Mega Man Animated Series Announced for 2017 Release
Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action Studios handed Rock an Energy Tank and are bringing Mega Man back in the form of a new animated series.
The Blue Bomber is back in an all-new series, Deadline reports. Dentsu Entertainment USA is teaming up with Man of Action Entertainment to create a 26-episode-long animated series based on the Mega Man franchise. Dentsu Entertainment will hold the licensing and broadcasting rights for this new series, while Man of Action will write, create and executive produce it. Man of Action Entertainment is known for its work on the Ben 10, Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble series. Dentsu Entertainment USA is known for the Western releases of many popular anime series, including Attack on Titan, Bleach, Kill la Kill, and Naruto Shippuden.
Mega Man has been on a slippery slope lately, and it's not thanks to Ice Man. Over the past 15 years, Capcom has been winding down on the franchise, with Mega Man 10 being one of the series' last games, which launched in 2010. In 2011, Capcom announced the cancellation of the third-person shooter, Mega Man Legends 3. Since then, Mega Man co-designer Keiji Inafune, who left Capcom in 2010, has been working hard at bringing his spiritual successor to the series, Mighty No. 9, to life. After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign, Inafune's game studio, Comcept, will be releasing Mighty No. 9 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U on Sept. 15.
Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on the Blue Bomber's return.
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