusable eyes.

It's funny that all the fights that involved Gear didn't last as near as 13 rounds and it's usually the ones who wore it are the ones who get knocked down. They could've ended it in the ring where Joe wins and the all celebrate like all the Hollywood boxing movies but they went for the cliffhanger timeskip approach that showed Yuri's legs had given in to the exhaustion and Joe took the prize money and retired as a Megalo Boxer instead which was fine. That final shot of the fight was gorgeous though ♡








 
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Well, this show sure had it's charm, too bad it was disappointing in the end. Joe was nothing but a punching bag with both plot armor and plot punches. He didn't come across as a competent fighter at all. Too fucking shame. And what about the plot itself? It was so paper thin it's almost laughable. Even at the end i couldn't figure out why Joe was gunning so hard for Yuri, and what happens afterwards? Nothing.. It doesn't explain anything. It didn't explain his past, his debt and what happens afterwards. It's such a shame that this anime was so old school and charming, yet fell apart at the seams.
 
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This was Rocky meets Cowboy Bebop

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Kajo_Senpai69 said:
The whole Gear extraction operation left Yuri horribly scarred but it looked cool in a way. Now both of them are fighting on equal terms~ Nanbu was so proud of Joe having the time of his life that he started crying from both his unusable eyes.

It's funny that all the fights that involved Gear didn't last as near as 13 rounds and it's usually the ones who wore it are the ones who get knocked down. They could've ended it in the ring where Joe wins and the all celebrate like all the Hollywood boxing movies but they went for the cliffhanger timeskip approach that showed Yuri's legs had given in to the exhaustion and Joe took the prize money and retired as a Megalo Boxer instead which was fine. That final shot of the fight was gorgeous though ♡


Well I think that becase neither of them had gear, their punches were much weaker. both being great boxers, they were both pretty durable, and had plenty of stamina.

I would also mention that Mohammed Ali beat Chuck Wepner with seconds to go in the fifteenth round. It is actually interesting to note that Joe's boxing form is very similar to Ali's, using stamina and agility to wear his opponents until they error.
 
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dasaklim said:
Natehog007 said:
This was Rocky meets Cowboy Bebop

See You Pit Cowboy...


What a cheesy statement, lol. To begin with, Cowboy Bebop got nothing in common with this other than the look of mc and some aesthetics. Not to mention, this is a tribute to another boxing anime/manga, namely Ashita no Joe, so if anything this would be Ashita no Joe meets Cowboy Bebop.


it's more than the look and asthetics. Joe's personality is nearly identical to that of spike. the way he walks and talks, the cool confidence, it's all there.

the comparison to Rocky makes even more sense. they're both about nobodies who make a living in less than prestigious ways with questionable legality. Both believe themselves capable of becoming the champion if only they had the chance.

Now I have never seen Ashita no Joe, but if Megalo Box was paying tribute to that show, then Ashita no Joe was probably paying tributes to Rocky.

Regardless of the intent, I stand by my earlier statement. Megalo Box clearly has ma lot in common with both.
 
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Thought the ending was fine, emphasized more on the championship not really mattering and it just came down to 2 fighters that really just wanted to beat one another.

All in all a pretty cool show. I see people commenting that the show had a great start and went downhill over its run which is surprising since I am of the complete opposite mind lol. First 3 episodes were definitely my least favorites and it wasn't until the fourth episode that i actually started to enjoy this. Rough around the edges and the actual fights themselves weren't very good but it had heart. 7/10
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Pretty anticlimactic for such a grand build-up. Felt like a mid season episode.
 
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Weird super-happy ending. I honestly expected Joe to die based on how he let himself get the shit beat out of him in every match. Guess that's why he was dancing at the end because he knew what we were thinking and got to keep his life AND win the tournament.
 
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If you've been fortunate enough to have seen Hajime no ippo then I can understand the appeal of megalobox. Its essentially a boxing anime with extra steps. Maybe I should have read the manga, but to be honest I'm like the concept more than the actual product. Megalobox starts strong , but eventually turns Into a predictable bag of cliches, where Joe always gets back up. I was actually shocked that the final episode skipped the final result and moments of the match and moved on to a "One Year Later", it leaves you with more questions than answers . Overall the animation, ost, and art won me over. Watch Ippo if you want a really good anime , watch Megalobox if you are pressed for time. 7 out of 10
 
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so glad yuuri and joe are married now, hope yukiko is doing well


This.

I think they decided to focus more on how Joe and Yuuri found their kindred spirit in the end. The winner didn't really matter - although of course we were cheering for Joe - since they were fighting like bros. This actually reminded me of Chihayafuru; the way it was soothing to the soul. Really happy with the timeskip, loved seeing the friendships and everyone living happily ever after. This was a really entertaining show for me, and I like how they didn't handle it in a "WIN! BLOOD!" way. It felt really down to earth somehow. I very much liked it. Thanks for my couple being happy with their dog
 
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