At the recent Anime NYC event, it was announced that the 2018 anime Megalo Box is receiving a sequel titled Megalo Box 2. Details about the format of the sequel were not revealed.
Here is the announcement trailer:
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Megalo Box premiered in 2018 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ashita no Joe manga. The series ran for a total of 13 episodes.
The main members of the anime’s production staff include:
- Director and Concept Designer: You Moriyama (Monster and Ninja Scroll Key Animator)
- Series Composers: Katsuhiko Manabe (Fist of the North Star) and Kensaku Kojima (Shinya Shokudou Live Action)
- Music Composer: mabanua (Sakamichi no Apollon)
- Animation Studio: TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, Re-Life)
Ashita no Joe is a sports manga written by Ikki Kajiwara and illustrated by Tetsuya Chiba. The series ran in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1968 till 1973 for a total of 20 compiled volumes. The series has received critical acclaim and has sold over 20 million copies since release. Ashita no Joe has been an influential manga inspiring many sports manga such as Hajime no Ippo and Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple). The original series has inspired multiple anime adaptations, including a TV series, OVAs.and even a live action film adaptation in 2011. In 2018, for the series’ 50th anniversary, a new anime titled Megalo box premiered. The anime is a spin-off that ran for a total of 13 episodes.
Here is the synopsis of Megalo box from MAL:
“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.
A sequel to the boxing anime Megalo Box has been announced and is in production.
You can visit the anime’s official website here: https://megalobox.com/
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