This junkyard dog is about to be let off its chain for ten rounds in the ring!

Earlier today, the official Megalobox anime website updated with a new cast reveal and teaser trailer. The site reports that the show will star Yoshimasa Hosoya as lead character Junk Dog.

The 15-second trailer introduces Hosoya, and offers a preview of his performance.

In addition, the site updated with a new set of character designs for Junk Dog. One image features the character in his street clothes, while the other sees him decked out in his ultra-powered boxing gear. A third visual features head shots of the character.

Megalobox will hit Japanese TV in April. The series will air on TBS and BS-TBS.

© Asami Takamori, Chibutoritsu / Kodansha / MegaloBox Project

The show 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.

Sources: Ota-suke, Comic Natalie