An anime adaptation of Haruhisa Nakata’s mechanical martial arts manga Levius will be streamed on Netflix worldwide this summer. The story reminds us a bit of Megalo Box wich was also released on Netflix
The manga was originally serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly IKKI from its February 2013 to November 2014 issues. After the magazine ceased publication, it has moved to Shueisha’s Ultra Jump with a new title Levius/est since its May 2015 issue. Three tankobon volumes were published from Shogakukan, then five volumes have been released by Shueisha. Its English edition is licensed by Simon & Schuster, and its first volume is set to be released on September 17, 2019. The publisher introduces the manga’s story as below:
As society rises from the ashes of war, cybernetically augmented arena fighters battle for fame and fortune…or die trying. It’s the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of mechanical martial arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting— and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive.