Mega Man: Fully Charged returns to Cartoon Network
Following an extended hiatus that started in early October, Mega Man: Fully Charged is returning to the United States with new episodes. Cartoon Network is bringing the show back this weekend with premieres scheduled to run throughout the month. Episodes will also be available through Cartoon Network’s website and mobile app.
Here’s the batch of new episodes:
Saturday, Jan. 5
6:30 a.m. – “Rush to Greatness” Rush puts his new battle upgrades to the test in a battle with Wave Man.
Sunday, Jan. 6
6:30 a.m. – “Swish” Namagem attacks Mega Man using a variety of powers, revealing that they both can replicate schematics. However, Namagem can carry more than three at a time! The true beginning of the mysterious villain’s arc begins here.
Saturday, Jan. 12
6:30 a.m. – “Minus Mini” When Mega Mini is kidnapped by Blasto Woman, Mega Man must track down his missing partner without the full use of his own systems.
Sunday, Jan. 13
6:30 a.m. – “A Cut Above” Aki and Bert accidentally damage a bonsai tree outside the Lighthouse, sending the Lights’ perfectionist gardener on a slicing-and-dicing spree as Cut Man.
Saturday, Jan. 19
6:30 a.m. – “A Bot and His Dog” Tired of fielding of low stakes house calls, Mega Man gets what he wishes for when Hypno Woman hijacks the local power plant.
Sunday, Jan. 20
6:30 a.m. – “This Man, This Man Man!” When Guts Man goes on a ravenous rampage across the city, Mega Man must turn to an unlikely ally, Man Man, a bumbling DIY human analog to our hero.
Saturday, Jan. 26
6:30 a.m. – “A Guilded Cage” Mega Man must stop Namagem and an army of hypnotized Good Guild bots from breaking into Dr. Light’s lab.
Sunday, Jan. 27
6:30 a.m. – “To Air Is Robot” Air Man stakes a claim on the skies above Silicon City, threatening anything that trespasses on his airspace.
Fully Charged toys set to hit retail
If you’re a fan who wants more, worry not. Jakks Pacific is about to launch its Mega Man: Fully Charged line of toys, featuring action figures and role-play toys. The action figures come in two size classes and allow Mega Man to swap out his Mega Buster for one of his opponent’s weapons.
Produced by DHX Media, Man of Action Studios, Dentsu Entertainment and Capcom, Mega Man: Fully Charged first debuted last August. The show stars Vincent Tong as Aki Light/Mega Man, Caitlyn Bairstow as his sister Suna Light and Garry Chalk as his parental figure Dr. Light. The series is animated by DHX Studios Vancouver. Its first season consists of 52 x 11-minute episodes.
Internationally, the show debuted in Canada on DHX’s Family Chrgd channel on 8th. Mega Man: Fully Charged has also been picked up by Sony’s Pop in the UK, with a sneak preview event occurring last October with the official linear debut scheduled for later this year. Other broadcast partners are expected to be announced in the future.
Capcom’s thirty year old video game franchise is no stranger to the world of animation. The character has starred in three TV series (the 1994 Ruby-Spears production, Battle Network and Star Force), a direct-to-video production, and even appeared in the Captain N series.