Before you ask, this isn’t about those Lego knockoffs.
Earlier today, the official Megalobox anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 75-second promo features a brief look at the series in action, as the narrating voice of a government official lays down the core plot points. The promo ends with a confirmation that the show will hit TBS and BS-TBS this April.
Megalobox is an original project, which is being produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe) manga. You Moriyama will helm the project at TMS Entertainment, with the team of Katsuhiko Manabe (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Gekitō no Shō) and Kensaku Kojima taking charge of series composition and scripts.
mabanua (Kids on the Slope) is scoring the soundtrack. In addition, You Moriyama will pull double duty on conceptual design.
The show will revolve around a new character, named JD (short for “Junk Dog”). JD lives far from a charmed life, having to participate in fixed underground boxing matches to earn the funds to stay alive. On one special day, though, JD encounters a special person in the ring, and decides that he wants to risk it all in one grand challenge.
A manga adaptation of Megalobox by Chikara Sakuma, titled Megalobox – Shukumei no Sōken, will launch in the March 2018 issue of Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge. The publication ships to retailers on February 17.