EXE is my favorite Megaman design. Battle Network was awesome.
I think the design is passable. But I wonder if the story has received adjustments... that's what I had the problem with. The idea of a schoolboy that is a part-time fighting robot hero does not really reflect what I want in a Mega Man series. I'm sure he'll deal with "teenage issues" and have to keep his identity as Mega Man a secret, and all the other tropes that come with that kind of plot.
People didn't like those turtles? I always thought they captured the turtles essence just fine for that show.
A lot better. They seemed to get rid of a lot of the dark blue.
And oh how GAF forgets. Remember how the world rejected this when it was first announced:
And it's the new standard. And it could be worse...
A lot worse....
This design is better, but still so busy. Why so much dark blue? Why so much neon? Why so Animu?
Mega Man Ruby-Spears Cartoon Sales Pitch [VHS / 1994]
This was amazing, they should have done something like that for the new anime...
Big dumb heads are never cool
I don't expect some of you to understand this but all versions of Mega man were designed to fit into what was cool at the moment of their creation. Have a look at what was happening on the TV when X appeared and you see that he blends perfectly with that, the same goes for EXE/Battle Network, those happened when the Pokémon-look got popular. I mean, the Tron-esque lines are kind of hot at the moment. Even DC comics characters got them.
I just remembered that there was a Mega Man design made for a cheap smartphone game that I really love (the design, not the game):
It looks like a design made for some cheap smartphone game
If the TV show shows off the same artstyle as the OP it isn't so bad, but the old one has a really nasty combination of an overly simple artstyle with an overly complex character design.
Suck it, US boxart.