The official website for Megalobox 2: Nomad, posted a new promotional video and a key visual for the anime today. The promo video reveals new cast members for the series and it also reveals the anime’s premiere date: April 4th.
Funimation also announced that it will stream Megalobox 2: Nomad when it comes out.
TMS Entertainment describes the new anime:
In the end, “Gearless” Joe was the one that reigned as the champion of Megalonia, a first ever Megalobox tournament. Fans everywhere were mesmerized by the meteoric rise of Joe who sprung out from the deepest underground ring to the top in mere three months and without the use of gear. Seven years later, “Gearless” Joe was once again fighting in underground matches. Adorned with scars and once again donning his gear, but now known only as Nomad…
It seems like the already gritty Joe got a grittier reboot and I am absolutely here for it!
The first season of Megalobox premiered April 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The series ran for 13 episodes. Then, the English dub premiered on Toonami in December 2018. Then, in June 2019, Viz Media licensed the anime and released it on home video. The show’s home video releases in Japan featured new anime shorts.
Yoshimasa Hosoya is returning to play Joe/Nomad, Shiro Saito is returning to play Gansaku Nanbu, Hiroki Yasumoto is playing Yuri, and Michiyo Murase is playing Sachio. Additionally, Nanako Mori, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, and Makoto Tamura will join the returning cast members as Yukiko Shirato, Mikio Shirato, and Aragaki.
The new cast members include:
Atsushi Miyauchi as Mack, a boxer who stages a miraculous comeback with cutting edge technology, Chikahiro Kobayashi as Sakuma, the innovative industrialist who orchestrates Mack’s comeback with medical technology, Miou Tanaka as Chief, a boxer who is a major influence on Joe, Farahnaz Nikray as Marla, a mother in Chief’s migrant community, Yumi Hino as Mio, a child in Chief’s migrant community, and Masaya Fukunishi as Ryū, the unrivaled current Megalobox champion.
Ayumi Kurashima, who was a character designer on DEVILMAN crybaby, is replacing Hiroshi Shimizu as the character designer for Megalobox 2: Nomad. Also, Naomi Kaneda who was a guest character designer on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, is the new sub-character designer for Megalobox 2: Nomad.
Are you as hype for this series as I am? Are you going to re-watch season one before April? Is this the first time you’re hearing about Megalobox? Let me know in the comments!
Jasmine is a 23-year-old writer, weeb, and overall nerd from Brooklyn, NY. Her favorite shows include Kill la Kill, Bungo Stray Dogs, and Criminal Minds. When she’s not writing or watching anime, she usually has her nose in a book or is just existing…y’know like a human person does.