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MEGALOBOX 2 – NOMAD

MEGALOBOX 2 - NOMAD

MyAnimeList - 8.21
Anilist - 8.1
Kitsu - 8.05

8.1

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In the end, "Gearless" Joe was the one that reigned as the champion of Megalonia, a first ever megalobox tournament. Fans everywhere were mesmerized by the meteoric rise of Joe who sprung out from the deepest underground ring to the top in mere three months and without the use of gear. Seven years later, "Gearless" Joe was once again fighting in underground matches. Adorned with scars and once again donning his gear, but now known only as Nomad… (Source: TMS Entertainment)

User Rating: 3.9 ( 5 votes)

Information

Japanese: NOMAD メガロボクス2
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Source: Original
Genres: Sports, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

DAT BLUR

I understand what the animators are aiming for: a rough, old-school feel. That doesn’t mean I’ll ignore all its artifacting. So I messed around with its filtering script a little. Apparently it’s an upscale from 720×405 which is it’s native resolution. Upon further reading, the first season was actually an upscale from 405p to 720p and then to 1080p. What I did is the exact opposite of that.

1080p -> 720p -> 405p –> 1080p/720p

In that last part, I used an upscaler that doesn’t suck as hard and returns a sharper image. It still retains most of the blur because I don’t want to go against the animators’ intentions, but it is an improvement in many ways. Video also had to be denoised a little and lastly debanded with adaptive grain.

If you feel like reading more about upscaling and native resolution in anime production, I highly recommend checking out this reddit post.

Credits

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Staff

You Moriyama – Director
Keiichirou Miyoshi – Sound Director
Kensaku Kojima – Script
Katsuhiko Manabe – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “The theme of the NOMAD” by mabanua
ED1: “El Canto del Colibrí” by mabanua


Shiromi

Hay algo que no termina de convencerme, al menos yo no termino de entender el como llego a ese punto

Melondot

if Megalo box is X-men wolverine, Noman Megalo box 2 is definitely Logan. same tone and atmosphere too. jolly good show

Udonnoodles_

*In announcer’s voice* He’s back in the ring! What will he do now?? Let’s find out folks!!

Rascal

This sequel marks a somber, melancholy new tone for the series, and one that works very well.

Tatami Galaxy

With everything the previous season excelled in but having a slightly serious tone and a protagonist waiting for his character development.

alfredo

Good, i don’t want training montages and silly tropes from 70s, this character study of a boxer stuck in the past is right up my alley.

bajlo

Washed up boxer on a journey to find himself again, or so it seems for now

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    dedsec

    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!