MEGALOBOX is a beloved anime series in the slice of life and action genre released in 2018 on many streaming platforms. The anime about boxing is actually based on a manga series written by Chikara Sakuma. It was created by TMS Entertainment, one of the largest anime studios in Japan. The studio has also created many popular anime such as Dr. Stone and Fruits Basket in recent years. We also know that, unlike most studios, their productions often get sequel approvals with significant viewership and Blu-Ray sales. While it being broadcast on many online platforms such as Netflix, Hulu; Megalo Box, also found a place in Crunchyroll and Funimation. In this way, it gained great popularity in a short time. The anime’s first season was originally aired between April 6, 2018, – June 29, 2018, and consisted of 13 episodes. After more than two years, fans are still looking forward to a new season. So has the series been renewed for a second season?
What was the plotline of the anime?
Anime about sports is always a favorite of the viewers. The audience cannot jutsu like Naruto (Naruto), cannot extend his arms like Luffy (One Piece), cannot destroy the world with one punch like Saitama (One-Punch Man), but can start boxing like Ippo (Hajime no Ippo), can start basketball like Sakuragi (Slam Dunk), and can start volleyball like Shouyou Hinata (Haikyuu !!). We can feel inside the characters’ difficulties and internalize their struggle. Sports anime generally increase our motivation for life. Megalo Box is also a good choice among these anime.
Our main character, Joe, or nicknamed Junk Dog (JD), is a young boxer who wants to name himself in the boxing world. Although he is a talented, enthusiastic fighter, at the same time, he is no more than a suburban boxer. The boxing matches he plays are fake matches where the winner is always decided. But one day, he got an opportunity to have his name written in gold letters in the boxing world: Megalonia Boxing Tournament! He participates in the tournament by issuing a fake ID. In this tournament, he set his mind to go to the top and become the boxing champion. But is his main goal to become a boxing champion? Or is it to defeat Yuri, the last winner of the Megalo Tournament, even for the sake of sacrificing everything?
Will there be a second season of the anime?
Good news for the fans. The studio has renewed the anime for a second season. The sequel will continue the story seven years after it left. The staff of the original anime series Megalo Box announced on July 2, 2019, that Megalo Box Season 2 is under development at Anime NYC. TMS Entertainment, the production company of Megalo Box, has released a teaser video on its Twitter account.
When is the release date of the second season?
Although the series has been approved for a new season, no official release date has been released. However, it has been more than one year after the announcement of the renewal, and we think the preparations for the new season have come to an end. In addition, the studio has managed to get new season approval for many anime. They are preparing for the second season of successful productions like Dr. Stone and also the new anime series. We also know that there are delays due to Covid-19. The second season of the anime will likely start airing in the spring of 2021 and can be released by mid-2021 on online platforms like Netflix.
The last update on February 15, 2021: The release date has been set as April 2021.
Season 2 Plotline Expectations
At the end of the first season, Joe defeated Yuri in the infamous Megalonia tournament and praised the title of “Gearless Joe”, but what about now? From the teaser, we can infer that the story is set after seven years. So how was this seven-year?
In the original story, Rikiishi died before Joe had the opportunity to fight him, trauma owed him, and he began to have some serious boxing problems. Similarly, Junk Dog can face his physical trauma. After all, something must have happened in the last seven years. Probably something terrible.
At the end of the first season, after the fateful match between Joe and Yuri, the Megalonia Tournament was announced. The second season may focus on the darkness of what it means to be the best. With the creative vision of Moriyama and TMS Entertainment, anything can happen. The second season of the series may immerse you in the world of Megalonia, exposing your audience to the mysterious truth and what happened to Joe during the last seven-year.
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