The ending of episode 13 of Megalo Box remained faithful to the manga Ashita no Joe whose anime is vaguely inspired and left an opening for a sequel. To get the manga that inspired the series, click here. The question is whether Nomad will do the same and leave the door open to Megalo Box Season 3. If you want to know everything about the release of Season 3, read on!
Will there be Megalo Box Season 3?
Ashita no Joe is iconic enough that most fans of the anime recognize her name even though they haven’t watched any of the episodes. At the height of his popularity in Japan, the tragic hero Joe Yabuki represented the struggle of the Japanese lower class, which influenced many modern animators.
The second season ended after 13 episodes on June 27, 2021! Currently, no renewal announcements have been made regarding Megalo Box Season 3 by the studio TMS Entertainment (Spirit Chronicles, Dr. Stone, ReLIFE, Kamisama Kiss, Rent-A-Girlfriend, Megalo Box and Rent-a-Girlfriend). The end of the second season has divided the audience but will leave fans of the series asking for a sequel.
From a general point of view, the reviews and popularity of the series have been good and all chances seem to be on the side of Megalo Box (Official website). Taking into account that it took 3 years between the first and second seasons, the release date of Megalo Box Season 3 should be set for 2024! But if we are lucky season 3 could return in 2022.
Possible Plot of Megalo Box Season 3
In the season 2 finale, the fight between Joe and Mac ends after Sachio throws in the towel. Afterwards, Mac retired from boxing to be with his family. Liu starts training again. Yukiko made the BES technology public and resigned from his position at the head of the Shirato Group, and began working with disadvantaged children. Sakuma is arrested for falsifying data. The episode ends as Sachio takes Joe’s motorcycle to go on a trip.
In Season 3 of Megalo Box, a rematch could take place between Joe and a fully recovered Liu. Joe could finish repairing the Nowhere Gym and make it fully operational. In Season 2, Mikio and Yukiko finally managed to leave their bitter rivalry behind. Their relationship is expected to improve in the next season. Sachio could eventually come back and start working at Gym Nowhere.