While Batman Returns may be the superhero Christmas movie, it’s Mega Man’s return that’s going to ring in the New Year. Well, almost.
The Blue Bomber will not only be back on Cartoon Network come January 5th, but with an additional time slot to boot! While you’ll still have to be up pretty early to watch new adventures as they air on the cable channel Saturday and Sunday mornings, they’ll hopefully be added to the Cartoon Network App as they were before, too.
Here’s the lineup so far, as written by Animation Magazine:
Saturday, Jan. 5
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “Rush to Greatness” Rush puts his new battle upgrades to the test in a battle with Wave Man.
Sunday, Jan. 6
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “Swish” Namagem attacks Mega Man using a variety of powers, revealing that they both can replicate schematics. However, Namagem can carry more than three at a time! The true beginning of the mysterious villain’s arc begins here.
Saturday, Jan. 12
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “Minus Mini” When Mega Mini is kidnapped by Blasto Woman, Mega Man must track down his missing partner without the full use of his own systems.
Sunday, Jan. 13
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “A Cut Above” Aki and Bert accidentally damage a bonsai tree outside the Lighthouse, sending the Lights’ perfectionist gardener on a slicing-and-dicing spree as Cut Man.
Saturday, Jan. 19
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “A Bot and His Dog” Tired of fielding of low stakes house calls, Mega Man gets what he wishes for when Hypno Woman hijacks the local power plant.
Sunday, Jan. 20
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “This Man, This Man Man!” When Guts Man goes on a ravenous rampage across the city, Mega Man must turn to an unlikely ally, Man Man, a bumbling DIY human analog to our hero.
Saturday, Jan. 26
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “A Guilded Cage” Mega Man must stop Namagem and an army of hypnotized Good Guild bots from breaking into Dr. Light’s lab.
Sunday, Jan. 27
6:30 a.m. Mega Man: Fully Charged “To Air Is Robot” Air Man stakes a claim on the skies above Silicon City, threatening anything that trespasses on his airspace.
Now, if you’ve been keeping up with The Fully Charged Podcast, then you know that the first six of these eight episodes have already aired in Canada on Family CHRGD. Whether we’ll get the remaining two early (and thus get to record more episodes early) or they’ll wait for Cartoon Network to catch up first is anyone’s guess at the moment.
One thing that is a little odd about the listings is that each only covers the 6:30am time slot, while other programming is listed for 7am. While CHRGD has taken to showing individual episodes by themselves lately, it’s possible that Cartoon Network is either doing the same and slotting in other programming after, or simply airing Mega Man: Fully Charged reruns — they’ve probably aired enough at this point to pull it off now.
Source: Animation Magazine, via Protodude