Deadline has reported about new details for the previously announced Mega Man cartoon. Not much was known about the project for quite some time, but today concrete details have been revealed. Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX are working as marketing heads for the project, which will launch in 2017 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Mega Man. Man of Action will work as the executive producer for the project.
Deadline also unveiled the first new look of the Blue Bomber.
Capcom – Unity posted a synopsis for the series.
If you’re an 80s or 90s kid, you may remember an animated series about the fighting robot (sing it with me now: Mega Man!) that ran for two seasons during the mid-90s. It was a fresh, and unique, if not sometimes silly, take on Mega Man, and one that a lot of people (including myself) remember fondly. The new animated Mega Man series will follow Aki Light – a normal, upbeat, and above all optimistic young school-aged robot living in Silicon City. He soon learns that deep within his programming are secret protocols that allow him to transform – giving him nanocore armor, a Mega Buster, and the iconic helmet to turn him into a superhero – Mega Man!
Promising exciting new technologies and new robots, the series will follow the adventures and trials of Aki Light – a.k.a. Mega Man – as he faces off against threats to Silicon City, while trying to keep his superhero identity a secret and maintain a normal robot schoolkid life.
No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.