The 1987 video game Mega Man is coming to virtual life in a new animated series that will span at least 26 episodes, according to a report by ComicBook.com’s Riley Hutchins. Dentsu Entertainment announced the new show aimed at kids ages 6 to 9. Per Hutchins, the show will also target those kids’ parents “who grew up loving the video games.”
Alongside Dentsu Entertainment will be DHX Media, which will co-produce the show. Here’s the two organizations’ initial story description.
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 superhero, Mega Man must face the threats of Silicon City while trying to preserve his secret identity and maintain a regular robot boy life.
Man of Action Entertainment will create and write the series with Dentsu Entertainment, garnering an executive-producer credit as well. The studio has previously worked on animated shows like Ben 10.
Expect a release date sometime in 2017. This year is the 30-year anniversary of the widely popular video game.
Here is a link to the official press release by Dentsu Entertainment (it’s in Japanese).