Dentsu Entertainment USA has partnered with Man of Action Entertainment to develop a 26-episode animated series based on Capcom’s Mega Man.
Creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex will develop, write and executive produce the series which will air in 2017 to coinciding with the franchise’s 30th anniversary.
Yuichi Kinoshita, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc commented on the deal.
We are very excited about the opportunity to introduce an all-new ‘Mega Man’ to loyal fans and kids. Having a celebrated character from Japan re-imagined by Man of Action is the ideal project for Dentsu Entertainment USA.
Man of Action’s Duncan Rouleau continued with,
The 1990s ‘Mega Man’ TV series was cool and different than other series targeted at kids during that time. It featured great action, but also brought the laughs. Mega Man is a character that is even more relevant for today’s kids and we are really looking forward to creating something new that still respects the long tradition of the character.
Mega Man, the gaming franchise, first launched in 1987, featuring battles fought by the infamous blue robot. It has since resulted in over 130 video games on multiple gaming systems, selling over 30 million units worldwide.
The original animated series first came to television in the USA in 1994.