Making their way to the ring is a bunch of goodies!
Earlier today, the official Megalobox anime website updated with a new key visual and trailer, as well as details on the show’s première schedule. We break the details down below.
The 30-second promo introduces the major plot points behind the series, with character dialogue delivering the core story beats.
The new visual features a profile shot of Junk Dog, decked out in his gear. He’s holding up his fists, and ready to fight.
The series will begin airing on April 5. The full première schedule is as follows:
- TBS: 4/5/2018 at 25:28 (4/6/2018 at 1:28AM)
- BS-TBS: 4/14/2018 at 25:00 (4/15/2018 at 1:00AM)
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 confirmed voice cast includes:
- Junk Dog: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Gansaku Nanbu: Shiro Saito
- Yukiko Shirato: Nanako Mori
- Sachio: Michiyo Murase
- Fujimaki: Hiroyuki Kinoshita
- Yūri: Hiroki Yasumoto
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.