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Second 'Megalo Box' Season Reveals Returning Staff, Cast, Spring 2021 Premiere

by DatRandomDude
Jan 27, 2021 6:13 PM | 12 Comments
The official website of the second season of the Megalo Box television anime revealed on Thursday the main staff, cast, a teaser visual (pictured), and teaser promotional video. Titled Nomad: Megalo Box 2, the second season is scheduled to premiere in April 2021 on Tokyo MX and BS11.

Yoshimasa Hosoya, Shirou Saitou, Hiroki Yasumoto, and Michiyo Murase will reprise their roles from the first season as Joe, Gansaku Nanbu, Yuuri, and Sachio respectively.

You Moriyama is returning as director and concept designer at TMS Entertainment. Other returning staff members include scriptwriters Kensaku Kojima and Katsuhiko Manabe, and music composer mabanua.

Ayumi Kurashima (Devilman: Crybaby) is replacing Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko to Hatchin) as the character designer. Naomi Kaneda (Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple main animator) is joining the staff as the sub-character designer.

Megalo Box was produced for the Ashita no Joe 50th anniversary commemoration project in Spring 2018.

Teaser PV


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

Source: animate Times

12 Comments Recent Comments

Worse Ashita no Joe.

Feb 3, 2021 10:04 PM by ZachM

Thank God that crap studio Xebec IG Port is not doing this sequel.

Jan 29, 2021 3:06 PM by derliss

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FINALLY SOME GOOD STUFF

Jan 28, 2021 7:11 PM by kaitoXotaku96

So they're still doing the blurry thing huh? I know why they're doing that but it still looks awful.

Jan 28, 2021 6:01 PM by El-Melloi

I feel like doing this as after a time-skip is a really good idea. I usually don't like time-skips (except rare cases), but considering how the first season ended, this just makes sense. Also I'm loving Bearded Joe.

Icecubesundays said:
I'm psyched for this update!! What's below is some of my thoughts on the first Megalobox

After being scorn by Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and Chappie, as well as the boredom I have with the second half of Hajime No Ippo(the anime), Megalobox was and still is a refreshment, a reminder of why I bother with anime to begin with, not only great animation, but a stylish world design that looks even more enticing in this upcoming installment.

Since some people in this comment section like to do destructive criticism on the original show, I'll give some constructive appraisal for those who never watched it. It didn't try to be as drawn out as most anime, in just 13 episodes, it told a story and ended it. It redesigned boxing, everyone wears Exosuits when they box, so it's no longer just a test of skill, and skill may have gone extinct if not for what Joe does in the plot. Exosuits are such a cool idea because now weight classes no longer have a purpose, everyone carries the power of heavyweights, despite weight... so a 146 lb fighter may have more of an advantage than a 260 lb fighter.

Joe isn't as interesting as Tomorrow's Joe, but he's still not a whiner, and when most Shonen anime writers have their main character talk or think about having more courage, Joe shows it. He has it, as well as mistakes him and others are trying to fix.

These thoughts are mostly from a boxing fan, I love the world of Megalobox, and the characters. It's all a refreshment and a great visual companion piece to the South African film District 9.


Very good thoughts. Never thought about comparing it to District 9, but I can totally see it now.

Jan 28, 2021 1:06 PM by Xaeveax

I'm psyched for this update!! What's below is some of my thoughts on the first Megalobox

After being scorn by Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and Chappie, as well as the boredom I have with the second half of Hajime No Ippo(the anime), Megalobox was and still is a refreshment, a reminder of why I bother with anime to begin with, not only great animation, but a stylish world design that looks even more enticing in this upcoming installment.

Since some people in this comment section like to do destructive criticism on the original show, I'll give some constructive appraisal for those who never watched it. It didn't try to be as drawn out as most anime, in just 13 episodes, it told a story and ended it. It redesigned boxing, everyone wears Exosuits when they box, so it's no longer just a test of skill, and skill may have gone extinct if not for what Joe does in the plot. Exosuits are such a cool idea because now weight classes no longer have a purpose, everyone carries the power of heavyweights, despite weight... so a 146 lb fighter may have more of an advantage than a 260 lb fighter.

Joe isn't as interesting as Tomorrow's Joe, but he's still not a whiner, and when most Shonen anime writers have their main character talk or think about having more courage, Joe shows it. He has it, as well as mistakes him and others are trying to fix.

These thoughts are mostly from a boxing fan, I love the world of Megalobox, and the characters. It's all a refreshment and a great visual companion piece to the South African film District 9.

Jan 28, 2021 12:30 PM by Icecubesundays

Wish those great visuals were invested in a much more interesting story.

Jan 28, 2021 9:53 AM by MichaelJackson

Excited for this one. Really enjoyed the first one, I'm just wary about how they'll continue this, as the first season wrapped up fairly nicely. It looks like Joe ends up back in the underground ring. Hopefully it doesn't feel forced or poorly written.

Jan 27, 2021 9:29 PM by takkun_

Omg I'm so excited for this! I loved the first season! This spring is gonna be lit šŸ˜

Jan 27, 2021 9:24 PM by Bestwaifu81

Lol so a big timeskip eh, Joe looks old.

Jan 27, 2021 8:39 PM by MegamiRem

First season was pretty damn good so I'm hyped for this one.

Jan 27, 2021 6:42 PM by AntwanMantilla

Hell Yes!!! I can't wait to see what "Nomad" has to offer. It seems like this will take place a few years after Joe's win over Yuri

Jan 27, 2021 6:20 PM by AddaeAkono

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