Megalo Box was an anime project produced by TMS Entertainment in celebration of 50 years of Ashita no Joe. In case you are not aware of this blockbuster anime from 2018, it’s a 13-episode-long anime based on people living in slums on the outskirts of a Japanese city, fighting in boxing like the game as a sport. Now, we have a sequel coming!
Release timeframe is around late 2020 to early 2021. A teaser and the official trailer has been released so far.
Release Schedule and Storyline:
The sequel will continue the story after 7 years from where it left. The staff of the original anime series Megalo Box announced at Anime NYC on 17th November that Megalo Box 2 is in development. TMS Entertainment, the production company of Megalo Box, released a teaser video on their Twitter account:
On 24th November, @animetv_jp tweeted out the confirmation for the release schedule of the show, which is set around late 2020 to early 2021
The exact date of release has not yet been announced.
About Megalo Box:
The series takes place in a future Japan where licensed citizens live in a wealthy city while, on the outskirts of this city, there is a slum town where unlicensed citizens live. Megalo Boxing is a popular sport in this world similar to boxing, except the boxers fight while wearing a metal frame which makes their attacks much more lethal. Junk Dog is a young man who fights in illegal underground rings in fights that have a fixed result where his coach Gansaku Nanbu directs him on when to lose a match.
One evening he almost crashes his motorcycle into Yukiko Shirato and picks a fight with her bodyguard Yūri who is also the top-ranked Megalo Boxer. Yukiko stops the battle, but Yūri seeks out Junk Dog and meets him in the underground ring where he easily beats the less-experienced fighter. He tells him to fight him again in Megalonia, for which Junk Dog would need a place at the top of the official Megalo Box rankings and proper citizenship ID to enter and get his revenge.