Another Look at the Mega Man Cartoon Series

We’ve gotten another look at Capcom and Dentsu Entertainment USA’s upcoming Mega Man cartoon.

Featured above, the new teaser shows off the veritable creation of Mega Man, showing his conversion from Dr. Light’s lab assistant to a fighting robot hero.

The new series will run 26 episodes, and will be a collaborative production between Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action Entertainment (known for Ben 10, Generator Rex and Big Hero 6).

The Mega Man cartoon sometime in 2017 to coincide with the series 30th anniversary, on Disney XD.

Editor’s Note: The origin of the trailer is unclear, however it has been taken down and mirror’ed several times at this point.

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  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    It looks bad but I mean, it looks inoffensively bad. I’ll take it over garbage like the PPG reboot at least.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Andy Warski voice “UGH”

  • Mr0303

    The original cartoon was pretty cringey, but at least some good memes can come out of this.

  • A Punk Named Katsuya Jonouchi

    Disney XD?, damn CN losing all their big hitters.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    It just boggles my mind that an IP as strong as Megaman keeps getting handed to nobodies, who proceed to fuck it up every time. You couldn’t find a higher quality animation studio who were fans of Megaman? Really? You had to give it to the fucking Ben10 guys?? Like most MM announcements of late, all I can ask is “Why?”

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Is it supposed to look like it’s being viewed through a composite cable?

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    The only show to come out of Disney XD that I really cared about was Gravity Falls. (I was quite happy to learn Hirsch, the creator, is now working on the Detective Pikachu movie)

  • A Punk Named Katsuya Jonouchi

    Whoa?, he is!?

  • Wonderkarp

    I….god I dont know. Some of it clicks and some of it doesnt. I need to watch it. Like, Ok, Rock transforms into Megaman. Sure. Good. Could be good Action. Who the hell is the “Its Megatime!” Mascot midget??
    But then I see the Megaman sprite running across the title and I’m like “Ok, they know the source material”
    I need to watch an episode before I hate or like this. I hated the 2012 Ninja Turtles animated series until I saw it

  • wavemotioncannon

    Nostalgia baiting. Trendy stuff.
    Bad idea though, it only highlights how much they fucked up the original.

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  • Uncle Ocelot

    So we can at least expect it to be on the level of Sonic Boom?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    What the hell was up with the Captain N designs?

  • wavemotioncannon

    It definitely looks better than the first look they gave us, but its so full of baffling decisions. Megaman has like 8 sidekicks, why make another? (And his name is Mini Mega btw, yikes).
    His suit is all blue, without the red and yellow accents, and blatantly overdesigned. Also, they changed his name to Aki, breaking the pun that was the foundation of the whole series (Rock-Man)

  • wavemotioncannon
  • NuclearKangaroo

    hopefully they dont rely on internet “””””””””””””””””””””””humor””””””””””””””””””””””” for comedy

  • wavemotioncannon

    Megaman and TV just dont mix, they never do, remember that the pitch for the old cartoon looked like this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfoeasCeh44

  • John Smith.

    Capcom, why do you hate Megaman so much?

  • wavemotioncannon

    Nobody knows, there are many theories. Some say because it was cheaper (somehow), some say they didnt have time to do research (somehow)
    I dont think they were all really that bad though, the guys from Kid Icarus and Dr Wily were quite close. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41384850a16b2bfb8a7e4a5eaa58994ce4bb33773613aba30988182076a70379.jpg
    But then again…Alucard. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3294ddc1a92240b7cc12b3a9cf2318b44278a3ef7c30cf14b9096a05ead0e3e.png

  • wavemotioncannon

    you bet your ass they will

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Capcom really needs to realize that being this cheap is one of their biggest issues killing them right now.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    You ever seen any of Marvels cartoons? This will be offensively bad; just not drowning in kool aid bad (how the fuck is NuPPG still alive?!).

  • NoobSmoke

    NO

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Eh, as much as I hate Man of Action, they aren’t nobodies. They’re shit
    but after Ben10s initial fame and then the Big Hero 6 movie; people see
    them as the top since they’re so well known (even though they were just
    lucky).

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I think what you mean is that Japanese and Americans shouldn’t be making stuff for the others IPs.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c600e459f4ac1654c8e4f501eaf992e0749b2a3242a9671b2d3a82088229145e.jpg

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Well that’s what happens when you constantly sabotage peoples shows to the point that you force a toy company to make its own channel and you destroy a companys block from constant hiatuses even though you both have the same parent company just because you don’t get the merchandise money. Also, Adult Swim counts as a different channel so Cartoon Network is far more worth off than everyone actually thinks.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/207f95f7587c71e8d7dfbc6be19a4af258619486ed74442dba1034469f3193ea.png

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Not even close. There won’t even be any good memes.

  • OSad

    Oh god, the Ben 10 guys, I knew that design looked too familiar to be true. Just fuck my childhood up, senpai.

  • evilmajikman

    SUBPAR FIGHTING ROBOT

  • Sigma

    Now about that new game…..

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I wish the people who make these video game movie/tv adaptations actually try to stay true to the source material.

    Sonic X, Pokemon, Kirby: Right Back At Ya, and F-Zero GP Legend were probably the closest well ever get to it being accurate.

  • Magnifico Ginormous

    No wonder Sonic X was absolute trash then.

  • sanic

    Can you ruin something that’s been dead for several years?

  • “The new series will run 26 episodes, and will be a collaborative
    production between Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action
    Entertainment (known for Ben 10, Generator Rex and Big Hero 6).”

    So it will be garbage then.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Havent seen it in over a decade, but wasnt it based on the dreamcast games?

  • luggage lad

    Im guessing this is an early April 1st prank.

  • luggage lad

    Yeah and this looked pretty amazing honestly

  • wavemotioncannon

    Boom has one of the writers from the comic books, who also writes for the megaman books, so it turns out good, or at least self-aware, once in a while.

  • wavemotioncannon

    Well, I meant Megaman classic, specifically in america.
    Fun fact: pretty much every single character designer for megaman has drawn lewds and other pretty stuff. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/114e402b3c1c6ab1a960a0d25845306e895f23a606d2088433d44ce7ce23c840.jpg
    Kinda official art.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Well you can thank Inafune for getting Capcom into the habit of outsourcing their shit to the West– he pioneered for it on many occasions, leading to such “classics” as Lost Planet 3 and DmC. (You know what Capcom did after his western outsourced games flopped? They PROMOTED the fucker to head of Capcom R&D!)

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Yes indeed, and I couldn’t have asked for a better writer. I actually want to see it now just because Alex Hirsch is involved.

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)

    A few of the arcs were based on adventure 1 and 2

  • wavemotioncannon

    Inafune is a shining example of how NOT to be a westaboo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olYCsHuqjOo

  • Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia

    I remember watching that old MegaMan ova, wishing upon a Star I think.
    That was i imagined for a MegaMan animation, something like Astroboy.

    Then again the MegaMan Maverick Hunter X video, Day of Sigma was great too.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cJp0kT_4E

  • LaTaleFan1985

    Speaking of Mega Man, someone, who’s friend works at Capcom, has posted a character info leak on Reddit stating that all the Mega Man character reps will be X series characters (X, Zero, and Sigma) for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. I kid you not. :P

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Yeah, I remember those, and I think I remember the last arc where theyre in space was the shittiest.

  • Personaknight

    All you had to do was make Megaman powered up 2 damnit! Or adapt Archie comics Megaman.

  • BubbaHoTep

    Sounds like the little guy at 0:08 is saying “It’s n*gga time!”.

  • Krimhelm

    It’s a shitty re-up.
    Cleaner version: https://vimeo.com/209938214

    Still bad.

  • Krimhelm

    Well yeah. Quite a number of top dogs got their start working on eroge.

  • Llama Adventure

    I already hate “Meganize me” and I’ve only heard it about 3 times.

    At least “Super fighting robot” was catchy.

  • Jorge Tavani

    now make a super mario series (i just want to see the world BURN)

  • ProxyDoug

    Christ…

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I don’t think this is Inafunes fault (at least not totally); more likely they wanted something cheap with easy merch selling not to mention Sega and Namco did it so they probably figured it might be a good idea.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I know, Legends is legendary for it. All they really need to do to get a good American cartoon for classic is to find the people that are actually good at cartoons and actually put some money behind it.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db08f4bf282f052a5ec3ce12cb7c6807d0dbe435804d598a85a6b68591b42516.jpg