Megalobox: preview of the first episode leaves us anxious for the anime

Megalobox, the new spinoff animated manga series Ashita no Joe by Ikki Kajiwara and Tetsuya Chiba, has shown a preview of its first episode. The anime will premiere on April 6 at 1:28 on TBS and will consist of a total of 13 episodes.


You Moriyama will direct the anime under TMS Entertainment, being also responsible for the conceptual design. Katsuhiko Manabe (Ku? Seishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Gekito no Shu, Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Junai no Sho) and Kensaku Kojima (real image series Shinya Shokudo) will be in charge of the scripts, while that mabanua (Sakamichi no Apollon) will compose the music.


  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Junk Dog
  • Shiro Saito as Gansaku Nanbu
  • Nanako Mori as Yukiko Shirato
  • Michiyo Murase as Sachio
  • Hiroyuki Kinoshita as Fujimaki
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Yuri

JD (Junk Dog) participates in fixed boxing matches in an underground ring in order to live. Today, he enters the ring again, but he encounters a certain person. JD wants to take on a challenge that risks everything.



Ashita no Joe is starring an orphan named Joe Yabuki who begins to enter the world of boxing thanks to a former boxer. The original manga was published between 1968 and 1973, being one of the most acclaimed classic manga in Japan and having inspired several animated series, movies, real-image films and even plays.

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