Originally airing in the spring 2018 season, Megalo Box gained a quick following thanks to its hard-hitting action sequences and interesting premise. Created as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the classic boxing series Ashita no Joe, this series follows a young man known only as Junk Dog who fights in fixed matches in the futuristic sport of Megalo Boxing which is just like regular boxing except for it involves the fighters wearing mechanical suits which makes their hits much more powerful and potentially lethal.
After losing a fight to a much more experienced fighter, Junk Dog decides to enter the Megalonia tournament. A worldwide tournament to determine who is the strongest Megalo boxer in the world. In the second season, the story picks up seven years after the conclusion of the first season.
The second season of the hit series is set to premiere on April 4th on the Tokyo MX and April 6th on BS11 Japanese networks. The series will also be simulcast outside of Japan by Funimation via their streaming service. No concrete release date has been revealed by Funimation, but it will likely premiere within a few hours of the Japanese airing.
Megalo Box 2: Nomad will be released to Japanese airwaves at 11 pm Japan Standard Time, which puts it at 6 am Pacific/9 am Eastern which means it will be a great morning pick me up before you start your day.
In the promotional video seen above, we see Joe years after his big championship win. He’s now taking pills to get by and dreams of stepping into the ring once again, despite the obvious dangers presented in doing so. Joe is leading a tough life now, but will he make it even harder on himself by fighting again? What are his reasons?
The first season of Megalo Box streamed on Crunchyroll before being released to home video by Viz Media. The second season has already been announced for a Funimation simulcast and will probably also appear on Crunchyroll. While neither site has announced a concrete date, both streams are likely to go live on their respective sites within hours of the Japanese broadcast.
Megalo Box has been a smash hit with fans since it first premiered. It’s going to be exciting for them to see Joe return to the screen, though it looks like we’re all in for a very dark story indeed.