New MEGA MAN Cartoon Arriving Next Year

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 27 May 2016

TV News

With Mega Man’s thirtieth anniversary taking place next year, it’s been announced that a new animated series is on the way for one of video games’ most beloved figures.

DHX Media Ltd and Dentsu Entertainment USA have announced that they’re developing the new series, with the aim being to target a new generation of Mega Man fans. To do that, the series will give audiences a new spin on the property by introducing Mega Man’s Aki Light, “a normal, upbeat schoolboy robot. When attached, his skin re-forms – in a flurry of computer code and visual pyrotechnics – into a suit of impenetrable nanocore amor, including the iconic Mega Buster arm cannon and helmet.”

On this news, DHX’s Asaph Fipke said, “We’re very excited to be working with Dentsu on Mega Man. This is yet another deal born of our strategy of teaming up with leading companies on high-profile kids’ brands that we can leverage across our platform of production, distribution, licensing and broadcast. We see this as an excellent opportunity to build on the rich legacy of the Mega Man video game series and introduce the famous boy robot to a whole new generation of kids worldwide.”

Dentsu’s Yuchi Kinoshita said, ”Mega Man has a rare, nearly three-decade-long tradition with fans. We are excited to work with DHX to bring this newly imagined version of a long-beloved character back to the global marketplace.”

Man of Action Entertainment are also on board with this new series, with them serving as executive producers. To give you an idea of what to expect, Man of Action created Ben 10, Generator Rex and even put together the Big Hero 6 characters as well as writing and producing Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.

As mentioned, the current plan is for this new series to arrive next year.

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