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  • [DVD/BD] Viz Media licenses MEGALOBOX

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    via PR...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES THE FUTURISTIC BOXING ACTION SERIES MEGALOBOX

    VIZ Media Secures Master Licensing Rights For MEGALOBOX, Series Reboot Of The Legendary Manga/Anime Property Tomorrow?s Joe

    San Francisco, CA, July 6, 2018 ? VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, thrilled fans during its official panel held at Anime Expo as it announced the acquisition of the Megalobox anime series.

    MEGALOBOX reboots the classic manga published by Kodansha, Tomorrow?s Joe, the widely acclaimed story of an orphan who becomes a champion boxer that marks its 50th Anniversary this year. VIZ Media acquired the exclusive theatrical, broadcast, home media, and non-exclusive streaming, merchandise and consumer products rights to Megalobox from TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most distinguished animation studios.

    A variety of renowned anime industry veterans make up MEGALOBOX?s staff, including Director and Conceptual Design by Yo Moriyama (Attack on Titan) and Series Composition and Screenplay by Katsuhiko Manabe (Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior).

    In MEGALOBOX, the protagonist of the story is a young man with no origin and known only by his ring name: "JNK.DOG" He survives by fighting in rigged, underground matches of a sport called MEGALOBOX, a form of fighting utilizing powered exoskeletons. JD is bored, resigned and unfulfilled?until the day he encounters Yuri, the reigning official champion of MEGALOBOX.
    For additional information on MEGALOBOX and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

    https://twitter.com/VIZMedia/status/1014990870771187712 (trailer: https://youtu.be/io-cqD2MQ_w)
    nnouncement: We're stepping into the ring! VIZ has acquired Megalobox! More info to come.
    Last edited by WTK; 10-04-2018, 06:54 PM.

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    Nice!
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    • #3
      Excellent. I'm not the most thrilled about it being from Viz but hopefully they'll treat it well.
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      • #4
        Good to see the one great anime from last season that wasn't licensed not take long to get there. Treat it right!
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        • #5
          I was (Kind of) worried that Discotek would get it and it would remain sub only. Insta buy for me.
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          • #6
            Crossing my fingers Viz gives this the treatment it deserves. The show surprised me and became one of my favorites the past season. Definitely needs an LE and good transfer.
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            • #7
              Another great license from VIZ after Mazinger Infinity
              Formerly "Mazinkaizer" at AOD

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              • #8
                PR (from earlier today) added to the first post.

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                • #9
                  I called it with this one. If Crunchyroll and Funimation did have the BD license to this show, it would have been simuldubbed. This is a show that would be perfect for Toonami, and knowing how Viz likes to use TV for their dubs rather than through streaming that it makes a lot of sense. I can see this coming to Toonami once Pop Team Epic ends since it fits in with the kind of show that Toonami puts on their block.
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                  • #10
                    https://twitter.com/VIZMedia/status/1041448540118102016
                    Megalobox Season 1 is now available on VUDU, Pluto, Tubi TV, and Hulu! Start binging!

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                    • #11
                      ^ Up @ https://tubitv.com/series/3270/megalobox & https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...eason-1/984120

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                      • #12
                        https://tmsanime.com/megalobox-to-be...-film-festival

                        Los Angeles, CA – September 27, 2018 - TMS Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the LA Femme International Film Festival will be showcasing and screening this year’s hit anime, MEGALOBOX, October 12th at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 14 theater at 4pm!

                        Not only that, but the screening will be followed by a powerhouse Q&A panel by MEGALOBOX producer Minako Fujiyoshi and writer Joelle Sellner.

                        Admission is free of charge and reservations can be made at [email protected].

                        LA Femme is offering this screening as a FREE event, on a first come first serve bases at Regal Cinemas: 1000 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015. Go to www.lafemme.org to read about other animation and special screenings.

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                        • #13
                          Up @ https://www.hulu.com/megalobox & https://view.yahoo.com/show/megalobox

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                          • #14
                            https://twitter.com/VIZMedia/status/1047891547541463040
                            Announcement: All new English dub of Megalobox is coming to Toonami on Saturday, December 8th!
                            Last edited by WTK; 10-04-2018, 06:55 PM.

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                            • #15
                              That was totally expected as this show is a perfect fit for Toonami and knowing how stingy Viz is with streaming dubs, it would make it attractive for viewers. But I'm surprised that they begin it in December when ideally, they would wait until the new year to start its run, and they could have doubled up a show for those two weeks instead. Anyway, that was a pretty obvious announcement.
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