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'Megalo Box' Gets Second Season

by Sakana-san
Nov 16, 2019 2:38 PM | 50 Comments

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.

"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

20 of 50 Comments Recent Comments

New Megalo Box news are always welcome. New season hype!

Mar 28, 2021 5:24 AM by Kap92

Just binged season 1 and I enjoyed it. Season 2 should be good as well.

Mar 27, 2021 5:01 AM by __Son_Gohan

I wasn't expecting this at all, I don't recall the first show being a hit. But whatever, I'll watch.

Nov 23, 2019 11:36 AM by malvarez1

Man I cant wait for this, I need it now

Nov 20, 2019 4:48 AM by chocciedodger

This second season is going to be interesting.

Nov 19, 2019 11:10 AM by Golden_Age12

Ayy someone needs to knock on my door once season 2 has finished airing so I can straight binge watch 2 season altogether.

Nov 18, 2019 9:31 PM by hazecloud

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?

Nov 18, 2019 4:33 PM by VyseLegendaire

operationvalkyri said:
deg said:

you can see it on the trailer posted at the bottom here

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

Nov 18, 2019 11:25 AM by deg


Nov 18, 2019 10:41 AM by kaitoXotaku96

deg said:
operationvalkyri said:

Does it say that?

you can see it on the trailer posted at the bottom here

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

Nov 18, 2019 10:36 AM by removed-user

operationvalkyri said:

deg said:
new characters heh
Does it say that?

you can see it on the trailer posted at the bottom here

jal90 said:
...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

Nov 18, 2019 10:16 AM by deg

If the music is as good as the 1st season, I'll be down to watching it.

deg said:
new characters heh
Does it say that?

Nov 18, 2019 10:07 AM by removed-user

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.

Nov 18, 2019 7:05 AM by joe_g7

...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.

Nov 18, 2019 2:00 AM by jal90

So Hyped, Couldn't believe my eyes. 7 year time skip.

Nov 17, 2019 5:22 PM by MoJab

Super excited. Loved season 1.

Nov 17, 2019 2:26 PM by neofury

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.)

Nov 17, 2019 2:04 PM by Luthandorius

Omg finally some good news! I was scared over the lack of good anime coming out. I'm super hyped for this.

Nov 17, 2019 1:58 PM by Senpapi-sama

Lelouchwakams said:
why this instead of joe no ashita?

filtyh gaijin and their alien taste

Why? Ashita no Joe was adapted completely.

Nov 17, 2019 1:28 PM by bastek66

I legit screamed, yeeeeeesssss the first season was so freaaking goooood

Nov 17, 2019 11:54 AM by Marchearth

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