Mega Man Is Looking a Little Strange In His New TV Show

Mega Man's looking a little different.

30 Comments

A new animated series based on Mega Man will launch in 2017, Capcom confirmed today alongside a few other details about the show.

The series is in the works at Dentsu Entertainment and DHX Media and is intended for "kids 6 to 9, as well as their parents who grew up loving the video games." Capcom first announced plans for the show in 2015.

No Caption Provided

The show stars Aki Light, an alter-ego of Mega Man who is described as "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." You can see what he looks like in the image above.

Returning characters like Rush will make an appearance in the series alongside new additions, including someone named Mega Mini.

Man of Action Entertainment, the group responsible for Ben 10, Generator Rex, and characters in Big Hero 6, will executive produce the series.

"The best thing about Mega Man is his unflinching wide-eyed optimism and an over-the-top sense of humor," Man of Action's Duncan Rouleau said in a press release. "This show reflects both qualities. We've got it all in here, it's hopeful, forward-leaning, action-packed... It's full-on fun ahead!"

DHX's Asaph Fipke added, "We're very excited to be working with Dentsu on Mega Man. This is yet another deal born of our strategy of teaming up with leading companies on high-profile kids' brands that we can leverage across our platform of production, distribution, licensing, and broadcast. We see this as an excellent opportunity to build on the rich legacy of the Mega Man video game series and introduce the famous boy robot to a whole new generation of kids worldwide."

2017 marks the Mega Man series' 30-year anniversary. This won't be the first animated series in the show's history; two seasons of a show called Mega Man were produced in the mid-90s.

While past Mega Man games have continued to be re-released and Mega Man himself has made appearances in games like Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter X Tekken, there haven't been many new Mega Man games of late. In fact, Capcom has canceled a number of games in recent years, including Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe in 2011. On the bright side, Capcom did re-release the rare Misadventures of Tron Bonne on PSN last year.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 30 comments about this story
30 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for maitkarro
maitkarro

Pretty ugly style, Megaman Zero style is way better.

Avatar image for TheLX
TheLX

Why do I get a Sonic Boom feel here? I remember people actually defended both the show and the game that was made to advertise that piece of poop.

Avatar image for shalashaska88
shalashaska88

Still pretty faithful to the original design. Its nowhere near the power rangers level of awfulness.

This is okay.

Avatar image for maitkarro
maitkarro

@shalashaska88: -.-

Avatar image for lionheartssj1
lionheartssj1

It'll be hard to beat the 90s cartoon. I watched it again recently and it holds up pretty well.

Avatar image for yotaruvegeta
yotaruvegeta

I'm alright with that.

Avatar image for deactivated-5cf9b97def93e

They "Tron'd" Mega Man... so now it isn't Megatron, but Mega Tron? o.O

Now my head hurts... D:

Avatar image for battlestreak
BattleStreak

Burn this.

Avatar image for rickjamesia
rickjamesia

There hasn't been a new game in 4 years and that game's main appeal was nostalgia. The kids they're trying to sell to aren't even going to recognize the character outside of Super Smash Bros.

Avatar image for hystavito
hystavito

@rickjamesia: I bet a lot of 6-9yr old kids these days haven't even played Smash Bros. Too busy with Minecraft :).

Avatar image for battlestreak
BattleStreak

@rickjamesia: You'd be surprised.

Avatar image for Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Something wrong with his face....

Avatar image for cornbredx
cornbredx

This reminds me of Astro boy and how surprisingly fantastic that TV series was.

Ya'll remember Astro boy? That shit was awesome!

Avatar image for MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

@cornbredx: Hells yeah!! I still get hyped on the intro!!

Avatar image for Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@cornbredx: It's nostalgia... Another of those that doesn't really hold up to watching now, IMO. Not like a Robotech.

Avatar image for uncle5555
uncle5555

@Pyrosa: High quality animation, an overarching storyline running through the shows 52 episodes. It holds up just fine, somebody has rose tinted glasses on, but they must be dirty, because this show is still quality, so is Robotech. Cest la vie.

Avatar image for cornbredx
cornbredx

@Pyrosa: I watched it last a few years ago and it was still good, so... to each their own I suppose.

Avatar image for blockster59
blockster59

mom where's the nuce

Avatar image for iandizion713
iandizion713

Do yall think hes too blue? Something is off on his color coordination.

Avatar image for milk
MILK

They should've rebooted Mega Man as a girl.

Avatar image for iandizion713
iandizion713

@milk: Thats actually an awesome ideal, Mega Woman! Only problem would be renaming the franchise to something more diverse, which would kinda suck. Unless you could think of a cool name.

Avatar image for tony_dates
Tony_Dates

Puke, kill it in fire.

Avatar image for Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

No.

Avatar image for freedom01
freedom01

that is just......TERRIBLE!!!!

looks like some flash game character design

Moderator
Avatar image for artemis-v
Artemis-V

Welp, that's a shockingly bad redesign.

Avatar image for ethanm1834
ethanm1834

Eh, It'll tap into that young market. To each his/her own.

Avatar image for o311rocks
o311rocks

Mega Dork

Avatar image for skyhighgam3r
SkyHighGam3r

Ahhhhhhahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

OMG that is so incredibad. XD XD XD

Avatar image for amaneuvering
amaneuvering

The character design looks sh*t. Why can't they just make it look like the original Japanese character art for the classic games?

Like this: http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/a/a6/MM10-MegaMan.png/revision/latest?cb=20100720141331

Or even this: http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/e/e6/MegaManSSB4.png/revision/latest?cb=20130615103425

Avatar image for snugglebear
snugglebear

10 year olds, however, can suck it!