I finally got around to watching Yō Moriyama’s Megalobox Season One and it lives up to the hype, the series takes place in the late 21st Century in Japan, people with citizenship live in an area called the Administrative Area, while people without citizenship live in a massive slum known as the Restricted Area, located in the outskirts of the Administrative Area.
The World of Boxing has changed as fighters use exoskeletons called Gears, which make their attacks even more lethal and compete in a new sport called “Megaloboxing”. The main focus is on an underground fighter whose identity is unknown but known as ” Junk Dog, who decides to enter into a boxing competition called Megalonia, in order to defeat the champion, Yūri.
This series was created to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Manga Series, Ashita no Joe, written by Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba.
I have been watching Anime ever since Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon made their debut in North America in the 90s and this series, by far, has its style and strays from certain areas of Anime Shows where either a character gets angry their heads become either large in proportion and become a chibi version of themselves, or do not have odd-shaped bodies, it sticks with a realistic visual style.
It is a true underdog story, a skilled boxer who started with nothing and was stuck in an underground fighting racket, throwing fights for easy cash, but meets a Champion Boxer who turns his world upside down and challenges him to fight in Megalonia. It was a story that had a great plot and was addictive, where the episode ended, but you are wanting to know what happens next, this also includes the soundtrack where it gets your blood flowing, helping get the viewer excited.
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