The popular and famous 8-bit hero is coming to television screens soon. It has been announced by Dentsu Entertainment USA that Mega Man will soon have its own animated series on Cartoon Network featuring 26 episodes. Along with this exciting announcement, they also released a visual and a series description.
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Dentsu Entertainment USA is teaming up with DHX media to produce and license this show together. They describe the upcoming series as:
The new animated Mega Man series focuses on a normal, upbeat schoolboy robot, who discovers that deep within his programming lies secret protocols that can transform him into the powerful Mega Man. And, as the world’s first robotic super-hero, Mega Man must face the threats of Silicon City, while trying to preserve his secret identity and maintain a regular robot boy life.
Not much else was revealed, but Dentsu Entertainment USA did say that the show will follow Mega Man and his alter-ego Aki Light, “a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot. When activated, his skin re-forms – in a flurry of computer code and visual pyrotechnics – into a suit of impenetrable nanocore armor, including the iconic Mega Buster arm cannon and helmet.” Viewers are expected to see other classic characters such as Rush while also introducing new ones as well.
Even though the show will be geared towards the younger kids age 6 to 9, folks who grew up with the game and the classic Mega Man will feel a great sense of nostalgia and should enjoy the new series as well. While the show was geared to air in 2017, as it is the 30th anniversary of the titular character’s game franchise, it seems it will blast its way onto Cartoon Network in 2018 or possibly later.