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During their panel at Anime NYC 2019 on Saturday, TMS Entertainment announced that the original boxing series Megalo Box (MEGALOBOX) has a second season in development. The story will be set seven years after the first season.

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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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Megalo Box is based on an original draft by Ikki Kajiwara and Tetsuya Chiba, and it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Ashita no Joe franchise. The anime marked You Moriyama's directorial debut. Katsuhiko Manabe and Kensaku Kojima handled the series composition, while mabanua (Sakamichi no Apollon) worked on the music.

The 13-episode TV anime aired in Spring 2018. The Blu-ray volumes included three short episodes, with the first serving as a prologue to episode one. Crunchyroll streamed the anime on its platform while it was airing.

Viz released the series as a complete collection in June, which included a standard DVD, Blu-ray, and a limited edition Blu-ray.

Source: TMS Entertainment on Twitter

Megalo Box 2 on MAL
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7 year time skip and new characters heh

i thought so considering how conclusive the ending of the first season was
 
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Shocking news! I don’t remember this being a big hit with the Japanese Community and the fact that this was announced at NYC ought to mean it’s mainly thanks to us, the West “Gaijins”. We’re getting a lot of sweet treatment lately, aren’t we?

I really don’t know, I feel like the ending of Season 1 was more than good enough. Here’s to hoping this won’t dent the already-great franchise, on that note. I trust that TMS will pull through!

And, as such, of course looking forward to this nonetheless! One of my favourite Spring 2018 shows after all, and it’ll be a real pleasure if mabanua will be back to handle the music too!

Edit: I sincerely hope Hinamatsuri and Wotakoi, incidentally from Spring 2018 too, get sequel announcements. In all honesty, I expected both of those to get continuations over this. Hopefully, Full Metal Panic will get the final season too!
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Cant wait!! So Hyped.


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This is a situation where a time skip works well. Season 1 wrapped everything it needed to nicely, so an entirely new story is the way to go.

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Edit: I sincerely hope Hinamatsuri and Wotakoi, incidentally from Spring 2018 too, get sequel announcements.


Yes please! Hinamatsuri especially.

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Yes please! Hinamatsuri especially.


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Studio feel. better announce it right after Oregairu 3, at the latest!
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Cool, more incentive for me to watch the first season in the first place.
 
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I loved the first Megalo Box season, even if it was somehow rushed at the end. I'll be looking forward to the new one. Really like TMS Entertainment, one of the best animation studios out there.
 
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This will definitively be with Joe as a coach or more as a support than a Pro-Boxer if it is after 7 years. Btw the dude looks sad as hell in the picture.

On a side note, the production values of the first season were great, and the anime had some very cool things, so I hope they continue on that trend (Also if they announced this on NYC could mean that this was more of a Western pleaser than a japanese fan favorite, which is cool).

Btw I hope they do another killer OP like the first one. That shit slaps.
 
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I didn’t finish it because I’m not into sports. Was this popular in Japan or something?
Meh 😑
 
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This seems completely unnecessary, but the first season was one of the few sports anime I actually watched and I did enjoy it, so I may give this a try.
 
Nov 16, 4:09 PM
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I didn't expect it at all, maybe we'll see new version of Carlos, Wolf and Jose too?
 
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thought it was finished given how it ended in season 1. not really sure whether i should be excited about this...in any case, I hope season will be good as season 1.
 
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Wow... This is totally unexpected. I really enjoyed the first season, but I thought that the ending wrapped things up pretty well. I still welcome a sequel though.
 
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Legit choked on my apple reading this on the news page, Extremely excited mainly because the lack of cliffhanger leaves freedom for story and plot. esp with such a big time skip ooooh!!!
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I loved Megalo Box, so I'm excited where the story will go after the seven year time skip.
 
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Wow, great news. I'm a big fan, but the pacing at the end left a lot to be desired. It may be too late to fix that, but I'm nonethless hyped for the sequel and all the possibilities that come with the time skip.
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More blur fest. Haha! Wanna be retro but trash.
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SO HAPPY TO HEAR THIS NEWS, I WOULD KILL SO EONE IF I FOUND OUT IT WAS FAKE. CAN’T WAIT DOR MEGALOBOX SECOND SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Great news! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the first season. Didn’t expect this but I hope the new season will bring us something exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing Joe kick some ass as a recognised and fully fledged fighter.
 
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Didn't expect for a season 2.... I guess this answers why he's not dead yet.
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The news I didn’t know I needed until today! So excited for this
 
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Yes!!!, ok this is the last show I expected to get a second season but never the less I'm glad, just for the art style and soundtrack alone I am looking forward to this.

It's a 7-year time skip, so they can literally do anything, everything in season 1 was resolved within itself. Heck, they could even "Trigger" this by having an alien invasion.
 
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I didn't watch the first one yet but I'm planning to watch it, so it could be a good news for me.
 
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why this instead of joe no ashita?

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lol unnecessary sequel. the first one already ended in appropriate manner, there's no need for continuation
 
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I don't think we need a second season.
 
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Still haven't seen the first one . Plan too though
 
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I legit screamed, yeeeeeesssss the first season was so freaaking goooood
 
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Lelouchwakams said:
why this instead of joe no ashita?

filtyh gaijin and their alien taste

Why? Ashita no Joe was adapted completely.
 
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Omg finally some good news! I was scared over the lack of good anime coming out. I'm super hyped for this.
 
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Nice to see good original stuff getting sequels. (I was happy about Zombieland Saga as well.) With all the adaptions where the source material is endless ... where often only the bad stuff gets more than 1 season ... these original works are refereshing to watch in combination with some shorter manga that get fully adapted within 2-cour at max.

Not really in the mood anymore for any stuff where the manga runs sooo long that it would need more than 2-cour to fully adapt. (With the exception of stuff that I have watched the first seasons and want to watch it completely like Shingeki or Souma ... and some new stuff like Vinland Saga which is unique - you don't have viking setting that often. But a big no to the fantasy isekai endless stuff.)
 
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Super excited. Loved season 1.
 
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So Hyped, Couldn't believe my eyes. 7 year time skip.

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...really? This wasn't popular in Japan, it didn't do well in sales, and the story of the first season was conclusive. I don't know how should I feel about this, they will totally need a new MC and a new conflict for this to work, so this is basically going to be another story using Megalo Boxing as the context. Can't say I'm very excited about this one so far.
 
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Oh, that's nice. I very much enjoyed the first season, although I am curious what this second season will be about since the ending for the first one was pretty conclusive imo.
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If the music is as good as the 1st season, I'll be down to watching it.

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new characters heh
Does it say that?
 
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operationvalkyri said:

deg said:
new characters heh
Does it say that?


you can see it on the trailer posted at the bottom here https://twitter.com/tmsanime/status/1195808760976924672

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...really? This wasn't popular in Japan, it didn't do well in sales


legal streaming sites for the west for example is great though i remember some infographic posted by CrunchyRoll that its the number 1 on a lot of states in USA and Europe
 
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deg said:
operationvalkyri said:

Does it say that?


you can see it on the trailer posted at the bottom here https://twitter.com/tmsanime/status/1195808760976924672

The 4th character in the trailer looks kinda like Sachio. Perhaps they aren't new characters but the kids all grown up?
 
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY SO HAPPY
 
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operationvalkyri said:
deg said:


you can see it on the trailer posted at the bottom here https://twitter.com/tmsanime/status/1195808760976924672

The 4th character in the trailer looks kinda like Sachio. Perhaps they aren't new characters but the kids all grown up?


thats a possibility too we will see
 
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Interesting. I guess the overseas appeal had its way with this. But the one thing I wonder is if they will render this show above 240p this time and save us the eye cancer?
 
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Ayy someone needs to knock on my door once season 2 has finished airing so I can straight binge watch 2 season altogether.
 
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This second season is going to be interesting.
 
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Man I cant wait for this, I need it now
 
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I wasn't expecting this at all, I don't recall the first show being a hit. But whatever, I'll watch.
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