Mega Man: Fully Charged
Mega Man: Fully Charged is an animated television series based on the Japanese video game series of the same name by Capcom, developed by Man of Action Studios and produced by Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX Studios Vancouver for Cartoon Network and Family Chrgd. The series draws primarily inspiration from the Classic series, rather than the other variations of the video game franchise such as Mega Man X or Mega Man Battle Network. It premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 5, 2018 with an on-demand release on August 3 with full ten episodes. It is the third Mega Man TV series to air on Cartoon Network following MegaMan NT Warrior from 2003 and Mega Man Star Force from 2007.
Aki Light may seem like a regular, robot schoolboy, but when the villainous Sgt. Night and his team of Robot Masters emerge with ill-intentions, Aki transforms into Mega Man and dedicates himself to protecting Silicon City.
- Lousy voice acting, especially from Mega Man and Sgt. Breaker Night.
- Mega Man once attacks Ice Man for no real reason, which is very mean-spirited.
- The fire in the first episode isn't even put out by the fire department or Mega Man.
- Average CGI animation, even compared to the games themselves it’s based on.
- Unlikeable characters. Mega Man has turned into an unlikeable, less heroic, proud and short-tempered character. This also applies to the Robot Masters that appeared in the games. (Drill Man from Mega Man 4, Wave Man from Mega Man 5, etc.)
- Poor grasp of the source of material of the Mega Man video games, even the original series from the 90s.
- Some episodes are boring to watch.
- It almost doesn’t have anything to do with the games themselves.
- Abhorrent soundtrack, even the theme song that’s sounding like the remixed 8-bit video game intro.
- Just like Teen Titans Go!, Mega Man doesn’t save the world since he likes to stay on the street doing nothing, which most of this show doesn’t even feel like a superhero show at all.
- Lots of unfunny jokes.
- Overuse of conflicts.
- Much like Sonic Underground, the battle scenes are unexciting and stupid.
- They named Mega Man's brother Namagem, which is a very uncreative name since it’s just "Mega Man" spelled backwards.
- Mega Man’s redesign is decent and stays faithful to the original games for the most part.
- Some funny moments here and there.
- The backgrounds are nice.
- Rush receives a great redesign later in the series.
- Some of the 8 bit style scenes look pretty good and like a video game which makes it more interesting.
- The CGI animation can be somewhat decent at times.
- The series finale, “The Guantlet”, was one of the best episodes and a good way to end the series.