One of my favourite things about anime is its unique ability to take what many would consider mundane and transform it into a must-watch event. Take Death Note for instance...who knew 'book writing' could be so tense and engaging. The same could be said of sports anime series where along with a great plot, they even have the power to create new real-life sports fans. For example, I wanted to know everything about the world of tennis after my time watching The Prince of Tennis. In futuristic boxing anime, Megalobox, things are a bit different due to the characters being the star of the show as opposed to the sport. Throughout all 13 episodes, we witness the struggles and growth of each character, and in my opinion, came to a satisfying end by the time the credits for the final episode began to roll. I believed the story was finished but, I am happy to find out how wrong I was, as Megalobox 2 was recently announced to be in development.
TMS Entertainment made the announcement during their panel at Anime NYC 2019 on Saturday with addition of the fact that the story will be set seven years after the first season.
"To be quiet and do as you're told, that's the cowardly choice." These are the words of Junk Dog, an underground fighter of Megalo Box, an evolution of boxing that utilizes mechanical limbs known as Gear to enhance the speed and power of its users. Despite the young man's brimming potential as a boxer, the illegal nature of his participation forces him to make a living off of throwing matches as dictated by his boss Gansaku Nanbu. However, this all changes when the Megalo Box champion Yuuri enters his shabby ring under the guise of just another challenger. Taken out in a single round, Junk Dog is left with a challenge: "If you're serious about fighting me again, then fight your way up to me and my ring."
To drop in on Joe, Nanbu and the rest of the 'Gearless Joe' team seven years down the road is actually a smart move. As stated above, season one felt like a satisfying end to the series, so I am definitely looking forward to this new season with cautious optimism. Regardless of the direction the season 2 goes, I just hope the series signature style and charm remains intact.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.