Dentsu Entertainment and Man of Action Entertainment have partnered to create an new 26-episode animated series based on the Capcom video game franchise Mega Man.
Dentsu handpicked Man of Action Entertainment, the creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex, to create, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man animated series. The bi-coastal creative studio and writers' collective formed by creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle were who Marvel called upon to produce and write Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble for their successful launches on Disney XD.
The new Mega Man series has a target air date of 2017, coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary.
The Mega Man franchise is grounded in a series of video games, first launched in 1987, featuring battles fought by the eponymous blue robot protagonist and an ongoing cast of allies and enemies. The Mega Man multiverse has spawned over 130 video games on multiple gaming systems, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, as well as a plethora of toys, comics and collectibles. A highly-rated Mega Man TV series was popular in the USA in the 1990s and aired for several seasons.