DHX Media announced that the new animated series Mega Man: Fully Charged, an original co-production with Dentsu Entertainment USA, will make its TV premiere on August 5 on Cartoon Network (US). The 10-episode season will unfold every Sunday, as well as on the Cartoon Network app and various VOD and on-demand platforms in the US starting August 3. The show will make its Canadian debut on DHX TV’s Family Channel this fall.
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 MiniTM and Suna Light, will make their debut!
“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,” said 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.”
Yuichi Kinoshita, President & CEO, Dentsu Entertainment USA, commented: “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. From TV and YouTube to video games and toy shelves, Mega Man will soon be everywhere kids are watching and playing.”
Mega Man: Fully Charged is executive produced and story edited by the Man of Action team — creators of Ben 10, Generator Rex and the characters of Big Hero 6.
“Mega Man is exactly the kind of hero we need right now,” said MoA’s Joe Kelly. “Optimistic, inquisitive and more focused on helping others and understanding adversaries than just locking them up. We love this character.”
The new series will have an exclusive episode premiere at San Diego Comic-Con as part of a panel on Fri., July 20 from 6-7 p.m. (Rm. 25ABC). 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 series) and Man of Action Entertainment’s Joe Casey and Steven T. Seagle (executive producers & story editors: Mega Man: Fully Charged), who will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of reimagining this classic property for the next generation.
There will also be an exclusive Fully Charged artwork signing on Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with Casey, Seagle and Tsuchiya at the Capcom booth (#215) — where fans can also check out the new game, launching Oct. 2; pick up event exclusive merchandise from the Toynami booth (#3229) and snap a selfie with a life-sized Mega Man statue to share under #MegaManFullyCharged; and snag limited-edition artwork by Jose Emroca Flores (booth #4722).
Online, WildBrain is launching a YouTube fan hub for Mega Man: Fully Charged on July 21, where fans can check out clips and trailer previews on a weekly basis. And master toy licensee JAKKS Pacific is planning a consumer products line for Spring 2019 — including action figures, figurines, playsets and accessories, role-play items, everyday dress-up and Halloween costumes.
Distribution and licensing rights worldwide, excluding Asia, for Mega Man: Fully Charged series are managed by DHX Media. Dentsu Entertainment manages distribution and licensing in Asia.