Overall, this thread'll probably stick out seeing out as there aren't usually threads based on recent Mega news (Which is ironic, seeing as how we're a primarily Mega Man-based Community .-.), but I figured that the announcement of an animated Mega Man series being developed by Man of Action Studios was a solid enough point to create a thread for! What are your overall thoughts on the announcement of the animated series? How do you feel about the revealed art? From what I've seen, the reactions to the revealed art and synopsis have been.....I'm going to call it divisive, yeah? Anyway, I feel like I wouldn't be able to describe it effectively myself, so why not have the actual source speak for itself?
"Aimed at kids 6 to 9, as well as their parents who grew up loving the videogames, the animated series will feature exciting new technologies and robots, as well as the introduction of 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. Beloved characters, like Rush, will return - while new characters, like Mega Mini™, will make their debut! The new Mega Man animated series has a target air date of 2017, coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary."
So.....Yeah. If there's anything that needs to be said about the series, I'd say feel free to talk it out. Do note that however you feel about the changes, formulate your reactions in a civil manner, please. The revealed art will be posted shortly, and I assume that whenever the actual series comes about you can talk about it here. I'm actually really interested in gathering the general reactions to the show here, if only because the revealed stuff so far has had interesting reactions elsewhere.
WelL, so far from the singular picture and one paragraph synopsis, I can say that this show- it's made by Man on Action studios, so I'd get a chuckle was called Mega Man of Action! So, what I was saying is that Mega Man of Action seems closer and firther to the game in a few ways, firstly, I'll be comparing this to the Ruby-Spears cartoon, as it is the only Western Mega Man television series (besides maybe a season or two of the BN anime). Firstly, Mega Man of Action's (shortened to MMoA as of now, since I am lazy) Mega Man is way closer to the game's intended design than Ruby-Spears Mega Man, I think I shall compare Ruby-Spears design to how many live action movies taking place in a High School will have the cast of students be 20-somethings because of course no one wants acne-covered, hormonal children on the set, SO Mega Man in the games is supposed to be designed as a 10-12 year old child, whilist Ruby-Spears Mega Man is prolly designed as a 20-22 year old adult, BUT MMoA Mega Man, while it is different, at least it is closer to the Mega Man ingame than Ruby-Spear' attempt of the Blue Bomber.
Onto Aki Light, I know that it is the Violet Viking's alter ego, but he is a beepboop, not a flying man in tights, he does not need an alter ego, without a proper explination I feel as if the addition of "Aki Light" is just a creator shoving their OC into a show because why not! So the weird skin transformation thing sounds, okay, the use of the word "pyrotechnics" worries me, either they mean "a flourishing display," this transformation has something to do with the FLAMES OF JUSTICE, or the article writer has no idea what the def of pyrotechnics is, which is: Pyrotechnics 1. a fireworks display. 2. a brilliant performance or display, especially of a specified skill. "he thrilled his audience with vocal pyrotechnics" the art of making or displaying fireworks. Anyway, I have high hopes for this and I pray that this is atleast watchable Also, I almost forgot, but, a show CAN be good without being fully accurate to a game, anyone who has seen Kirby: Right Back at Ya knows that this can be successfully done without being fully attached to the game, Popopo Village, Nightmare Inc., and Kirby's Star Warrior status was never mentioned in the game, but it was a ravishing show