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Original Anime 'Megalo Box' Announced

by tsubasalover
Oct 12, 2017 10:45 PM | 24 Comments
An official website has opened and announced that an original anime titled Megalo Box will premiere in Spring 2018. The anime will be a part of the 50th anniversary commemoration project of Ashita no Joe franchise.

Based on the original draft by Ikki Kajiwara and Tetsuya Chiba, Megalo Box will center on a boxer named JD, who has immersed himself in fixed matches in an underground ring.

Staff
Director, Concept Design: You Moriyama (Shingeki no Kyojiin visual design)
Series Composition, Script: Katsuhiko Manabe (Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Junai-hen script), Kensaku Kojima (live-action Shinya Shokudou seroes script)
Music: mabanua
Studio: TMS Entertainment

Teaser


Official site: http://megalobox.com/
Official Twitter: @joe50_megalobox

Source: Moca News

Megalo Box on MAL

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

VyseLegendaire said:
When the hell are they remaking Ashita no Joe in full HD with Ippo graffix.


I really dont want this. Not just being a purist but ANJ was perfect the way it was and the classic chalky art style was befitting for its gritty feel and atmosphere. Ippo is more upbeat, happy, and stylized.

Klad said:
Well lets see how this compares to Ashita no Joe. Though I doubt it will come close


Anime wise pretty much nothing comes close imo :3

Oct 19, 2017 2:19 PM by EmperorDemonGava

This actually look hardcore. We need a more gritty sports anime.

Oct 17, 2017 6:00 PM by Stripes

Hmm this looks promising enough. Though kinda questionable at best, however its interesting to see. Will look into this for more info.

Oct 17, 2017 4:57 PM by Wasshio

Red_Tuesday said:
Looks terrible! Like everything else in that genre I guess.


especially for fats

Oct 17, 2017 11:39 AM by anemonespotte

Looks terrible! Like everything else in that genre I guess.

Oct 14, 2017 4:56 PM by Red_Tuesday

Well lets see how this compares to Ashita no Joe. Though I doubt it will come close

Oct 14, 2017 3:55 AM by Klad

Legit anime looks legit. Nice.

Oct 14, 2017 3:43 AM by Somali_Strawhat

joe_g7 said:
The description sounds pretty cool.

the image is enough for ptw

Oct 13, 2017 5:06 PM by anemonespotte

Ah interesting, I was wondering if they were ever gonna remake Ashita no Joe but the original anime is widely held up as a classic in Japan so I don't think anyone would dare touch it, this seems to be the closest you can get to doing that. It's kind of a remake but also kind of a sequel by the sound of things, in fact it sounds like their answer to Creed in the Rocky franchise. Can't wait to see if any characters from the old series show up.

I've seen the first series of AnJ so I should definitely watch the second one before this comes out.

Oct 13, 2017 1:26 PM by DekuHero

The description sounds pretty cool.

Oct 13, 2017 10:04 AM by joe_g7

When the hell are they remaking Ashita no Joe in full HD with Ippo graffix.

Oct 13, 2017 8:18 AM by VyseLegendaire

Hatsuyuki said:
misread it as medaka box and got surprised for a moment


Lol same, I thought it was Medaka Box season 3(then I noticed it said original)

Oct 13, 2017 6:01 AM by Inferno-Blaze

Interesting, I am looking more forward to this since this will provide us new stories they can tell. I am calling it right now JD is one of the kids that were following Joe around. I also wonder if other characters will show up from Jos like, I want to see Danpei, Yoko, Nishi, Noriko, Sachi, Wolf, to show up somepoint in the series. Overall I am really hype and I can't wait until it comes out, please let be good.

Oct 13, 2017 5:21 AM by Warriors_of_God

top kek PV for having Initial D opening sequence.

Oct 13, 2017 4:52 AM by worldeditor11

So basically anime boyka ? yeah why not.

Oct 13, 2017 4:45 AM by Swagernator

Well the synopsis sounds promosing/interesting.

Oct 13, 2017 4:43 AM by Tenth

misread it as medaka box and got surprised for a moment

Oct 13, 2017 2:01 AM by Hatsuyuki

Commemoration project for the Ashita no Joe franchise!? OH MY GOD!!!!!!

And there will be more shows coming after this? OH MY GOD!!!!!

Oct 13, 2017 1:52 AM by Lord_Odous

The poster looks really cool. Unfortunately, the staff does not look that cool.

Oct 13, 2017 12:11 AM by TheServant

This actually sounds pretty good. I'll have to watch/read Ashita no Joe now

Oct 12, 2017 11:50 PM by N30-R3TR0

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