Megalobox Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray) UK Release Details
Release Date: 31 August 2020
RRP: £59.99 (GBP)
Country: United Kingdom
The series created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of the most iconic series in anime history, Tomorrow's Joe (aka Ashita no Joe)
Synopsis: "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 to top of the rankings and take on the champion."
Contains the complete series on Blu-ray with both English and Japanese with English subtitles viewing options. Also included is a bonus DVD containing two picture (audio) dramas.
Comes packed in rigid case with an amaray to case to hold the three discs (2 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD). Also included is a poster (33x41cm) and a 120-art booklet featuring
- character profiles
- background/location art,
- Key Animation Gallery,
- Supplement sections featuring concept art, background information on the source materials, animation documents, graphic designs, drafts of promotional materials, promotional material gallery
- an interview with Yo Moriyama (Director / Concept Design)
- an interview with Katsuhiko Manabe & Kensaku Kojima (Scriptwriters)
- an interview with Hiroshi Simizu (Character Design / Chief Animation Director)
- an interview with Jiro Kouno (Art Director)
- an interview with Mabanua (Music)
- an interview with Yo Moriyama (Director / Concept Design) & Minako Fujiyoshi (Producer)
- an article on the difficulty of retelling Tomorrow's Joe
- song lyric translations
- and an episode breakdown.
On disc extras include 80 minutes of interviews with members of the Production Team and on the Animation and Sound.