So edgy!

For those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Capcom greenlit a brief Mega Man cartoon based on the classic series of games back in the mid 90's. The show was rather hit or miss, never hitting the heights of similar cartoons - like Ducktales or Darkwing Duck - and sporting a rather unattractive visual style that really didn't utilize much of the source material. It only ran for two seasons and the third season was cancelled due to budget constraints.

A video has recently surfaced that apparently was Ruby-Spears – the primary production studio – first pitch of the show to Capcom. The visual style almost perfectly matched the original games' art and certainly appears to be superior to the final product. Alas, this pitch is all that remains of this version of the show. Take a look:

What do you think? Do you prefer this or the Americanized version? What was your favorite 80's or 90's cartoon? Drop a comment in the section below.