Megalo Box aired from April 6 2018 to Jun 29 2018 by studio TMS Entertainment tells us a story of underground fighter called Joe, also show is tribute to other very good, old title called “Ashita no Joe”, review can contain minor spoilers, with this lets start.
Story take place in indefinite future,and tells us story of underground illegal fighter who takes name “Joe”, as his life is mainly filled with non-interesting events and set matches, till day when he mets official world-box champion – Yuuri and fight with him… what kind of story and destiny awaits those two? Did Joe will reach “top of the world” as underdog? See and watch for yourself.
Main focus is on two characters – Joe and Yuuri,their pasts,struggles and current problems,there is also bunch of other important characters like Joe’s coach – Nanbu, Shirato family, or syndicate boss – Fujimaki and few others.
Joe – “Underdog” and talented fighter, is rather cheerful and confident person, strong mentally and physically gives us rather interesting protagonist, he is equivalent of “ashita no joe” main character – Joe
Yuuri – Current champion – World strongest fighter,usually have rather confident personality, but also kinda bored and even bit arrogant attitude to due not worthy/interesting opponents, he is equivalent of Tooru Rikiishi in “Ashita no joe”.
Nanbu – Always struggling with debts,scared of many things Joe’s coach,he is the one who sets fights for Joe and also went through biggest mental changes in entire show, what they are? See for yourself. Overall Megalo box have rather interesting pack of characters with many faces and various personalities.
Personally for me best part of entire Megalo Box, amazing amount of various music, with many, many great songs like even memorable main theme of the show “Megalo Box”, sachio theme, bangachi theme and many others, with various genres of music, nicely fitting most scenes.
For final summary
Megalo Box is pretty decent drama/sports show with plenty of character development,climatic vibe and scenes, great soundtrack (which made some scenes even more “powerful” or just great), struggles and drama, fights is pretty good story for me, if you are looking for something more character focused along with sports and unique vibe – I can easily recommend Megalo Box.
Written by Shannis