Friday, September 24, 2021

"Mega Man: Fully Charged" Delisted From Amazon, Cartoon Network

It wasn't that long ago we first reported that Mega Man: Fully Charged episodes started hitting Amazon Prime Video. And now, for no real apparent reason, the show has been delisted from the service. Oh, and Cartoon Network Video, too. 

 

Although clips from Fully Charged's 52-episode run remain online, full-length episodes are no longer available to (legally) stream anywhere. The whole show is just kinda fading away. We know that a second season isn't happening and the comic book is one and done. But to relegate the literal show to, I guess, piracy? Kinda weird.

Also worth pointing out, WildBrain removed every episode of the Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon, too. As both the distributor of Fully Charged and current licensee of Ruby-Spears in North America, it's possible this all has something to do with distribution rights. Maybe things are being renegotiated... or a renewal was waved. Who knows.

I reached out to a few folks for comment. More updates as they come, I guess.

24 comments:

  1. Oh that’s upsetting! I hope this is made available somehow somewhere, because it was one of my daughter’s favorites when she was younger and I’d love to revisit it with her one day

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  2. Another typical day for Mega Man. I was just thinking about what if they made a game for fully charged since Sonic boom and PAC-Man ghostly adventures both had TV series and video games.

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  3. Too bad. I grew to like the show in the end. It seemed set up to fail right from start. It doesn't bode well for another miniseries.

    Maybe I should save those toy episodes before they disappear. Even though I don't care about them.

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  4. Very sorry about fan who enjoyed this show. To. be honest, not me, dont liked his appearance and CGI arts at all. I prefer animated Japanese version. Again, so sorry for fan.

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  5. LOL, the pic makes him look bummed. Not that I care at all about that nonsense of a series. The 90s one was much better and closer to real Megaman. Many cartoons these days are crap compared to the 90s and too kiddy on average.

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    1. You probably don't watch cartoons at all nowadays then.

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    2. And you probably don't know anything about me. Sure I so. I watched subbed dragon ball super and stuff. I just have higher standards than some. Look what they did to Teen Titans and how they ruined it with Teen Titans Go. Cartoons like Young Justice and Invincible are good. I watched Justice league in the 2000s when it came on. I watch some aniamed films of DC and Marvel that can be downloaded, even Yugioh subbed anime.

      Perhaps you never experienced cartoons in the 90s or grew up in the 90s, and watched shows like like Gargoyles, or Batman Superman in the DC animated universe, or the 90s X-men. I missed a lot of that early on until the 2000s, but watched it online in the 2000s. The Ruby Spears Megaman cartoon of the 90s was relativity good compared to this Megaman cartoon that just alters characters and MM going to elementary school is so silly. That isn't Megaman.

      People like Shrap and myself lived it. I grew up with Ghost Busters and the original Ninja Turtles in the late 80s too. I even liked Sailor Moon that was on in the mid 90s before I leaned about subbing and Japanese origin, but I watched all the rest of season 2 and the other 3 seasons subbed and uncensored in 2009 when I learned that they continued it in Japanese even though discontinued in the US after season 2 and part of season 3 being on in 2001.

      Sure, there was silly cartoon in the 90s too, like on the Disney afternoon (being young I did not mind though) but shows like Gargoyles, X-men, Teen titans, Batman Beyond, etc are good no matter the age. I liked the Batman series released in 2005 and also the 2006+ series Legion of superheroes (31st century where superman goes to the future). Recently I discovered Invincible. Good stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bfAVpuko5o

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    3. So true. Action shows were way better in our day, and are a lost art form it seems.
      G. I. Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, Robotech, Voltron, Go-Bots, Centurions, MOTU, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, Mario, then Mega Man (Ruby Spears), Sonic, Exo-Squad, Batman TAS, X-Men, Spider-Man, TMNT, and many more. Most of these had a hundred or more episodes. I'll even be generous and throw Disney in there with Darkwing Duck, Duck Tales and Rescue Rangers. Then you got to Avatar, Teen Titans, Justice League and a few others in the 00's. And there are several others I can't think of at the moment.
      Nowadays you get trash like Thundercats Roar, and this unasked for thing.

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    4. I also remember Mighty Max. I was too young to remember, but I did watch He Man, mom says. I certainly recall smirfs, but I'm not saying it is good my my adult standards. Of course I even seen older ones like Tom and Jerry and stuff that was on. sure, there ae some good ones these days, but it seems Cartoon network is mostly nonsense now. I also recall this: https://exo-squad.fandom.com/wiki/Neosapien

      and even liked watching The Mighty Ducks cartoon, and I liked watching the Aladdin series. Also The Incredible Hulk of the 90s. I revisited the Spider Man 90s cartoons which I missed most of when younger. That was good. Much later, yes, I liked Ben 10 (they ruined that with the remake and it got worse after the 3rd series, like how they ruined Teen Titans with Go). Also X-men Evolution and Static shock in the 2004 or 2003 era around Teen titans. Somewhat recently, Wolverine and the X men. That was canned after season 1. Also The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Hereos, Star Wars the Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, etc.

      I can watch good ones online like Young Justice and Invincible. Yugioh Sevens is not the best, but I watch that too subbed. I watched all the Yugioh series and there are 7 of them. Dragon Ball Super is good too. Subbed is best though.

      So he is wrong when saying I don't watch cartoons nowadays that are of this era.

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    5. dont include anime as cartoons of this era.
      anything anime is seperate from the trash we make here. they are in a league of their own.
      robotech and voltron technically dont count either, but they were bastardizations, so... so was teknoman. and dragonball and sailor moon too. at least at the time.

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    6. @shrap
      I dunno… BNA: Brand New Animal was pretty rushed and kinda dumb~

      Anyway, I'm gonna be the Devil's Advocate, here, and just say that Teen Titans GO! isn't 100% bad. And Young Justice isn't 100% good. Like any decade's cartoons, it's a mixed bag with mixed results. (The final season of Gargoyles comes to mind…) But, I have to admit… being the old fart that I am, 80s and 90s cartoons will always be my favorite. Like… has anyone even heard of Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys? I have. And it's freaking amazing.

      On that note, I, adore the original batch of Disney Afternoon cartoons. But, I also enjoyed the modern DuckTales reboot… until Season 3. If there's one thing that seems to be a recurring trend with today's cartoons, it's that they all seem to self-destruct toward or during the final season. Prime examples are the aforementioned DuckTales, but also Gravity Falls, Star vs. The Forces of Universe, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Harley Quinn, and probably more that I can't think of.

      So, yeah. There's my thoughts that no one asked for~

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    7. I dunno... Steven Universe is kinda dumb to me. And Harley Quinn is not for kids.

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    8. I certainly remember captain planet and liking it at the time. Looking back, it looks very dated in sound and detail. It was unique and probably inspired by superman + increased environmental awareness at the time.

      I remember commercials saying 'recycle, reduce reuse' and also even a SNES commercial here when I was around 10 (haha, calling it super set, but it is quite puny now, even gamecube and PS3 are by today's standards): https://youtu.be/KnOtFNI_PJc?t=7

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    9. I watched things like ducktails, Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, Tailspin, Goof Troop, etc. Looking back now, I think Bonkers is corny and much of it too. The only things that look good even now (no what was the Disney Afternoon) is Gargoyles. I do remember The mighty Ducks was not bad either (that was closer to 1996 while Darkwing duck was more 1991 or so. I liked Aladdin and stuff. Then later in the 90s / early 2000s, I watched shows I mostly missed like Batman and Superman Animated series. That was because growing up, we only had 5 to 7 channels and what was channel 32 back then that showed Warner Brothers DC cartoons did not get good reception here, though at times, it was better than others, but later, having satellite made it easy to watch, or adjusting antenna to get it better at the expense of other channels, or going to a place with cable.

      Internet changes everything to and I would never go back to no PC or internet. Even had dial up until 2007. I would never go back to that either. If I wanted a big file, I had to go to the college and put them on flash drives, but when I started in 2001, they only had floppies. 2004 is when I bought my first flash drive (128MBs). Now I got ones with 128 GBs and can buy PC parts on Newegg to assemble (SSD PCIe 3.0 1TB hard drives are good and fast and far faster than SATA), but I won't be buying a new video card until this chip shortage and prices are reasonable. My GeForce 980 Ti is pretty good even now.

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  6. Darn, I was actually in the middle of re-watching the Ruby-Spears cartoon myself. Oh well.

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  7. I mean… once it's on the Internet, it's on the Internet for keeps. Even so, this is really disappointing news.

    Not quite as heartbroken about the comic turning out to be a mini-series, though. It looked nothing like the show, so…

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  8. hmm I wonder if it has anything to do with the movie

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    1. If it doesn't have to do with a movie or distribution rights, it was probably because Capcom is attempting some quality control before Mega Man's next big thing launches. It's easy to forget that both of Mega Man's cartoon are considered to be pretty darn bad.

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  9. Tensent got this show on their app in China so is it the only way to watch it officially now?
    Anyway, Mega Man fans in China don't seem to have interest in this show.

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  10. Dang. Honestly, Fully Charged in its entirety was so poorly thought out that it gets worse the closer you study it, but it was such a perfect example of how not to make a cartoon that this is kind of a shame. A junk pile still has useful components to salvage.

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    1. Exactly. Fully Charged may even be the worst incarnation of Mega Man. Heck, Japan arguably has its own equivalents in "San & Chan" to this.

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  11. This isn't really much of a surprise.

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  12. I honestly didn't care for this show anyway. Gone are the days when we got masterpieces like the Megaman NT Warrior anime.

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