Megalobox 2: Nomad Unveils New Video, More Cast, April 4 Debut, Funimation Streaming
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The official website for the Megalobox 2: Nomad sequel anime posted a new promotional video and key visual on Tuesday. The video reveals more cast members for the anime, and also reveals its April 4 premiere date. Funimation also announced on the same day that it will stream the anime for the spring season.
The new cast members include:
Miou Tanaka as Chief, a boxer who is a major influence on Joe
Farahnaz Nikray as Marla, a mother in Chief's migrant community
Yumi Hino as Mio, a child in Chief's migrant community
TMS Entertainment describes the new anime:
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…
The returning staff members include director Yō Moriyama, head writers Katsuhiko Manabe and Kensaku Kojima, and composer mabanua. Ayumi Kurashima (DEVILMAN crybaby) is replacing Hiroshi Shimizu as character designer, and Naomi Kaneda (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood guest character designs) is also the new sub-character designer.
The first 13-episode anime premiered on TBS in April 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The series' English dub premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block in December 2018. The show's home video releases in Japan featured new anime shorts. Viz Media licensed the anime and released it on home video in June 2019.
The anime celebrates 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.