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Mega Man's Cartoon Redesign Looks Janky in New "Fully Charged" Promo

Mega Man: Fully Charged TV show is around the corner, but the promotional images re-affirm the audience is specifically kids-only.

When a new TV series of a beloved gaming series comes out, no one expects the artstyle to be exact. Netflix’s Castlevania series absolutely took its own share of artistic liberties. However, it may be hard to get over the bizarre-looking Mega Man in Cartoon Network’s upcoming series Mega Man: Fully Charged.

The series — which just picked up the name Fully Charged — made a showing at Licensing Expo 2018. Maintaining its own booth, pictures of the promo materials show a far cry from the original Mega Man designs:

In fact, some might make the parallel to other kid shows like LazyTown or Little Einsteins. In the background of the images, we can see Fire Man, Ice Man, Drill Man, and Wave Man with similar re-designs. While art is certainly in the eye of the beholder, this isn’t one I can foresee many fans latching onto.

The news extends beyond the promo and title announcement. It also appears that Mega Man: Fully Charged will have its own toy line created by Jakks. The brand name should sound familiar, given it has partnered with Nintendo and Star Wars on toys.

Obviously, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this re-designed Capcom classic character. The producing DHX media showcased the model in 2016 in a different stance. More importantly, they noted that the show is being aimed for 6 to 9-year-olds.

It’s inevitable that we will start hearing more about the show as we get closer to launch. I wouldn’t even rule out a possible crossover promotion between the TV show and the upcoming Mega Man 11.

Mega Man: Fully Charged is set to release a 26 episode run starting sometime in 2018. If you want to keep your Mega Man fandom to something more traditional, make sure to check out the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 trailers for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Or you can pre-order the collection now on Amazon.

Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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