Megalo Box is set in Japan in a fictional, futuristic timeline. In the show’s timeline, the class divide in Japan has reached a point where licensed citizens live in the heart of a wealthy city while unlicensed citizens live in the slum outside. In this dystopia, a new sport called Megalo Boxing has become extremely popular. Like boxing, Megalo Boxing involves pitting fighters against each other, but there’s a catch. In Megalo Boxing, fighters wear metal frames and mechanical limbs known as gear to enhance their speed and power. While the sport is a dangerous one, it’s popular across the world, and many compete in it.
In this backdrop, Megalo Box follows a young, promising boxer known as Junk Dog who fights in the underground, illegal fighting circuit. Despite Junk Dog’s talent, his coach – Gansaku Nanbu – fixes fights, and never utilizes Junk Dog’s full potential. However, Junk Dog’s life changes when he almost crashes his motorcycle into Yukiko Shirato, the head of an extremely wealthy group, and picks a fight against Yukiko’s bodyguard, Yūri, who also happens to be the world’s Megalo Boxing champion. Although Yukiko stops the fight, Yūri later seeks out Junk Dog in the illegal fighting circuit, and beats him hands down in one round. With Junk Dog beaten, Yūri challenges him to qualify for the global Megalonia tournament and fight him again.
Qualification to the tournament, which attracts fighters from all around the world, is hardly easy, but Junk Dog takes up the challenge. Backed by the criminal syndicate that fixed his matches, Junk Dog thus takes to professional, licensed Megalo Boxing. However, Junk Dog faces fighters the likes of whom he has never seen before, and he has to give it everything he has if he hopes to enter the final rounds of the tournament. The show traces Junk Dog’s journey as he goes from a lowly, unlicensed boxer to a professional, world-famous one.
An adaptation of a classic 1948 novel by Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human (“Ningen Shikkaku”). Dazai is a highly revered author in Japan, and No Longer Human has an impact on Japanese culture like J.D.Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye had on the US.
The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake. Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever.
The film’s story is set in 2036. A breakthrough in medical science has led to the creation of nanomachines, and the S.H.E.L.L. system that controls them, which ensures humans are free from disease and injury and extends their lifespan to 120. But this ultimate social system has warped the Japanese nation in a number of ways, whether it be economical disparities, serious environmental pollution, or the “Human Lost” phenomenon that malforms people disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network.
The novel is closer to Dostoyevski than William Gibson. It’s a semiautobiographical novel about a man trapped in a spiral of depression and self-hatred who deems himself unfit to be human. It’s the Japanese counterpart of Dostoyevski’s Notes from the Underground, and considered one of the greatest Japanese novels of the 20th Century.
Sailor Moon Eternal will adapt the fourth arc of the manga, “Dead Moon,” previously brought to animation in the fourth season of the original Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon SuperS.
Toei announced at the “Usagi Special Birthday Party 2019” event on Sunday that the previously announced new two-part anime film project for Sailor Moon will open in Japan in 2020. Toei is streaming a special video for the film project, now titled Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE).
Season 4 of Attack on Titan has already been confirmed and it seems a new studio is going to produce season 4.
The story is based on the Shingeki no Kyojin manga by creator Hajime Isayama. Since 2009, the mangaka has released one chapter around the 8th of each month, with each chapter being about 45 pages long. To put both the manga and the anime adaptation into perspective, most of the events of Season 2 were already shown in manga chapters released way back in 2013.
The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army’s 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic’s stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.
Faced with the prospect of a new major enemy, the desperate Empire fans the flame of war.
Meanwhile, an international volunteer army spearheaded by the Commonwealth set foot in Federation territory. As they say, the enemy of an enemy is your friend. They suffer through misfortune purely out of national interest, and among them is a young girl.
She is Warrant Officer Mary Sue, and she takes up arms hoping to bring the Empire, who killed her father, to justice.
This exclusive one-night event will feature premiere footage of an interview with Director Yutaka Uemura.