Cartoon Network Debuts Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Show on August 5
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
DHX Media announced on Wednesday that Cartoon Network will premiere Mega Man: Fully Charged, the new animated television series of the Mega Man (Rockman) games, on August 5. The series will air on Sundays. The Cartoon Network app and various video-on-demand services will also make 10 episodes available beginning on August 3. The show will debut in Canada on DHX Television's Family Channel this fall.
CAPCOM producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, the Man of Action group's members, and DHX Studios' Logan McPherson will present the premiere of the show at the Comic-Con International: San Diego convention on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dentsu Entertainment USA (Monsuno, LBX) revealed in April 2017 that the series would premiere on Cartoon Network in 2018 or later.
The series is aimed at children 5 to 11 years old, "as well as their parents who grew up loving the videogames [sic]." The show will introduce "Mega Man's alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot. When activated, his skin re-forms – in a flurry of computer code and visual pyrotechnics – into a suit of impenetrable nanocore armor, including the iconic Mega Buster arm cannon and helmet." The series will also bring back characters such as Rush and introduce more new characters such as Mega Mini.
Dentsu Entertainment and DHX describe the story:
The new animated Mega Man series focuses on a normal, upbeat schoolboy robot, who discovers that deep within his programming lies secret protocols that can transform him into the powerful Mega Man. And, as the world's first robotic super-hero, Mega Man must face the threats of Silicon City, while trying to preserve his secret identity and maintain a regular robot boy life.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex) are developing the 26-episode series. Man of Action is creating and writing the series, as well as serving as the executive producer.
DHX Media has agreed to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new series. Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX are jointly managing all global rights. DHX is handling distribution and licensing in the United States in collaboration with Dentsu Entertainment USA. Dentsu Inc., parent company of Dentsu Entertainment USA, is managing distribution and licensing in Asia. DHX is managing distribution and licensing in all other territories.
Thanks to Jonathan Andrade for the news tip.
Source: DHX Media's official website