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Megaman Cartoon!; by Man of Action
Topic Started: Jun 2 2015, 10:03 PM (1,603 Views)
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We know nothing except it's now been commissioned and is a thing that may be happening in a few years. I have watched literally nothing by Men of Action so I don't have much to say about it so far, but the announcement seemed to imply they only knew about the 90s cartoon and not really the games.

A twisted part of me hopes there's a ton of adaption decay, but it's unlikely. My hopes are set to mid ground, to be honest. I dunno. It's been a while since MM was a thing and it's really easy to make it a "monster of the day" as the 90's did. Then again, maybe it'll turn out great, which would be fantastic.
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When I saw the announcement, I lit up at the first half of the sentence, then the light was snuffed out when I got to the part that said "Man of Action".

That's just me though. This is likely to be very good for Mega Man, and good for kids that enjoy shows like this. It's just that Man of Action tends to not to aim any higher than "kids show" with their quality. That's kinda pretentious, I admit, but I think there are shows made for kids that can be enjoyed by fans of any age and Man of Action doesn't really care to hit that mark.

I guess I'm mainly holding a grudge as a Marvel fan who enjoyed the Spectacular Spider-Man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoons of recent years, and when those got replaced by the Man of Action developed Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, I followed hoping they might be similar enough and got hit with quite a shock. The former felt like they were looking me in the eyes and speaking directly to me, the latter felt like they were looking to someone else at about knee-level, speaking loudly and slowly. They weren't for me, and that's okay, but I can't pretend I wasn't disappointed regardless.

I've seen a bit of Ben 10, and never had anything against it, though it helps that it never replaced another show I liked more. Maybe that would work in their favour if I tried to watch their Mega Man.

Then again, I also recently learned one of them is Joe Casey, whom I had also developed a grudge against for having written some comics I found especially bad. Bad in similar ways to those Marvel cartoons, actually. Y'know, maybe I could just blame Joe Casey specifically for everything Man of Action does that I don't like.
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A new Mega Man cartoon? You have my attention. I've never heard of Man of Action, though.
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I'm with Raijin in that I'm skeptical due to Man of Action. While I have never watched Ultimate Spiderman or Avengers Assemble, I've heard nothing but bad things about both.

At the very least I am happy there is a cartoon at all. But I'm not putting much stock in it. In any case, it won't be until 2017 sowe got a long wait ahead of us.

Now if only someone decided to actually make an anime based on Mega/Gigamix
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I liked the RS cartoon, despite it was uncanny alley. It was a guilty pleasure and to see it every Sunday morning. I am not sure how this cartoon will be like or what will happen. It has me curious, despite I am not a fan of Megaman much anymore.
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I liked the two previous series', but for different reasons. To me, they represented two eras for cartoons; we had the superhero cartoon craze of the 90s that Mega Man fits into (alongside Batman TAS, Spider-Man TAS, Gargoyles, X-Men, Iron Man, Superman, etc.). And once the anime style became more accepted after the explosion of Pokemon, the NT Warrior series felt more in line with the source material.

With such little known, and such drastically different adaptions of the games in the past, it could go anywhere. Doesn't change the fact that I'm excited for this. My personal wish? The animation style of Mega Man 8 with the storyline adaption of the games similar (or even the same) as Archie's comics. I also liked the animation of Upon a Star.
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My personal wish? The animation style of Mega Man 8 with the storyline adaption of the games similar (or even the same) as Archie's comics. I also liked the animation of Upon a Star.


Same here. I was fond of the art/animation style of MM8, the OVA, and also Super Adventure Rockman.
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I liked the OVAs, although the third has the best quality (if I remember right). But mostly because it stuck to the game models very well.

RM8's was okay, but it was kind of it's own thing.
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"Aimed at kids 6 to 9, as well as parents who grew up playing the video games, the series will follow Mega Manís newly-introduced alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot who, when activated, re-forms into a suit of impenetrable armor. Other characters from the games and new characters, including Mega Mini, will also be featured."


So I guess this is what we have to look forward to.

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I have to admit, I'm not a fan. It's such a monotone suit. And, have we learned nothing from Dreamwave? I know "going to school" is relatable, but it's also somewhat tired. Gets a big "eh" from me. I'll give it a shot, though.

I guess Archie's comic series will become a tie in to this. Not really excited for that ...
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Ah, so THAT'S the return Archie promised. Shoulda known. Well, if Flynn is still the writer, I'd actually be down for this version of the comic. Disappointing as it is that the previous continuity will never get to MM4, I like re-imagined MM concepts too and not being a game adaptation means the way it proceeds could be a little less predictable and formulaic.

As for the show itself, hard pass. I always had my doubts about Man of Action based on their Marvel cartoons, and the 6-9 target age pretty much confirms for me that this is going to be unwatchable for anyone older than that. I don't want to sound all "this kids cartoon should be for adults!", but I have tried to watch Avengers Assemble multiple times and every time I do I only see a show that relies entirely on the audience's low attention span and low standards for entertainment. There are cartoons for kids that can be enjoyed at any age, but Man of Action makes cartoons for kids that are ONLY for kids.
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I don't know how well Ian could write this book. If it's a TV tie-in (and it almost certainly is) then there can't really be any major plots or characters. To be fair, though, I haven't read his TMNT comic.
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0_o Not at all what I had in mind. I was thinking/hoping more along the lines of a loose cartoon adaptation of the classic games, like the Ruby Spears cartoon, but perhaps done better. This reminds me a lot of the premise for the Dreameave comic, and I don't think that's a good thing.

Please don't tell me the Archie comic went on hiatus for the purpose of getting remade to follow this instead. I'm way too attached to the current continuity and its characters and potential plots to just readily switch to something else. We didn't even make it to MM4... Kinda sad thinking about how that setup for MM4 will be left hanging should the comic never come back as it was.

I'm pretty disappointed so far. Not interested now, but curiosity will probably get the better of me when it eventually comes out. Though I doubt it'll be worth my time in the end.
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I don't know how well Ian could write this book. If it's a TV tie-in (and it almost certainly is) then there can't really be any major plots or characters. To be fair, though, I haven't read his TMNT comic.

Yeah, the worry is that it'll be the kind of tie in where readers are expected to be watching the show, but viewers of the show aren't expected to be reading the comic. So all the important things happen on the show while the comic is restricted to depicting less interesting between-the-scenes stuff and can never go anywhere. Best case scenario it takes the premise and does its own thing without being beholden to show continuity. If Flynn is involved, I trust that it would be the better kind of tie-in. He's one writer that takes projects that most other writers would phone-in and instead goes all out. Phoning it in is the problem with Man of Action's cartoons.

Let me put it this way: I predict the show will be an authentic representation of a Mega Man game in that it will have barely any story and spend most of the time on robots fighting for no apparent reason.
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The Ruby-Spears series was surprisingly accurate (compared to, say Captain N), you think it'd only get better with time. What's with re-envisioning the Classic Mega Man now? He never got a proper envisioning aside from the games he was in (and the comic). I just don't get it.

It sounds like a pretty loose interpretation of the story of Rock/Mega Man. I admit, the whole "superhero alter ego" was rarely touched upon in the games. But then again, Rock was just a household robot before becoming Mega Man and really had nothing to hide in terms of his identity or anything.

I'll have to see how it turns out to actually judge, but I can't say I'm not already disappointed by not seeing the classic Mega Man. Capcom already seemed to be bracing for the criticism by making clear that it's for 7-9 year olds. But a good cartoon is pretty universal.
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TheRuby SPears cartoon kept to the source material, aside from Megaman touching everyone to get their powers and the whole "SILZZIN' CIRCUITS!" thing.

This just looks really bizarre.
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I have to wonder if this can be considered a variation of Classic MM. I mean ... it's very different. Moreso than Ruby Spear's or Ariga's takes.

I'm thinking of the Soccer project that I fully intend to renew. I'm not expanding to other franchises or variants of MM. That's why there's no Cap N Megaman or RS Megaman.

But this Megaman is definitely a different character than the classic Megaman. It makes me wonder if it's within my project's scope or if it's really it's own thing.
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It's likely going to debut with unique designs for all sorts of classic characters. If you don't do RS, then you wouldn't do this one. Not as part of the soccer project at least. You have a whole other thing with the 32 bit sprites of every version of MM that this guy will have to join eventually.
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I DID do RS. At least the unique characters. Because RS is clearly the Classic Megaman expanded upon. Ditto Megaman Universe.

But I dunno if this is the same thing or if it's a different MM entirely...
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Well yeah do the unique characters, but we haven't seen any yet. For this particular character, I say it still counts as a variant of MM (which is what I meant by not doing RS -- MM himself like you said) Just because his name is Aki doesn't mean he's supposed to be an entirely separate concept. Unless this comes out and it turns out Aki's brother Rock is a separate character in the show and looks more like classic MM, then it's worth considering. Otherwise he looks just as much an alternate Rock as RS, CapN, EXE, etc.
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I don't dislike the design per se, but the art style isn't really promising, specially when that's a picture they deemed good enough to promote it. It looks like a character from one of those early ugly looking 3D cartoons.

I actually had to check other sources to make sure the news site didn't just search for a Mega Man pic in deviantart for the article.

I don't mind the school setting, generic as it is, it can be done right. And if I'm going to watch it I certainly prefer something different instead of yet another retelling of MM1's story, which isn't actually incompatible with it if you think about it, just switch Rock's lab assistant role with being a student.
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Looks like things just got worse.

I don't know what to say. Maybe it'll be better in action? It looks pretty bad, though. I mean, say what you will, but Cap N Megaman didn't have a tiny man living inside his head.
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I'll have to see where they're going with that. That's new for any incarnation/imagining/whatever of Mega Man. I can't say I like what I'm seeing, though.
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I picture him making snarky comments at everything happening onscreen, hope I'm mistaken.
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http://nerdist.com/the-new-mega-man-animat...ic-blue-bomber/

So there's a new interview about the cartoon.

Oh, buy! This is gonna be very Americanized. Which is right up my alley, really. I kinda want it to be wrong footed and weird. It'll inspire more passion that way. I definitely don't want a boring update!

I wonder how they'll "equal rights" it. New characters? Or will we actually get a Needlegal? I actually really want to see Quakewoman in there. Will they be smart enough to include Honeywoman? On the face of it it kinda smacks in the face of classic MM, but honestly? There's not enough female characters in MM proper. In a game it's not really a problem since all the bosses are one-offs, but as a show you need a bit more there.
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Interesting. It does indeed sound pretty Americanized, which I guess isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I suppose that if they're going this direction with Mega Man in this incarnation, they might as well go all the way and make something distinct from what we've already seen. So I wouldn't mind new, original/re-imagined characters to go along with it and to help balance things out.

I wonder what they mean by "darker elements" here. Like, Archie comics-level darker elements? Or something lighter and simpler than that? I'd enjoy something that gives the show some depth.
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If they're smart they'll do Archie level dark. Which, honestly? Isn't all that dark. I mean the Protoman angst was there since Power Fighters, Archie just articulated it the best it's ever been done.

I think that robot's fatalistic views on expiry dates was also done well in Archie and, again, taken right from the games. Hopefully MoA is looking and learning. But I don't see what else they can do. Classic flavor MM just isn't very death heavy like X is.
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Seems to me MoA is either creating some new Robot Masters for the show, or mis-remembering some of the names, because I don't remember any "Fan Man" or "Shock Man" in any MM games, Classic or BN. Though if their desire to even the gender ratio is indicative of anything, its probably the former.
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Someone found leaked footage in a private YouTube video, seems they're gonna use the classic robots after all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaMsyXK2WW0
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Not really surprised about that. But I'm not sure if this makes the new cartoon a new version of the classics or it's own thing, even still. After all Battle Network also used the classic robots.

Still, it'll be nice to see the classic universe engaged in any way after so long.
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Since the video was deleted...


Y'can see ithere or.. eh? Not final?

Whatever...

Here we go!
https://www.destructoid.com/watch-while-you...on-414034.phtml

ShadowRock is pretty cool, since I visit his streams.

I am gon' say this.

Rock looks like Ben Frickin' Ten..!

Mega Ben 10?

Eh. Whatever.


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