The 90’s MegaMan Anime Sucks

I’m going to cut straight to the point, this is the worst piece of MegaMan memorabilia I have ever experienced. It is ridiculously over the top, lazy, and just flat out boring sometimes. This was the first MegaMan anime and I was excited when I found out it came out in the 90’s. The 90’s was revolutionary for anime with shows like Neon Genesis Evangelion and movies like Ghost in the Shell. Sadly, this show doesn’t live up to 10% of either of those two. 

Let’s start with the story: It was meh. It loosely followed the games and was essentially a monster of the week but with MegaMan bosses. The show is cheesy to the point of being painful to watch. Then, there are contradictions within the first few episodes as well as throughout the series. Some of the episodes fall into the category of “so bad it’s good,” but that’s only a handful of episodes. There are a few genuinely good episodes, which surprised me. I think there were 2 or 3 genuinely great episodes throughout the series. 

The animation is okay, I guess. It doesn’t stand out in any way and is like Nyquil for the eyes. After 2 episodes I just couldn’t bring myself to suffer the blandness anymore. The character designs were kind of whack as well. They all have these strangely realistic proportions that just seem out of place in a MegaMan setting. Some designs work but others, like Rock’s, don’t work at all. 

The voice acting usually sucks, and I mean it. The lines would feel slow, come out wrong, or just sound off. There are some characters that are done well, but even then it’s less than a handful. They even ruined Rock’s dog, Rush. Instead of him being a normal dog he sounds and acts kind of like Scooby-Doo which is embarrassing in the setting of MegaMan

Much like the MegaMan Starforce anime review, there isn’t much else I can say without seeming like a pessimist. Just know that this anime is a major disappointment, and watching it is something I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemies. If I were to rate it, I’d give it a 2 out of 10.