While Capcom has done their best to make sure we’ll never play a Mega Man game again, the Blue Bomber still has a huge and devoted fan base. Making guest appearances in other videogame series like Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros, continuing a successful run through Archie Comics (even leading to a crossover with Sonic the Hedgehog), and several toys still selling by the boatloads, Mega Man is a property that has surpassed its videogame heritage long ago. Meaning it’s time to move on to the next big thing, a brand new cartoon adventure.
According to Deadline, Dentsu Entertainment USA have partnered with Man of Action Entertainment (the company responsible for Ben 10, Generator Rex, Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) to produce a 26 episode animated series for a 2017 release to coincide with the series’ 30th Anniversary. ’90s kids like myself will remember that Mega Man’s gotten a cartoon series before and these rose colored glasses remember it being pretty neat. Mega Man has spawned several anime shows through the years too, with Battle Network being my favorite overall. If the new show can have the kind of quality that Man of Action put into Ben 10 and its numerous spin-offs, we’re in for a good time.
Although, I’ll hold out hope that it looks like that awesome “anime” style teaser for the Korean MMO from a few years back.