DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment have announced the launch date for the new Mega Man: Fully Charged animated series. The show will debut on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 5th, with Canadians set to get the show on Family Channel this fall. Ten episodes will also be available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms in the US commencing Friday, August 3rd.
Here’s the series synopsis:
Created for kids 6 to 11, and their parents who grew up loving the video games, Mega Man: Fully Charged features exciting new technologies and robots, and the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot with nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega-powered hero Mega Man! With his Mega Buster arm cannon and iconic helmet, Mega Man battles the wickedest villains Silicon City has to offer. Beloved characters, such as Mega Man’s robotic dog, Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini and Suna Light, will make their debut!
Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex, and the creators of the characters and team featured in Big Hero 6) serve as executive producers and story editors on the series. The 52×11 minute series is animated by DHX Studios Vancouver.
Those attending this week’s San Diego Comic-Con will get a chance to see the show before anyone else. A special panel hosted by Capcom’s Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (video game producer: Mega Man 11, Asura’s Wrath), Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative & animated production: Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the series) and Man of Action Entertainment’s Joe Casey and Steven T. Seagle (executive producers and story editors: Mega Man: Fully Charged), will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of reimagining this classic property for the next generation. It’ll take place Friday, July 20th between 6-7PM in Room 25ABC.
Comic-Con attendees have even more to look forward to. An exclusive Mega Man: Fully Charged artwork signing will take place on Friday, July 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, with Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle and Kazuhiro Tsuchiya at the Capcom booth (#215), where fans can also play Mega Man 11, launching October 2, 2018. Event exclusive merchandise (including the above keychain) will be available from Toynami (Booth #3229), where patrons are also encouraged to snap a selfie with a life-sized Mega Man statue – and share it on social media with friends and family, with hashtag #MegaManFullyCharged. Lastly, pop artist Jose Emroca Flores will be selling limited edition artwork based on the show at Booth #4722.
DHX’s WildBrain division is also joining in on the fun, with a Mega Man: Fully Charged YouTube hub expected to launch on July 21st. Fans can check out clips and trailer previews on a weekly basis. WildBran already handles YouTube distribution for the Ruby-Spears Mega Man series.
JAKKS Pacific’s Mega Man: Fully Charged toyline is scheduled to debut in Spring 2019. It’ll include action figures, figurines, playsets and accessories, role-play items, and everyday dress-up and Halloween costumes.
“Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the legendary video game character, Mega Man is returning to TV in an all-new, amped-up animated series,” says Josh Scherba, President, DHX Media. “We’re confident fans both old and new will love this new series, as they follow Mega Man’s fast-paced adventures, beginning this summer.”
“Following Capcom’s announcement of the new Mega Man 11 video game, we are thrilled to be launching an exciting new animated series, Mega Man: Fully Charged,” said Yuichi Kinoshita, President & CEO, Dentsu Entertainment USA. “From TV and YouTube to video games and toy shelves, Mega Man will soon be everywhere kids are watching and playing.”
“Mega Man is exactly the kind of hero we need right now,” said Joe Kelly, Executive Producer/Story Editor, Man of Action Entertainment. “Optimistic, inquisitive and more focused on helping others and understanding adversaries than just locking them up. We love this character.”