Making their way to the ring, we have four new contenders!
Earlier today, the official Megalobox anime website updated with four new cast members. The series will add the following:
- Gansaku Nanbu: Shiro Saito
- Yukiko Shirato: Nanako Mori
- Sachio: Michiyo Murase
- Fujimaki: Hiroyuki Kinoshita
Introduction videos and character designs were revealed for all four characters, which you can check out below:
Megalobox will hit Japanese TV in April. The series will air on TBS and BS-TBS.
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.
Yoshimasa Hosoya will star in the title as Junk Dog.
The series 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.