© Asami Takamori, Chibutoritsu / Kodansha / MegaloBox Project

Put up your dukes, anime fans, because this season just got exciting.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream MegaloBox as part of their simulcast lineup. The series will launch on April 5 for subscribers in the following regions:

  • North America
  • Latin America (including South and Central America)
  • the Middle East
  • North Africa
  • the United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Scandinavia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Crunchyroll started streaming a subtitled trailer for the series, which you can check out below.

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 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.

Source: Crunchyroll