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Toonami, VIZ Media, and TMS Entertainment all announced across social media today that the English Dub of Megalo Box will be premiering on December 8th on Toonami.
— KING ATOMSK DEMARCO (@Clarknova1) October 4, 2018
Announcement: All new English dub of Megalobox is coming to Toonami on Saturday, December 8th! pic.twitter.com/HW29dsr8ax
— VIZ @ NYCC #1336 (@VIZMedia) October 4, 2018
— TMS Entertainment (@tmsanime) October 4, 2018
“Plot Summary: In the not too distant future, boxing has become a sport enhanced by “Gear,” machine exoskeletons worn over the shoulders and arms to allow boxers to punch farther and harder than before. Known as “Megalobox,” the sport is popular as both a regular sporting event and as one during which underground bets are laid, with dramatic differences between the fanbases. Junk Dog, a young Megaloboxer, is struggling both to make a name for himself in the underground fights as well as with whether he’s really happy with his current situation. When he hears that the upscale Shirato Group is sponsoring a worldwide Megaloboxing tournament in a special arena, he’s largely ambivalent, seeing it as both not worth it and beyond his grasp. But he’s getting tired of the rigged fights he’s forced to participate in. Then he encounters Yuri, the reigning champ of the sport, and might change his mind.”
The anime, which debuted as a part of 2018’s spring anime season, quickly became one of the year’s most popular shows. The series started as a special commemorative project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ashita no Joe, an extremely well regarded boxing manga and anime.
The first season of Megalo Box originally ran 13 total episodes which were simulcast on Crunchyroll.
Jason DeMarco was asked on his Ask.fm by one of our Staff Members, Steven Durso, what was behind the decision to bring Megalo Box to Toonami and Jason stated “It’s a great show that was going to receive a dub. We thought it would be fun to have on Toonami. That’s about it!”
Check out the subbed version trailer of Megalo Box:
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Steven Durso also contributed to this article.