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Megalobox Anime Adds 3 New Cast Members

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The Twitter account for the Megalobox anime revealed three more cast members for the series on Friday.

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Mikio Shirato

Makoto Tamura as Aragaki

Youhei Tadano as Miyagi

TMS Entertainment is also streaming a new promo video for the series, which previews the new characters.

The anime premiered on TBS on April 5, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. The show will have 13 episodes, and the home video releases in Japan will feature new anime shorts.

The anime is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ikki Kajiwara (pen name Asao Takamori) and Tetsuya Chiba's Ashita no Joe manga, and it features an original story. In the new story, a man called JD (Junk Dog) participates in fixed boxing matches in an underground ring in order to live. Today, he enters the ring again, but he encounters a certain person. JD wants to take on a challenge that risks everything.

Yō Moriyama (animation director for Master Keaton and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, concept designer for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Attack on Titan) is directing the series at TMS Entertainment, and he is also in charge of conceptual design. Katsuhiko Manabe (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Gekitō no Shō, Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Junai no Shō) and Kensaku Kojima (live-action Shinya Shokudō series) are both overseeing and writing the scripts, and mabanua (Kids on the Slope) is composing the music. COMA-CHI is performing an insert song.

Leo Imai is performing the opening theme song "Bite," and Emi Nakamura is performing the ending theme song "Kakatte koi yo."

Chikara Sakuma launched a manga adaptation of the anime, titled Megalobox - Shukumei no Sōken (Megalobox - The Twin Fists of Fate), in the March issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine on February 17.

Source: Comic Natalie

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