[12 Days of Anime] Day 5: MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD

There’s life in you, yet

There aren’t many examples that spring to mind when considering sequels that not only live up to the expectations set by their predecessors, but actually exceed them. NOMAD is one such story.

Whereas the first season of MEGALOBOX told the story of a jewel in the rough reenacting to a certain extent David and Goliath’s match, the following season explores even further the societal issues briefly shown in the original. Drug addiction, poverty, grief, migration, racism—they’re all there in abundance expertly weaved into the story and every one of our characters. The success story we thought we ended on turns out to have a much grimmer fall out, which I absolutely love despite how sad the reality is.

And while I could babble on about the writing, let’s not forget about the art and music, both of which excel in lifting up every scene and even standing on their own. They all perfectly balance with one another, dancing a complicated pattern of steps not unlike a boxing match.

I beg you to go listen to the closing theme right now; it is hauntingly beautiful

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