UK distributor Anime Limited has revealed the next title in their catalogue of licenses coming to their release schedule for the third quarter of the year with TMS Entertainment’s original anime series MEGALOBOX.
The first season of MEGALOBOX is scheduled to make its UK home video debut on Monday 27th July 2020 as a collector’s edition Blu-ray release. Both the English dub and the main Japanese language with English subtitles are on the discs. The first season comprises of 13 episodes.
Collector’s Edition Details
The collector’s edition Blu-ray release features the show’s first season and bonus features across 2 Blu-ray discs with an additional DVD disc for more bonus features.
Included in the release are as follows:
- Season 1 (Episodes 1-13) dubbed and subbed.
- Rigid Box to house the Amaray Case.
- 120-page artbook featuring character profiles, key animation, interviews & more.
- 34x40cm poster
- Bonus features on Blu-ray include Interview with Japanese Production Staff and Textless Songs
- Additional DVD disc with Japanese Audio Drama (15 mins worth).
As you may have noticed, the content is very similar to the North American Viz Media release however the audio drama is on a DVD disc rather than on Blu-ray. This is because the Australian Madman discs have been used instead.
The SRP for the collector’s edition Blu-ray is £59.99.
Starting Friday 29th May 2020 at 5:00pm British Standard Time, MEGALOBOX Season 1 will be available to pre-order on Anime Limited’s store for £34.99 until Thursday 4th June. The set will be available across multiple retailers over the coming days to weeks.
Info About the Series + Legal Streaming
As mentioned above, MEGALOBOX is a 2018 original anime series from director Yō Moriyama and was animated by studio TMS Entertainment (Lupin the Third) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ashita no Joe franchise (known outside Japan as Champion’s Joe and Tomorrow’s Joe) and its manga by Asao Takamori. The anime is notable for downscaling its animation to have a retro look to the presentation.
Anime Synopsis via Anime Limited:
“Bored, resigned, and unfulfilled, a young man with neither name nor past survives by fighting in underground matches of a sport called “Megalobox,” a form of boxing that utilizes powered exoskeletons. Calling himself JNK. DOG, he feels trapped in a world of crime, poverty, and ecological collapse.
All that changes when he has a chance encounter with Yuri, the reigning king of Megalobox. Now, obsessed with proving himself, JNK. DOG becomes a man driven to do whatever it takes to fight this way to the top of the rankings and take on the champion.”
The first season is available to stream on Crunchyroll subbed for those who want to try out the series before ordering the Anime Limited releases. A second season has been greenlit (contains spoilers for the first season).
Source: Anime Limited