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Megaman: A Hero Is Born
Megaman A Hero Is Born
Actors: Robyn Ross, Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Lee Tockar
Directors: Katsumi Minokuchi, Walt Kubiak
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     0hr 22min

Look out! A power-mad genius and his gang of evil robots are trying to take over the world, and no one can stop one, that is, but MEGAMAN! He's a young action hero with nerves of steel and a robot body and th...  more »


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Actors: Robyn Ross, Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Lee Tockar
Directors: Katsumi Minokuchi, Walt Kubiak
Creators: Akio Sakai, Daniel S. Kletzky, Eiichi Takahashi, Hiroshi Kat˘, Joe Ruby, Jun Aida, Ken Spears, Kenzo Tsujimoto, Scott Heming, Toshihiko Sato
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Family Films, Animation, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: ADV Kids
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 01/21/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 22min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
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Movie Reviews

A beautifully mindless experience with dashes of Mega-niftin
Wolffgang Partin | Williamsburg, KY USA | 08/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sure, you kids have your fancy-schmancy Megaman: NT Warrior (or Battle Network Rockman.Exe for you darned Japanophiles) with its high-tech computer graphics and its God Almighty budget animation, but when I was a kid, I had the REAL Megaman cartoon to watch. And frankly, I feel you're all deprived.

Y'see, the original Megaman cartoon had in its favor an unidentifiable charm to it, a charm that anime usually lacks. While Megaman: NT Warrior may have a running storyline, the original cartoon had the basic US cartoon premise of "bad guy attacks, good guy smacks bad guy, cue canned laughter, roll credits"; a feature that I feel we should see more of. While I enjoy coherent storytelling, sometimes I just want to sit down and watch something I *know* is stupid. Sometimes I wanna see laughably bad jokes and mindless animated violence. Sometimes I want to see goofy robots get their titanium backsides handed to them while watching the hero make sarcastic comments about just how awesome he really is at doing his job. You certainly won't find THAT in your anime, kiddies.

Sure, it's not exactly always accurate to the games, but who are we to complain? It's not as if the games were literary masterpieces to begin with, so one shouldn't hope for Shakespeare when watching this, or any other cartoon for that matter.
I highly suggest this DVD, people; it's got fair-to-great animation, great voice acting done by the Ocean group, and many, MANY bad jokes that'll make you roll in laughter for the wrong reasons. Also, they made Roll hot. What's there to lose?"
A classic series returns shy of any special features
Ironman | Carmel, IN USA | 11/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a series that back in it's debute was in terms of animation style second only to Batman the animated series. This looked really good. Also the clever mix of action and comedy ensured that this would appeal to all audiences.

The story behind this dvd is that Dr. Wily and his robots are consistantly developing plans to conquer the world. Wilys primary three robots are Cutsman, Gutsman, and Protoman. Each episode also features one or more guest robots who assist Wily. Generally its Snakeman or Bombman, but we do get to see characters through game 5 of the series.

One of the greatest aspects of the series was the opening sequence. This alone is easily one of the best seen out there with a catchy tune and lots of action to promise what will be seen.

This dvd features the first half of the entire series and is worth picking up. I am not giving it five stars however due to the fact that there are no special features at all on this dvd. However at a three DVD set with the first half of the series you can't go wrong."
Good Job Kenzo Tsujimoto
Chris | 10/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kenzo Tsujimoto i am soo glade that Kenzo made this, i gotta say that you made a very good series, i watched it when it came on and i was waiting for this to come to dvd and it finally came to dvd, and i am soo happy about it. All i can say is that Kenzo Tsujimoto made am AWSOME series, it was VEry well done, plot, every charactor (robots) where NICELY DONE. I have been a fan of Mega Man since i was very young age 6 to be exact(back in 1987). I love the series, THANK -YOU Mr. Kenzo Tsujimoto UR SO AWSOME!"
Must have for Megafans!!
Chris | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the complete first season of one of the greatest cartoons of all time, for me anyways. All Mega Man fans should have this set. Is this cartoon series entirely in sync with the official Mega Man video game storyline? No, among other things Proto Man is still a villain. Put the differences aside and just enjoy the neverending war between Mega Man and Wily. The episodes serve up a ton of robotic action, and appearances by all your favorite Wily robots.(Look out for Season 2 to get the "Mega X" episode which is awesome)"