What You Need to Know:
- TMS Entertainment USA officially announced that that a new style of anime series inspired by TOMORROW’S JOE (aka Ashita no Joe), called MEGALOBOX, will launch on Crunchyroll on April 5th, simultaneously with Japan’s broadcast.
- MEGALOBOX (13 x 30-minute episodes) began from the enthusiasm throughout the world for the celebration of TOMORROW’S JOE’s 50th anniversary. This original anime series will have a new type of retro-anime style that will begin a trend that states: what is old is new again.
- The show is a futuristic boxing drama that will appeal to a broader age range with the younger crowd looking at the cool retro art style and the older crowd reminiscing about the classics. The dramatic animation and music consisting of contemporary hip-hop will draw in its audience.
- The series has highly proclaimed members on the production team: Director and Conceptual Design by Yo Moriyama (Visual Concept for the TV series Screening Giant) and Series Composition and Screenplay by Katsuhiko Manabe (Screenplay for the movie Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior)
Source: Official Press Release
This is the story of a fake man who meets a real man and becomes one himself.
A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past.
All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. Although he has the skill, he isn’t dissatisfied enough to change his ways- but he’s not satisfied with his life either. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. He lives with frustration in a life of shadows beneath the lights of fame.
Meanwhile, under the bright sun is Yukiko Shirato, the daughter of Shirato Konzern —the reigning family of the wealthy class. Yukiko decides to advance her career by using MEGALOBOX to organize a large fighting event, MEGALONIA: the tournament to determine the champion of MEGALOBOX. She creates a scenario: MEGALOBOXER Yuri, under her control, will win and become the champion to further promote the Shirato brand gear and expand business. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. Driven by self-discipline and his strong will to practice, he has the skills and presence of a true champion. The man himself is a shining exemplar of virtuosity.
This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri. An encounter between shadow and light; a fast-paced story begins when their paths cross.