455 votes


TBS 2018

A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. He has the skills and presence of a true champion. This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri.

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The 10 Best Episodes of MEGALOBOX


#1 - A Deadmarch (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Joe faces off against the bloody lion, Glen Burroughs. If he wants his friends to live, he'll have to throw the match. After coming this far... is there nothing else Team Nowhere can do?

The episode was rated 8.28 from 81 votes.


#2 - The Man Only Dies Once (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Yuri has sought Junk Dog out to test his mettle in the ring, and their encounter will leave the underground fighter a changed man.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 101 votes.


#3 - Buy or Die? (Season 1 - Episode 1)

In the run-down slums of a futuristic city, the boxer only known as Junk Dog is making a living throwing fights for the mob in underground arenas. That all changes when he has a chance encounter with the champion, Yuri.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 114 votes.


#4 - Leap Over the Edge of Death (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Inspired by Joe's meteoric rise, and wanting to face him in a fair fight, Yuri makes a decision that will change everything for himself and Yukiko.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 78 votes.


#5 - Los fantasmas tararean un réquiem (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Years after his victory at Megalonia, Joe has become a completely different man, going from one underground ring to another, now fighting as the wandering boxer Nomad.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 21 votes.


#6 - A Dead Flower Shall Never Bloom (Season 1 - Episode 9)

It's man vs machine, as "Gearless" Joe squares off against Shirato Mikio, who is guided by Ace, an artificial intelligence of his own design.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 81 votes.


#7 - Let's Dance with Death (Season 1 - Episode 4)

JD faces off against his first opponent, hothead Shark ‘Maneater’ Samejima, with a revolutionary gimmick that will take the rest of the boxing world by storm!

The episode was rated 7.91 from 94 votes.


#8 - Until the Last Dog Dies (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Aragaki is a formidable fighter who aims to destroy Joe at the watchful eye of Nanbu, but Joe will not give up and will follow the teachings of his coach until the end

The episode was rated 7.89 from 87 votes.


#9 - Gear Is Dead (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Nanbu and Joe are preparing for their first official match, but in order to do that, they'll need to find a decent set of Gear first. While searching, they run into a group of orphan boys, thieving their way through life.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 94 votes.


#10 - The Man from Death (Season 1 - Episode 5)

When JD receives a fight request from a top tier Megalo Boxer, Team Nowhere can’t believe their luck. But when the boxer in question is revealed to be an old acquaintance of Nanbu, he is forced to come to terms with some past demons he’d thought he’d long since buried.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 93 votes.

#11 - The Road to Death
Season 1 - Episode 7

There's one month until Megalonia begins, and it looks like Shirato Yukiko's brother, Mikio, is a lock for the final entrant into the tournament. Will Joe and Team Nowhere find a way to secure their spot in the Megalo Box championship tournament?

The episode was rated from 89 votes.
#12 - Born to Die
Season 1 - Episode 13

Joe has risen to the top and finally gets his chance of a rematch with Yuri. Yuri himself also feels joy in his chance to fight with Joe. The final battle begins!

The episode was rated from 87 votes.
#13 - Deadline of the Dream
Season 1 - Episode 8

Shirato Mikio has forced Team Nowhere to forfeit a match by threatening to expose Joe and Nanbu's seedy past. Will their dream of making it into the Megalonia tournament ever come true?

The episode was rated from 79 votes.
#14 - The Die Is Cast
Season 1 - Episode 10

Crime boss Fujimaki has decided that Team Nowhere needs to throw their opening match in Megalonia in order to repay their debt to him. Can the team survive this blow to their ambitions? And even if they do, and Joe wins, will they survive the gangster's wrath?

The episode was rated from 82 votes.

Last updated: jun 22, 2022



This anime is by far the best for this season. The animation has an old school vibe to it, not something you would expect to see in today's anime.


This has been great so far. Probably the only "new" anime I'll watch this season and already thought to be the best one so far, and I agree. Everything from animation, to directing and music has been great. This is a quality anime like one we've not seen lately. It's great to see old school anime styles coming back like this, hope for more.


Awesome Anime. Made with a lot of love and you can feel it. The Animation is great (Old school vibe because it’s an omage to Hajime no Ippo’s 50th anniversary). Looks a bit like Samurai Champloo plus the Hip Hop Musik makes it feel even more similar. And YES, the Soundtrack is a masterpiece. Never heard a Soundtrack as great as this one in Animes before!!! I also loved that they completed it in 1 season. It was the perfect pace for the story and I never felt bored. This one gets a 9.5 vote from me!


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