Megalo Box is a beloved anime series set in the world of boxing belonging to the segment of life and action genre. The anime, directed by Yō Moriyama, was first broadcast in 2018. The anime, which delighted its fans with the renewal of the second season, reappeared as “Megalobox 2: Nomadand originally aired as 13 episodes on Tokyo MX and BS11 between April 4, 2021 – June 27, 2021. The second season, licensed from Funimationis made by TMS Entertainmentjust like the first season. Touching the hearts of the audience with animes like fruit basket and dr. stonethe studio received the third season approval for Dr. Stone. Fans now want the same for Megalo Box. So, is the anime getting a third season?
What is the storyline of MEGALOBOX and – 2: Nomad?
Released in 2018, Megalo Box was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Ashita no Joe” series. As an underground fighter from Megalo Box, a boxing evolution that uses mechanical limbs known as Gear to increase the speed and strength of its users, boxer Joe, who has risen from the underworld, takes part in the magnificent tournament “Megalonia “, which decides on the top of the fighting game “Megalo Box”.
“Nomad: Megalo Box 2” takes place seven years after the previous story and focuses on the story of Joe, who changes his name to “Nomad” and finds himself back in the underground circle. The main PV revolves around the fierce battle between Joe and the chief. With Joe’s monologue back in action, this time we witnessed the emergence of new characters and old street kids.
Will there be a third season of the anime?
The anime’s studio, TMS Entertainment, or manga publisher Kodansha, or any other anime-related company, has yet to confirm a third season† Usually it can take a long time to renew animes, so don’t worry about this just yet; there is no cancellation also. TMS Entertainment is a successful studio that gets confirmation for new seasons of many animes and can produce many animes at once. Only a small part of the animes find the possibility for the new season† Megalo Box was the one who got these animes this chance. The decision-making committee usually relies on some key factors to revamp the anime. The most important are the availability, popularity and disc sales of manga source material. We speculated about the third season of the anime as there is no official data yet.
Overall, MEGALOBOX 2 Nomad was an original anime, only a small part of it was based on the ‘Ashita no Joe‘ manga. Although the anime is not directly related to the first season, it seemed to the audience to be a sequel to the story. The story doesn’t leave much open in the second season, it had a satisfying ending overall, but still a third season is not impossible from the story point of view. A third season of the anime can be written independently of the manga if the producers wish.
The second season of the anime seems to have maintained the success of the first season in general, and the reviews aren’t bad at all. But the main thing is popularity. MEGALOBOX currently has an average search volume on Google. On the other hand, disc sales in the first season were quite low (about 300 in volume average). Despite this, it was confirmed for a second season. We think the first season will be broadcast by Netflix USA, bringing additional revenue to the anime. However, the second season has not yet been licensed by major distributors such as Amazon, Hulu or… Netflix other than Funimation. The anime is followed by about 13k people on Twitter and has a very low number of followers. In light of what is known, a third season of the anime seems quite difficult. This opportunity will increase if they succeed in disc sales, which will be released on July 28, 2021. Given the production time, we can see the new season of the anime in 2023, but in our opinion this is a small chance. Stay tuned for important updates.