Anime studio TMS Entertainment has announced the long-awaited sequel to the 2018 hit boxing anime MEGALOBOX in MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD. The anime will premiere in April on Japanese TV, with the studio also unveiling the first teaser trailer and key art, found below with English subtitles:
The key art is illustrated by the sequel’s director Yo Moriyama and depicts a drastically different Joe to when we last saw him at the end of the first season, which foreshadows a much bleaker tone for the series:
Joe / NOMAD: Yoshimasa Hosoya
GANSAKU NANBU: Shiro Saito
YURI: Hiroki Yasumoto
SACHIO: Michiyo Murase
Original Concept: Tomorrow’s Joe
Original Comic Books Created by Asao Takamori, Tetsuya Chiba / Published by Kodansha.
Director / Concept Designer: Yo Moriyama
Scenario: Katsuhiko Manabe, Kensaku Kojima
Character Designer: Ayumi Kurashima
Sub Character Designer: Naomi Kaneda
Animation production: TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Produced by MEGALOBOX2 Project
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…
SOURCE: TMS Entertainment PR (English)
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