Capcom’s Mega Man has starred in hundreds of video games and a Japanese-American animated series since his debut in 1987. With his 30th anniversary on the horizon, the robotic hero will make a return to the small screen in a brand new animated series on Cartoon Network.
“We are thrilled that Cartoon Network has picked up the new ‘Mega Man’ series for its U.S. viewers,” DHX Media’s executive producer Ken Faier said in a press release. “This deal points to the solid demand for our original kids’ content, and highlights the strength of our strategy of collaborating with leading industry peers such as Dentsu and Man of Action to refresh evergreen properties for today’s kids. Further, we believe ‘Mega Man’’s incredible heritage and proven popularity also positions the brand extremely well for longer term consumer product opportunities.”
Announced in June 2015, the new “Mega Man” series will be written by “Ben 10″‘s Man of Action Studio — the collective of comics and animation veterans Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle — and is set to introduce Mega Man’s alter ego, Aki Light. Aki is described as “a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot who has nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega powered super hero Mega Man.” Familiar characters like Rush, Mega Man’s robotic dog will make an appearance, along with new characters Mega Mini and Suna Light.