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Mega Man: Fully Charged

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Mega Man: Fully Charged
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"Fully Charged"? We don't think so...
Genre: Science fantasy
Action
Adventure
Superhero
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: United States
Japan
Canada
Release Date: August 5, 2018-May 23, 2019
Network(s): Cartoon Network (US)
Family Chrgd (Canada)
Created by: Man of Action
Distributed by: Dentsu Entertainment (Asia)
DHX Media (rest of the world)
Starring: Vincent Tong
Michael Adamthwaite
Caitlyn Bairstow
Kathleen Barr
Ryan Bell
Garry Chalk
Brian Drummond
Cole Howard
Ian Hanlin
Andrew McNee
Peter New
Mark Oliver
Travis Turner
Samuel Vincent
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 52 (46 + 3 specials)


Mega Man: Fully Charged is an American-Canadian 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 the first 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.

Plot

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.

Why Fully Charging is a Very BAD Idea

  1. Lousy voice acting, especially from Mega Mini and Sgt. Breaker Night.
  2. Mega Man once attacks Ice Man for no real reason, which is very mean-spirited.
  3. The fire in the first episode isn't even put out by the fire department or Mega Man.
  4. The CGI animation (despite being decent), has low-quality textures, and honestly the character designs look like something from an out-of-day Happy Meal toybox.
  5. Many of the characters have been flanderized. Mega Man has turned into a 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.)
  6. Poor grasp of the source of material of the Mega Man video games, even the original series from the 90s.
  7. Some episodes are boring to watch.
  8. It almost doesn’t have anything to do with the games themselves.
  9. Abhorrent soundtrack, even the theme song that’s sounding like the remixed 8-bit video game intro.
  10. Just like Teen Titans Go!, Mega Man doesn’t save the world since he likes to stay on the street doing nothing, and most of this show doesn’t even feel like a superhero show at all.
  11. Lots of unfunny humor.
  12. Much like Sonic Underground, the battle scenes are unexciting and stupid.
  13. They named Mega Man's brother Namagem, which is a very uncreative name since it’s just "Mega Man" spelled backward.
  14. Dr. Wily is the series’ main antagonist and yet he never appears ONCE. Heck, he doesn't even make a cameo appearance. This ends up being a missed opportunity.
  15. Mega Man can sometimes look like a rejected version of Ed from Get Ed.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Mega Man’s redesign is decent and somehow stays faithful to the original games for the most part.
  2. The character development is okay.
  3. Rush receives a great redesign later in the series.
  4. Some of the 8-bit style scenes look pretty good and like a video game which makes it more interesting.
  5. The CGI animation can be somewhat decent at times.
  6. The series finale, “The Guantlet”, was one of the best episodes and a good way to end the series.

Reception

The show received average reviews from critics, but it also got an overwhelmingly negative reception from the audience.

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